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Published: 23. 11. 2017. 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 September) 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: 20. 11. 2017. at 09:00
Zoran Vukić and Antonio Vasilijević...

LABUST members once again organized the special session “Intelligent underwater systems and technologies” at 7th Conference on Marine Technology in memoriam of the academician Zlatko Winkler, held in Rijeka on November 17th 2017. Papers at the special session were presented by Zoran Vukić and Antonio Vasilijević. Among other projects, the PlaDyFleet project and its recent results have been presented. The Conference is organised by Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Maritime studies - University of Rijeka, Croatia, and Association for Research and Development of Maritime Industries.

Alan Vukić
Published: 16. 11. 2017. at 16:54
Edited: 16. 11. 2017. at 16:59
LABUST will organise the 11th IFAC...

We are honored to be one of the organizers of the 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles – CAMS 2018. IFAC approved LABUST to organise the 11th IFAC CAMS 2018 together with University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and help of KoREMA (IFAC national member Organization) and the Centre for Underwater Systems and Technologies. The conference will take place from 10th until 12th September 2018 in Opatija, Croatia. CAMS 2018 is a flagship event of the IFAC Technical Committee on Marine Systems (TC7.2) and it now combines IFAC conferences CAMS and MCMC, and workshop NGCUV into one conference under CAMS acronym. The conference will provide opportunity for universities, research facilities an industry to explore the future trends in application of control theory to marine systems and to establish new and innovative activities for applying advanced solutions to marine systems. For more information about the conference visit official CAMS 2018 website.

Alan Vukić
Published: 13. 11. 2017. at 13:58
LABUST members participating at...

Our members Nikola Mišković, Đula Nađ and Ivana Mikolić will participate at BLUEMED – 3rd biannual project meeting agenda from 14th until 15th November 2017 in Limassol, Cyprus. BLUEMED partners will discuss about project progress and issues. All project partners will present the progress in the project implementation so far, and plans for future activities. LABUST team will present their progress report on WP3 studying and planning for WP4 testing. The event will take place at Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus. 

BLUEMED project aims to support and promote sustainable and responsible tourism development in coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean. This will be achieved by planning, testing and coordinating Underwater Museums, Diving Parks and Knowledge Awareness Centres (KACs) in 4 pilot site: Capo Rizutto and Baia bay (Italy), Western Pagasitikos/Sporades (Greece) and Cavtat sites (Croatia).

Alan Vukić
Published: 11. 11. 2017. at 13:45
Professor Vukić participated at the...

Prof. Zoran Vukić participated as lecturer at the seminar for Civil protection Agency of Cyprus (University of Cyprus - Nicosia) from 9th until 10th November 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus.  In his lecture professor Vukić presented UReady4OS system description. This activity is the dissemination activity of the “Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills” (e-URready4OS) project.

Alan Vukić
Published: 6. 11. 2017. at 15:42
LABUST’s aPad won a gold medal at...

Our latest and hottest product an aPad won a gold medal at International Trade Fair (IENA 2017) which was held from 2nd November until 5th November 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. In the competition of more than 800 innovations from 31 countries of the world, Croatian innovators have won nine medals. LABUST won a gold medal for its aPad product in the competition of the Universities, Faculties and Institutions. aPad is an autonomous unmanned surface marine vehicle that independently communicates with other marine robots and can perform complex mission to end users. The platform can be applied to different scientific areas such as underwater archeology, marine biology, maritime security, robotics, oceanography, mariculture and hydrography. Our initial market research, end-users inquiries and even first acquisition suggest high market potential of the aPad. The award was taken by Matej Celega, who represented our laboratory at the fair.

LABUST together with other Croatian inventors took part in the fair in Nuremberg as part of delegation led by the Union of Croatian Innovators and supported by the Ministry of Science and Education, the Croatian Community of Technical Culture and Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 1948, iENA has emerged the reputation as one of the world’s three top invention fairs, on par with the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva and the Invention and New Product Exposition in Pittsburgh. 

Alan Vukić
Published: 4. 11. 2017. at 09:52
Professor Nikola Mišković attended...

Deputy head of LABUST assoc. prof. Nikola Mišković participated in Economic Conference Montenegro 2017 - Challenges on the path to the European Union”. The conference took place in Hotel Splendid, Budva, Montenegro, from 2nd November until 3rd November 2017.  The conference “Challenges on the path to the European Union” gathered around 500 representatives of governments, business community, scientific and expert public from the Balkans and wider.

