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Published: 5. 4. 2017. at 11:29
Edited: 19. 4. 2017. at 14:29
Invited talk "High-resolution...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Excellence ACROSS  and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter organized the lecture

 

"High-resolution Sea-floor Optical Mapping using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles" 

 

given by Prof. Rafael Garcia, Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona, Spain. 

The lecture took place on Wednesday, 12th April 2017, starting at 15:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. 

More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 3. 4. 2017. at 14:26
Edited: 25. 4. 2017. at 20:04
Anja Babić visited Consiglio...

During February and March of 2017, Anja Babić was a guest researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for research of intelligent systems for automation (ISSIA) where she was supervised by Dr. Marco Bibuli and Massimo Caccia.

The main results of the staff exchange are available in the detailed news content. The research plan and report for the visit are available in the repository.

Anja Babić
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Published: 23. 3. 2017. at 18:34
Edited: 1. 4. 2017. at 00:07
Invited talk "Flying Robot...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Excellence ACROSS  and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter organized the lecture

 

"Flying Robot Companions for Future Smart Cities" 

 

given by Dr. Mirko Kovac, Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London, UK. 

 

The lecture took place on Friday, 31st March 2017, starting at 14:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. 

More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 22. 3. 2017. at 16:15
Edited: 27. 3. 2017. at 16:19
Prof. Nikola Mišković visits...

Prof. Nikola Mišković visited University of Limerick - UL (Ireland) and the group Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre - MMRRC from 17th March until 22nd March 2017.  During his stay, he held several meetings with MMRRC group leaders Prof. Daniel Toal and Edin Omerdić, and MMRRC members in order to present H2020 EXCELLABUST project activities to each others and discuss future collaborations.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 14. 3. 2017. at 16:00
UL showcased at Drone & Tech Expo...

The Drone & Tech Expo Ireland took place in Dublin, 10-12 March 2017. UL has spent those three exciting days showcasing their latest research and technologies, and meeting interesting and interested individuals and company representatives from Ireland and beyond.

The Drone & Tech Expo, supported by the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland (UAAI) and IAA, is not only one of the two main drone events in Ireland, but also the only one targeting both professionals and general public. The event only grew more popular after its first edition in 2016, which attracted over 50 exhibitors, and 2000 visitors. Both the drone community and the general public made this event a great success, and we are looking forward to the next edition!

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 20. 2. 2017. at 17:30
Signed memorandum of agreement...

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb, and Heron Robots have signed a Memorandum of Agreement. It was signed by the UNIZG FER Dean Professor Mislav Grgić, PhD and the CEO of Heron Robots, Professor Fabio Bonsignioro. The Memorandum was signed with the objective of promoting academic cooperation in education, research, and innovation, considering both agreement Parties’ common interests in academic, scientific, and cultural affairs.

 

This memorandum was signed on the initiative of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST within Horizon 2020 project Excelling LABUST and marine robotics - EXCELLABUST.

 

The agreement will contribute to fostering and development of cooperation initiatives involving:

  • Exchange of faculty members (academic and research staff) for short-term visits,
  • Student exchange programs (graduate and undergraduate level),
  • Promotion of scientific, academic, innovation and cultural activities such as lectures, courses, seminars, workshops and conferences,
  • Exchange of publications and other academic materials,
  • Design of collaborative research projects,
  • Joint scientific research and innovation projects,
  • Inter-institutional internship programs.
Ivana Mikolić
Published: 15. 2. 2017. at 15:00
Coordinators' Day (Amendments /...

UNIZG FER LABUST Project Manager Ivana Mikolić participated in information session Coordinators' Day (Amendments / Reporting and Payments) in Brussels for Grant Coordinators on 14th February 2017. The session covered legal aspects, business processes and IT tools used to prepare amendments and reports, with particular attention to the financial aspects and eligibility of costs.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 9. 2. 2017. at 18:59
Signed Memorandum of Agreement with...

The University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - UNIZG FER and Jacobs University Bremen have signed a Memorandum of Agreement. The Memorandum was signed with the objective of promoting academic cooperation in education and research and it was signed by the UNIZG FER Dean Professor Mislav Grgić, PhD and Jacobs President & CEO Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt and Managing Director Prof. Dr. Michael Hulsmann.

This memorandum was signed on the initiative of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST within Horizon 2020 project Excelling LABUST and marine robotics - EXCELLABUST.

