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Danica Kragic professor of robotics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  05/17/2018 | Science , People , Education | Unrated
The Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm


Danica Kragić, Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.
She received MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia in 1995.






Danica Kragic is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Danica Kragic leads Robotics and AI innovation at #MTFLabs

Danica Kragic Jensfelt
Robotics, Perception and Learning Lab
Centre for Autonomous Systems
School of Computer Science and Communication
Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Danica Kragic is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She received MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia in 1995 and PhD in Computer Science from KTH in 2001. She has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University and INRIA Rennes. She is the Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems. Danica received the 2007 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Academic Career Award. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and founding member of the Young Academy of Sweden. She holds a Honorary Doctorate from the Lappeenranta University of Technology. She chaired IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Computer and Robot Vision and served as an IEEE RAS AdCom member on several occasions. Her research is in the area of robotics, computer vision and machine learning. In 2012, she received an ERC Starting Grant. Her research is supported by the EU, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Swedish Research Council. She is an IEEE Fellow.

1995, MSc Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia
2001, PhD Computer Science, The Royal Institute of Technology KTH


Professor, School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC, KTH, 2008-present
Director, Centre for Autonomous Systems, KTH, 2008-present

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IEEE Transactions on Robotics Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Journal of Robotics
Foundations and Trends in Robotics
IEEE RAS Conference Board

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Hi ,

It's hard to imagine someone who absolutely embodies the synthesis of cutting edge scientific research and human creative expression that we champion at Music Tech Fest more than the inspirational Professor Danica Kragic. Danica will be joining us at MTF Stockholm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in September as one of the incredible ‘arts-meet-science’ women at the forefront of all the different areas of the festival.

Danica is in the lead of AI and Robotics as part of the invitation-only #MTFLabs in the KTH Reactor Hall, a decommissioned experimental site 25 meters below ground where Sweden conducted its first nuclear reaction. From the 3rd of September, the week-long labs will bring together a diverse selection of innovators, artists and technologists from the MTF community to create with cutting-edge technologies and data sets from across industry sectors. The results will be showcased in a series of unique performances during the public festival weekend September 7th-9th.

Danica is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology - the hosts of Music Tech Fest. She is currently the lead investigator on a groundbreaking 10-year, 1-billion kroner AI research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and bringing together academia and industry across a wide range of verticals.

Danica brings a unique perspective to innovation process, and the relationship between artificial intelligence, creativity and the human experience.

"I am a robotics scientist and a seamstress. Society expects us to be like robots. But we are human beings. We are more complex than robots. In order to be a good scientist I also need to spend my time on other things. When I sew during the weekend I focus better on lecturing. Finding solutions for challenges that are orthogonal, in relation to my profession, makes me a better scientist. It is important to stand up for the need of duality in life: Work and play. Research and sewing. Both are as important to me."

Danica balances her creative talents and passions with an incredible CV in the hard sciences - including two doctorates, an Early Academic Career Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and visiting research fellowships at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and INRIA Rennes.

Danica's research is in the area of robotics, computer vision and machine learning. Artificial Intelligence will also be one of the central themes at the #MTFResearch Symposium on Thursday 6th and 7th September, just before the public festival begins.

Registration for the #MTFResearch Symposium includes full membership of the global #MTFResearch Network, a VIP tour of the #MTFLabs in the underground Reactor Hall and free entry to the public Music Tech Fest Stockholm weekend event.

We're excited to see what the brilliant MTF innovators will create under Danica'€™s expert direction at #MTFLabs in Stockholm... and hope you'll join us at MTF Stockholm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

All the best,

Andrew Dubber
Director, Music Tech Fest

Many thanks to Andrew Dubber for sending us this information


Danica Kragić and her Swedish colleagues with a group of Croatian experts in robotics
at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, 2017.

Photo by the courtesy of Professor Ivan Petrović, on the right of Professor Danica Kragić.


Danica Kragic and her collaboration with Croatian scientists

On Monday 4th of September 2017 the Kick-off meeting of the project Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems - ACROSS took place at UNIZG-FER.

ACROSS project passed the first phase at the H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017 call and is coordinated by Prof. Ivan Petrovic. The project is implemented in a strategic partnership as a long-term joint venture between the UNIZG-FER, the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH and the Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla - ICENT.

Out of a total of 208 projects submitted to the European Commission public call, 30 projects from 12 countries were adopted for financing the first phase, which concernes the development of business plans of Centres of excellence. The ACROSS project is the only accepted project in the first phase of Teaming from Croatia (1.9.2017. – 31.8.2018).

The overall objective of the project is to create a Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems in Croatia (ACROSS CoE), which will be at the forefront of research and innovation of novel methodologies and advanced engineering approaches in the targeted domains. To achieve the overall objective, the proposal focuses on long-term objectives for Teaming Phase 2 and on one-year objective for Teaming Phase 1. If passed to the second phase ACROSS CoE will be supported by the EU with additional 15 million EUR and by the Croatian government with at least 15 million EUR for 7 years.

Source www.across-coe.eu/across-coe/news

See also across.fer.hr



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