The Conference has been organised by Chamber of Economy of Montenegro and Ministry of Science of Montenegro. It was opened by President to the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro Velimir Miljušković, and as the panel guest the conference was addressed by EBRD President Pierre Heilbronn.

Alan Vukić
Published: 26. 10. 2017. at 17:15
Edited: 27. 10. 2017. at 15:42
CROWNE 2017 Sea Trial underway at Split

CROWNE 2017 Sea Trial #1 is underway in Split, Croatia, where researchers from LABUST, and Space and Naval Warfare System Command (SPAWAR), SSC Pacific from San Diego are conducting trials from 23rd till 28th of October 2017. Croatian Ministry of Defence (MORH) and US Department of Defence (DoD) signed in 2017 a Coalition Warfare Program „Cooperative Unmanned Vehicles in the Maritime Environment“. (CUV-ME).

The objective of the CUV-ME project is to provide, develop, integrate, and test the hardware and software protocols necessary to advance combined operations between multiple unmanned systems, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), to enhance the navigational accuracy of UUVs, and to improve the operational safety of operators engaged in unexploded ordnance remediation and counter underwater explosive operations. A supporting project objective will be to investigate the Concept of Operations and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures used during the CUV-ME project as a baseline for integrating this capability into future operational mine countermeasures operations and other naval warfare missions. 

With this project LABUST once again prove its capability to be involved in the most challenging type of projects. The TRL (technology readiness level) at the end of the CUV-ME project will be between 6 to 7. The CUV-ME project is a joint RDT&E effort lead by the University of Zagreb’s Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s (SSC PAC’s) Unmanned Maritime Vehicles.

Alan Vukić
Published: 23. 10. 2017. at 12:05
Edited: 25. 10. 2017. at 09:59
Antonio Vasilijević has defended his...

On 17TH October 2017, Mr. Antonio Vasilijević, researcher at LABUST, successfully defended his PhD thesis titled"Audio augmented reality as navigation aid for remotely operated vehicle piloting", mentored by Professor Zoran Vukić.

 

The committee was consisted of:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Nikola Mišković – the Head of the Commitee,
  2. Assoc. Prof. Kristian Jambrošić - member of the Commitee
  3. Prof. Dario Matika, Croatian Military Academy „Dr. Franjo Tuđman“ - member of the Commitee

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

Alan Vukić
Published: 17. 10. 2017. at 21:41
Edited: 19. 10. 2017. at 21:42
2nd EXCELLABUST summer school...

9th International Interdisciplinary Field Workshop of Marine Robotics and Applications Breaking the Surface was held from 1st until 8th October 2017 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia.

BTS2017 was organized as a 2nd EXCELLABUST summer school with more than 180 participants from various disciplines (marine robotics, marine biology, marine archaeology, maritime security, geology etc.) joined BTS!

This year's edition of the workshop gathered participants from a record high number of countries. (24)

 In short, BTS presented:

  • 6 programme tracks
  • 38 invited lectures
  • 10 equipment, project and research groups demonstrations
  • 5 tutorials

More information about the programme are available at BTS web site. Check photos to see how the event went at BtS gallery page.

Alan Vukić
Published: 10. 10. 2017. at 11:45
2nd Innovation Tuesday at Breaking...

As part of the 9th edition of Breaking the Surface 2017 organised an Innovation Tuesday, the whole day program dedicated to lectures about creation of corporate spin-offs, on how to attract investments and tips and tricks in starting such a company. Robotics experts shared their experience in commercializing robotics-related technologies with the rest of interested participants and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Innovation Tuesday was held on 3rd of October while Breaking the Surface was held from 1st until 8th October in Biograd na Moru (Croatia). More than 180 participants from marine robotics field and its applications - marine biology, maritime archaeology, maritime security, geology, oceanology etc. participated in BtS programs. The event was supported by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb and Embassy of the United States Zagreb.

As part of Innovation Tuesday, 8 lecturers presented their experience and knowledge. The event was concluded with round table on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Tuesday (INNOVA):

  1. LECTURES
Alan Vukić
Published: 8. 10. 2017. at 12:45
MORUS project meeting at Breaking the...

The MORUS project meeting was held during the Breaking the Surface 2017 workshop on 6th October 2017 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. The meeting was attended by Stjepan Bogdan (project manager), Ivana Mikolić, Nikola Mišković, Nadir Kapetanović (all LABUST), Matko Orsag, Tomislav Haus, Marko Car, Antun Ivanović (all LARICS), Ivana Palunko (UNIDU), Edin Omerdić (UL), Nedim Osmić and Almir Salihbegović (both UNISA). Each project partner gave a review of its activities for the previous period and presented working plans for forthcoming period.