The agreement will contribute to the fostering and development of cooperation initiatives involving:

  • Short-term exchanges of faculty and research staff
  • Exchanges of students of undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Promotion of scientific, academic, innovation and cultural activities such as lectures, courses, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Exchange of publications and other academic materials
  • Joint scientific research and innovation projects
  • Professional development programs
  • Other activities of mutual interest
Ivana Mikolić
Published: 1. 2. 2017. at 17:41
Edited: 28. 3. 2017. at 13:44
Tutorial 3: "Modelling and...

As part of the expert visit within the H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Dr. Edin Omerdić from the University of Limerick (UL), Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC) gave a tutorial titled "Modelling and Simulation of Marine Craft" on 18th - 20th January 2017 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


The agenda, lecture descriptions and materials used during the tutorial are available in the repository. A short report is available in the detailed news content.

Anja Babić
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Published: 29. 1. 2017. at 13:15
The Polytechnic School at the...

FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE (FLL) is an international program that promotes the interest for the science and technology of youngsters between 10 and 16 years old. They are invited to have fun and get involved in technology through a yearly challenge robotics competition. In the contest, they will have to show their abilities to perform as a team, to innovate and to solve real problems of the society. This year the challenge was related to the collaboration between animals and humans for a better society. Girona edition (28th of January 2017) counted on 36 teams (around 300 students) and more than 100 volunteers. The event was a great success and 600+ attendees enjoyed it. More about FLL Girona.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 10. 1. 2017. at 14:00
Edited: 1. 2. 2017. at 10:30
Invited talk "Bringing Smart...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Excellence ACROSS  and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter organized the lecture

 

"Bringing Smart Underwater Manipulators & Vision to Work-Class ROVs: Recent Field Trials" 

 

given by Dr. Gerard Dooly, Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland. 

 

The lecture took place on Wednesday, 18th January 2017, starting at 09:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. 

More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 20. 12. 2016. at 14:30
Deciding about the winners at RobotX...

Nikola Mišković participated in the RobotX competition organized by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International - AUVSI, Foundation and the U.S. Office of the Naval Research - ONR, where he served as a judge. The competition took place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 11 - 18 December 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winning team from University of Florida!


During the trip, Nikola was also hosted at the University of Hawaii by Prof Craig Smith who introduced him to oceanographic laboratories and the campus.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 13. 12. 2016. at 16:30
Edited: 13. 12. 2016. at 16:31
Memorandum of Agreement between UNIZG...

The University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - UNIZG FER and the Faculty of Science and Engineering University of Limerick - FSE of UL have signed a Memorandum of Agreement. The Memorandum was signed with the objective of promoting academic cooperation in education and research and it was signed by the UNIZG FER Dean Professor Mislav Grgić, PhD and the FSE of UL Dean Professor Edmond Magner, PhD.

This memorandum was signed on the initiative of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST within Horizon 2020 project Excelling LABUST and marine robotics - EXCELLABUST.

The agreement will contribute to the fostering and development of cooperation initiatives involving:

  • Short-term exchanges of faculty and research staff
  • Exchanges of students of undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Promotion of scientific, academic, innovation and cultural activities such as lectures, courses, seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Exchange of publications and other academic materials
  • Joint scientific research and innovation projects
  • Professional development programs
  • Other activities of mutual interest
Ivana Mikolić
Published: 12. 12. 2016. at 15:00
Invited talk "What are...

Nikola Mišković gave an invited talk "What are underwater robots used for?" at the Zagreb Energy Conference on 9th December 2016 at the Faculty of Electrical engineering and Computing, Croatia.

 

Zagreb Energy Conference - ZEC is a three days international conference organized by Power and energy society (PES) of the IEEE Student Branch Zagreb held from 8th to 10th December in Zagreb, Croatia.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 23. 11. 2016. at 12:15
Invited talk on LABUST research...

Nikola Mišković visited University of Rostock, Germany from 19th till 22nd November 2016 where he was hosted by Prof Torsten Jeinsch and Dr Wolfgang Drewelow.

During the visit he gave an invited talk on research activities taking place at LABUST with strong emphasis on potential future collaboration opportunities.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 21. 11. 2016. at 15:30
LABUST at University of Zagreb Fair...

The Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) participated on University of Zagreb Fair 2016 as part of the Faculty of electrical engineering and computing (FER) among more than 30 faculties. University of Zagreb Fair 2016 was held from 17th until 19th November 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia

Members Anja Babić, Filip Mandić, Ivan Lončar and Marin Stipanov presented current projects and collaborative projects with other groups from FER and also developed equipment - surface vehicle PlaDyPos and the underwater vehicle LAUV.

High attendance of high school students, young faculty students and other interested parties helped in spreading awareness about research potentials in underwater systems and mobile robotics in general. 

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 17. 11. 2016. at 12:30
UL researcher Dr Edin Omerdić...

Dr Edin Omerdić from the University of Limerick attended the 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision - ICARCV 2016. The conference took place in Phuket, Thailand from 13th till 15th November 2016.

Edin presented a paper User Interface for Interaction with Heterogeneous Vehicles for Cyber-Physical Systems. ICARCV 2016 conference, organized by Nanyang Technological University and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society, was focused on both theory and applications, covering control, automation, robotics, vision and emerging technologies, including cyber-physical systems. The paper provides a brief overview of research activities about development of user interfaces for interaction with heterogeneous vehicles in smart cyber-physical systems.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 14. 11. 2016. at 15:30
Participating in a Design Thinking...

Ivana Mikolic from LABUST UNIZG FER participated in a Design Thinking Workshop organized by UNIZG FER student startup incubator SPOCK and IBM Hrvatska held on 11th November 2016 at UNIZG FER premises.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 11. 11. 2016. at 16:00
Invited talk "How to get and...

Project Manager Ivana Mikolić from UNIZG FER held an invited talk "How to get and implement successful EU project" at Project Management Forum organized by Croatian chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI Hrvatska) on 10th November 2016. Through the lecture she presented LABUST research activities and projects, and also discussed the main project management characteristics at the public institution with business representatives.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 10. 11. 2016. at 13:00
UdG researcher Dr Marc Carreras...

Dr Marc Carreras from the University of Girona attended the IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) workshop in Tokyo (Japan) on November 6-9th, 2016. The presented work was entitled “Online motion planning for underwater inspection” and proposed the use of path planning algorithms for AUVs in applications where the robot needs to adapt online its trajectory for inspection or safety purposes. These algorithms generate trajectories under motion constraints, which can be followed without deviations, to ensure the safety even when passing close to obstacles. View planning algorithms are also combined to decide the movements to be executed to discover the unexplored seabed or target and to cover it with a camera or sonar. The workshop was attended for a wide international audience which presented other interesting advancements related to AUVs.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 26. 10. 2016. at 09:30
Edited: 10. 1. 2017. at 13:44
Invited talk "Fjord ecosystems...

 

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Excellence ACROSS  and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter organized the lecture

 

"Fjord ecosystems on the West Antarctic Peninsula - hotspots of biodiversity and response to climate warming (the FjordEco Project)" 

 

given by Prof. Craig Smith, University of Hawai’i​ at Manoa, Honolulu, USA. 

 

 

The lecture took place on Tuesday, 25th October 2016, starting at 10:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 24. 10. 2016. at 14:45
Open Days 2016 at University of...

The University of Limerick - UL has hosted an Open Days 2016 event on the 20th and 21st of October 2016. The event was a splendid success with more than 12,000 prospective students, their parents and teachers visiting the Campus to learn about the UL experience, inform themselves on the available courses, visit the many research labs operating at the university, and talk to the current students, lecturers and researchers.

 

The Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering introduced the prospective students to the many robotics and communications undergraduate courses available within the ECE Department, while the MMRRC researchers presented some of our ongoing research activities, including the EXCELLABUST project, and demonstrated the control systems for underwater robots and the head tracking camera system used to assist ROV pilots, which all drew much attention from the future UL students.

 

More information can be found on University of Limerick and UL Open Days 2016 websites.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 15. 10. 2016. at 13:00
UdG researcher Juan David Hernández...

Juan David Hernández from the University of Girona attended the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016) in Daejeon (Korea) on October 9-14, 2016. The presented work was entitled “Planning Feasible and Safe Paths Online for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Unknown Environments”. It proposed an AUV framework for mapping unexplored environments while planning feasible paths. The presentation included simulation and in-water trials, which were conducted over natural and artificial marine environments. The proposed framework not only calculates paths that are more likely to be followed by an AUV, but also takes into consideration the risk associated with such paths. This allows the vehicle to safely navigate through unexplored environment while moving close to nearby obstacles. The conference in which this work was presented is one of the most important events for the robotics community in the world.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 12. 10. 2016. at 13:00
Project meeting during Breaking the...

