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Published: 24.08.2016. at 14:42
Edited: 24.08.2016. at 15:47
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 June 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. Photos are available in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 23.08.2016. at 18:40
Edited: 23.08.2016. at 18:49
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 June 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. Photos are available in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
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Published: 17.08.2016. at 08:58
Edited: 17.08.2016. 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: 10.06.2016. at 15:59
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: 10.06.2016. at 15:41
Edited: 10.06.2016. at 15:42
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.

Anja Babić
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Published: 09.06.2016. at 15:00
Edited: 09.06.2016. at 15:00
Invited talk "University of...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" 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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 03.06.2016. at 09:04
Edited: 03.06.2016. 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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 19.05.2016. at 20:27
Edited: 19.05.2016. 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: 17.05.2016. at 15:05
Edited: 17.05.2016. at 15:08
Joint archaeological expedition with...

Part of LABUST is currently on a joint archaeological expedition with the members of Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group (VICOROB), University of Girona (UdG) in Israel.

They will fuse the capabilities of UNIZG-FER autonomous surface platform and stereo and omnidirectional cameras by UdG to obtain a 3D map of the ancient port of Caesarea, Israel. The expedition will last from 13th until 21st May.

The expedition is done in cooperation with Bridget Buxton from University of Rhode Island and Jacob Sharvit from Israel Antiquities Authority.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 09.05.2016. at 09:50
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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 28.04.2016. at 11:50
Edited: 28.04.2016. at 11:51
FP7 CADDY project presentation in...

On Tuesday 26.04. Asst. Prof. Nikola Mišković (coordinator of the CADDY project) presented FP7 CADDY ‬ project in front of the general audience in Zadar, Croatia. The lecture is organized by Zadar City Library (Gradska Knjižnica Zadar) in the scope of regular evening events under the name Morski utorak - series of lectures held once or twice a month with the themes related to life in the sea. Evenings are designed in the form of forums, lectures, exhibitions, literary events and book presentations, film, drama and music performances, etc. including some of the most important topics: underwater archeology, maritime navigation, fishing, marine ecology, maritime heritage and shipbuilding, yachting, marine adventure, poetry and prose. 

 

Read more about the event (on Croatian) here, and pictures are avilable in our Gallery here.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 27.04.2016. at 16:55
Edited: 27.04.2016. at 16:56

Antonio Vasilijević participated in the workshop Project of mapping Adriatic marine habitats in the jurisdiction of the Republic of Croatia organized by the Croatian agency for environment and nature and NGO Sunce. The workshop was held on 14 April 2016 in Zagreb

Under this project of technical assistance a consultant will prepare an extensive project documentation necessary for the mobilization of resources planned by Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Programme for the period 2014-2020. The documentation that will be prepared by the end of 2016 is the first step in the withdrawal of the funds from the OP for the purpose of mapping marine habitats in the Adriatic area under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Croatia. The main aims of OP programme are to boost economic competitiveness, support alignment with the EU environmental acquis, invest in transport infrastructure (TEN-T) and network infrastructure.

 

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 26.04.2016. at 15:23
Edited: 26.04.2016. at 18:11
subCULTron hardware and software...

LABUST members Nikola Mišković, Milan Marković, Anja Babić, and Ivan Lončar and LARICS members Stjepan Bogdan, Tamara Petrović, Barbara Arbanas, and Goran Vasiljević participated in the hardware and software integration workshop and GA meeting as part of the H2020 project subCULTron. The workshop took place at the BioRobotics Institute which is part of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pontedera, Italy from the 4th to the 8th of April, then concluded with tests in the lagoons of Venice on the 11th of April.

 

During the workshop one aPad and several aMussel robots were assembled and tested.

 

Photos are avilable in LABUST gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 30.03.2016. at 20:39
Edited: 25.04.2016. at 17:51
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.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 29.03.2016. at 16:21
Edited: 29.03.2016. at 16:21
LABUST PhD student Anja Babić has...

