I am a robotics researcher at the Department of automatics, biocybernetics and robotics at Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI). My current title is Senior research associate (eq. Assoc. prof). I am also an Associate Professor. at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS).
I received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree in robotics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2009. I was previosly a Postdoctoral Researcher with SCIEX NMS-CH fellowship at the Biorobotics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, during 2012–13, where I also did a part of my Ph.D. research in 2007–08. I was a visiting researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in the summers of 2009 and 2014.
I received the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Award for Ph.D. dissertation for 2012, the ICRA 2015 Best Reviewer Award, the Best Scientific paper award at the 23rd International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Regions in 2014 and Best Paper Research Award at the 19th International Workshop in the Alpe-Adria-Danube region .
My research interests are focused on robot learning, applicable for humanoid and industrial robotics.
- Sept. 20. 2021: I presented our paper Using Neural Networks for Synthesizing Importance Sampler Database in Reinforcement Learning (Lončarević, Gams) at ERK 2021 conference.
- June 17. 2021: Our paper Specifying and optimizing robotic motion for visual quality inspection (Lončarević, Gams, Reberšek, nemec, Škrabar, Skvarč, Ude) was published in Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
- June 9. 2021: Talks from our successful ICRA’21 Workshop Robot Learning in Real-world Applications: Beyond Proof of Concept are now published online
May 11. 2021: Open position for a PhD student – Young researcher. More info here. Apply!
Publications et al.
A list of my publications is available at Google Scholar.
My complete bibliography is available at the Slovenian publications database COBISS.
Some videos showing my work are available at my Youtube channel (updated sparsely).
I am co-lecturer of subject “Humanoid and Service Robotics” at Jožef Stefan International postgraduate Scool (MPŠ).
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
+386 (0)1 477 3319