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Stjepan Bogdan and Ivana Mikolić at Twinning Info Day

AeRoTwin Coordinators prof. Stjepan Bogdan and Ivana Mikolić participated at the national Horizon 2020 Info Day on Spreading excellence and widening participation programme on 24th October 2019. Stjepan presented Twinning project AeRoTwin as an example of excellent written proposal and implemented project. Stjepan and Ivana then participated in a Q&A session with representatives from other faculties and institutes in order to share their knowledge and experience and increase proposal submission from Croatia.

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Ivana Mikolić held an invited lecture at the University of Dubrovnik

Ivana Mikolić held an invited lecture " Managing EU scientific-research projects " at the University of Dubrovnik on 10th of October 2019 . More than 30 University's teaching and administrative staff participated in the lecture. The lecture was organized in the scope of AeRoTwin project and by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society University of Zagreb Student Branch Chapter. The lecture presented in detail all phases of the projects - from proposal writing, to project implementation, and to evaluation. The possibilities of using EU funds from different programmes were presented. Project preparation and management were elaborated through practical examples. All project phases were presented from a technical, managerial, financial and administrative perspective. The aim of the lecture was to gain a better understanding of EU projects, proposals and calls, as well as the tools used to manage them.

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Pepper in the theatre - "Spoon of Amor"

As a part of final media event for the "Quick, healthy and available to all" project of the UNUO centre , our Pepper played a minor role in the "Spoon of Amor" play which showcased the work of UNUO in education of people with disabilities. The play revolves around falling in love over food, since UNUO is focused on teaching people to cook and work in a professional kitchen. We would like to extend our thanks to Vedran Habel, a professional chef and founder of the UNUO, for inviting us to take part in this heart-warming event. We also congratulate everyone involved on a great show, we had a blast! And while Vedran's work and work of the UNUO continues, so will our efforts to find avenues for future collaboration.

Ana Golec

LARICS is one of the fourteen constituting laboratories of the Artificial Intelligence Centre

FER is establishing Artificial Intelligence Centre, the first such institution in Croatia. The Centre will be the pivotal institution to co-ordinate the activities in the field of AI development, as well as the key link between the public sector and the scientific community. Its activities will also largely be directed towards using AI for socially responsible purposes. LARICS is one of the fourteen research laboratories which constitute the Centre. On two occasions, on the Croatian Radio Television channel 4, and on RTL TV channel, Prof. Zdenko Kovačić was answering questions about the role and future of the Centre.

Ana Golec

Zdenko Kovačić presented a paper at the 27th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2019)

Prof. Zdenko Kovačić attended the 27th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2019) in Split, Croatia, where he presented the paper entitled “NAO Robot as Demonstrator of Rehabilitation Exercises after Fractures of Hands”. The paper brought to attention the results of the work of a LARICS student Dora Matić on the robot’s assistance to physiotherapists during rehabilitation exercises with patients with healed hand fractures. Eighteen exercises were analysed and using the Choregraphe programming tool for the NAO humanoid robot, a choreography has been made for them (see video on the LARICS’ YouTube channel).

Ana Golec

Zdenko Kovačić presented LARICS and RoMb Technologies at the Market Activities Circle Forum of the PostEurop COG-LO project

Prof. Zdenko Kovačić attended the Market Activities Circle Forum of the PostEurop COG-LO project that was held in Split, Croatia. Prof. Kovačić presented the research work of LARICS on Intelligent Services and Production (ISP) with the emphasis put on technologies related to Post Office Logistic Solutions with Robots. Also, he presented the technology solutions offered by the LARICS’ spin-off company RoMb Technologies. The host of the forum was the Croatian Post (Hrvatska pošta).

Ana Golec

Zdenko Kovačić presented a poster at the European Conference on Mobile Robots ECMR 2019

Prof. Zdenko Kovačić attended the European Conference on Mobile Robots held in Prague, Czech Republic, where he presented the poster titled “Autonomous Robots as Actors in Robotics Theatre - Tribute to the Centenary of R.U.R.”. The poster contained the description of the proposed research aimed towards developing foundations for the implementation of the play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) of the Czech writer Karel Čapek with Pepper and NAO humanoid robots acting together with human actors. This work was inspired by the 100th anniversary of R.U.R. in 2020 (see video on the LARICS’ YouTube channel).

Ivana Mikolić

We are hiring!

LARICS is looking for financial administrators, project administrators, event organizers and/or dissemination coordinators!   LARICS is involved in various scientific and industry projects and organizes multiple events funded by the EC, NATO, national institutions, local and international companies, and many more. We are looking for new employees willing to help us run these projects and organize them with the help of and under the supervision of our laboratory manager.   Responsibilities for the successful candidate(s) will include (depending on the given job role): preparing project documents and administrative reports monitoring project expenses and keeping track of the budget preparing financial reports engaging with the media creating content for our websites and social platforms organizing dissemination activities organizing various laboratory events any other duties as required and relevant to the role and grade Qualifications: excellent written and spoken Croatian and English is essential If you are interested in the position, please send a short application email with attached CV to this address until 30th of September 2019 . Candidates will be contacted shortly after their application for an interview. Contact: Ivana Mikolić, 091 604 7559