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Ana Milas defended her doctoral dissertation

Our colleague, Ana Milas , MSc, has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Information gain-based autonomous exploration of 3D environments using an unmanned aerial vehicle" on April 3, 2024. Congratulations to Ana on this significant accomplishment, and best wishes for her future endeavors.

AeroSTREAM

LARICS members visit to CTU

Marko Križmančić , Stjepan Bogdan , and Marijana Peti are planning to visit the Czech Technical University in Prague Technical University (CTU) in Prague from April 10th to April 12th as part of the Aerostream project. They will meet with Martin Saska and Kristian Hengster-Movric -Movrić for idea exchange and future collaboration discussions. Stay tuned for updates!

LARICS

Another article to be presented AT ICRA 2024

The article titled "Structured Ecological Cultivation With Autonomous Robots in Agriculture: Toward a Fully Autonomous Robotic Indoor Farming System" authored by LARICS alumni dr. sc. Marsela Car, along with co-authors  Barbara Arbanas Ferreira ,  Jelena Vuletić , and  Matko Orsag , has been accepted for presentation at  IEEE RAS ICRA  2024. The article was originally published in the scientific journal  IEEE  Robotics & Automation Magazine on October 16, 2023, and is available via DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2023.3315934. M. Car, B. A. Ferreira, J. Vuletic and M. Orsag, “Structured Ecological Cultivation With Autonomous Robots in Agriculture: Toward a Fully Autonomous Robotic Indoor Farming System,” in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, doi: 10.1109/MRA.2023.3315934.

LARICS

ICSE Factory Project Sparks Techno-Botanical Revolution in Elementary Schools

As part of the ICSE Factory project , elementary schools are implementing an innovative approach that integrates technology with botanical studies. Students in grades 5 to 8 at Vladimir Deščak Elementary School and Ksaver Šandor Gjalski Elementary School, under the guidance of Professor Dr.  Matko Orsag ,  Milena Jenić  mag.ing.agr., and master's student  Viktor Horvat , are currently participating in workshops focused on plant cultivation and environmental monitoring.

AeroSTREAM

Stjepan Bogdan and Zdenko Kovačić at ERF Conference

Professors Stjepan Bogdan and Zdenko Kovačić were featured presenters at the ERF conference held in Rimini, Italy, from March 13th to 15th . Stjepan Bogdan's presentation, titled " Information Gain-Based Autonomous Exploration Using UAVs ," demonstrated his expertise in drone technology. Additionally, Stjepan actively participated as a panelist during a workshop, offering valuable insights.

AeroSTREAM

European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2024

Professors  Zdenko Kovacic  and  Stjepan Bogdan  are currently at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2024 in Rimini, Italy, representing the AeroStream project from March 13th to 15th. Furthermore, Stjepan Bogdan will be delivering a presentation on navigating drones in challenging environments, leveraging his expertise in drone technology. As a panelist during the workshop, Stjepan will offer valuable insights.

AeroSTREAM

Professors Kovačić and Bogdan to attend ERF 2024

We're thrilled to announce that Professors  Zdenko Kovacic  and  Stjepan Bogdan  will be attending the esteemed European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2024 in Rimini, Italy, from March 13th to 15th as part of the AeroStream project.

WatchPlant

Watchplant Project Review Meeting

Professor  Stjepan Bogdan  and  Marko Križmančić  participated in the review meeting for the Watchplant project, convened at the University of Konstanz from February 26th to 28th, 2024. Partners presented their progress over the preceding six months, with reviewers from the European Commission expressing satisfaction and offering minor feedback. The Project Officer, Darina Botsova, oversaw the proceedings alongside three to four expert reviewers. The team remains committed to advancing their work until year-end, with the subsequent meeting slated for Zagreb. Stay tuned for updates on outcomes and developments.

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