Thursday and Friday, October 8–9 (10.00–15.00)
The roboplug was designed with the idea of a distant user, located, for example, inside his house, controlling a robot so that it clears the snow from the backyard. The plug is hand-made and customized (l: 100 cm, w: 70 cm and h: 40 cm + 30 cm including the camera; weight: 70 kg), and driven by a wheelchair motor. It is controlled via a smartphone with an application that displays the image from the camera attached to the robot, and screen controls. The smartphone is connected through a Wi-Fi network.
Key words and subject links: ROBOTICS, TECHNOLOGY, PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER SCIENCES, TECHNICAL DESIGN, DESIGNING USEFUL OBJECTS
Aleš Stojak is one of the co-founders of the INBOT international institute of robotics, whose aim is the development of innovative robotic solutions. He works as an electronic hardware designer, printed circuits designer, and embedded systems’ developer. He studies electrical engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Informatics at the University of Maribor. In 2011 he developed a robotic platform that is able to drive around autonomously in traffic with the help of navigation and machine vision. In 2012 he contributed to the technical execution of the show Placebo performed by Carmina Slovenica. He was responsible for developing and installing remote operated electromechanical hardware.
Tadej Tofant is a student at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Maribor, Department of Chemical Technology. He recently graduated in bionics at the VSŠ (higher vocational college) Ptuj. Since 2011 he has been participating in the global RoboCup competition: 2nd place in Istanbul, 3rd place in 2012 in Mexico City, and 1st place at the European RoboCup in Slovakia. In 2015 his team won the 2nd place at the RoboCup in Portugal, and classified for the RoboCup 2015 in China, reaching 4th place. He is also one of the three co-founders of the INBOT institute that deals with developing high-tech solutions for the industry.
Arne Korsika is the founder of the SUDO (high-tech startup), which successfully operates and develops innovative products since 2014. He is currently a tech CEO at SUDO and developer of software for mobile, desktop and web technologies. For nearly a year he has worked at Tovarna idej d.o.o., where he was the leading programmer for iOS mobile platform. He studies information technology at the University of Maribor, and Bionics at Higher vocational college of Ptuj. He is the co-founder of the INBOT international institute for robotics where he develops software for robots. He is the co-founder of LOS SYSTEMS d.o.o., a company for digital signage advertisement.