On 25 March 2016, LABUST PhD student Anja Babić has successfully passed her qualifying PhD exam. The exam was presented with theme "Achieving emergent behaviour in a heterogeneous underwater robot society using multiagent reinforcement learning and embodied evolution" which is closely associated with the predicted area of the doctoral dissertation. Her work can be read and downloaded here.

 

Committee was consisted of:

  • Prof. Zoran Vukić
  • Asst. Prof. Nikola Mišković
  • Asst. Prof. Ivana Palunko, University of Dubrovnik

The exame was also attended by PhD students and employes of Department of Control and Computer Engineering: Josip Ćesić, Luka Fućek, Barbara Arbanas, Tamara Petrović, Karlo Griparić, Antun Ivanović, Marko Car, Edin Kočo, Goran Vasiljević, Hrvoje Novak, Ivan Lončar, Marin Stipanov, Antonio Vasilijević, Đula Nađ, Zdenko Kovačić.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 24.03.2016. at 18:09
Edited: 04.04.2016. 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: 04.03.2016. 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: 04.02.2016. at 16:12
Edited: 04.02.2016. 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: 02.02.2016. at 18:52
Edited: 02.02.2016. at 18:53
Horizon2020 project EXCELLABUST...

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).

 

Project is coordinated by Assist. Prof. Nikola Mišković and LABUST team (UNIZG-FER) and developed in collaboration with:

 

  1. National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Studies on Intelligent Systems for Automation (CNR-ISSIA)
  2. University of Girona (UdG), Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group (VICOROB)
  3. University of Limerick (UL), Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC)

Poject EXCELLABUST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 691980.

The main goal is to strengthen marine robotics research within LABUST (UNIZG-FER), enhance S&T capacity, and help raise staff's research profile in marine robotics of linked institutions: UNIZG-FER, CNR, UdG, and UL.

Total budget amount is 1,014,551 EUR and duration of the project is 36 months.

More information is available at the project website: http://excellabust.fer.hr/excellabust

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 23.01.2016. at 21:13
Edited: 04.02.2016. at 09:53
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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 08.01.2016. at 17:07
Edited: 08.01.2016. 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 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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 08.01.2016. at 16:33
Edited: 08.01.2016. 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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 08.01.2016. at 16:03
Edited: 08.01.2016. at 17:31
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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 08.01.2016. at 15:13
Edited: 08.01.2016. at 17:44
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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 30.11.2015. at 11:08
Edited: 30.11.2015. at 11:21
euRobotics Week - FER Robotics Tour

On November 25th, 2015 FER Robotics tour was organized as a part of the euRobotic Week. General public had the opportunity to take a look at our robotics research, talk to our researchers and gain some hands-on experience with our robots. During the LabTour LABUST researchers exhibited various autonomous and remotely operated underwater robots/vehicles.

Antonio Vasilijević
Published: 26.06.2015. at 15:03
Edited: 03.07.2015. at 09:03
URready4OS project experiments in...

During June 22-26, 2015 LABUST members (Vukić, Vasilijević, Nađ and Stilinović) performed experiments for the URready4OS project. Experiments were successful and all stated goals were reached. During experiments 2 demonstrations were performed for our guests from European and Spanish authorities (EC-DG ECHO, Spanish Navy, Spanish Universities and industry). In experiments we used 1 AUV Iver2 by Politechnic Univ. of Cartagena, 1 LAUV Explore-1 and 1 UAV X8 by University of Porto and 1 LAUV Lupis-1 and 1 USV PlaDyPos by University of Zagreb. Also, the Medslik software for prediction of oil spills were used by University of Cyprus. Experiments were performed from the ship "Clara Campoamor", the bigest salvage ship of te Spanish Navy with 30MW of installed power. The ship was in DP mode during experiments: ~10 hours per day from Monday till Friday.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 10.02.2015. at 12:00
Edited: 10.02.2015. at 12:13
LABUST is partner in SubCULTron - new...

