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MIPRO 2020 - 43rd International Convention

FO - Formal Opening

Wednesday, 9/30/2020 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Congress hall, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija

 Hybrid Event

Opening Addresses of Sponsors, Patrons and Guests


Event managers: Iva Šulentić & Zorislav Šojat



  • Future of Robotics – From Challenges to Innovation
    Rainer Bischoff (KUKA Robotics, Augsburg, Germany)

    Short biography: Dr. Rainer Bischoff is Vice President for Corporate Research of KUKA based in Augsburg, Germany. In this position he is responsible for group-wide research and technology development for future robotics products, solutions and services. Dr. Bischoff received his Dr.-Ing. degree from KIT, Karlsruhe, in 2010. Since 2008 he is driving European robotics in leading roles, since 2012 as Vice President Industry of euRobotics aisbl – the European Robotics Association. In this capacity he has been setting the Strategic Research Agenda for European robotics in a public-private partnership with the European Commission and successfully establishing closer links between academia and industry. Dr. Bischoff received three prestigious international awards: IEEE/IFR IERA Award (2006), IEEE RAS Early Career Award (2012) and IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award (2015).

  • Combining Human and Robotic Motion Control for Medical Devices
    Guillaume Morel (ISIR – Sorbonne University, Paris, France)

    Short biography: Guillaume Morel received the Ph.D. degree in control engineering from University of Paris 6, Paris, France, in 1994.,From 1995 to 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, and, from 1997 to 2001 he was an Assistant Professor with University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. From 2001 to 2006, he was an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering with University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, where he is currently a Professor of robotics and leads the research team AGATHE (INSERM U1150) within the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (UMR UPMCCNRS 7222). His research interests include sensor-based control of robots, with a particular focus on force feedback control and visual servoing. His research targets applications to assistance for surgery and rehabilitation systems.


19,30 - 21,30 sati - koktel za sudionike, goste i uzvanike
(Grand hotel Adriatic)


Opatija, with its 170-year-old tourism tradition, is the leading seaside resort of the Eastern Adriatic and one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Mediterranean. With its aristocratic architecture and style, Opatija has been attracting artists, kings, politicians, scientists, sportsmen, as well as business people, bankers and managers for more than 170 years.

The tourist offer in Opatija includes a vast number of hotels, excellent restaurants, entertainment venues, art festivals, superb modern and classical music concerts, beaches and swimming pools – this city satisfies all wishes and demands.

Opatija, the Queen of the Adriatic, is also one of the most prominent congress cities in the Mediterranean, particularly important for its ICT conventions, one of which is MIPRO, which has been held in Opatija since 1979, and has attracted more than a thousand participants from over forty countries. These conventions promote Opatija as one of the most desirable technological, business, educational and scientific centers in South-eastern Europe and the European Union in general.

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