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The Khalifa University hosts the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) in Abu Dhabi from 23-25 February. A team led by scientists from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FEL) working with researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania and New York has made it to the finals and to defend the 2017 victory, has been testing drones in desert conditions for more than a month.
For the first time in its history, the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University is organizing the HackFIT hackathon focused on virtual reality, drones, artificial intelligence, robotics and open data. At this 24-hour hackathon, teams of high school and university students get behind the scenes of the faculty research and explore how to link science and business. Their reward will be 50.000 CZK and valuable prizes from prominent sponsors of the event. The event takes place in the FIT building.
The program includes compositions by Jean Sibelius, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Antonín Dvořák. The violinist Roman Patočka and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra with the conductor Cristian Orosan will perform.
An infection that is spreading from the city of Wuhan, China. This influenza-like infection can be highly dangerous, especially for people with a weakened organism. Coronavirus is transmitted from person-to-person after close contact. It is a so-called contageous infection. Illness does not appear immediately, but only after a period of 7 – 14 days. After arrival from a high-risk area, use a protection mask, 14 days of isolation are recommended, within which time any signs of a respiratory illness should appear, i.e. shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature.
The subject of the competition workshop is a design of a new exposition stand for CTU at European fairs of post-secondary and lifelong education - Gaudeamus in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. The purpose of this competition is to come up with elegant, sophisticated and dignified solutions that are attractive to the target group of high school students. The resulting proposals will be an important basis for further discussion on the design of the new stand. The workshop is designed for students of bachelor and master programs of all faculties and parts of CTU in Prague. It is possible to enter the competition as an individual or as a team.

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“We are pleased by the Minister's interest in CTU's specialized scientific workplaces and projects focused on future technologies. I introduced the Minister to the main pillars of our research activities, among others the IT Center, the Science Center, and the AIZEN Network addressing the use of artificial intelligence for a safe civil society. I asked the Minister to support international networks coordinated by CTU and to help with the acquisition of high-quality foreign students and researchers and for the European integration of the research infrastructure in artificial intelligence, I offered a scheme similar to CERN, with which I have long experience.,” said doc. Vojtěch Petráček.
The motivational scholarship was announced for the first time by the Faculty of Civil Engineering for this academic year. Its aim is to support high school students that excel in mathematics and have entered the first year of bachelor study. Thanks to him, 61 students received a total of 467,500 crowns.
The visually impaired still face difficulties in studying and moving around the campus, despite all construction-technical measures. Therefore, CTU is trying a whole new approach by offering its handicapped students a unique wearable assistance aid, the OrCam MyEye 2 based on advanced AI. Rektor doc. Vojtěch Petráček received it on 4 February in the presence of representatives of the National Council of People with Disabilities, the Mathilda Foundation and the Leontinka Foundation. On the same occasion, the blind pianist and singer Ráchel Skleničková formally took over OrCam MyEye 2 from the hands of J. E. Daniel Meron, Ambassador of the State of Israel.
Jan Sedláček, a student of the Bachelor's program at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, scored at the IREC - International Real Estate Challenge 2020, which took place in Italy at Politecnico Milano on 8 to 17 January. This year, 52 students from 10 European universities participated and the Faculty of Civil Engineering had three representatives. They were divided into 11 international teams and each team was given a specific task to solve in one city.
On 27 January, representatives of CTU in Prague and UC Berkeley Extension held talks at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The main issue on the agenda was a discussion on the creation of a new joint master's study program in robotics and industry 4.0.