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Watchplant Project Review Meeting

Prof.  Stjepan Bogdan  and  Marko Križmančić  are actively engaged in the review meeting for the WatchPlant project at the University of Konstanz, running from February 26th to 28th, 2024. This project is reshaping plant monitoring and research.


Seville Learning Expedition

Dario Stuhne and Dean Martinović, LARICS members, participated in the immersive Learning Expedition from February 22nd to 23rd, 2024. Hosted by the AEROSTREAM and IN-TRANSIT projects, this expedition welcomed European SMEs from textile, construction, and advanced manufacturing sectors to explore the dynamic Andalusian Aerospace Sector. With AEROSTREAM's collaboration, the event fostered invaluable partnerships and opened doors to potential collaborations for European SMEs. Our team also had the privilege of visiting Fundación Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial CATEC, a leading aerospace technology center in Europe, and delving into insights from various companies within the Andalucía Aerospace Cluster.


Article in Robotics"

Petar Slaviček, Ivan Hrabar, and prof. Zdenko Kovačić have authored a paper in the "Robotics" journal. Titled "Generating a Dataset for Semantic Segmentation of Vine Trunks in Vineyards Using Semi-Supervised Learning and Object Detection," their research presents novel methods for crafting datasets specifically aimed at the semantic segmentation of vine trunks within vineyards. For further information, access the full article .


Prof. Stjepan Bogdan and Marko Križmaničić to Attend Watchplant Project Review Meeting

Prof. Stjepan Bogdan and Marko Križmaničić are slated to participate in a review meeting for the Watchplant project at the University of Konstanz from February 26th to 28th, 2024 . This initiative aims to innovate plant monitoring and research. Stay tuned for updates on the meeting's outcomes.


Learning Expedition in Seville

Today marks Day 1 of the Learning Expedition in Seville! The agenda includes an insightful Andalusia Aerospace Cluster presentation at CTA facilities, followed by visits to Industry Puerto de Santa María and TITANIA at Tecnobahia, El Puerto de Santa María. We're thrilled to have our adventurers,  Dario Stuhne  and  Dean Martinović , on the ground to provide us with firsthand impressions from the expedition.


Martin Saska at UVS-Oman 2024 Conference

Renowned keynote speaker Martin Saska was featured at the 2nd International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS-Oman 2024), organized by the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) . He delivered a lecture titled "Towards Agile Swarms of UAVs in the Wild" and conducted a workshop on Tightly Cooperating Aerial Vehiclesin Real-world Environment . Throughout both engagements, Martin actively promoted Open Lab initiative. The conference took place from February 12th to 14th.


Bio-inspired visual relative localization for large swarms of UAVs paper at ICRA

We are delighted to announce that Antonella Barišić Kulaš will be presenting the paper titled "Bio-inspired Visual Relative Localization for Large Swarms of UAVs" at the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) . The conference is scheduled to take place from  May 13-17, 2024, in Yokohama, Japan .  This paper, authored by Martin Krížek, Matouš Vrba, Antonella Barišić Kulaš, Stjepan Bogdan, and Martin Saska , introduces a pioneering approach to visual perception for relative localization within extensive UAV swarms. The research draws inspiration from the perceptual strategies utilized by schools of sardines, swarms of bees, and other large decentralized groups of animals. This work represents a collaborative effort with the Czech Technical University in Prague , showcasing innovative strides in UAV swarm technology and bio-inspired robotics.


LARICS Members in Seville Learning Expedition

Dario Stuhne  and  Dr.-Ing. Dean Martinović , members of LARICS, will attend the Learning Expedition in Seville from February 22nd to 23rd, 2024. This expedition invites European SMEs from textile, construction, and advanced manufacturing sectors to explore the Andalusian Aerospace Sector through the AEROSTREAM and IN-TRANSIT projects. AEROSTREAM's co-organization of the event aims to strengthen cooperation with partners and improve European SMEs' access to potential collaborations. Additionally, AEROSTREAM partners will visit  Fundación Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial  CATEC, one of Europe's premier aerospace technology centers, and learn about various companies and the Andalucía Aerospace Cluster.