Professor Miomir Vukobratović passed away on March 11, 2012 at the age of 81. However, his achievements in robotics will remain with us always.
Miomir Vukobratović was born in 1931. He graduated in 1957 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, where he also obtained his first PhD in 1964. In January 1958 he joined the Aeronautical Institute in Belgrade. At the beginning of 1965 he moved to the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, where he became director of the Robotics Laboratory. In 1980, he became professor at the Production Engineering Department of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade.