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2nd TEAMING ACROSS Workshop

The workshop was held on April 23, 2018, in White Hall at UNIZG-FER. Latest results of the project and roadmapping for the future Centre were discussed during the workshop. Besides, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla, project partners, representatives from the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, and State Secretary from Ministry of Science and Education also participated and shown their interest in the ACROSS Centre of Excellence.
Collocated with the Workshop, 3rd ACROSS Strategic Committee Meeting was held and chaired by the State Secretary from Ministry of Science and Education.

Innovation management training at...

Centre of Excellence ACROSS CoE, The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", Centre of Research Excellence DATACROSS and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter will organize innovation management training on the topic of:

“Knowledge and Technology Transfer”

which will be held by profManuela Arata, Genova Makers's Village, Genoa, Italy

The training will take place on 19-20 April 2018, starting both days at 09:00, in seminar room at ZARI, building C, 9th floor. Meet and greet coffee will be half an hour earlier, at 08:30.

If you are interested to participate at the training please contact Ivana Mikolić at ivana.mikolic@fer.hr by Wednesday, April 18th.

More about the speaker and lecture is available in detailed news content and here.

Invitation to the lecture: Embodiment...

ACROSS CoE - Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems, IEEE Croatia Robotics and Automation Chapter, ZCI-DATACROSS and H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" invite you to the lecture:

 

"Embodiment Approaches to Sensorimotor Robot Policy Training"

 

which will be held by Prof. Mårten Björkman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 09.30h, in seminar room at ZARIbuilding C, 9th floor.

You can find more about the lecturer and the seminar in the detailed news content.

Invitation to the lecture: Underwater...

ACROSS CoE - Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems, IEEE Croatia section, Robotics and Automation Chapter, ZCI-DATACROSS and H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" invite you to the lecture:

"Underwater Robot Navigation and SMaRC"

which will be held by Prof. John Folkesson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 11.00h, in seminar room at ZARI, building C, 9th floor.

You can find more about the lecturer and the seminar in the detailed news content.

Invitation to the lecture:...

 

ACROSS CoE - Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems, IEEE Croatia section, Robotics and Automation Chapter, ZCI-DATACROSS and H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" invite you to the lecture:

"Decentralized Coordination and Abstraction for Coupled Multi-Agent Systems"

which will be held by Dimitris Boskos, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 10.15h, in seminar room at ZARIbuilding C, 9th floor.

You can find more about the lecturer and the seminar in the detailed news content.

ACROSS team at European Robotics...

ACROSS had a booth at the ERF2018 which was visited by many of more than 900 European roboticists. It was really a great opportunity to share news and ACROSS vision with colleagues from all across Europe. At the booth, ACROSS Team members Ivan Petrović, Stjepan Bogdan, Zdenko Kovačić, Matko Orsag, Đula Nađ and Ivan Marković, presented the ACROSS project and the concept of the ACROSS Centre. They have held many meetings with European companies, researchers and other stakeholders, informing them about the project.  

An article has been published in the Globus magazine including interviews with Prof. Danica Kragic of KTH, who talked about her new AI initiative project financed by the Knut and Alice Wallen­berg foundation, and Prof. Ivan Petrovic, who talked about the Teaming ACROSS project and collaboration with KTH. The article can be accessed at the following link.

ACROSS at Croatian Engineers’ Day

On Friday 2nd of March 2018 Croatian Academy of Engineering and Croatian Engineering Association organised Croatian Engineers’ Day with topic Industry 4.0. Prof Ivan Petrović gave short presentation about challenges and perspectives of Industry 4.0 and presented ACROSS project.

ACROSS at 10th Schunk International...

ACROSS team members Ivan Petrović and Ivan Marković participated in the 10th edition of Schunk International Expert Days on Service Robotics in Lauffen, Germany. The theme of the event was titled 'Smart Future with Cobots and Co-acts' which is in line with the ACROSS scientific and innovation strategy. The event gave rise to an opportunity to see many excellent presentations and network with experts in service and assistance robotics. Professors Petrović and Marković took chance and informed a number experts about ACROSS ongoing activities and future long-term plans.

