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Anamarija Miličević

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.

Anamarija Miličević

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.

Anamarija Miličević

European Robotics Forum 2019

Members of our lab went to Bucharest, Romania, on 19 to 24 March, to take part in the European Robotics Forum 2019 to represent the robotics@fer.hr brand, which includes three robotics laboratories from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing: LARICS, LABUST and LAMOR . There they took part in lectures and workshops, presented their work and some of the laboratories' robots and brought our work closer to the public and the robotics community.

Anamarija Miličević

subCULTron - a H2020 success story

The Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes ( Agencija za mobilnost i programe Europske unije ) has published a brochure titled Horizon 2020 Success Stories in Croatia , which features one of our H2020 projects - subCULTron ! We are proud to have taken part in this successful project and we invite you to take a look at the brochure and read about subCULTron, as well as other stories about successful projects in our country.

Anamarija Miličević

Prof. Bogdan held a lecture at the 2019 International Symposium on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Professor Stjepan Bogdan went to Abu Dhabi to take part in the 2019 International Symposium on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence on March 10 and 11, where he held a lecture in the Aerial and Underwater Systems session. The lecture was titled "Aerial Robotics – manipulation and interaction with the environment" , dealing with the topic of present results in aerial robotics done in our Lab, particularly when it comes to the problem of controlling the force of interaction between an aerial vehicle equipped with a dexterous manipulator and the environment. You can find more info on the event, as well as a book of abstracts, by following this link .

Anamarija Miličević

Another RADDAR workshop held at UNIZG-FER

Another RADDAR workshop , organized in collaboration with the Fifth Gymnasium in Zagreb (MIOC) , was held at UNIZG-FER this weekend, on 9th March 2019, during which RADDAR programme attendees went on a tour of our robotics laboratory and learned about how our robots work and what can be done with them. A lot of focus was put on our Pepper robot, so prof. Zdenko Kovačić made sure to help the high-school students get to know more about the interesting field of humanoid robots and the services they can offer. Find out more information on this workshop by following this link (in Croatian).