Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics


The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR), directed by Prof. Ivan Petrović of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, has a long tradition in research of advanced control strategies and estimation techniques for a variety of applications with a strong emphasis on autonomous navigation of ground and aerial robots in unknown and dynamic environments. Our methodology relies on a strong coupling between theoretical research, algorithm development, experimental evaluations, and a healthy dose of serendipity. LAMOR's research activity is organized around three major axes: Motion Planning and Control, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, and Detection and Tracking of Moving Objects. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art ground and aerial robotic platforms, advanced perception sensors and a motion capture covered arena.


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International Workshop on Cooperative...

UKF project Cooperative cloud based simultaneous localization and mapping in dynamic environments (cloudSLAM) and Croatian Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Cooperative Systems, Research Unit for Advance Cooperative Systems, are organizing an international scientific workshop:

„International Workshop on Cooperative Dynamic Simultaneous Localization and Mapping“

The workshop will be held on September 192017, starting at 09:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

The technical program contains invited lectures given by renowned experts about research activities in the fields of Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) and Detection And Tracking of Moving Objects (DATMO). Research activities of cloudSLAM project will be presented through the poster session and experimental demonstration. More details about the workshop and invited speakers is available on the workshop webpage.

The workshop is open to all interested participants, with obligatory prior registration no later than September 11, 2017.

Agenda of the workshop is available in the detailed news content.

L4MS project receives funding

LAMOR, together with several European partners, has received a Factories of the Future Innovation Action grant. L4MS, or Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs, is a project coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The main goal of the project is disruptive innovation for European SMEs & Mid-Caps by building on their intra-factory logistics challenge and unleashing their digitalization potential by powering new robot systems that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes. For more details please visit our research projects page.

Paper published in the IFAC Automatica

LAMOR publishes in the IFAC Automatica journal:

Ćesić, Josip; Marković, Ivan; Bukal, Mario; Petrović, Ivan.
Extended Information Filter on Matrix Lie Groups. // Automatica. 82 (2017) ; 226-234

The article can be accessed via the following link.

SafeTRAM project accepted

LAMOR, together with the project partner Končar Electrical Engineering Institute, has received a European Regional Development Fund grant. SafeTRAM, or System for Increased driving safety in public urban rail traffic, is a project aiming to develop an innovative system which would increase traffic safety by implementing safety functions for urban rail traffic, thus lowering the number of accidents causing great material damage and human casualties. For more details please visit our research projects page.

LAMOR at the Technical Museum Zagreb...

Together with the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST, LAMOR presented robotics research at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (robotics@fer.hr) at the Science Fair organized by the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla in Zagreb. The Science Fair took place from 24th until 29th April 2017. LAMOR's Ivan Marković also held a lecture for children under the title "Robots, androids and artificial intelligence through movies and cartoons" and gave an interview for the Croatian radio station Yammat.fm.

LAMOR's Prof. Ivan Petrović...

LAMOR's Prof. Petrović is the coordinator of the recently accepted first Croatian WIDESPREAD Teaming Phase I project. The overall objective is to create a Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems in Croatia, which will be at the forefront of research and innovation of novel methodologies and advanced engineering approaches in the targeted domains. The Centre will be created and run as a long-term joint venture between the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the Royal Institute of Technology, and the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla. For more information visit our research projects page.

LAMOR at ERF2017

Prof. Ivan Petrović has participated at the annual European Robotics Forum (ERF) in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The opportunity was also taken to have a SafeLog project meeting with other partners attending ERF.

RoboCom++ Kick-off meeting

Prof. Ivan Petrović and Asst. Prof. Ivan Marković participated on behalf of LAMOR at the RoboCom++ Kick-off meeting that was held on March 6 and 7, 2017 at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pontedera, Italy. RoboCom++ is a three year FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Research project and aims to provide guidance on the future of interdisciplinary robotics research, bringing together robotics and neuroscience.

LAMOR at 100posto.hr

In January reporters from a Croatian portal named 100posto.hr visited our Faculty and made a video reportage about robotics at our Faculty and about the role robotics could play in the future. The whole article can be found at the following link.

LAMOR's Luka Fućek at CES 2017...

Luka Fućek, as one of the founders of STEMI, together with the rest of the STEMI team presented their hexapod robot and educational online platform at CES 2017 - worlds largest consumer electronics show based in Las Vegas. They had the opportunity to present their work to technology journalists, investors and distributors from all over the world. Their research started as a master thesis at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb under the mentroship of Prof. Stjepan Bogdan, PhD.

LAMOR hosted SafeLog General Assembly

SafeLog General Assembly was held at our Faculty on January 24 and 25. We had productive and fruitful discussions and overview of the project's first year results. We are happy to have been able to welcome our project partners!

LAMOR at University Fair

Together with the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST, LAMOR presented robotics research at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (robotics@fer.hr) at the annual University of Zagreb Fair. The University of Zagreb Fair was held from 17th until 19th November 2016.

LAMOR at Humanoids2016

Two members of the LAMOR, Prof. Ivan Petrović and Josip Ćesić, have attended the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids2016), November 15-17, Cancun, Mexico, and have presented a paper with  recent results achieved within the cloudSLAM project.

The work presented at the conference represents the result of a close collaboration of project partners from the University of Waterloo and University of Zagreb. It was prepared in co-autorship of groups of Prof. Ivan Petrović and Prof. Dana Kulić from the University of Waterloo. 