Alan Vukić
Published: 7. 10. 2017. at 12:30
EXCELLABUST project meeting at...

The EXCELLABUST project meeting was held in Biograd na Moru, Croatia on 5th October 2017 during the Breaking the Surface workshop. The meeting was attended by Nikola Mišković, Ivana Mikolić (both LABUST), Edin Omerdić (UL), Marc Carreras, Joseta Roca (both UDG), Marco Bibuli and Angelo Odetti (both CNR). Meeting goals were to get familiarized with each partner's activity since the last meeting and establish a detailed meeting schedule and working plan for next 12 months. 

Alan Vukić
Published: 28. 9. 2017. at 22:44
Nikola Mišković appeared on Croatia...

Croatian National Television (HRT) hosted our member Nikola Mišković in science show Prometej on 28th September 2017. He introduced wide Croatian audience with LABUST work and his successful career. Nikola talked about importance of the latest researching results in underwater robotics, Horizon2020 subCULTron project in Venice, new cooperative systems and many more. On journalist’s question what it’s needed to do to keep young experts in Croatia, he answered that first of all it’s necessary to provide them with the environment in which they can show their excellence. He and many more experts from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing decided to stay, because they have access to finance from EU, which allows them to work here in Croatia.

The entire video is available at HRT: Prometej.

Alan Vukić
Published: 26. 9. 2017. at 16:00
Edited: 17. 10. 2017. at 16:15
Our spin-off project H2O Robotics...

UNIZG-FER LABUST members Nikola Mišković, Marin Bek and Milan Marković were presenting our spin-off project H2O Robotics on European Robotics League (ERL) Robots Major Tournament in Piombino, Italy. H2O Robotics is part of H2020 aPad project, which proposes transformation of Autonomous Unmanned Marine Surface vehicle into commercially attractive, sustainable and innovative products that both address societal challenges and is highly competitive in global markets.

UNIZG-FER LABUST is actual developer of the aPad, responsible for all project activities while Research Support Centre (CePI) participating in development of the business plan and exploration of an exploitation path.

ERL Emergency Robots Major Tournament 2017 was held from September 15th- 23rd 2017 in Piombino, Italy. ERL tournament is a civilian, outdoor robotics competition, with a focus on realistic, multi-domain emergency response scenarios. It’s open to the public and anyone interested can attend as spectator.

Alan Vukić
Published: 26. 9. 2017. at 15:30
Our member Matej Celega participated...

UNIZG-FER LABUST member Matej Celega participated at the 6th edition of the Festival of Science and Innovation "Trieste NEXT" on 21st - 23rd September 2017. The festival was held in Trieste, Italy, the European capital of science for the year 2020. LABUST member in collaboration with Maritime Technology Cluster FVG Scarl and ISSIA – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche presented aPad, a product of a spin-off company H2O Robotics. aPad a revolutionary multipurpose platform is a result of years of work and experience of the laboratories in various research and development scientific projects.

This year's festival has visited about 50,000 visitors. The largest interest of aPad and LABUST was showed by students and potential business and research partners, which is an excellent motivation for further work and confirmation of invested effort and knowledge. “Sea” was in the focus of the festival, with key topics such as: Marine Biology, Trendy Maritime Engineering, Research in Antarctica and many other sea-related professions. Festival launched two major initiatives with the idea of ​​joining the business and research world: "EuroBioHighTech" and "NEXT Maritime Technologies' Day"; within which it’s a more detailed presentation of aPad products and work of the LABUST was held.

“Trieste NEXT” 2017 was organised by National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS, International School of Advanced Studies - SISSA, City of Trieste and Venezie Post.

Alan Vukić
Published: 17. 9. 2017. at 17:40
H2020 subCULTron project presented to...

H2020 SubCULTron project was publicly presented as “the world largest diving robot test” in the waters if the lagoon, at the Venice Arsenal on Friday, 15 September 2017. This is the first time that journalists and the public have the opportunity to see this project in action. Complex knowledge of the lagoon and marine environment has served to develop the swarm of underwater robots, composed of three types (aMussels, aFish, aPads) each inspired by a natural species and with specific operational capabilities. The use of the subCULTron robotics complex allowed them to investigate the marine environment with innovative long-term methods. Venice was therefore chosen as the best site for robot testing.


