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Learning Expedition in Seville

Today marks Day 1 of the Learning Expedition in Seville! The agenda includes an insightful Andalusia Aerospace Cluster presentation at CTA facilities, followed by visits to Industry Puerto de Santa María and TITANIA at Tecnobahia, El Puerto de Santa María. We're thrilled to have our adventurers,  Dario Stuhne  and  Dean Martinović , on the ground to provide us with firsthand impressions from the expedition.


Martin Saska at UVS-Oman 2024 Conference

Renowned keynote speaker Martin Saska was featured at the 2nd International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS-Oman 2024), organized by the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) . He delivered a lecture titled "Towards Agile Swarms of UAVs in the Wild" and conducted a workshop on Tightly Cooperating Aerial Vehiclesin Real-world Environment . Throughout both engagements, Martin actively promoted Open Lab initiative. The conference took place from February 12th to 14th.


Bio-inspired visual relative localization for large swarms of UAVs paper at ICRA

We are delighted to announce that Antonella Barišić Kulaš will be presenting the paper titled "Bio-inspired Visual Relative Localization for Large Swarms of UAVs" at the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) . The conference is scheduled to take place from  May 13-17, 2024, in Yokohama, Japan .  This paper, authored by Martin Krížek, Matouš Vrba, Antonella Barišić Kulaš, Stjepan Bogdan, and Martin Saska , introduces a pioneering approach to visual perception for relative localization within extensive UAV swarms. The research draws inspiration from the perceptual strategies utilized by schools of sardines, swarms of bees, and other large decentralized groups of animals. This work represents a collaborative effort with the Czech Technical University in Prague , showcasing innovative strides in UAV swarm technology and bio-inspired robotics.


LARICS Members in Seville Learning Expedition

Dario Stuhne  and  Dr.-Ing. Dean Martinović , members of LARICS, will attend the Learning Expedition in Seville from February 22nd to 23rd, 2024. This expedition invites European SMEs from textile, construction, and advanced manufacturing sectors to explore the Andalusian Aerospace Sector through the AEROSTREAM and IN-TRANSIT projects. AEROSTREAM's co-organization of the event aims to strengthen cooperation with partners and improve European SMEs' access to potential collaborations. Additionally, AEROSTREAM partners will visit  Fundación Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial  CATEC, one of Europe's premier aerospace technology centers, and learn about various companies and the Andalucía Aerospace Cluster.


AeroSTREAM Project - First Review Meeting

On Tuesday,  January 16 , 2024, the first review meeting for the  AeroSTREAM project took place, marking a significant milestone in the project's progress. The project is funded under the Horizon Europe sub-programme  'Widening participation and spreading excellence' - European Excellence Initiative . During the session, the consortium presented an overview of all activities conducted within the project to the project officer, Agne Dobranskyte-Niskota , and to the external monitor. The meeting was successful, and the consortium received valuable feedback from both the project officer and the monitor. It was a pleasure to host everyone in Zagreb and to lay the groundwork for successful future project activities and collaborations.


Lecture on "Applications of Multi-Agent Consensus Protocols for Social Network Opinion Dynamics" Successfully Conducted

The Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS) (projects IFROS and AeroSTREAM) hosted a lecture: "Applications of Multi-Agent Consensus Protocols for Social Network Opinion Dynamics" delivered by FER alumnus Assoc. Prof. Kristian Hengster-Movrić, Czech Technical University, Prague. The lecture was held on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in room A204 at FER. It was conducted in English and was open to all interested parties. The duration of the lecture was 90 minutes. The speaker's biography and lecture abstract were provided in the invitation.


Interactive lecture "Artificial Intelligence in Aerial Manipulation"

The Interest Group of Young Professionals and the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS, Aerostream project) hosted a lecture titled "Artificial Intelligence in Aerial Manipulation" by Filip Zorić , MSc.Eng. from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. The event took place on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka. The lecture, conducted in the Croatian language, had a duration of 90 minutes. It was open to all interested parties, with a special invitation extended to undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information about the lecture and the lecturer can be found in the detailed content of the announcement.


Antonella Barisic Kulas Presents at RIT Croatia 

On November 29, 2023, Antonella Barisic Kulas , researcher and PhD student of Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS), delivered an insightful lecture at RIT Croatia . This event was a part of the AeroSTREAM initiative, which aims to foster connections among students and researchers while promoting knowledge sharing and future collaborative opportunities.