Centre of Excellence Research Unit for Advanced Cooperative Systems ACROSS organize international scientific workshop

2nd ACROSS Workshop on Advanced Cooperative Systems“

The workshop will be held on  November 29 (Tuesday), 2016, starting at 09:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER).

Technical program contains invited lectures given by renowned experts about about top research activities in the field of advance cooperative control systems and its applications. Research activities of IJ ACROSS members in this field will be presented through the poster session.

The workshop is open to all interested participants, with obligatory prior notification on e-mail mirjana.stjepanovic@fer.hr, no later than November 24 (Thursday), 2016 until 14:00.

Agenda of the workshop is now available in the detailed news content

LAMOR at Croatian National Television

In the scope of the "Prometej" show, which airs on the Croatian National Television, LAMOR has had a chance to talk about our recent research results and projects. The show was aired on October 20, 2016 and can be accessed at the following link starting at 55 min.

Paper published in the IEEE...

LAMOR publishes in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology journal:

Seder, Marija; Baotić, Mato; Petrović, Ivan. Receding Horizon Control for Convergent Navigation of a Differential Drive Mobile Robot. // IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. (2016)

The article can be accessed via the following link.

Prof. Dana Kulić and researcher...

As a part of the cloudSLAM project, Prof. Dana Kulić and researcher Vladimir Joukov visited on August 22 - August 26, 2016.

During their visit, we have worked on development of algorithms for dynamic SLAM, particularly working on human motion estimation based on inertial measurement units. Within the short period of time the team succeeded to implement a novel estimation method.

Research seminar "Human Motion...

Within the cloudSLAM project LAMOR is organizing a lecture titled "Human Motion Analysis for Automated Rehabilitation" which will be held by Prof. Dana Kulić, University of Waterloo, Canada.

The event will take place on 26th of August 2016, starting from 11:00 a.m. in the Seminar Hall C9-02 (9th floor) at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. More about the speaker and seminar you can find in the detailed news content.

LAMOR presented two papers at FUSION2016

Asst. Prof. Ivan Marković and Josip Ćesić, have attended the 19th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), July 5-8, Heidelberg, Germany, and gave oral presentations of two papers. The papers took part in the Special Session on Directional Estimation.

Representatives of the World Bank...

As part of the implementation activities related to monitoring of UKF funded projects, delegation of representatives of the World Bank (Mrs. Arabela Aprahamian, Mrs. Manuela Stanculescu, Mrs. Sanja Živković and Mr. Todor Milchevski), the Unity Through Knowledge Fund (Mrs. Alessia Pozzi and Mr. Darko Huljenić) and the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Mr. Duško Stajić) have visited the cloudSLAM team at FER on June 1, 2016.

Prof. Petrović, as the leader and principal investigator of the cloudSLAM project, has presented recent work and some already delivered results. He has also given the overview of the implemented dissemination activities related to the project.

The guests have provided their valuable feedback and expressed their satisfaction with the progress rate of the project activities. The cloudSLAM team will be happy to host the delegation again in the nearest future!

Paper published in the Robotics and...

LAMOR publishes in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal:

Ćesić, Josip; Marković, Ivan; Cvišić, Igor; Petrović, Ivan. Radar and stereo vision fusion for multitarget tracking on the special Euclidean group. // Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 83 (2016) ; 338-348..

The article can be accessed via the following link.

SafeLog General Assembly at...

LAMOR participated in the periodical General Assembly Meeting and Workshop Day which took place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund on June 28 and 29. We also visited the labs of the IML to get to know the institute and the research being done there.

LAMOR's Jaco arm at the 11th...

LAMOR's master student Filip Marić and Ivan Marković programmed our Kinova Jaco arm to reveal the Golden Key awards for the best exporters and hand the awardee names at the annual 11th Croatian Exporters ceremony. The ceremony took place in the Crystal Ballroom of the Westin hotel in Zagreb.

Job Fair presentation of the laboratory

The LAMOR work was presented together with the work of the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST 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.

First cloudSLAM visit to University...

As a part of the cloudSLAM project, Prof. Ivan Petrović and researcher Josip Ćesić visited the Adaptive Systems Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, April 23 - May 01, 2016 and April 23 - May 09, 2016, respectively.

During the visit, partners have worked on development of estimation algorithms as a basis for dynamic SLAM solution. Even within the short period of time, in close collaboration with Prof. Dana Kulić from the University of Waterloo and her team, they succeeded to implement the expected activities. Alongside, they have also defined the forthcoming development and implementation activities that will lead towards successful completion of the project goals.

LAMOR participation at ERF...

Together with the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS and the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies - LABUST, LAMOR presented robotics research at UNIZG-FER (robotics@fer.hr) at the 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.

LAMOR at N1 television

Ivan Marković, PhD was a guest in the live show "Novi dan" at N1 television hosted by Tihomir Ladišić with whom he discussed recent results and challenges in robotics. The whole excerpt can be watched at the following link.

SafeLog Kick-off meeting and visit to...

On the 1st of February, LAMOR visited within the SafeLog project a 3PL (third-party logistics) warehouse at an e-commerce company which enabled us to get a hands-on approach to the problems persons working in a highly automated and innovated warehouse are facing today.

From the 2nd of February till the 4th of February, LAMOR participated in the SafeLog Kick-Off-Meeting at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe. We took care of formal issues like the expected work for the deliverables ahead, an introduction to all work packages and a brief discussion on milestones and possible project risks in the General Assembly first. There we focused in groups on the topics Safety Concept, Safety Vest, Heterogeneous Fleet Management and Augmented Reality.

 

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