During H2020 EXCELLABUST summer school Breaking the Surface, representatives of all partners and Advisory Board memebers gathered and held a project meeting. The project meeting was held on 5th October 2016 in Biograd na Moru (Croatia).

Meeting goals were to get familiarized with each partner's activity since the last meeting, establish a detailed meeting schedule, work plan and deliverable list for the following 12 months, and to make detailed plans for EMRA’17.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 11. 10. 2016. at 15:30
Edited: 14. 11. 2016. at 15:38
Innovation Tuesday at Breaking the...

During the 8th edition of Breaking the Surface 2016 summer school we organized an Innovation Tuesday program and dedicated the whole day to lectures about creation of corporate spin-offs, on how to attract investments and tips and tricks in starting such a company in the form of Innovation Management Training.

Innovation Tuesday was held for the first time on 4th of October while Breaking the Surface was held from 2nd until 9th October in Biograd na Moru (Croatia). More than 220 participants from marine robotics field and its applications - marine biology, archaeology, security, oceanology etc. participated in BtS programs. 

As part of Innovation Tuesday, 11 lecturers presented their experience and knowledge, together with one demonstration of robot developed by a star-up company:

Innovation Tuesday (INNOVA):

1. LECTURES

2. DEMONSTRATIONS

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 10. 10. 2016. at 18:15
Tutorial by UdG team during Breaking...

Pere Ridao, Natàlia Hurtós and Narcís Palomeras from University of Girona (ES) held tutorials

 

"Mission Planning", "Data Analysis" and "Girona500 deployment "

 

during the 1st EXCELLABUST summer school which was organized as part of Breaking the Surface 2016. Breaking the Surface 2016 was held from 2nd until 9th October in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) and more than 220 people participated in the program.

 

The presentations are available in the repository here.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 10. 10. 2016. at 17:45
Tutorial by Edin Omerdić, UL during...

Edin Omerdić from University of Limerick (IE) held a tutorial

 

"Thruster Control using LabVIEW Real-Time & FPGA Graphical Programming"

 

during the 1st EXCELLABUST summer school which was organized as part of Breaking the Surface 2016. Breaking the Surface 2016 was held from 2nd until 9th October in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) and more than 220 people participated in the program.

 

More about the speaker and lecture is available in detailed news content and here.

Ivana Mikolić
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Published: 10. 10. 2016. at 17:00
Tutorial by OceanScan, PT at Breaking...

Luis Madureira from OceanScan (PT) held tutorials

 

"Mission Planning" and "Data Analysis"

 

during the 1st EXCELLABUST summer school which was organized as part of Breaking the Surface 2016. Breaking the Surface 2016 was held from 2nd until 9th October in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) and more than 220 people participated in the program.

 

The presentations are available in the repository here.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 10. 10. 2016. at 10:30
Edited: 13. 4. 2017. at 17:56
1st EXCELLABUST summer school...

8th International Interdisciplinary Field Workshop of Marine Robotics and Applications Breaking the Surface was held from 2nd until 9th October 2016 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia.

BTS2016 was organized as a 1st EXCELLABUST summer school and this edition broke all records: more than 220 participants from various fields (marine robotics, marine biology, marine archaeology, maritime security, oceanology etc.) joind BTS!

 

In short, BTS presented:

  • 29 invited lectures
  • 10 equipment, project and research groups demonstrations
  • 2 trainings

More informations about the programme are available at BTS web site. Check photos to see how the event went at BTS web site or in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 3. 10. 2016. at 13:04
Edited: 3. 10. 2016. at 14:53
UdG organizes R2B2 workshops for pupils

Dissemination of research is a must nowadays. Back in 2009, at the University of Girona and inspired in dissemination techniques of MIT, three professors of Computer Vision and Robotics Institute designed the R2B2 workshops. These 3-day workshops consist on building underwater robots out of recycled materials in a low cost basis. Teams of 3 to 5 students from 12 to 16 years old, conceive, design, build and test their own prototypes at the University. The workshops were held in March, April, May (two events) and July 2016.

