Dr. Bojan Jerbić is a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Department for Robotics and Automation of Manufacturing Systems.
His scientific research is in the field of artificial intelligence in robotics, especially behavioristic problems. He is engaged in the research and development of intelligent control models for multi-agent robotic systems, the interaction of robots and humans and robotic models of consciousness.
Thanks to the research projects implemented in cooperation with the industry, he developed one of the most advanced laboratories for applied robotics and autonomous systems in Europe, where his students have a rare opportunity to educate themself on the cutting-edge technology. Currently, he is the head of research project ACRON: A New Concept of Applied Cognitive Robotics in Clinical Neuroscience in which new grounds for intelligent control models are established, based on interaction, learning and machine self-awareness, pushing the boundaries of robotic application. Thanks to the original approaches to robotic control that he developed with his colleagues, project of the application of robots in neurosurgery is in the stage of clinical trials, opening a whole new era of robotic application in medicine.
Industry 4.0 is the answer to the accelerated science and technology development, which opens new possibilities for intelligent production and digital economy, prompting the development of new economic models and social relationships. The fourth industrial revolution implies “computerization / digitization of everything”. This means creating a kind of ecosystem that integrates information from all products to production, across the business sector to the market and the customer itself. In the World of Industry 4.0, people, machines, equipment, logistics systems and products communicate, possess intelligence and work directly with each other, requiring a new understanding of science, technology and culture. Digitization of the industry and the economy not only transforms processes of creating new values, but leads to new business models and new employment prospects. Intelligent digital manufacturing processes open up great opportunities especially for small and medium-sized companies.