I received my Diploma degree (M.Sc.)in Electrical Engineering, with a major in Control Systems, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb in 2005. In 2013 I defended my Ph.D. dissertation on the topic of formation control of autonomous vehicles at the same institution, as a member of the LARICS laboratory. I have been a Fulbright visiting researcher with the MARHES group at the University of New Mexico, USA in 2009. Currently I am a Postdoctoral researcher with the ArsControl group at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
My main research interests are in the field of navigation, control and coordination of mobile robots. My current focus is on the application of state of the art solutions for mobile robot navigation to material handling scenarios in manufacturing and logistics, in close collaboration with industrial partners. My other research interests include human-robot interaction in the context of socially assistive robotics and collective bio-hybrid systems. Above all, I am interested in robotics applications founded in solid theory and in theory that works.
I have participated as a researcher in three projects funded within the EU FP7 framework, as well as several nationally funded projects and industrial cooperations. In 2016 I was awarded a research grant by the Croatian Agency for SMEs and Investments for a Proof of Concept project aimed at developing a commercially viable localization system for autonomous forklifts, relying only on natural features of the environment.
In addition to professional activities, I enjoy robotics popularization and educational activities. I have organized a number of lectures and workshops on robotics for elementary and high school students, as well as a week-long robotics summer course at the Science and Education Center in Višnjan, Croatia.
We are organizing the workshop "WORKMATE: the WORKplace is better with intelligent, collaborative robot MATEs" at IEEE ICRA 2018. The call for contributions is now open! ____________________________________________________ Call for Contributions WORKMATE: the WORKplace is better [...]
The impact of agent definitions and interactions on multiagent learning for coordination Conference
Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Montreal, Canada, 2019.
ROBOT 2017: Third Iberian Robotics Conference, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
A robotic system for researching social integration in honeybees Journal Article
PLOS ONE, 12 (8), pp. e0181977, 2017.
Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI '17 ACM, Vienna, Austria, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4885-0.
High-accuracy vehicle localization for autonomous warehousing Journal Article
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 42 , pp. 1–16, 2016, ISSN: 0736-5845.
Decentralized Control of Multi-AGV Systems in Autonomous Warehousing Applications Journal Article
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 13 (4), pp. 1433–1447, 2016, ISSN: 1545-5955.
Can humanoid robots be used in the assessement of autism spectrum disorder? Conference
XI Autism-Europe International Congress, 2016.
Harmonization of Research and Development Activities Toward Standardization in the Automated Warehousing Systems Incollection
Autonomous Industrial Vehicles: From the Laboratory to the Factory Floor, ASTM International, 2016.
Probabilistic Eye Contact Detection for the Robot-assisted ASD Diagnostic Protocol Conference
Fifth Croatian Computer Vision Workshop (CCVW 2016), 2016.
Decentralized control of free ranging AGVs in warehouse environments Conference
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE 2015, ISSN: 1050-4729.
Combined actuator sensor unit for interaction with honeybees Conference
2015 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), IEEE 2015.
Assisi Playground: A simulation tool for collective bio-hybrid system research Conference
29th Eurpean Simulation and Modelling Conference-ESM 2015, 2015, ISBN: 978-907738190-8.
Intelligent Robotics and Applications: 8th International Conference, ICIRA 2015, Springer International Publishing 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-22876-1.
Four tasks of a robot-assisted autism spectrum disorder diagnostic protocol: First clinical tests Conference
Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2014 IEEE, IEEE 2014.
ASSISI: Charged Hot Bees Shakin'in the Spotlight. Conference
SASO, 2013, ISSN: 1949-3673.
Design and control of a four-flipper tracked exploration & inspection robot Conference
Control & Automation (MED), 2013 21st Mediterranean Conference on, IEEE 2013.
Proceedings of Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-642-39802-5.
AVLib: A Simulink Rtextregistered library for multi-agent systems research Conference
Control & Automation (MED), 2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on, IEEE 2012.
A modular control system for warehouse automation-algorithms and simulations in USARSim Conference
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE 2012, ISSN: 1050-4729.
European journal of control, 18 (2), pp. 162–181, 2012, ISSN: 0947-3580.