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Anamarija Miličević

Specularia meeting with Agrivi

On 24 April 2019 , members of LARICS working on our Specularia project went to Agrivi , a company applying the newest software and technological innovations to agriculture. Matko, Ivana, Antun and Marsela talked to them about which agricultural crops and cultures they should use as part of the project and which activities can be done with the individual plants in their various stages of growth. They also learned a lot about Agrivi's work and how they use these innovative technologies, which they could also apply to the project in a number of ways.

Anamarija Miličević

The Future of Agriculture in the EU

Asst. Prof. Matko Orsag was invited to be a speaker in the panel discussion titled "The Future of Agriculture in the EU" organized by the Economics Clinic ( Ekonomska klinika ) as part of the "My voice in the EU" ("Moj glas u EU") event, held on 24 and 25 April 2019 in Zagreb. Together with other speakers at the panel discussion, he talked about his research field, particularly the Specularia project and the application of robotics in agriculture, as well as about future plans, trends and expectations in agricultural sciences and practical applications. Together the speakers answered the listeners' questions. More info on the event can be found here .

Anamarija Miličević

Asst. Prof. Matko Orsag at ZEC 2019

LARICS' Matko Orsag took part in the Zagreb Energy Congress - ZEC 2019 , organized by the IEEE Student Branch University of Zagreb on 10-14 April, 2019 at our Faculty. He held a lecture titled " Robots in Service of Human Kind " during the Academy Day of the event and told the attending students and listeners about what robots are doing for humans and what they could potentially do in the future, particularly in relation to agriculture and our Specularia project, but also in relation to the energy sector. LARICS was a silver sponsor of this event. You can read the lecture abstract and see a few pictures in the detailed news.

Anamarija Miličević

subCULTron field experiments

Members of LABUST and LARICS working on the subCULTron project used a sunny day in Zagreb to conduct field experiments with the aPads and aMussels . They went to the lake Jarun and tested the robots in a realistic environment, all in preparation for an upcoming anoxia workshop, which will be held in the Venice Lagoon in July of 2019. Take a look at a couple of pictures from lake Jarun!

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LARICS PhD student won prize at PhD Day

PhD student Zoran Vrhovski , mentored by our prof. Stjepan Bogdan , took part in yesterday's PhD Day at our Faculty as part of the poster section of the event. His poster and his PhD thesis deal with the topic of creating a system for Leg Length Discrepancy Evaluation and Compensation for Human Body Balancing, and can be see by following this link (the poster is in Croatian). Zoran's poster left a great impression on the committee and it was awarded as best poster of the event! We would like to congratulate our colleague on this success and wish him even more success in his future research.

Anamarija Miličević

A successful first edition of DroneDays

The first edition of our two-day end-user aerial vehicles workshop DroneDays , held at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia, on 26 and 27 March 2019 , was a great success and exceeded all of our expectations. Over 200 participants listened to 17 lectures by aerial robotics experts, there were 9 demonstrations in the flying zone, and some 2000 visitors came to the company expo to learn about aerial vehicles and their applications. DroneDays was organized by UNIZG-FER and LARICS as part of the project AeRoTwin . Read more about our exciting event in the detailed news!

Anamarija Miličević

An article on ASSISIbf published in Science Robotics

An article on an international EU FP7 project we worked on, ASSISIbf , was published in the newest issue (27 March 2019) of the magazine Science Robotics , and our professor Stjepan Bogdan is one of the authors of the paper. The article is titled " Robots mediating interactions between animals for interspecies collective behaviors " and it deals with the interesting results of this unusual robotics project. The article abstract is available on this link , while the full article is available via the official website of the magazine for AAAS members and registered users.

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Ivana Mikolić at the LEAP Summit in Zagreb

Our Lab's project manager Ivana Mikolić went on 29th March 2019 to the LEAP Summit in Zagreb , Croatia, where she held a lecture at the EU & ME Stage titled " Increasing robotics research excellence with the EU ". Ivana talked about her experiences in managing EU and Croatian projects, why they are important and how they can be used to advance our scientific and technological potential. Ivana also gave some recent examples of LARICS and LABUST projects, such as AeRoTwin and DroneDays , to show how EU funding can successfully be applied in the context of robotics in Croatia and the EU.