Laboratory for Intelligent Autonomous Systems – LARIAT is a research laboratory founded in 2019. at the University of Dubrovnik. Within LARIAT, an interdisciplinary research group working in fields of control systems, robotics and artificial intelligence thus offering solutions to overcome challenges found in real life.

LARIAT research is focused in control systems theory and artificial intelligence applied to aerial and marine robotics and multi-agent cooperative systems.

Our team

Matija Sukno

Matija Sukno

professional associate

Matija Sukno, mag.ing.comp., received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG FER), Zagreb, Croatia in 2017 and 2020, respectively. His field of study and area of interest is in machine learning and deep learning. His current focus is application of deep learning algorithms to computer vision problems such as object detection, image classification and instance segmentation. Matija has been a member of the LARIAT since October 2020.

Mihael Lobrović

PhD student

Mihael Lobrović, mag.ing.mech., received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zagreb in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2014 he enrolled in a doctoral program in mechatronics and robotics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. His research interests include analysis and control of large-scale dynamical systems. Mihael has been a member of the LARIAT since November 2020.

Damir Lujo

Damir Lujo

PhD student

Damir Lujo, mag.ing.el.techn.inf is a teaching assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dubrovnik. He earned his master degree in 2015 in Electrical Power Engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. His main research interests are in control of electrical drives and electric power networks. Damir has been a member of the LARIAT since December 2019.

Antun Đuraš

PhD student

Antun Đuraš, mag.ing.comp., received his Master’s degree in Applied/Business Computer Engineering at University of Dubrovnik in 2020. His research interests are related to applying computer vision and deep learning for autonomous robotics. Antun has been a member of the LARIAT since November 2020.

Vicko Prkacin

Vicko Prkačin

PhD student

Vicko Prkačin, mag.ing.el. is a research assistant at the Laboratory for intelligent autonomous systems, University of Dubrovnik. He earned his master degree in 2017 in Electrical Power engineering at University of Dubrovnik. His research interests are modelling, control and estimation of rotorcrafts, aerial load manipulation and multiagent systems. Vicko has been a member of the LARIAT since December 2019.

Dinka Lale

Dinka Lale

postdoctoral researcher

Dinka Lale, PhD is a professional associate at the Laboratory for Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dubrovnik and a postdoctoral researcher. She earned her master degree and PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. Her main research interests are in nuclear energy and environmental planning and marine technology. Dinka is a member of Croatian Nuclear Society. Dinka has been a member of the LARIAT since January 2020.

Jerome Weston

Jerome Weston

postdoctoral researcher

Jerome Weston, PhD is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Dubrovnik. Research interests include mathematical optimal/stability control and numerical analysis. He earned his master degree and PhD at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge (Louisiana, USA) . Jerome’s dissertation title is “Backstepping and Sequential Predictors for Control Systems”. Jerome has been a member of the LARIAT since August 2020.

Domagoj Tolić

Domagoj Tolić

senior researcher

Domagoj Tolić, PhD is a lecturer and research associate at RIT Croatia in Dubrovnik and a member of LARIAT – Laboratory for Intelligent Autonomous Systems. His SeaClear activities are stability and estimation for nonlinear networked control systems involving several robotic agents.

His research interests are stability and estimation under intermittent and delayed information for nonlinear control systems. The developed theory is applied to problems in the area of multi-agent robotics. See his book and CV for more. Domagoj has been a member of the LARIAT since December 2019.

Ivana Palunko

Ivana Palunko

Associate professor

Ivana Palunko is the Head of the Laboratory for Intelligent Autonomous Systems and an associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dubrovnik. Her research interests are in modelling and control or rotorcraft UAVs, nonlinear and adaptive control, Lyapunov Stability, optimal control, dynamic programming and reinforcement learning, cooperative manipulation.