New H2020 project "Submarine cultures perform long-term robotic exploration of unconventional environmental niches" (SubCULTron) was awarded in the H2020-FETPROACT-2014 call (project ID 640967).  subCULTron aims for achieving long-term autonomy in a learning, self-regulating, self-sustaining underwater society/culture of robots in a high-impact application area: Venice, Italy. Partners are:

  • University of Graz - Coordinator (Assoc. Prof. Thomas Schmickl)
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • Association pour la Recherche et le Developpement des Methodes et Processus Industriels
  • Corila - Consorcio per il Coordinamento delle Ricerche Inerenti al Sistema Lagunare di Venezia
  • Cybertronica UG (Haftungsbecshrankt) GmBH
Zoran Vukić
Published: 10.02.2015. at 11:26
LABUST is partner in MORUS - NATO SfP...

NATO Science for Peace project "MORUS - Unmanned systems for maritime security and environmental monitoring" starts in 2015. Project duration is 36 months. Partners are UNIZG-FER (LARICS and LABUST), University of Limerick (Marine Robotics Research Centre), University of Sarajevo (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) and University of Dubrovnik. The main goal of the MORUS project is to design and produce a prototype of a fully operational robotic system comprised of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). The system, equipped with various sensors and cameras, will be able to operate in the marine environment where it will obtain simultaneous data and images of surface and underwater areas in coastal and off-shore zones that are of particular security interest to relevant civil and military authories. MORUS will be the world's first robotic system that allows the autonomous transport, deployment, operation and recovery of a UUV combined with a UAV. This capability will significantly enlarge theater of operation for UUVs, compared with today capabilities.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 10.02.2015. at 11:08

On November 27th, 2014 Professors Asgeir Sørensen and Martin Ludvigsen from NTNU Trondheim, Norway visited LABUST. Future cooperation with "Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems" (AMOS) http://www.ntnu.edu/amos  as well as with "Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory" (AURLab) http://www.ntnu.no/aur-lab from NTNU were discussed and planned. Among other topics the cooperation will cover the support of BtS field-trainings, joint experiments and R&D project proposals for Horizon 2020 or other funding agencies. 

Zoran Vukić
Published: 25.09.2014. at 19:01
Edited: 10.02.2015. at 15:28
Experiments in Split for URready4OS...

From September 23rd till October 2nd, 2014 experiments planned for the European Commission Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - ECHO project "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Ready for Preparedness of Oil Spills" - URready4OS is preformed with great success. All the stated goals were reached and tracking of a spill (rhodamin instead of oil) with AUVs, USV and UAVs that exchange measured data and plot concentration during experiment was succesfuly realized. The Consortium consist of Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain) - coordinator, University of Porto, University of Cyprus and University of Zagreb (FER-LABUST). Video from the trails is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G215PM_JDg&feature=youtu.be

Zoran Vukić
Published: 07.07.2014. at 13:06
Successful experiments in Lora Navy base

From June 23rd till July 6th, 2014 LABUST and LARICS laboratories held experiments in Lora Navy base in Split. During experiments various experiments with the equipment of both laboratories were tested. All experiments went as planned. LABUST vehicles Lupis (OceanScan LAUV), PlaDyPos platform, new CADDY AUV and other equipment were tested. We have a help of the divers from the Navy MCM squadron from Lora. FP7 CADDY, FP7 EUROFLEETS2 and ECHO UReady4OS projects will benefit from all performed experiments. 

