Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR, http://lamor.fer.hr/) at UNIZG-FER focuses its research activities in the field of autonomous systems and mobile robotics, with special emphasis on the following three key research domains: (i) robot perception and sensor fusion - the aim is to provide robots with the capabilities to sense environments and identify surrounding assets, (ii) robot localization and environment mapping - the aim is to provide robots with capabilities to localize itself in the environment, and to build the environment map needed for robot operation, and (iii) robot motion planning and control - the aim is to provide robots with capabilities to plan effective, yet safe motion in an environment based on the information received from the robot perception, localization and mapping modules. These research domains are addressed by the following three robotic functions: autonomy, interaction and safety.
Currently, LAMOR has 21 members: 1 full professor, 2 associate professors, 2 postdocs, 14 PhD students, and 2 project managers. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art ground mobile platforms, robot arms, aerial vehicles, sets of advanced perception sensors, flying arena, etc. LAMOR researchers regularly publish their results in high impact robotic and control journals and in proceedings of flagship conferences. LAMOR has also a long tradition of collaboration with research centers and industry in Croatia, the EU, and worldwide, mainly through joint research projects.
LAMOR long-term future applications include manufacturing, robots at homes and public spaces, which are highly dynamic and complex, and collaboration with humans and safety play a primary concern. Given that, LAMOR still needs expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to enable robot learning, reasoning, optimization and planning for addressing highly dynamic, complex environments to achieve a further quantum leap in research excellence. Our aim is that the ERA Chair holder with his/her team, which will be recruited by the AIFORS project, brings this expertise to LAMOR. The synergy of the ERA Chair team and the existing expertise will enable LAMOR to become an internationally recognized research excellent lab – the leader in AI-empowered robots and related technologies, and a highly desired research partner in national and international projects.