Project Summary


AIFORS project will create an ERA Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Robotics at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER) which will enable UNIZG-FER to attract an outstanding researcher and five team members to independently implement an ambitious research strategy in intelligent robotics. This will open UNIZG-FER to a new research direction with a high potential for research outputs and technology innovation. The project will also allow UNIZG-FER to drive structural changes to increase their capacities for research funding, to encourage researchers’ mobility, to align the human resources and research management policies to the European Research Area principles, and to better disseminate and exploit research results. It is expected that the AIFORS project will significantly step up UNIZG-FER’s research and innovation excellence and build capacities to sustain it beyond the project and across research groups.

The ERA Chair holder will establish and lead a Research Group for Artificial Intelligence for Robotics (AIFORS Research Group) assigned to the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR), which is a leading research lab for autonomous robotic systems in Croatia.

Project facts:

Project title: ERA Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Robotics

Acronym: AIFORS

Program: Horizon 2020

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020

Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-06-2020: ERA Chairs

Type of action: CSA (Coordination and support action)

Grant agreement ID: 952275

Start date: 1 January 2021

End date: 31 December 2026

Overall budget/EU contribution: € 2.499.957,50


Project Coordinator:

Prof. Ivan Petrović, Head of the LAMOR lab

University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER)






This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No. 952275