Robotics in Serbia

Aleksandar Rodic

Prof. dr Aleksandar RODIĆ received BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1985, MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering successively in 1992 and 1998 from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Since 1987, he is with IMP Robotics Laboratory where he is currently at the position Head of Department and Vice president of the Institute Assembly.  Primary research interests of Prof. A. Rodić are in areas of robotics, bio-inspired and large scale dynamic systems, control and stability, cognitive autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, human-machine interface, cloud robotics, etc. He is an author of more than 120 scientific papers, 6 research monographs/thematic books, editor of several thematic proceedings by Springer, a member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. He chaired international scientific meetings MeSRoB2013 and RAAD 2016.  He is a member of the Scientific Board of the leading national conference on robotics and automation – ETRAN and International Scientific Committee of the RAAD (Robotics organization of countries in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region). He was UNIDO/UNDP Research Fellow in 1991 and guest scientist at the TU Braunschweig (Germany) as Alexander von Humboldt research fellow (2001/2002, 2005), Visiting professor at the University of Reunion, France from 2004, Adjunct professor of the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2009, Visiting professor at ANHUI University of Technology, China, from 2014. He was awarded as “The best manager for science in Serbia for 2012” issued by the Club of Commerce Journalists (Chamber of Commerce of Serbia). Prof. Rodić teaches robotics and autonomous systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade at the doctoral studies from 2012. He is a member of National Scientific Council for Technology Development in Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics with Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development in period 2011-2016. Prof. Rodić is the coordinator of more international and national research and innovation projects.