Since EXCELLABUST project started, 4 R2B2 underwater robot’s construction and water testing for youngster’s workshops have been done at the University of Girona. Around 50 students from different parts of the area of Catalonia, build 14 fully functional underwater robots at CIRS building.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 26. 9. 2016. at 16:30
Edited: 8. 11. 2016. at 18:04
LABUST won an Innovation Award at...

Members of the Laboratory for underwater systems and technologies (LABUST) Filip Mandić, Ivana Mikolić and Zoran Vukić have presented laboratory achievements and equipment at booth at the Rijeka Nautic Show 2016. LABUST has presented its own products: autonomous surface vehicle PlaDyPos and underwater tablet casing. Rijeka Nautic Show was held from 23rd until 25th September 2016 in Rijeka, Croatia.

Rijeka Nautic Show judges awarded LABUST with an Innovation Award for its showcased products!

Photos are available in the Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 25. 9. 2016. at 01:27
Edited: 25. 9. 2016. at 02:07

Zoran Vukić, Nikola Mišković and Đula Nađ participated in the 10th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS'16) that took place from 13-16 September 2016 in Trondheim, Norway. LABUST research activities were presented in a form of 7 scientific papers. Prof. Vukić gave a plenary talk entitled "State and Perspectives of Underwater Robotics". The next CAMS'18 will be organized by LABUST in Croatia!

Nikola Mišković
Published: 25. 9. 2016. at 01:23
Edited: 25. 9. 2016. at 01:46
LABUST participated in the Conference...

Nikola Mišković presented a paper at the Conference on Underwater Communications and Networking (UCOMMS'16) that took place on 30 August - 1 September 2016 in Lerici, Italy. The conference series is focussed on working towards an adequate physics-based understanding of the propagation of communication signals underwater and the performance of necessary higher-level protocols with the objective of supporting the intelligent choice of standards, as a foundation for interoperability.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 23. 9. 2016. at 11:30
Edited: 29. 9. 2016. at 16:25
Invited talk "Bio-Hybrid...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Excellence ACROSS  and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter organized the lecture

 

"Bio-Hybrid Systems: Challenges and Potentials" 

 

given by Dr. Serge Kernbach, Cybertronica Research, Stuttgart, Germany. 

 

The lecture took place on Thursday, 29th September 2016, starting at 15:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 22. 9. 2016. at 13:37
Edited: 22. 9. 2016. at 13:43
EXCELLABUST H2020 project members...

Two times German startup founder award winning, Martin Reents, arrived to University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on 20th and 21st September to hold lectures on fundamental decisions in founding startup businesses, and on radical changes in hospitality in hotel business.

Lecture content:
Your first 5 decisions when founding a startup
If you start out on something new you have to take some decisions first. Not all of them are equally important. Some decisions are rather preliminary and can or even have to be changed every once in a while. Startups call that euphemistically a “pivot” and they are proud of their ability to pivot fast whenever needed. Other decisions last for the rest of your live. It’s these choices which are really important and need a solid foundation.


Martin Reents will walk the audience through this process of becoming a founder and entrepreneur. His talk is based on his own experience as a founder of several business startups and his work with social entrepreneurs: “I never started out with the intent just on making money. Rather, I wanted to change the world, make it a better place to live. And the money followed”

 

Marin Stipanov
Published: 16. 9. 2016. at 17:49
Project meeting, 16 June 2016,...

A project meeting was held in Newcastle (UK) on 16th June 2016, one day after the EMRA'16 workshop. The meeting took place at the University of Newcastle and all partner institutions were represented. In addition to progress reporting, the main topic of the meeting was organisation of the upcoming Breaking the Surface 2016 workshop.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 17. 8. 2016. at 08:58
Edited: 17. 8. 2016. at 09:06
Nadir Kapetanović visited Consiglio...

During June and July 2016, Nadir Kapetanović was a guest researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for research of intelligent systems for automation (ISSIA) where he was supervised by Massimo Caccia and Dr Marco Bibuli.

Major results of the staff exchange are available in the detailed news content. Detailed research plan and the report are available in the repository.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 21. 7. 2016. at 18:30
Edited: 28. 9. 2016. at 10:06
Innovation management training at CNR...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) organized a Innovation management training on the topic of

 

"Patent: A tool to promote (basic fundamentals)".

 

The training was held on 18th July 2016 at CNR in Genova, Italy and attended by researchers and project managers from EXCELLABUST project partners' institutions.

