dr jelena vidakovic


Dr Jelena Vidaković MSc ME
Research Fellow

Head of the Laboratory for robotics and machine tools

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Fields of interest

Modeling and control of industrial robots and machine tools; Motion control; Development of industrial robot programming language


The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (2018)
Title: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (2009)
Title: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, MSc ME


2019. Research Fellow


  1. Predictive Maintenance via Deep Tech Solutions for Environmental and Social Impacts in Manufacturing PreVEnT, Erasmus+ project 2023-2025
  2. Multifunctional Rapid Prototyping Desktop Machine – MULTIPRODESK, Transfer of Technology, Research project supported by The Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia. Institutions: Lola Institute, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Belgrade, 2022-2023
  3. Multifunctional Rapid Prototyping Desktop Machine – MULTIPRODESK, Proof of Concept, Research project supported by The Innovation Fund of the Republic of Serbia. Institutions: Lola Institute, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Belgrade, 2022-2023.
  4. "Development of devices for pilot training and dynamic flight simulation of modern combat aircraft: 3DOF Centrifuge and 4DOF spatial disorientation trainer”, 2011 - 2019, no. TR-35023, Research project supported by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia)


Published: 8 papers of category M20 (7 SCI papers), 28 papers in international conferences proceedings, 2 monographs M40, 9 papers M50, 5 papers in national conferences proceedings, 3 technical solutions

Selected papers:

  1. Vidakovic, J., Devic, A., Zivkovic, N., Kvrgic, V., Stepanic, P. (2022). Practical Approaches for Robot Dynamic Model Implementation for Control and Simulation Purposes. In: Mitrovic, N., Mladenovic, G., Mitrovic, A. (eds) Experimental Research and Numerical Simulation in Applied Sciences. CNNTech 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 564., (pp. 147-163), Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19499-3_8
  2. Vidakovic, J., Lazarevic, M., Kvrgic, V., Maksimovic Vasovic, I., Rakic, A. (2021). Flight Simulation Training Devices: Application, Classification, and Research. International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, pp. 874-885, 2021 (M23, IF=0.902/2020, 30/34)
  3. Vidaković, J., Kvrgić, V., Lazarević, M., Stepanić, P. Computed torque control for a spatial disorientation trainer, Facta Universitatis, Series: Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 269-280, doi:10.22190/FUME190919003V, 2020 (M22, IF 2020 3.324 (41/133))
  4. Stepanić P., Vidaković J., Dević A., Dučić N., Direct inverse control of the two-tank system using neural networks, 38th International Conference on Production Engineering -Serbia, 4 - 15. October 2021, Čačak, Serbia, pp. 131-136, ISBN 978-86-7776-252-0
  5. Kvrgic V., Vidakovic J., Efficient method for robot forward dynamics computation. Mechanism and Machine Theory, DOI: 1016/j.mechmachtheory.2019.103680, ISSN 0094-114X, 145:103680 (2020) (M21,IF=3.535/2019, 17/129).
  6. Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Lazarević M., Control System Design for a Centrifuge Motion Simulator Based on a Dynamic Model, Strojniški Vestnik-Journal of Mechanical Engineering, DOI: 10.5545/sv- jme.2018.5272, ISSN 0039-2480, 64(7-8) (2018), 465-474 (M23,IF=1.139/2017, 88/127).
  7. Kvrgić V., Vidaković J., Lutovac M., Ferenc G., Cvijanović V., A control algorithm for a centrifuge motion simulator, Robotics, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2014.01.002, ISSN: 0736-5845, 30(4) (2014) 399-412 (M21,IF=2.305/2014, 5/23).
  8. Kvrgić V., Dimić Z., Cvijanović V., Vidaković J., Kablar N., A control algorithm for improving the accuracy of five-axis machine tools, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.858194, ISSN 0020 7543, 52(10) (2014) 2983-2998 (M21,IF=1.460/2012, 22/79).
  9. Ferenc G., Dimić Z., Lutovac M., Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Open Architecture Platforms for the Control of Robotic Systems and a Proposed Reference Architecture Model, Transactions of FAMENA, ISSN 1333-1124, UDC 004.45:004.896, 37(1) (2013) 89-100 (M23,IF=0.233/2013, 121/128).
  10. Vidaković J., Lazarević M., Kvrgić V., Dančuo Z., Ferenc G., Advanced Quaternion Forward Kinematics Algorithm Including Overview of Different Methods for Robot Kinematics, FME Transactions, DOI: 10.5937/fmet1403189V, ISSN 1451-2092, 42(3), (2014) 189-199 (M24).
  11. Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Lazarević M., Dimić Z., Mitrović S., Procedure for Definition of End-effector Orientation in Planar Surfaces Robot Applications, Tehnika –Mašinstvo, ISSN 0040-2176 (Savez inženjera i tehničara Srbije), 72(6), (2017) 845-851 (M51).
  12. Vidaković J., Lazarević M., Kvrgić V., Dančuo Z., Lutovac M., Comparison of numerical simulation models for open-loop flight simulations in human centrifuge, PAMM, DOI: 10.1002/pamm.201310235, ISSN 1617-7061, 13(1), (2013) 485-486 (M53).
  13. Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Lazarević M., Dimić Z., Development of the algorithms for smoothing of trajectories of a roll and a pitch axis of a centrifuge motion simulator, 7th International Congress of Serbian Society of Mechanics, Sremski Karlovci Serbia, 24-26st June, (2019) C1e, 1-10 (M33).
  14. Mitrović S., Dimić Z., Vidaković J., Lutovac M., Kvrgić V., System for simulation and supervision of robotic cells -12th International Scientific Conference MMA 2015, Flexible technologies, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 25-26th, ISBN: 978-86-7892-722-5 (2015) 51-54 (M33).
  15. Ferenc G., Dimić Z., Lutovac M., Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Distributed Robot Control System Implemented on the Client and Server PCs Based on the CORBA Protocol, Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing-MECO 2012, Bar, Montenegro, ISBN 978-9940-9436-0-8, IEEE (2012) 158-161 (M33).
  16. Vidaković J., Kvrgić V., Ferenc G., Dančuo Z., Lazarević M., Control of a Human Centrifuge -Proceedings of the 29th Danubia-Adria Symposium on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, ISBN 978-86-7083-762-1 (2012) 186-189 (M33).
  17. Vidaković J., Ferenc G., Lutovac M., Kvrgić V., Development and Implementation of an Algorithm for Calculating Angular Velocity of Main Arm of Human Centrifuge, Proceedings of the 15th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition- EPE/PEMC 2012, ISBN 978-1-4673-1971-3, IEEE (2012) DS2a-17 (1-6) (M33).
  18. Dančuo Z., Vidaković J., Ferenc G., Lutovac M., Kvrgić V., Modeling a Human Centrifuge as Three-DoF Robot Manipulator, Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing-MECO, Bar, Montenegro, ISBN 978-9940-9436-0-8, IEEE (2012) 149-152 (M33).
  19. Ferenc G., Lutovac M., Vidaković J., Dimić Z., Kvrgić V., Real-Time Robot Control Logic Using Modular FSM, Proceedings of the International Conference Management of Technology -Step to Sustainable Production, Zadar, Croatia, ISBN 1847-6880 (2012)  259- 265 (M33).


