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Published: 2018-01-30 at 16:15
LABUST participated at exhibition of...

LABUST members Ivana Mikolić, Nadir Kapetanović and Matej Celega participated at exhibition of young Croatian creators held in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing University of Zagreb on 26th January 2018. They presented ongoing research activities and explained the application of an aPad, autonomous marine surface vehicle. Event was organized as part of national project “Hrvatska stvara” (Croatia Creates) which aim to increase the interest of young people for technical culture. The main objective of the project is to empower children and youth by education.

Alan Vukić
Published: 2018-01-25 at 10:00
Zoran Vukić talked at panel...

Professor Zoran Vukić talked at panel discussion “World of Robotics in Croatia” held in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing University of Zagreb, on 22nd January 2018. The main goal of the event was to present the progress of robotics in Croatia. Invited guests talked about current situation of robotics in academia, industry and education. Professor Vukić presented LABUST’s work and emphasized importance of good preparation for EU work programs. In addition, he gave some interesting projections for robotics in general. All panelists agreed that Croatia has a bright future in robotics, but it’s important to invest more in education and research projects.

Alan Vukić
Published: 2017-11-26 at 09:15
Ivana Mikolić talked at round table...

Project manager Ivana Mikolić participated at the round table on gender equality in Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing University of Zagreb held in KSET, Zagreb, Croatia on 25th November 2017. The event called FERgirl čajanka (FERgirl tea party) was held as part of the Open Day at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The main objective of the event was to prove that the study of technical science, such as UNIZG-FER, is accessible to all, regardless of gender. Invited speakers at round table were women who have studied or currently studying at UNIZG-FER. Ivana Mikolić talked about her passion for math and informatics and why she decided to study at UNIZG-FER. Ivana described her student’s days and gave several useful tips to high school students. In couple of occasions she proudly presented her important role in LABUST and great passion and dedication toward her job.

Alan Vukić
Published: 2017-11-23 at 16:16
LABUST at University of Zagreb Fair...

LABUST is participating at University of Zagreb Fair 2017 as part of the Faculty of electrical engineering  and computing (FER) among more than 30 faculties. University of Zagreb Fair 2017 has started today (23rd November) and it will last until 25th November 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The event is taking place at Student Center Zagreb. Our members Nadir Kapetanović and Matej Celega presenting current projects and collaborative projects with other groups from FER. Once again, we are expecting high attendance of high school students, young faculty students and other interested parties. This is a great opportunity to attract young people in world of science, particularly in robotics and underwater systems.

Alan Vukić
Published: 2017-11-09 at 16:45
UL has hosted an Open Days 2017,...

The University of Limerick (UL) has hosted an Open Days 2017 event on the 19th and 20th of October 2017. This two-day event allowed a number of visitors (prospective students, their parents and teachers) to learn about the UL experience, to become familiar with available courses, to visit research labs and to talk to the current students, lecturers and researchers.

The MMRRC researchers presented ongoing research activities, including the EXCELLABUST project, and demonstrated the application of virtual reality (VR) headset as a user interaction interface to improve situation awareness during mission execution.

Alan Vukić
Published: 2017-01-29 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: 2016-10-24 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: 2016-10-03 at 16:18
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: 2016-10-03 at 13:04
Edited: 2016-10-03 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: 2016-10-01 at 18:48
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: 2016-05-19 at 20:27
Edited: 2016-05-19 at 20:28
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 availabe in our Photo Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 2016-02-14 at 16:45
Edited: 2017-04-14 at 16:55
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: 2016-02-04 at 16:12
Edited: 2016-02-05 at 19:20
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

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691980.