Invited speaker: Tomislav Uroda from ICat 

February 14, 2022


Electric vessels are possible in the Adriatic Sea with certain restrictions. The potential of electric motor vessels in the Adriatic Sea is defined by the speed and autonomy of navigation, the frequency of departure and the size of the vessel. Changes in the design of electric vessels represent a design concept, where hull resistance and vessel weight (displacement) are more important than ever before. In what range are classification societies ready for electric vessels? Can electric boats be used everywhere?

Invited speaker: Bojan Jerbić from CRTA [FSB Zagreb]

January 20, 2022


In 2021 Prof. Bojan Jerbić founded the Regional Center of Excellence for Robotic Technologies (CRTA), which includes the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, the Laboratory for Computer Intelligence, the Laboratory for Medical Robotics, the Practicum for Automatic Programming and the Prototype Tool Shop.

The main goal of the CRTA project is the establishment and equipping of the Regional Center of Excellence for Robotic Technology, which is going to be the reference center for research, development and implementation of robotic systems on the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Invited speaker: Srđan Kovačević from ORQA

January 3, 2022


We are pleased to inform you that has joined our team of MOTSP2022 as a co- founder mr. Srđan Kovačević from ORQA Ltd Croatian tech startup company  with interesting FPV goggles for drone control.

PLEA installation

December 9, 2021

Tomislav Stipancic is an Assistant Professor in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb.

His research is chiefly focused on the areas of cognitive informatics, affective and probabilistic robotics, artificial intelligence, context-based reasoning, ubiquitous computing, human – robot interaction, and extended reality (XR). He is “passionate” about computer networks, (semantic) web technology and (web) design.

In 2016, he received a scholarship under Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He spent 8 months at the Kyoto University within Nishida Lab (Group of Applied Intelligence Information Processing). He was also a visiting researcher at KTH in Stockholm and URJC in Madrid.

As a part of the project “Affective Multimodal Interaction based on Constructed Robot Cognition – AMICORC” he developed a prototype of an affective robot PLEA which can analyse and employ behaviours using a form of biomimicry ( ). PLEA is analysing different sources of social signals from those who interact with it, including facial emotions, levels of loudness in the room, intensity of body movements and sentiment analysis of speech that it hears. The robot then interprets the social signals to generate responses using information visualisation techniques. Reputable DailyArt Magazine ranked the PLEA installation among the best Art installations based on artificial intelligence in the UK for 2021,

More about PLEA: Youtube video 1Youtube video 2