Danica Kragić

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Born10 August 1971
Rijeka, Yugoslavia (Now Croatia)
NationalitySwedish (Born: Yugoslav)
Alma materKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Member ofWallenberg Sphere

Dr Danica Kragić Jensfelt attended her first Bilderberg meeting in 2018, where one of the subjects was Artificial intelligence, as a professor in the School of Computer Science and Communication at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She directs the Center for Autonomous Systems at the school and conducts research in computer vision and robotics.

Kragić is a board member of the Wallenberg Foundation's ownership company FAM, and SAAB,[1] thus making her part of the Wallenberg Sphere.


Danica Kragić was born and raised in Croatia, where she graduated as a civil engineer in mechanical engineering at the University of Technology in Rijeka. Early in her career, she worked with robotic vacuum cleaners, among other things. She received a doctoral position in computer science at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology in 1997 and received her doctorate in robotics in 2001.


Kragić has stated that her driving force is to contribute to robots in the future being able to take over and perform jobs that are boring or dangerous for humans to perform.[1]

In 2008, she became head of the department Center for Autonomous Systems, Computer Vision and Active Perception Lab at the Royal Institute of Technology, which was the department where she received her doctorate. Her early research focused on teaching robots to perform difficult tasks that require a lot of fine motor skills, such as picking up different types of objects and doing something with them. In recent research, Kragić has investigated how humans and robots can interact.[1]

In 2011, she was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences[2] and became one of the first 22 members of their newly established Swedish Young Academy.[3]

Kragić is a board member of the Institute for Future Studies and in the Wallenberg Foundation 's ownership companies FAM and SAAB.[1]

In 2018, the magazine Dagens Industri named her Sweden's most powerful tech woman.[4]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.