Prof. Ivan Petrović on Croatian...

In the scientific show Prometej on the Croatian National Television, Prof. Ivan Petrović talked about current research challenges in autonomous systems and mobile robotics. He also presented the Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems - ACROSS. 

You can see the whole show on this link.

ACROSS on Croatian National Television

Professor Ivan Petrović and PhD student Ivana Čuljak were guests on the Croatian National Television "Hrvatska za 5" where they talked about the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Cooperative Systems - DATACROSS.

The whole show can be accessed via the following link.

Lecture: "OSQP: An operator...

ACROSS CoE – Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems, ZCI-DATACROSS and IEEE Croatia Section, Control Systems Department invite you to the lecture

 

"OSQP: An operator splitting solver for quadratic programs"

 

which will be held by Goran Banjac, D. Phil. Candidate from University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

 

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, starting at 10:00 in the room C09-01 (ninth floor) on Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. More information about the lecturer and lecture can be found below.

ACROSS on Radio Sljeme

Prof. Ivan Petrović was a guest at a radio show called "From the world of science" of Radio Sljeme, where he talked about the Teaming project ACROSS. The whole interview can be found at the following link.

1st ACROSS Workshop

Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems organized 1st ACROSS Workshop

 

The workshop was held on December 18, 2017, in White Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER).

Program contained overview of the project activities in the Assessment Period, presentation of the ACROSS Ecosystem assessment reports and ACROSS roadmaps for achieving excellence.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla have participated the workshop as partners from the project. Representatives from Croatian Chamber of Economy, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and State Secretary from Ministry of Science and Education also participated and shown their big interest in ACROSS Centre of Excellence.

Besides the Workshop, 2nd ACROSS Strategic Committee Meeting was held which was chaired by the State Secretary from Ministry of Science and Education.

Research seminar: "Distributed...

ACROSS CoE is inviting you to the research seminar:

"Distributed hybrid control of multi-agent systems under high level specifications"

which will be given by Prof. Dimos V. Dimarogonas, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11h, in the Gray Hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

You can find more about the lecturer and the seminar in the detailed news content.

Visit to SAAB

TEAMING partners visited SAAB facilities in Linköping, Sweden. Furthermore, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and SAAB with the goal of creating the Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems (ACROSS). Several media houses also published the news (Večernji list, Lider, HRT).

 

TEAMING ACROSS Spin-off...

Representatives from the Croatian ACROSS partners participated in the ACROSS Spin-off workshop organized by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Besides visiting KTH's laboratories, visits to Sweden's Innovation Agency (Vinnova) and Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) were also organized.

 

Public presentation of the ACROSS...

Public presentation of the ACROSS Teaming Project took place at the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (MZO), in Zagreb, Croatia, 38 Donje Svetice, on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 hours.

Detailed information is available at the MZO web page and an interview with the Faculty's Dean Prof. Mislav Grgić and Prof. Ivan Petrovic by the Croatian National Television can be accessed at the following link (in Croatian).

 

Kick-off meeting

On Monday 4th of September 2017 the Kick-off meeting of the project Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems - ACROSS took place at UNIZG-FER.

ACROSS project passed the first phase at the H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017 call and is coordinated by Prof. Ivan Petrovic. The project is implemented in a strategic partnership as a long-term joint venture between the UNIZG-FER, the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH and the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla - ICENT. 

Out of a total of 208 projects submitted to the European Commission public call, 30 projects from 12 countries were adopted for financing the first phase, which concernes the development of business plans of Centres of excellence. The ACROSS project is the only accepted project in the first phase of Teaming from Croatia (1.9.2017. – 31.8.2018).

The overall objective of the project is to create a Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems in Croatia (ACROSS CoE), which will be at the forefront of research and innovation of novel methodologies and advanced engineering approaches in the targeted domains. To achieve the overall objective, the proposal focuses on long-term objectives for Teaming Phase 2 and on one-year objective for Teaming Phase 1. If passed to the second phase ACROSS CoE will be supported by the EU with additional 15 million EUR and by the Croatian government with at least 15 million EUR for 7 years.

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