Serbia Robotics Hall of Fame: The Impact of the Past

  • Branko KaranEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 540)


The paper presents a list of the most influential works in Serbian robotics. The list has been synthesized using document citation data from the Elsevier Scopus database and it shows that the impact of Serbia, compared to neighbouring countries, has been highly disproportional and outperforming having in mind the Serbian economic and general scientific strength. However, the analysis also reveals that Serbia’s contribution has been significantly weakened during the last ten years and that Serbian robotics has been declining with respect to the neighbouring countries.


Serbian robotics Scientific impact Robotics paper 



This work was supported in part by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development. Additional thanks are owed to Danube Robotics, LLC, for providing Internet resources for the online presentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsBelgradeSerbia

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