Tomislav Stipancic is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mehanical Engineering and Naval Archiceture, University of Zagreb. His is mainly engaged in robotics and artificial intelligence. His research focuses on the areas of cognitive systems, probabilistic robotics, interaction between the robot and the environment, and contextual reasoning – in order to develop a cognitive computational models by simulating the various aspects of human behavior on real systems. He is particularly interested in semantic web, web design, and psychology of the human mind.
After doctorate, as stipendits Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tomislav spent eight months at the University of Kyoto in Japan working on the project „Computation Mechanism for Situated Sentient Robot”. The goal was to create a cognitive computational models that allow the robots perception of the environment on the basis of contextual information. Doctoral thesis titled “Cognitive model for managing a group of industrial robots” he successfully defended in May 2013.
Dissertation is prepared et KTH Stockholm and URJC Madrid. He worked more than ten years in the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet as e-mentor and ICT specialist. In his free time Tomislav riding a bicycle. He likes to cook. He has two daughters – he is a very proud father.