More about the speakers and their talks can be found in the detailed news content and here, while a short report is available here. Photos are available in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
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Published: 21. 7. 2016. at 14:30
Edited: 28. 9. 2016. at 10:03
First S&T training held: Unmanned...

The Institute for Research of Intelligent Systems for Automation - ISSIA, National Research Council of Italy - CNR,  organized the first S&T training in the scope of H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics". The training was held from 19 - 20 July 2016 in Genova, Italy at CNR and was open to all members of the project consortium.

First day was focuesd on buliding an Unmanned Marine Vehicle and it covered the following themes:

  • Mechanical design and construction,
  • Hw/Sw design & implementation,
  • Visit to CNR-ISSIA Marine Robotics laboratory,

while, the second day was focused on cooperative control and perception for heterogeneous Unmanned Marine Vehicles with topics on:

  • Cooperative guidance and mission control,
  • Cooperative perception and environment characterisation,
  • Human-robot interaction languages,
  • Use of UAVs for ecosystem monitoring.

More about the speakers and their talks can be found here while a short report from the training is available here.  Photos are available in our Gallery.

 

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 11. 7. 2016. at 01:15
Edited: 26. 9. 2016. at 15:47
LABUST presented at student AUV...

LABUST members Nikola Mišković and Marin Stipanov presented LABUST activities and projects during the Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Challenge Europe (SAUC-E'16) that took place in NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy from 3 - 8 July 2016. We organized a promotional booth and Nikola Mišković gave a talk "Humans and robots - buddies in the underwater". The most successful teams during the competition were awarded with free registrations for "Breaking the Surface 2016"!

Nikola Mišković
Published: 16. 6. 2016. at 17:45
Edited: 27. 9. 2016. at 19:11
1st EXCELLABUST workshop presented 18...

1st EXCELLABUST workshop was organized as a part of the EMRA'16 - Workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications. EMRA'16 followed successful events hosted by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR (Rome 2014) and Instituto Superior Técnico - IST (Lisbon 2015).

Newcastle University's School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering organized EMRA on 14th and 15th June 2016 in Newcastle, UK. Organised under EU projects EXCELLABUST and CADDY, EMRA brougth together a diverse range of speakers, from ongoing FP7/H2020 projects, industry, end-users and stakeholders. The interdisciplinary event provided an excellent opportunity for networking and cross-fertilisation of ideas in marine robotics, enabling technologies and applications.

In a single track conference programme over two days 18 speakers gave their lecture and participated in discussions. Presentations from ongoing EU funded research projects were mixed with presentations from industry and end users.

More info is available here and photos here.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 9. 6. 2016. at 17:29
Edited: 13. 6. 2016. at 19:05
Invited talk "University of...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and the Centre for Research Support and Technology Transfer at UNIZG-FER organized the lecture

 

"University of Girona Project Management System – sharing experiences with LABUST laboratory" 

 

given by Joseta Roca, University of Girona (Spain). 

 

The lecture took place on Thursday, 9th June 2016, starting at 13:00 in the TCR at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here. Photos from the talk are avilable in our Gallery.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 6. 6. 2016. at 16:15
MaREI Open Days in June - Cork...

On Saturday, 5th June 2016, the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy hosted a festival 'discovery day' event as a part of the Cork Harbour Festival. 'Discover Oceans of Energy' event was a great opportunity for MaREI to open the doors of the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland, to the public. The people were able to see the impressive new MaREI facilities and engage in some hands-on marine and energy themed activities.

More information on the event can be found here.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 6. 6. 2016. at 15:45
Anja Babić attended European Embedded...

Anja Babić participated in the course Practical adaptive control held by Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy of the Active-adaptive Control Laboratory at MIT and organized as part of the EECI International Graduate School on Control from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2016. The lectures covered the following topics:

  • Adaptive control theory – first-order plant, states accessible, output feedback
  • Adaptive control with closed-loop reference models and solutions to transients
  • Robust Adaptive Control
  • Examples and case studies from aerospace and automotive systems
Anja Babić
Published: 26. 5. 2016. at 18:45
Open-door event in Limerick: Pint of...

In May 2016 Joseph Coleman from University of Limerick gave a talk on Pint of Science event in Limerick, where he promoted EXCELLABUST project and BtS 2016 Workshop, raising the public’s awareness of both.