Our members Anja Babić, Ivan Lončar and Matej Celega represented the LABUST team in this project. LABUST is partner in scientific-research project H2020 subCULTron together with LARICS (Laboratory for robotic and intelligent control systems), University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Artificial Life Lab Graz ( Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles , CORILA, ARMINES and Cybertronica Research.
The subCULTron project is funded by the EU Horizon2020 FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) program.  Total budget of the project is 4 million EUR and it will last until March 2019.

Alan Vukić
Published: 17. 7. 2017. at 09:00
Nadir Kapetanović participated at the...

UNIZG-FER LABUST member Nadir Kapetanović participated at the IFAC 2017 World congress. The congress was held in Toulouse, France on 9-14.07 2017. Nadir presented the paper named "Real-time model predictive line following control for underactuated marine vehicles", which is the result of his expert exchange at CNR, Genova, Italy, as a part of EXCELLABUST project

 

Among other activities, he promoted LABUST and Breaking the Surface annual workshop, which is organized by LABUST for the 9th time this year, and will be held on 1-8.10.2017. in Biograd na Moru.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 29. 6. 2017. at 16:00
Nikola Mišković participated in...

Nikola Mišković attended the International Workshop on Underwater and Nautical Archaeology organized as a part of AdriaS - Archaeology of Adriatic Shipbuilding and Seafaring project. This project is concerned with technological development of Adriatic shipbuilding and seafaring from Prehistory to the Early Modern Age.

The workshop was held from 3rd until 10th June 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

This course had a goal to bring together experts in maritime and nautical archaeology, as well as specialists in related scientific fields, to discuss with course participants the full spectrum of maritime and nautical archaeology in the Mediterranean. The course was divided into four thematic units:

  • The ship and its environment: technology and navigation;
  • The ship as a reflection of society;
  • Nautical heritage and its value to today’s world;
  • Nautical archaeology and ethnography in the digital era.
Ivana Mikolić
Published: 26. 6. 2017. at 09:31
Edited: 10. 7. 2017. at 15:12
UNIZG-FER LABUST participates in...

UNIZG-FER LABUST members Nadir Kapetanović and Đula Nađ participated in OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE conference. Technical programme lasted for three days, from Tuesday, 20.6., until Thursday, 22.6. There were close to 40 exibitors showcasing their companies, as well as research laboratories and universities related to marine robotics research.

 

Nadir Kapetanović presented early results of his PhD thesis in a paper "Development of model predictive guidance for underactuated marine vehicles: From simulations to experiments", and Đula Nađ presented the final validation results of CADDY project in a paper named "CADDY Project, Year 3: The Final Validation Trials". They used this occasion to discuss about marine robotics topics from their research fields with world-renowned experts from both academia and industry. They also promoted Breaking the Surface workshop organized by LABUST, which attracted much attention among conference attendees.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 13. 6. 2017. at 11:53
Edited: 16. 6. 2017. at 14:29
Field trials for e-URready4OS project...

LABUST team (Z. Vukić, Đ. Nađ, M. Marković and N. Kapetanović) returned from a week long trials in Cartagena (Spain) that was planned in the project Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills - e-URready4OS.

Experiments were performed from the Spanish salvage ship Clara Campoamor that was in DP mode during experiments (daily from 7AM till 6PM). Experiments involved 6 AUVs (Remus 600, three LAUVs and two Iver2 vehicles) one USV (Pladypos) and one UAV.

Field trials  successfuly finished on 9th June 2017. The next field trials are planned for Ireland in 2018.

 

Check photos from trials in our Photo Gallery!

Zoran Vukić
Published: 1. 6. 2017. at 14:00
LABUST presented H2020 PLADYFLEET...

LABUST presented H2020 PLADYFLEET project at the International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - MIPRO as part of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing poster exhibition. The conference was held from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Opatija, Croatia.

 

The poster is available here.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 31. 5. 2017. at 14:00
H2020 PLADYFLEET project training for...

LABUST member Antonio Vailijević held a training for testbed operators in the scope of H2020 PLADYFLEET project on 24th of May 2017 at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI in Bremen, DE. 

The training was attended by participants from both testbeds, DFKI Germany and MoD Greece, where PlaDyPos USVs will be at disposal for H2020 RAWFIE project experimenters. The training covered all topics important for successful operation of the PlaDyPos USVs, from deployment/recovery procedures, manual and remote operation, to basic maintenance. 

