Satja Sivcev was born in Kikinda, Republic of Serbia in 1990. He graduated from the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia in 2013 where he obtained his Bachelor with Honours in Mechatronics degree. Interested in humanoid robotics Satja's bachelor thesis was titled "Development and construction of anthropomorphic robotic eyes". In 2014 Satja completed his graduate studies at the same university and received his Masters in Mechatronics degree with a thesis titled "Robot stereo vision system for detection and recognition of objects which differ in size, colour and shape" and was elected as the best student of the promotion. During his studies, Satja was granted a scholarship "Dositej Obradovic" - fund for young talents, twice in a row. The scholarship is awarded to best final year undergraduate and graduate students in the Republic of Serbia. In 2014 Satja together with the team of his colleagues won the 1st place in the national robotic competition "Eurobot" and qualified for the European competition where they finished 9th out of more than forty teams.
Currently, Satja is a PhD Student at the University of Limerick working on the project "Smart Enhanced Performance ROVs for the High Energy Sites" and researching in developing autonomous and semi-autonomous visual based motion control algorithms for underwater vehicle-manipulator systems for challenging conditions.
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Last update: Dec 2015