dr. Suzana Uran, FERI
RoboCupJunior is a worldwide robotic competition for pupils of primary and secondary schools. RoboCupJunior Dance is one of the challenges of the competition which, with a task set up openly, provides numerous possibilities for creative expression.
Team’s task consists of preparing a short robotic dance or theater performance; for a dance performance, grading criteria applied are innovativeness and synchronization of movement between robots and team members, whereas in a theater performance, innovativeness, as well as the manner of storytelling and presentation of action are crucial. Another important factor is the technical grade for the complexity of a robot’s construction.
Suzana Uran, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – FERI, Institute for Robotics, Laboratory for cognitive systems in mechatronics. Her main interests are in the fields of robotics and controllers for robot mechanisms and theoretical and experimental study of dynamics and cinematics of robot systems and a robot force controller.