Jurica Goričanec was born in 1989 in Čakovec, Croatia. In July 2013, he graduated from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER). He received the Rector's Award in 2012 for his work on development of self-rotating aerial vehicle. After graduation, he worked on development and usage of unmanned aerial vehicles in archeology excavations, infrastructure surveys and terrain mapping. He is currently a Ph.D. student and Research Associate in the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS).