On September 24, 2019 in Brussels, Director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics with the Czech Technical University (CIIRC CTU) Ondřej Velek and Director General of the European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet signed a document granting 15 million Euro funding for the establishment of the RICAIP Centre of Excellence.
The CTU Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics hosted an international conference on Urban Resilience (Urban Resilience) organized on 3 and 4 October together with EFEED. Urban resilience is a relatively new area of research, bringing together results from different disciplines to prepare cities to manage the risks associated with such events as earthquakes, floods, blackouts or pollution.
Virtual and augmented reality for remote industrial production control or a system for its rapid adaptation according to the customer's current needs and available production resources- these are just a few challenges that will be treated by researchers in the RICAIP project. Festively launched today at CIIRC CTU in Prague, in the presence of more than a hundred distinguished guests, RICAIP pushes the boundaries of today’s understanding of the automated industrial production towards the multi-site flexible production. The decision to support RICAIP (Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production) came from the European Commission this spring, the project officially starts in September. In the next more than six years, the RICAIP partners will have access to funding of up to EUR 50 million (CZK 1.2 billion). Thanks to this support, the European Centre of Excellence for advanced industrial production, the largest in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and industrial robotics, will be created. It is based on a strategic cooperation between the Czech Republic and Germany. Partners of the project are: its main coordinator CIIRC CTU, CEITEC BUT, and on the German side, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Centre for Mechatronics and Automatisation Systems (ZeMA), both located in Saarbrücken.
The Engineers Prague team dominated the capital when they defeated the rival UK Hockey Prague in a sold-out Hvězda stadium at the Battle of Prague on 24 september. Seven goals were taken care of by Veber, 2 x Suda, Janata, Fabiánek, Kadlec and Raiterman.
From 16 to 20 September, two events called Orientation Week were held at CTU in Prague. One will focus on students who have come to CTU for an exchange stay, the other on self-paying students studying in foreign language programs.
Leading experts on Radon Radiation Protection met at RADON2019 in Prague for a week on 16 September to share their latest findings on the biological effects of radon conversion products, radiation measurement and assessment, epidemiological studies, the behavior of radon in homes and in the workplace, or modeling the impact of radiation on the human body.
The Upsilon Pi Epsilon scholarship was awarded to Bc. Šimon Mandlík, who studies the Open Informatics Master's program and cooperates in research at the Center of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Only thirty students from all over the world receive the award. In the UPE Executive Council Awards, whose scholarship holders receive the second highest $ 2,500 prize, Mandlík was among only three other students.
Martin Mazanec and Matouš Skála from the Faculty of Information Technology are developing applications that help millions of people around the world in their desire for a healthier life. The new Fitify application proposes an effective, personalized workout plan, tailored to the user and guides the user through each video session. The students founded Fitify Workouts, which now includes a team of more than 15 developers, designers, physiotherapists and fitness trainers. The technical aspect of the matter is mainly taken care of by FIT students and graduates. So far, it has been able to reach out to over eight million people around the world.
58 students from 9 Czech and Slovak faculties enrolled in the 7th year of the Building with Wood Fragrance contest who prepared 38 works. Sharing prizes for 200,000 crowns, 7 winners were selected by the jury and the public and partners of the competition. Students competed in two categories: Wooden constructions - small and Wooden constructions - large. Tereza Krákorová from the Faculty of Architecture won the Professional Jury Award for her design of a mountain buffet under Velká Deštná summit. Dávid Ferčák from the Faculty of Civil Engineering won the Kronospan Prize for the use of OSB boards in a family house in the Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area.
The already 21st edition of the biggest cycling race in Prague - Author Prague Fifty - launched on 21 September as part of the prestigious Author Maraton tour series. Cyclists traversed a 50 km long track, which led from Prague 6 to Okoř castle and back. A rich accompanying program for children and adults was prepared at the Dejvice Campus. This year, the race was connected with the Experience the City in a Different Way festival, so all-day activities and concerts were prepared for the competitors. This year, CTU also cooperated in organizing the race and CTU rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček also actively participated. Paralympic cyclist Jiří Ježek was the ambassador of the race.