Underwater robotics - Overview of LABUST activities


by Prof.dr.sc. Zoran Vukic, Head of Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The talk will cover three aspects related to the maritime technology in Croatia – Croatian hystorical role, LABUST missions and R&D. Introduction will shortly present the Croatian role in underwater systems in the past. The talk will also present LABUST missions (UXO mission in port of Dubrovnik and Dam inspection in Hydro-power plant in Peruća). European, NATO and ONRG projects performed by LABUST will be described.  This talk is focused toward dissemination of information what Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technology (LABUST) is doing.

Zoran Vukić is a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb with 40 years of experience in education and research. He was Department Chair between 1992 and 1996 and is at present Head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (http://labust.fer.hr). He is also member of the University of Zagreb Council.

Obtained MSc (1972) and PhD (1989) from the University of Zagreb. He was a Fulbright Fellow (non-degree programme, 1985) at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA) and specialised in control at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden (1984). He was a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in 1986/87, and University of Maribor (Slovenia) in 1994.

He published four books and more than 130 papers (in journals and at conferences) as author or co-author. His research interest is in the application of control theory for marine vessels (surface and underwater), especially the area of cooperative navigation guidance and control, robust and adaptive control, nonlinear control, intelligent control, fault tolerant and reconfigurable control.

He has led a number of research projects (domestic and international).


Thu 26 Mar 15
13:00 - 14:00


DTU Elektro


Automation and Control
Building 326, room 123
Lyngby Campus