Zoran Vukić
Published: 25.06.2014. at 14:27
Edited: 25.06.2014. at 14:27

At MED2014 Conference that took place from June 16th till June 19th, 2014 in Palermo, Sicily, a special sessions "Marine robotics and field applications I and II"  organized by N. Mišković (UNIZG-FER-LABUST) and D. Scaradozzi (Polytehnic Univ. Marche, Ancona, Italy) was presented. LABUST presented its research achievements in 2 papers "Unmanned marsupial sea-air system of object recovery" and "Monitoring of seagrass by lightweight AUV: A posidonia oceanica case study surrounding Murter island of Croatia"

Zoran Vukić
Published: 25.06.2014. at 13:25
Edited: 25.06.2014. at 13:46

On April 29th, 2014, the Croatian Academy of Engineering awarded N. Mišković with "Vera Johanides" award. This yearly award is dedicated to the best young scientist for a particular year. LABUST crew congratulate Nikola for this award!

Zoran Vukić
Published: 07.06.2014. at 14:42

FP7 projects "CADDY - Cognitve Autonomous Diving Buddy" (coordinated by LABUST), "MORPH - Marine robotic system of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes""PANDORA - Persistent Autonomy through Learning Adaptation Observation and Replanning" and "ARROWS - Archaeological Robot Systems for the World’s Seas" are organizing a workshop

 

"EMRA'14 - Workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications"

 

from 9 - 10 June 2014 in Rome. The EMRA workshop is a unique event and a meeting place for researchers, end-users and industrial stakeholders related to the area of marine robotics.

 

The workshop can be followed live here.

Nikola Mišković
Published: 29.01.2014. at 17:55
CADDY kick off meeting

Kick off meeting for project Cognitive autonomous diving buddy has been organised at Faculty of electrical engineering. All partners and members of advisory board gathered on 23rd and 24th of January 2014. Caddy project is financed by European Commission Seventh Framework Programme. www.caddy-fp7.eu

Tihana Sesar
Published: 19.01.2014. at 13:42
Edited: 19.01.2014. at 15:05

The European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) project "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Ready for Preparedness of Oil Spills- UReady4OS"  started on January 1st, 2014 and will last for 24 months. The project belongs to actions aimed at improving cross border civil protection and marine pollution cooperation, including regional cooperation, regarding preparedness for, direct response to and reducing consequences of natural and man-made disasters, including the consequences of CBRN events.

Project Consortium consists of 4 partners: Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain)-coordinator, University of Cyprus (Cyprus), University of Porto (Portugal) and University of Zagreb-FER-LABUST (Croatia). 

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 23.12.2013. at 20:49
FP7 CADDY project starts on 01/01/2014

The FP7 project "CADDY - Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy", coordinated by LABUST is starting on 01/01/2014.

The core of the research and development effort will focus on setting up symbiotic links between a human diver and a set of companion autonomous robots. The core of the proposed envisioned concept consists of a diver, autonomous underwater robot and autonomous surface robot. A diver will interact with the companion autonomous underwater robot who will manoeuvre underwater in the vicinity of the diver and exhibit cognitive behaviour with regard to the diver actions. 

For more details visit the project website and the project Facebook page

Nikola Mišković
Published: 09.10.2013. at 12:50
Edited: 16.10.2013. at 09:14
International Oceans Systems magazine...

International Ocean Systems (IOS), the leading European-based magazine serving and informing the vast and important international oceanographic market. Link to the cover article (online version):

http://www.intoceansys.co.uk/articles-detail.php?iss=0000000034&acl=0000000278

 

Antonio Vasilijević
Published: 23.07.2013. at 16:52
Edited: 29.07.2013. at 16:18
FP7 CART project: Sea trials, Tallinn...

Final sea trial of the FP7 CART project (http://cart.posidonia.com, https://www.facebook.com/MarineRobotics)took place in Tallinn from 01.07.2013 to 05.07.2013. LABUST team attended the trials as RTD project partner. Sea trials confirmed the functionality of the systems in all operational scenarios and in real conditions. Results of the sea  trials are used for final qualification procedure of the system.

 

Antonio Vasilijević
Published: 23.07.2013. at 16:41
Edited: 25.07.2013. at 08:58
FP7 CART project: system integration...

