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FER Open Day

FER, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, hosted an engaging Open Day on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm, providing a unique opportunity for high school seniors to explore the diverse fields of study and research offered by the faculty. During the FER Open Day, visitors enjoyed a variety of activities, including playing Pong with artificial intelligence, witnessing robots cultivate plants in a greenhouse, and participating in a workshop on teaching robots to write. The event also featured a robotics workshop, a closer look at micro- and nano-electronics through a microscope, and a showcase of cutting-edge inventions and technologies in electrical engineering, information and communication technology, and computer science by FER staff and students. Notably, LARICS presented their projects Specularia and WatchPlant , and there was a special workshop tailored for elementary school students.



The 1st Croatian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, organized by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, held on November 21st , aimed to bring together the Croatian scientific community in the field of artificial intelligence, along with researchers from other scientific domains. The event facilitated the exchange of information, providing an overview of research activities and diverse applications.


Artificial Intelligence in Aerial Manipulation

  The 28th edition of the PhD Café took place on November 15th at  Booksa , where four young researchers, future doctors of science from the field of technical sciences, presented their research. Among them was Filip Zorić  and he presented his research titled: Artificial Intelligence in Aerial Manipulation .


"Promotion of Drone-IN Center's First Generation: Celebrating Innovation and Achievement in Petrinja"

The City of Petrinja and the Petrinja Development Agency - PETRA organized a promotion event, November 6th, at the Sports Hall of the "Mate Lovrak" Elementary School in Petrinja. The event showcased the final projects of the first generation of participants from the Drone-IN Center for Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in Petrinja. During the event, the participants were awarded certificates and credentials as remote pilots.


Stjepan Bogdan and Goran Vasiljević Successfully Participate in the Aerial Core Project Demonstration and Final Review in Spain

Jaen, Spain - Stjepan Bogdan and Goran Vasiljević recently took part in a demonstration and final review meeting of the Aerial Core project, held at the ATLAS (Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Unmanned Systems) center in the province of Jaen, Spain. During the demonstration, various technologies developed throughout the project were showcased with great success. Reviewers expressed high satisfaction with the project's achieved results.


LARICS at the Robotics and Automation Fair

As part of the program activities of the Regional Center of Competence in Sisak, the Robotics and Automation Fair, organized by the Technical School of Sisak, was opened today. The fair featured 19 exhibitors, including equipment manufacturers and higher education institutions, who showcased the latest achievements in the field of industrial process automation and robotics, vocational training processes, and the modern equipment that enables these advancements. In addition, a lecture titled "Robots that Walk, Fly, and Drive – Unconventional Robotics at FER" was presented by Assoc. Prof. Matko Orsag from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The lecture provided insights into the various types of robots found in the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS), including unmanned aerial vehicles, walking robots, humanoid robots, mobile vehicles, and robotic manipulators used to assist in agriculture and industry. Attendees had the opportunity to learn how these robots operate and discover their diverse applications.


Article published in IEEE Access

LARICS  PhD student Ana Milas  published an article  ASEP: An Autonomous Semantic Exploration Planner With Object Labeling  in scientific journal  IEEE Access  on 28 th  of September 2023 . You can find more details on this video .     A. Milas, A. Ivanovic and T. Petrovic, "ASEP: An Autonomous Semantic Exploration Planner With Object Labeling," in IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 107169-107183, 2023, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3320645.


Vice dean professor Stjepan Bogdan at round table disscussion

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the final conference of the Croatian-Swiss Research Program 2017-2023 (CSRP) was held at the Zagreb Innovation Center (ZICER). Professor Stjepan Bogdan, the vice dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing participated at the roundtable discussion on the future and challenges of the Croatian research system. Topics discussed during the roundtable included the reputation and relevance of Croatian research institutions at the European and international levels, the potential of Croatian researchers to engage in international consortia, the capacity of Croatian institutions to attract and retain foreign scientists, the balance between fundamental and applied research, the importance of social and human sciences versus STEM fields, and the role of the Croatian Foundation for Science in the national system.