Pint of Science is an event where scientist and engineers ditch the lab coats and deliver their research tales in a fun, engaging and approachable way by bringing them to the local pub. Some of the most interesting and knowledgeable scientists and engineers gathered in Limerick on the 25th of May 2016 where people were invited to sit back, listen and engage with the presenters over a pint. 

Nikola Mišković
Published: 26. 5. 2016. at 15:30
Edited: 28. 9. 2016. at 10:15
Tutorial 2: "Modelling,...

As part of the expert visit within the H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Massimo Caccia from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) gave a tutorial titled "Modelling, identification and motion estimation of unmanned marine vehicles" on 24th - 25th May 2016 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
The agenda, lecture descriptions and materials used during the tutorial, are available in the repository. A short report is available in the detailed news content and here.

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Published: 24. 5. 2016. at 09:45
Invited talk "Heterogeneous...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture

 

"Heterogeneous Adaptive Maritime Mobile Expeditionary Robots" 

 

given by Dr. Vladimir Djapic, SPAWAR Systems Center - Pacific, Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Lab (USA). 

 

The lecture will take place on Monday, 23rd May 2016, starting at 14:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

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Published: 19. 5. 2016. at 20:27
Edited: 19. 5. 2016. at 20:29
Open-door event: EXCELLABUST...

EXCELLABUST project organized the open-door event during Job Fair. The project and LABUST laboratory were presented alongside the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robots - LAMOR as part of the robotics@fer.hr brand. 

More than 2,000 students got a chance to get to know the laboratories' members,  their research and academia activities, and the equipment and technologies used.

Job Fair is a career fair that was held on 9th and 10th of May in the halls of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb (UNIZG), Croatia. It gathered the best students and companies in the field of electronics, information technology and computing.

Photos are available in our Photo Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 16. 5. 2016. at 16:10
Edited: 16. 5. 2016. at 16:11
MMRRC UL team participated in MaREI...

Members of MMRRC UL research team participated in the MaREI Symposium held 5th - 6th May 2016 at National University of Ireland, Galway where they promoted EXCELLABUST project and its Breaking the Surface 2016 event.

MaREI is a marine and energy-based research, development and innovation hub based in Ireland.  The aim of Symposium was to showcase the breadth of research activity and to enhance collaboration between centres.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 12. 5. 2016. at 16:45
Edited: 14. 4. 2017. at 17:37

Marco Bibuli from CNR attended the International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries - 15th COMPIT conference presenting robotics related research, development and results towards bridging the gap in the employment of advanced technologies in Maritime Industry.

15th COMPIT was held from 9th till 11th May 2016 in Lecce, Italy.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 18. 4. 2016. at 17:36
Edited: 18. 4. 2016. at 17:37
UNIZG-FER project managers...

UNIZG-FER project managers Mirjana Dozan, Ivana Mikolić and Mirjana Stjepanović participated in Excellence in Horizon 2020 proposal writing and project implementation training that was held 15 - 16 April 2016 in Opatija, Croatia. The training was held by European Training Academy.

 

Focus of the seminar was:

  • novelties in Horizon 2020 and priorities for 2016-2017
  • project proposal writing
  • practical work on development of your project ideas
  • evaluation of the proposals
  • analyzing H2020 Call for Proposals
Ivana Mikolić
Published: 1. 4. 2016. at 09:00
Edited: 3. 6. 2016. at 09:23
Filip Mandić visited University of...

During February and March 2016, Filip Mandić was a guest researcher in the Underwater Vision and Robotics Research Centre (CIRS) at the University of Girona (UdG) where he was supervised by Prof. Marc Carreras.

Major results of the staff exchange are available in the detailed news content. Detailed research plan and the report are available in the repository.

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Published: 24. 3. 2016. at 18:09
Edited: 4. 4. 2016. at 21:52
LABUST presents itself as part of...

Alongside the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robots - LAMOR, LABUST presented robotics research at UNIZG-FER (robotics@fer.hr) at European Robotics Forum - ERF 2016 in front of more than 650 visitors. ERF2016 was held from 21st until 23rd March 2016 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). All three laboratories represented the equipment they developed and research conducted by their members.

Read more about robotics@fer.hr affiliation here and check photos from ERF2016 in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 18. 3. 2016. at 18:00
LABUST with CADDY project at...

Alongside more than 520 exhibiting companies LABUST presented its project FP7 CADDY - Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy at the world's premier event for marine science and ocean technology Oceanology International which was held from 15 - 17 March in London, UK.