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 30. 5. 2017. at 14:00
H2020 PLADYFLEET project: first seven...

LABUST members Đula Nađ, Filip Mandić and Antonio Vasilijević visited the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen, Germany, from 22 to 24 May 2017 in the scope of H2020 PLADYFLEET project.

During the visit, the first seven PlaDyPos vehicles were successfully integrated to the H2020 RAWFIE project testbed infrastructure and delivered to the DFKI.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 22. 5. 2017. at 15:30
Edited: 26. 5. 2017. at 16:48
Innovation Management Training 2 -...

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the 2nd Innovation Management Training named “University Entrepreneurship” was held at University of Girona, under H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics". This highly interactive training was held by Mr Jeff Skinner, who is the Executive Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Besides this, he leads MBA entrepreneurship electives and many co-curricular student activities at the School.

 

The goal of the training was to: get into the mind-set of an investor who is asked to finance a new idea for business, develop a commercial strategy for a technology being commercialized, brainstorm a minimum viable product, and finally discuss dos and donts of launching a new venture.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 22. 5. 2017. at 15:15
Training 3: “Intervention AUVs” held...

LABUST participated in a tutorial titled "Intervention AUVs", which was held by prof. Pere Ridao, dr.sc. Patryck CieslakAlbert Palomer, and Dina Youakim  on 17th - 18th May 2017 at the University of Girona. The tutorial was organized under the H2020 project "EXCELLABUST". Topics of the tutorial were: direct and inverse robot manipulator kinematics, use of robotic manipulators attached to an underwater vehicle, motion planning and control of such systems.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 22. 5. 2017. at 15:00
LABUST participated at EMRA '17...

LABUST members attended  EMRA '17 Workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications, which was organized at the  University of Girona from May 15 to May 16, 2017, as a part of H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics". The goal of this workshop was to bring together academia and industry representatives from all around EU, who work in the field of marine robotics, so that they can present their work, exchange ideas, and discuss about the development of marine robotics in the future.

Among others, prof. Nikola Mišković from LABUST presented CADDY project and its final results.

The complete workshop programme, workshop proceedings, and photo gallery are available on EMRA '17 site.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 4. 5. 2017. at 08:30
Edited: 26. 5. 2017. at 12:12
PhD defense

On May 2nd 2017, Đula Nađ, researcher at LABUST, sucessfully defended his PhD thesis in "Guidance and control of autonomous underwater agents with acoustically aided navigation", mentored under Associate Professor Nikola Mišković. The thesis investigated solutions for diver tracking and guidance and remote sonar-based underwater navigation aiding for divers and small underwater vehicles without positioning sensors.
 

Đula Nađ
Published: 28. 4. 2017. at 19:37
Edited: 28. 4. 2017. at 20:02
LABUST participated at the Festival...

LABUST presented itself at the Festival of Science, on April 28th 2017 at the Technical Musem in Zagreb. Elementary and highschool students from Zagreb and many other cities of Croatia, who visited the event, had a chance to see and learn something about marine robotics and exploration of the underwater world. aPad, which is being developed by LABUST and partners, has been showcased as an example of a modular marine vehicle used for such purposes.

Nadir Kapetanović
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: 1. 4. 2017. at 14:00
H2020 PLADYFLEET project: first...

First experiments of the PlaDyPos in an indoor pool have taken place during March 2017. Manual operation and sensors performance were tested. Image and video stream show output from HD camera and depth image output, used for obstacle detection.

Check video of trials here: https://youtu.be/P42CEl2_rRw

Ivana Mikolić
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
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: 15. 3. 2017. at 12:00
Edited: 27. 3. 2017. at 12:09
Prof. Nikola Mišković deciding upon...

Prof. Nikola mišković participated in the Singapore AUV challenge - SAUVC 2017 where he was a part of the Jury Committee. While there, he also held an invited lecture "Cooperative and not-so-cooperative marine robots ". The video of the lecture is available here.

 

The Singapore AUV challenge was held from 10th to 13th March 2017 in Singapore at Singapore Polytechnic. It aims to provide students an opportunity to experience the challenges of AUV system engineering and develop skills in the associated technologies. The focus is on autonomous operations in a swimming pool format, rather than remote control in a small tank, and it is aimed at University and Polytechnic students. The Singapore AUV challenge emphasises on outreach, learning and skill development. The competition is open to Singapore and international participants.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 6. 3. 2017. at 10:50
LABUST participated at the "Days...