  1. Vidaković, J., Lazarević, M., Kvrgic, V., Modeling and control of manipulators in pilot training systems for modern combat aircraft, Monograph, Lola Institute, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-82407-04-1, 2020.
  2. Lazarevic M., Vidakovic J., Cajic M., Mandic P., Contribution to modeling and control of robotic and adaptronic systems, Monograph (in Serbian), Publisher: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-7083-833-8, (2014), (M42).
Development solutions
  1. Pavlović, D., Stepanić, P., Vidaković, J., Dimić, Z. "Development and implementation of the methodology for the calculation of electrical installation parameters for automatic control systems in pumping stations, User: JP EPS, Branch of HPP ĐERDAP Kladovo 2022. (M84).
  2. Kvrgić, V., Vidaković, J., "Development and implementation of software for efficient calculation of direct robot dynamics - ERFD" (Effective Robot Forward Dynamics), 2021.
  3. Lutovac M., Vidakovic J., Dancuo Z., Stepanovic A., Improvement of the system for programming, simulation and remote monitoring of manipulator movements using new software technologies and tools, User: Technical School Jugoslovenska 4, Železnik, Belgrade (2013) (M84).
  1. Dimić, Z., Zivanović. S., Slavković, N, Vorkapić N., Vidakovic J., Manasijević S. Special award "Step into the future" at the 64th International Fair of Technology and Technical Achievements in Belgrade for the Multifunctional Machine for Rapid Prototyping - MULTIPRODESK-MILL, Belgrade 2022.
Languages English, French.
Membership in scientific and professional bodies
  1. Board of Scientific Union of the Republic of Serbia, member since 2020.
  2. Scientific Council Lola Institute, president, since 2022.
  3. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  4. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  5. Serbian Society of Mechanics (IUTAM)