In front of more than 8,400 industry professionals CADDY partners presented equipment they developed  in the scope of the project.

Oceanology International visitors were first ones that got the chance to see the newest and improved version of LABUST surface platform PlayDyPos 2.0. We also exhibited our autonomous underwater vehicle BUDDY.

Check how it was on photos published in our Gallery and in CADDY project gallery.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 4. 3. 2016. at 20:29
LABUST participates in the workshop...

Members of LABUST participated in the workshop "Fundamentals of the intellectual property for the researchers" organized by the State Intellectual property office which took place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on the  4th March 2016. The workshop covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property at FER
  • Technology transfer and Intellectual property for research projects
  • Patents and patent databases
Nikola Mišković
Published: 16. 2. 2016. at 16:45
Open door event at CNR for high...

CNR has organized on 16th February 2016 an open door event for high school students. General descritpion of CNR activities with respect to robotics related research and development, as well as hands-on demonstrations have been carried out. Furthermore visits to CNR laboratories have been carried out.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 4. 2. 2016. at 16:12
Edited: 4. 2. 2016. at 17:27
Open-door event: More than 120...

The EXCELLABUST project organized an open door event on 3rd February 2016 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, in collaboration with JOBSTEM project. During the event, more than 120 students from elementary school "Tin Ujević" in Zagreb visited Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) and were introduced to the area of marine robotics. The main goal of the visit was to promote STEM fields to children and thus motivate them to persue education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 3. 2. 2016. at 16:00
Edited: 3. 10. 2016. at 16:08
UL at 'Robotics in Space,...

Daniel Toal, of the MMRRC at the University of Limerick, gave a talk during the 'Robotics in space, Underwater, Industry and the Law' event on the 2nd February 2016. The event was jointly organised Engineers Ireland, Mechanical and Manufacturing Division, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Daniel spoke of underwater systems and discussed the importance of remote presence as offshore operations are often prohibitively expensive and remotely controlled robots could be used for monitoring, repairing and maintaining the future of marine renewable energy farms.

The talk can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-esDnR8yZpA#t=21m07s

Nikola Mišković
Published: 22. 1. 2016. at 19:00
Edited: 2. 2. 2016. at 19:05
Kick-off meeting, 21 January 2016,...

All partners gathered in Zagreb for a successful kick-off meeting of the Horizon2020 project EXCELLABUST. Kick-off meeting was held on 21st of January 2016 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb (HR).

 

After the meeting, project partners visited some of the Sience and Research laboratories at the host institution:

Photos are available in the Gallery!

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 21. 1. 2016. at 09:45
Tutorial 1: "High-level...

As part of the expert visit within the H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Prof. Marc Carreras and Dr. Narcis Palomeras from the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona (Spain) gave a tutorial "High-level architectures and path planning" on 19th - 20th January 2016 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

The agenda, lecture descriptions and materials used during the tutorial, are available in the repository. A short report is available in the detailed news content, while photos from the event are available in the gallery.

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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 17:07
Edited: 8. 1. 2016. at 17:29
Invited talk "Towards...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture

 

"Towards Reproducible Robotics Research" 

 

given by Prof. Fabio BonsignorioThe BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna(Italy). 

 

The lecture will take place on Friday, 22nd January 2016, starting at 14:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 16:33
Edited: 8. 1. 2016. at 17:30
Invited talk "Overview of...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture

 

"Overview of research activities in Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, University of Limerick" 

 

given by Prof. Daniel Toal  and Dr. Edin Omerdić, Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, University of Limerick, (Ireland). 

 

The lecture will take place on Friday, 22nd January 2016, starting at 10:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 16:03
Edited: 8. 1. 2016. at 17:30
Invited talk "Towards...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture

 

"Towards heterogeneous cooperative field robotics: the CNR-ISSIA experience" 

 

given by Massimo Caccia and Marco Bibuli, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l’Automazione (Genova, Italy). 

The lecture will take place on Friday, 22nd January 2016, starting at 09:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 15:13
Edited: 16. 1. 2016. at 18:44
Invited talk "Girona Underwater...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture

 

"Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics lab:

AUVs for inspection and intervention" 

 

given by Prof. Marc CarrerasComputer Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona (Spain). 

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 20th January 2016, starting at 15:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.


More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.

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