LABUST presented itself at the event "Days of UNIZG FER on MIOC". The event took place at the XV Gymnasium in Zagreb on March 2nd. Students of this math-informatics oriented gymnasium had a chance to see and learn something about underwater robots, namely aPad and aMussel, which are being developed by LABUST and partners.

Nadir Kapetanović
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: 17. 2. 2017. at 15:41
2nd MORUS worskop held from 10th till...

LABUST participated in 2nd NATO SpS MORUS project workshop that took place at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, from 10th to 16th February 2017. All MORUS partners participated in preparation and execution of the workshop.

The goal of the 2nd workshop was twofold: first, UAV roll and pitch control loops, implementing a moving mass concept, were tested, together with low-level state machine; and second, integration of the Human Machine Interface with high-level state machine and overall system communication have been done. Upon successful integration of hardware, software and communication components of MORUS system, major functionalities have been tested through the HMI. Gazebo simulator was used as virtual world where UUV and UAV models executed missions by mimicking inputs from real vehicles, while in the same time high level controllers on real vehicles received positions from the simulator.

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: 13. 2. 2017. at 15:30

On the 10th of February 2017 PhD student from LABUST, Nadir Kapetanović, has presented and successfully passed his qualifying doctoral exam. Topic of the presentation was "Informational gain guided model predictive motion planning of autonomous underwater vehicles", which is closely related to the research field of his PhD thesis. His paper can be read and downloaded here.

 

The committee was consisted of:

  • Prof. Stjepan Bogdan, UNIZG FER
  • Assoc. Prof. Nikola Mišković, UNIZG FER
  • Asst. Prof. Adnan Tahirović, University of Sarajevo

The exam was also attended by PhD students from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Croatia), employees of the Department of Control and Computing, as well as guests from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo (BiH), University of Limerick (Ireland), and also University of Dubrovnik (Croatia): Mato Baotić, Zoran Vukić, Edin Omerdić, Filip Mandić, Đula Nađ, Armin Dajić, Almir Salihbegović, Nedim Osmić, Goran Vasiljević, Ante Zglav, Tamara Petrović, Ivana Palunko, Domagoj Tolić, Zdenko Kovačić, Barbara Arbanas, Juraj Peršić, Marsela Polić, Matej Celega, and Ivan Lončar.

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

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: 14. 1. 2017. at 16:39
H2020 subCULTron project workshop at...

LABUST and LARICS organized H2020 project subCULTron workshop under the title of "stress test workshop" at UNIZG FER on 9 - 13 January 2017 with all project partners representatives.

Overall goal of the workshop was to feature freeze new electronic design for mass production of 100+ aMussel units. Extensive testing on three newly produced aMussels in the pool as well as out of it validated the design and provided us with the data to make minor adjustments before taking the next step.

 

Photos are availabe in our gallery here.

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: 27. 12. 2016. at 14:15
Assoc. Prof. Nikola Misković receives...

Assoc. Prof. Nikola Misković received the National Award for Science for his scientific achievemnts in the field of technical sciences. The Award was presented during the ceremony held in the Croatian Parliament on Thursday 29th December 2016.

 

The award is given for exceptionally important achievements in scientific and research activities, the expansion of scientific knowledge and scientific achievements in the application of the results of scientific research, achieved by scientists, researchers and research assistants. The Award was given per decision of the Committee for the State Awards for Science of the Croatian Parliament and was presented by the President of the Croatian Parliament and the chairman of the division of state awards for science Božo Petrov and Minister of Science and Education Pavo Barišić.

 

This award once again confirmes outstanding scientific work of Nikola Mišković and confirms his place among the leading scientists in the Republic of Croatia and the international scientific community.

Ivana Mikolić
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 16:31
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: 2. 12. 2016. at 12:40
Edited: 2. 12. 2016. at 15:37
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. 

Đula Nađ
Published: 25. 11. 2016. at 12:30
Edited: 14. 1. 2017. at 12:41
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: 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: 24. 10. 2016. at 16:30
2nd CADDY trials: 10-22/10/16 in Croatia

2nd CADDY validation trials were held from 10th - 22nd October 2016 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. Representatives of all partners gathered and conducted 5 experiments: BUDDY Guide, BUDDY Observer, BUDDY Slave, Report generation, and Full scenario execution.