LABUST team led by Prof. Z. Vukic, attended the integration experiments of the FP7 CART project held in Genova 26-30 May 2013. Experiments with other research partners, CNR Genova and DNV Oslo were used for final integration of all CART system components, consisting of two vehicle built in Zagreb and Genova and remote control station.

Antonio Vasilijević
Published: 25.03.2013. at 10:17
Edited: 16.10.2013. at 15:31

Prof. Z. Vukić attended the Kick-off meeting of the EUROFLEETS2 project held in Brest 19-21 March 2013. During the KOM meeting, partners of the WP12 planned their work during the first phase of the project.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 04.01.2013. at 12:33
Edited: 04.01.2013. at 12:39
LABUST is a partner in a new FP7...

EUROFLEETS 2 is the enhancement of EUROFLEETS1 with the aim of developing a new pan-European distributed infrastructure with common strategic vision and coordinated access on basis of scientific excellence to key European research vessels and marine equipment. EUROFLEETS2 will undertake specific actions that aim to consolidate fleets’ organization, methodology and tools and run operational experimental tests (like virtual fleets) leading to fully interoperable and cost effective European research fleets,

Click More... for more details on the project.

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Published: 30.10.2012. at 22:03
Edited: 30.10.2012. at 22:10

At the GA meeting in Potsdam, Germany, Prof. Vukić gave a short presentation of the LABUST as a new partner in one R&D work package of the EUROFLEETS2 project that will start from March 1st, 2013. 

Zoran Vukić
Published: 30.10.2012. at 21:09
Edited: 30.10.2012. at 22:01

Prof. Vukić atended the workshop on the Control of Cyber-Physical Systems. This workshop brought together researchers in Systems and Control, interested in different aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems. At the workshop the  exchange of research experiences took place and the main scientific challenges were identified in this rapidly growing research area. The participation was by invitation only.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 15.10.2012. at 09:39
Edited: 15.10.2012. at 10:09

The article about the FP7 CURE project was published in the "International Innovation" journal (by Research Media Ltd.). "International innovation" is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at:

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The article can be downloaded from here.

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Published: 15.06.2012. at 10:56
Edited: 15.06.2012. at 11:26
We congratulate our students for the...

Our students (from left to right on photo) Viktor Vladić, Nikola Stilinović and Zoran Triska are recipients of the University of Zagreb Rector's Award for academic year 2011/2012. Their work for which they were awarded is titled "Advanced methods of guidance and control of autonomous marine vehicles". On the photo both  autonomous marine vehicles (model of a tanker - CyberShip and autonomous surface platform - PlaDyPos) can be seen. The photo is taken on June 13th 2012 while they were preparing for experimentation at lake Bundek, Zagreb. The award ceremony will be in the hall D1 of our Faculty (Unksa 3) on June 20th at 11AM. The list of award recipients are given here.

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Published: 15.06.2012. at 10:38
Edited: 15.06.2012. at 10:52

On June 14th 2012. Mr. Enzo Aldrovandi from the company IXBlue (division IXSea) presented the company product line. Some of IXBlue brochures can be downloaded here.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 12.06.2012. at 16:19
Edited: 14.06.2012. at 15:35
Prof. Vukić attended a meeting with...

On June 4th, 2012 Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović (NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy) visited our Faculty. At the meeting achievements of LABUST were presented and especially the research project that we are involved in with the NATO Undersea Research Centre.

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Published: 04.06.2012. at 17:48
Edited: 04.06.2012. at 19:06
Experiments at NURC on MCM with...

Between May 16th and 23rd 2012., Đula Nađ and Tomislav Lugarić performed  experiments at NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in La Spezia, Italy. Experiments were scheduled according to NURC project on MCM where LABUST is a partner and responsible for the underwater part of the system.

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Published: 15.05.2012. at 22:40
Edited: 16.05.2012. at 21:15
FP7 project "Cooperative...

From May 16th till May 18th, 2012 the meeting with other partners in the FP7 CART project is held at UNIZG-FER-LABUST. More about this project can be found here.

