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Dr Dragan Kostic holds PhD degree in Control engineering and Robotics, received from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His expertise comprises robotics, multidisciplinary system modeling, system identification, robust model-based control, and data-based control.

He graduated in automatic control at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, in Serbia. At the same institution he received MSc degree in robotics in 2000. His research was on sliding-mode control of induction motors and application of biomechanical analogies in robotics. In 2004 he finished PhD project "Data-based Control of Motion Systems", carried out with the Control Systems Technology Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

From October 2004 till January 2006 he was a Research Fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven. Via the institute he accomplished industrial traineeship at the FEI Company in Acht, focusing on high performance motion control of an ultra-low speed (~100 [nm/s]) non-linear piezoelectric motor driven motion system. Later on he was a Research Fellow at the Tangram project, investigating methods to reduce time of integration and testing of ASML wafer scanners.

In February 2006 he joined ASML in the role of a design engineer responsible for high quality leveling of the wafer scanners. From July 2008 till Jully 2011, dr Kostic was an assistant professor for nonlinear control and robotics at the Dynamics and Control group. His research comprised the following topics: - cooperative and formation control of nonholonomic mobile robots, - cooperative robot manipulation, - teleoperated robotic systems, - nonlinear observer design, - humanoid robotics, - social robotics, - vision-based robot servo control.

Since August 2011, dr Kostic is back to the industry. In 2011 and 2012 he carried out a project at the Mechatronics Research group of ASML. The project was on modeling and discrete-time servo control design for current and flux amplifiers of reluctance motors.

As from May 2012, dr Kostic is Architect Mechatronics at the Segula Technologies Nederland BV. Besides architecting work, he provides coaching in robotics, multidisciplinary system modeling, dynamics, simulation, system identification, control design, signal processing, data analysis, experimentation, and performance assessment. He also investigates contamination and damages on backside of wafers at ASML.

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Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Mobile robots Engineering & Materials Science
Remote control Engineering & Materials Science
Multi agent systems Engineering & Materials Science
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
Manipulators Engineering & Materials Science
Trajectories Engineering & Materials Science
Level control Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 1996 2014

Collision-free control of unicycle mobile robots

Monsieurs, F. H. A., Nijmeijer, H. & Kostic, D., 2014, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. 28 p. (D&C; vol. 2014.019)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Feedback control of Zero Moment Point for stable bipedal walking

Looij, van de, R. M. A., Nijmeijer, H. & Kostic, D., 2014, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. 31 p. (D&C; vol. 2014.008)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Feedback control

Predictive method for balance of mobile service robots

Bastings, B. M., Nijmeijer, H., Kostic, D. & Kiela, H. J., 2014, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. 48 p. (D&C; vol. 2014.042)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access

Internal and external force-based impedance control for cooperative manipulation

Heck, D. J. F., Kostic, D., Denasi, A. & Nijmeijer, H., 2013, Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2013 (ECC 2013), July 17-19, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland. p. 2299-2304

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Motion control
Asymptotic stability

Thermal analysis and temperature control of die bonding

Perdaen, R. P. M., Nijmeijer, H., Kostic, D. & Smulders, P. J. C. H., 2013, Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. (D&C; vol. 2012.063)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Student theses

Advanced control of an RRR-robot tip

Author: Bukkems, B., 28 Feb 2003

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), de Jager, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kostic, D. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A linear inverted pendulum walk implemented on TUlip

Author: van Dalen, S., 31 Jul 2012

Supervisor: van Zutven, P. (Supervisor 1), Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2), Jonker, P. (Supervisor 2), Kostic, D. (Supervisor 2) & Sandee, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Autonomous 3D grasp planning based on machine vision feedback

Author: van Dongen, P., 30 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Kostic, D. (Supervisor 1) & Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Comparison of control architectures for autonomous mobile robots

Author: Verhoeckx, P., 28 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Kostic, D. (Supervisor 1) & Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Data-based LQG control

Author: Aangenent, W., 29 Feb 2004

Supervisor: Steinbuch, M. (Supervisor 1), de Jager, A. (Supervisor 2), Kostic, D. (Supervisor 2) & Lefeber, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master