 

 

The first experiment consisted of BUDDY approaching the diver and the diver following a square transect on the seabed. The second experiment included tests of the diver-surface chat interface and DiverNet and general diver physiological measurement tracking. Diver hand gestures were tested in the third experiment, with the diver issuing simple ("take a photo") and complex ("go to boat/carry something") command gestures to the BUDDY. The fourth experiment concerned applications developed for surface mission overview and replay. Experiment 5 combined the other experiments into one complex scenario.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 14. 10. 2016. at 17:15
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.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 14. 10. 2016. at 09:33
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.

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Published: 12. 10. 2016. at 13:00
Edited: 7. 11. 2016. at 13:03
H2020 EXCELLABUST project meeting...

During H2020 EXCELLABUST summer school Breaking the Surface, representatives of all EXCELLABUST 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
Innovation Tuesday at Breaking the...

During the 8th edition of Breaking the Surface 2016 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 10:30
Edited: 16. 11. 2016. at 21:37
LABUST organized yet another...

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
  • 11 equipment, project and research groups demonstrations
  • 1 tutorial

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: 28. 9. 2016. at 16:30
CADDY at European Researchers'...

CADDY project was presented in the scope of European Researcher's Night in Split, Croatia.
The European Researchers' Night took place - simultaneously - on 25 September, in 280 cities across Europe and beyond. It attracts over 1 million people every year. This mega event offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet researchers and take part in science activities aiming to showcase both the fascination of research as a career and its significant societal impact.

 

Pictures from the event are available in our Gallery and also at the Croatian official web page of the European Researcher's Night.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 26. 9. 2016. at 16:30
Edited: 8. 11. 2016. at 18:06
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: 26. 9. 2016. at 16:00
PlaDyFleet officialy starts! Kick-off...

PlaDyFleet project coordinator Antonio Vasilijević (UNIZG-FER LABUST) participated in Road-, Air- and Water-based Future Internet Experimentation - RAWFIE (GA 645220) Workshop OC1 for recipients of financial support through RAWFIE open call RAWFIE-INFRASTRUCTURE-2016. The workshop was organised in a form of a kick-off meeting for all selected proposals.

 

RAWFIE Workshop OC1 was held on 23rd September 2016 at the premises of the RAWFIE Project Coordinator - Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, University of Athens (Greece).

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: 25. 9. 2016. at 01:22
Edited: 25. 9. 2016. at 02:12

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: 23. 9. 2016. at 15:45
LABUST creating 10 surface platforms...

Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies – LABUST from UNIZG-FER has been awarded with funding through an open call RAWFIE-INFRASTRUCTURE-2016 for recipients of financial support. Open call was launched by project Road-, Air-, Water-based Future Internet Experimentation - RAWFIE, co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 645220.

 

We competed alongside 20 other proposers with our project PlaDyFleet - A fleet of unmanned surface marine vehicles PlaDyPos. PlaDyFleet officially started on 1st October 2016 and in the following 28 months we will deliver a fleet of 10 unmanned surface vehicles PlaDyPos.

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 23. 9. 2016. at 11:30
Edited: 23. 9. 2016. at 12:56
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 will take 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 13:46
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: 24. 8. 2016. at 14:42
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 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 while a short report from the training is available here.  Photos are available in our Gallery.

 

Ivana Mikolić
Published: 23. 8. 2016. at 18:40
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 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, while a short report is available here. Photos are available in our Gallery.

Ivana Mikolić
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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: 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: 10. 6. 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. 6. 2016. at 15:41
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.

Anja Babić
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Published: 9. 6. 2016. at 15:00
Edited: 9. 6. 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: 3. 6. 2016. at 09:04
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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 22. 5. 2016. at 16:30

The CADDY software integration workshop was held from the 16th to the 20th May 2016 at Brodarski Institute in Zagreb, Croatia.

Many developed system functionalities were validated and integrated, and four experiments (BUDDY Guide, BUDDY Slave, BUDDY observer, Report generation) were carried out with a diver interacting with real vehicles in the water to ensure progress towards project objectives and the final project scenario. This workshop was also a part of preparation for the Final CADDY trials.

Nadir Kapetanović
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: 17. 5. 2016. at 15:05
Edited: 17. 5. 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: 9. 5. 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. 4. 2016. at 11:50
Edited: 28. 4. 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. 4. 2016. at 16:55
Edited: 27. 4. 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. 4. 2016. at 15:23
Edited: 26. 4. 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: 18. 4. 2016. at 16:45
UNIZG-FER project managers...