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Published: 15.05.2012. at 16:53
Edited: 15.05.2012. at 17:03

LABUST members (Vukić, Barišić and Mišković) were invited to attend Video Ray boondoggle event in hotel "Colentum" in Murter: The event was held from May 6th till May 13th, 2012. During this event new Video Ray Pro4 ROVs were presented with some interesting new developments from other companies. Some very interesting advancements for Pro4 of Video Ray company are announced that will ensure Video Ray company its firm position on the market for micro ROVs.

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Published: 09.05.2012. at 10:37
Edited: 13.05.2012. at 10:09

On May 8th (Tuesday) Prof. Zoran Vukić, Assist.Prof. Nikola Mišković and Dr.sc. Matko Barišić presented LABUST achievements to President of Republic of Croatia Prof. Ivo Josipović. At the meeting were present also Mr. Zlatko Gareljić - Adviser to the President for the Defence Affairs, lieutenant general Drago Lovrić - Chief of staff of General Staff of the Armed Forces, rear admiral Zdenko Simičić Deputy chief of staff for operations of General Staff of the Armed Forces, brigadier Prof. Dario Matika Director of the Institute for research and development of defence systems-Ministry of Defence. Couple of issues related to cooperation with NATO Undersea Research Centre, with maritime security and especially monitoring of undersea was raised. President supports projects directed toward protection of Adraitic subsea and coastal areas, port security, underwater cultural heritage protection and protection of sailing routes in Adriatic. He supports and urge for coordinated activities with state institutions, security-defence system especially Croatian Navy and the Coast guard.

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Published: 03.05.2012. at 22:05

Nikola Stilinović, Zoran Triska and Viktor Vladić submitted their work titled "Advanced methods of guidance and control of autonomous marine vehicles" for the University of Zagreb Rector's award for academic year 2011/2012. The report describes two autonomous marine vehicles (model of a tanker - CyberShip and autonomous surface platform - PlaDyPos) that were buit by these students. Both vessels were tested in our laboratory, in Brodarski institute and lake Jarun in Zagreb. The report will be available later on on our web site when the results of the evaluation process will be published. 

Zoran Vukić
Published: 03.05.2012. at 21:40
Edited: 03.05.2012. at 21:50
LABUST participated at the IFAC...

LABUST presented two papers at the IFAC NGCUV workshop held between April 10-12, 2012 in Porto, Portugal. Round table organized at the workshop initiated some interesting discussions and notes from the discussion can be found here.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 26.04.2012. at 21:02
Edited: 26.04.2012. at 21:57

Prof. Vukić with 10 other colleagues from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing visited shipyard "Uljanik" Pula on April 23rd, 2012. The topic of our talks was about possible cooperation and initiation of new joint R&D. Prof. Vukić presented LABUST R&D achievements.

Zoran Vukić
Published: 26.04.2012. at 20:50
Edited: 26.04.2012. at 20:56
LABUST was awarded by ONRG for the...

The contract for "Breaking the surface" (BtS) field training for three consecutive years 2012, 2013 and 2014 was signed with Office of Naval Research Global. We expect that our BtS, that already won high appraisal among researchers and developers of UST, will remain THE event that everybody wants to attend. More at http://bts.fer.hr

Zoran Vukić
Published: 29.03.2012. at 16:00
Edited: 30.03.2012. at 09:15
Prof. Antonio Pascoal and Massimo...

Prof. Antonio Pascoal (IST, Lisbon, Portugal) Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Lab and Massimo Caccia (CNR-ISSIA, Genova, Italy) visited our laboratory between 26.03.2012 and 29.03.2012. Our future coopeartion and project proposals were planned and discussed during their visit.

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Published: 29.03.2012. at 13:56
Edited: 03.04.2012. at 09:36
Workshop "Intelligent Underwater...

