Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Domain of Research: cognitive informatics, affective and probabilistic robotics, artificial intelligence, context-based reasoning, machine vision and computer networks
Tomislav Stipancic is an Assistant Professor in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. In May 2013 he defended his doctoral thesis, “A cognitive model for the control of a group of industrial robots”. His research is chiefly focused on the areas of cognitive informatics, affective and probabilistic robotics, artificial intelligence, context-based reasoning and awareness, ubiquitous computing and human - agent (robot) interaction. He also has a strong interest in philosophy (philosophy of mind). In 2016, Tomislav Stipancic received a scholarship under Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) where he spent 8 months at the Kyoto University as a postdoctoral researcher within Nishida Lab (Group of Applied Intelligence Information Processing) doing the project "Computation Mechanism for Situated Sentient Robot SERENA”. During his work he participated in several scientific and technological projects. He was a visiting researcher at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Madrid. Along to this, he worked a part-time job at CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) for more then ten years as an ICT specialist (e-mentor expert, e-course designer and ICT teacher). He is "passionate" about (semantic) web technology and (web) design.