Danica is also the lead investigator on a groundbreaking 10-year AI research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and bringing together academia and industry across a wide range of verticals. Her academic passion lies in the possibilities with AI and robotics.
Danica brings a unique perspective to innovation process, and the relationship between artificial intelligence, creativity and the human experience.
She was born and raised in Croatia, where she graduated from a mechanical engineer at Rijeka University of Technology. She received a PhD student in computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology in 1997 and was a professor of robotics in 2001 with the dissertation Visual Serving for Manipulation: Robustness and Integration Issues.
In 2008 she became director of the Department of Autonomous Systems, Computer Vision and Active Perception Lab, at the Royal Institute of Technology, which was the department at which she was a PhD. In 2011, she was elected as number 1627 of the Royal Academy of Sciences and became one of the 22 first members of their newly established Sweden’s young academy. In 2015 she is elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Danica Kragić is honorary doctorate at Villmanstrand University of Technology.
On June 30, 2016 she participated as a summer host in Summer in P1.