On March 27th, 2012 the workshop on "Intelligent Underwater Systems and Technologies" (IPSIT2012) was held at FER. The workshop lasted for a day. More information can be obtained here. This was the last of three consecutive workshops organized by LABUST (2010, 2011, 2012) as one of specific support type of action in the CURE project. At IPSIT2012 the round table was organized on "How to make the most of R&D and innovation for the benefit of Croatian economy".

Zoran Vukić
Published: 29.03.2012. at 13:47
Edited: 29.03.2012. at 13:57
Matko Barišić defended his Ph.D.

Mr. Matko Barišić, LABUST researcher, defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 26th, 2012. The dissertation title was: “Guidance of formations of autonomous underwater vehicles by virtual potential method”.

All members of the LABUST team are congratulating Matko for his achievement !!

Zoran Vukić
Published: 29.03.2012. at 10:20
Edited: 29.03.2012. at 13:30

Mrs. Signe Redfield, Ph.D., Associate Director, Autonomous and Unmanned Systems from Office of Naval Research - Global, London, UK, visited our laboratory on March 14th, 2012. During her visit she met also with our Dean and visited other laboratories of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering.

Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS

Laboratory for Renewable Energy Sources - LARES

Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems - ACROSS

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Published: 12.03.2012. at 12:44
Edited: 12.03.2012. at 15:27

On March 8th, the meeting with shipyard "Uljanik" was held at University of Zagreb-Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FAMENA) in Zagreb. The cooperation agreement between "Uljanik" and FAMENA were signed. The meeting covered possible cooperations topics with "Uljanik" and FAMENA, FER and Brodarski institute. LABUST offered its expertise in underwater robotics and technologies. The  next meeting will be held at FER.

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Published: 11.03.2012. at 20:29
Edited: 15.05.2012. at 22:34

In the April issue of the journal "Seapower" (official publication of the Navy League) the article titled "Removing man from minefield - single-minded one-shot autonomous vehicle closes the gap on mine neutralization" written by Mr. Edward Lundquist, is published. The article describes the NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC) project in which LABUST is involved and responsible for the underwater part of the system. To read the article click here.

 

Zoran Vukić
Published: 28.11.2011. at 17:27
Edited: 28.11.2011. at 17:27
LABUST participated at the 4th...

LABUST participated on the 4th Conference on Marine Technology in memoriam of the academician Zlatko Winkler held on the  November 25 and 26, 2011at Faculty of Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia (under auspieces of The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts The Department of Technical Sciences).

Prof. Vukić organized a special session Intelligent Underwater Systems and  Technologies where 7 papers were presented. To see the programme of the special session, click more...

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Published: 28.11.2011. at 17:02

 

According to the decision of the Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, prof. Zoran Vukić was awarded the GOLDEN PLAQUE "Josip Lončar" for the academic year 2010./2011. for 

significant enhancment of the academia and scientific advances in the area of underwater systems and technologies, and especially for strengthening the Faculty's research potential and successful competition in the European research area.

Congratulations!

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Published: 25.10.2011. at 10:49
Edited: 09.11.2011. at 13:53
LABUST students' visit to...

Students from the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies visited the Uljanik shipyard in Pula on Monday, October 24th. The visit consisted of a short presentation about Uljanik's activities and job offers and a tour of Veruda, a new bulk carrier being built for Uljanik's shipping company.

For more photos, see details

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Published: 05.07.2016. at 12:35
subCULTron RTOS workshop

LABUST members Nikola Mišković, Anja Babić, and Ivan Lončar and LARICS members Tamara Petrović and Barbara Arbanas participated in the RTOS workshop as part of the H2020 project subCULTron. The workshop took place at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing from the 8th to the 12th of February.

 

During the workshop, development and testing was done on four prototype MU boards and one MU sandwich consisting of an MU board and a Raspberry PI board, together with Bluetooth, GPS, and GSM modules, forming the basis of future aMussel development.

Anja Babić
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