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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 2014-10-02 at 21:14
Research seminar "Team DRC-Hubo:...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the research seminar

"Team DRC-Hubo: International Collaboration using a Three Phase Design Cycle"

given by Prof. Daniel Lofaro from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department & Lofaro Labs, George Mason University, USA.
The seminar will take place on Friday, October 3rd, starting at 12:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
More about the speaker and the seminar can be found in the detailed news content.


Prof. Lofaro will show the evolution of the Hubo Humanoid Robot from a research platform to a DARPA Robot Challenge (DRC) ready system via the use of a Three Phase Design Cycle. Benefits and challenges of working with multiple research groups, and the impact it has on becoming a competitive DRC team will be discussed. Finally recommendations for software and social methods to be used when working with medium size research groups will be given. For more information about Team DRC-Hubo please visit its home page at http://www.drc-hubo.com/.

Daniel M. Lofaro is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Director of the Lofaro Labs at George Mason University. An NSF-EAPSI Fellow, he received his doctorate from the ECE Department at Drexel University in 2013 while a researcher at the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL). From 2012-2013 he was the Research Lead of the DARPA Robotic Challenge team DRC-Hubo. His research interests include Complex Control Systems and Robotics with most recent ventures relating to Robot Design and Cloud Robotics.

Mario Bukal
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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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