We invite you to the conference “Get Future Ready: AI x Robotics”, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, from 09:00 to 14:30, in the Grey Hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb.

This conference, jointly organized by the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla and FER’s Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR), will bring together leading experts from academia in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, Croatian technology leaders and representatives of the public sector. Special focus will be on the presentation of AIFORS projects, which will provide you with a unique insight into the future of technology, and EDIH CROBOHUB++, which will present unique digitalisation services for entrepreneurs.

Key topics of the conference:

  • EDIH CROBOHUB++ services: Free access to the expertise of FER and SRCE for entrepreneurs
  • Artificial intelligence in Robotics: The example of Gideon‘s Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Decoupling process as an opportunity for the western domination in aerial robotics: The example of the technology company Orqa
  • Upcoming calls from the Ministry of Science, Education and Youth to strengthen the economy through investments in research and innovation
  • Academia-Industry Collaboration: Experiences of the Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) and FER’s Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR)
  • Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR): The AIFORS project, the laboratory’s latest achievements and future plans

Why participate?

  • Listen to inspiring stories and successes of well-known and award-winning Croatian technology companies Gideon and Orqa
  • Find out everything about EDIH CROBOHUB++ services and how to test and perfect digital solutions free of charge before investing, with the support of top experts from FER
  • Listen to international experts with extensive experience in research and development of robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Find out about upcoming calls for research and development funding
  • Network with experts from FER’s LAMOR laboratory and find out everything about the possibilities and ways of cooperation between academia and industry

Conference agenda

08:45 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Opening Speech – Ivan Petrović (UNIZG-FER, AIFORS), Fabio Bonsignorio (UNIZG-FER, AIFORS)

09:15 – 10:00 Blue Sky Research in Biorobotics and Bionics – Economic Development Driver – Paolo Dario (BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and EDIH ARTES 5.0, Pisa, Italy)

10:00 – 10:20 EDIH CROBOHUB++: Invest Smart, Test First – Hrvoje Džapo (UNIZG-FER, EDIH CROBOHUB++)

10:20 – 10:30 SRCE Advanced Computing Services – Emir Imamagić (SRCE)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11: 20 AIFORS Lab: Towards a Novel Deeply Bioinspired Physical AI Paradigm – Fabio Bonsignorio (UNIZG-FER, AIFORS)

11:20 – 11:40 LAMOR Lab: Towards Reliable Long-Term Robot Autonomy in Challenging Environments – Ivan Petrović (UNIZG-FER, LAMOR Lab)

11:40 – 11:55 Intelligent Material Handling Solutions Powered by AI and 3D Vision – Tomislav Haus, Gideon

11:55 – 12:10 Second Chance for Western Drone Ecosystem – Srđan Kovačević, ORQA

12:10 – 12:25 Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2021- 2027 – Forthcoming Calls to Strengthen the Economy by Investing in Research and Innovation – Hrvoje Meštrić, Ministry of Science, Education and Youth

12:25 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster Session

13:30 – 14:30 Panel Discussion on Academia-Industry Collaboration – Paolo Dario (BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and EDIH ARTES 5.0, Pisa, Italy), Hrvoje Džapo (UNIZG-FER, EDIH CROBOHUB++), Hrvoje Meštrić (Ministry of Science, Education and Youth), David Matthew Smith (Ruđer Bošković Institute), Vedran Bilas (UNIZG-FER), Tomislav Haus (Gideon), Srđan Kovačević (ORQA), moderators: Ivan Petrović (UNIZG-FER, AIFORS), Fabio Bonsignorio (UNIZG-FER, AIFORS)

14:30 – 14:35 Closing Remarks

Applications and participation

Applications for participation in the conference are possible through the application form, and are open until July 5, 2024. Participation in the conference is free. The language of the conference is English.

Join us and secure the future of your business through smart investments and innovations. See you at the conference at FER!