Our project manager Ivana Mikolić 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
Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 30. 3. 2016. at 20:39
Edited: 25. 4. 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. 3. 2016. at 16:21
Edited: 29. 3. 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. 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: 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: 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: 2. 2. 2016. at 18:52
Edited: 2. 2. 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. 1. 2016. at 21:13
Edited: 28. 9. 2016. at 10:14
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 and here, while photos from the event are available in the gallery.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 17:07
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 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: 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.

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 8. 1. 2016. at 16:03
Edited: 8. 1. 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: 8. 1. 2016. at 15:13
Edited: 8. 1. 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: 20. 10. 2015. at 16:15
First CADDY trials (1-18 October,...

First Caddy trials were held from 1st till 18th October 2015 in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. All partners gathered in Biograd in order to integrate all of their different systems they have been working on since the start of the project into a single multi-component CADDY system.

Validation experiments with all equipment and vehicles were conducted sucessfully. Experiment results will be published after thorough analysis.

Alongside the trials, CADDY project was also presented at Breaking the Surface workshop that was held from 4th till 11th October also in Biograd na Moru. CADDY was presented through lectures of conference part of the BtS and with equipment demonstrations. BtS attendees could find out about CADDY and its trials and experiments first hand from all partners.

Photos from trials are available in Gallery here.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 26. 6. 2015. at 15:03
Edited: 3. 7. 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: 23. 5. 2015. at 16:30
OCEANS'15 Genova Conference...

OCEANS'15 Genova Conference & Exhibit was held from 18 - 21 May 2015 in Genova, Italy. Technological innovation is a key element of sustainable use of ocean resources, provision of ecosystem services, as well as long term economic growth. The MTS/IEEE Oceans series of Conferences promotes awareness, understanding, advancement, application and implication of marine technology.


CADDY project was presented through lectures given by representitaves of all CADDY partners at the conference and also at CADDY project's booth in the exhibition space.


Pictures are available here.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 10. 2. 2015. at 12:00
Edited: 10. 2. 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. 2. 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. 2. 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: 28. 9. 2014. at 16:30
Researchers night, Zagreb 26th...

CADDY project was presented at European researchers’ night. This event takes place every year simultaneously in several cities all over Europe and beyond to popularize science in general public. Event took place in Zagreb, Avenue mall shopping center on Friday evening 26th of September.

Pictures are available here.

Nadir Kapetanović
Published: 25. 9. 2014. at 19:01
Edited: 10. 2. 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: 7. 7. 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. 6. 2014. at 14:27
Edited: 25. 6. 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. 6. 2014. at 13:25
Edited: 25. 6. 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: 7. 6. 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. 1. 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. 1. 2014. at 13:42
Edited: 19. 1. 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: 9. 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. 7. 2013. at 16:52
Edited: 29. 7. 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. 7. 2013. at 16:41
Edited: 25. 7. 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. 3. 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: 4. 1. 2013. at 12:33
Edited: 4. 1. 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.

Nikola Mišković
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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:

www.researchmedia.eu

The article can be downloaded from here.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 15. 6. 2012. at 10:56
Edited: 15. 6. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 15. 6. 2012. at 10:38
Edited: 15. 6. 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. 6. 2012. at 16:19
Edited: 14. 6. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 4. 6. 2012. at 17:48
Edited: 4. 6. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 15. 5. 2012. at 22:40
Edited: 16. 5. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 15. 5. 2012. at 16:53
Edited: 15. 5. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 9. 5. 2012. at 10:37
Edited: 13. 5. 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: 3. 5. 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: 3. 5. 2012. at 21:40
Edited: 3. 5. 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. 4. 2012. at 21:02
Edited: 26. 4. 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. 4. 2012. at 20:50
Edited: 26. 4. 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. 3. 2012. at 16:00
Edited: 30. 3. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 29. 3. 2012. at 13:56
Edited: 3. 4. 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. 3. 2012. at 13:47
Edited: 29. 3. 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. 3. 2012. at 10:20
Edited: 29. 3. 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

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 12. 3. 2012. at 12:44
Edited: 12. 3. 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.

Zoran Vukić
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Published: 11. 3. 2012. at 20:29
Edited: 15. 5. 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...

Nikola Mišković
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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!

Nikola Mišković
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Published: 25. 10. 2011. at 10:49
Edited: 9. 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

Tomislav Lugarić
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Published: 5. 7. 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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