The S.A.W.E.R. System has been dispatched from the headquarters of the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings at CTU in Buštěhrad to travel to the United Arab Emirates, where it should initiate a test production of water from the air using solar energy in the real desert conditions.
Seven professors from CTU took over the professorial appointment decrees at the Great Assembly Hall of Karolinum on 20 June
Scientists and students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering once again managed to get to the finals of the prestigious international robotics competition Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), which takes place in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. The CTU team, cooperating with leading university robotic workplaces in Pennsylvania and New York, advanced to the finals of the competition from more than 200 registered teams from around the world, giving them great chances for a total of $ 45 million worth of prizes.
In Cambodia, an expert team from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Technology, works with the support of the Czech Development Agency. For the first time in history, an educational field of Biomedical Engineering has been established here. The project was initiated by the Cambodian Ministry of Health itself, which recognized the need for this kind of study field to be established at the universities there. A team of scientists from the FBMI CTU under the guidance of Professor Karel Roubík was asked for help. Five years ago, Professor Roubík was behind a very successful project to introduce this promising and rapidly developing field in South American Columbia at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga.
This year, CTU again presented itself at the National Technical Museum, where it presented its interactive exhibits and projects as part of the 16th Prague Museum Night. Visitors of all ages could discover themselves that studying science and technology at CTU in Prague can not only be interesting, but also useful for society. We introduced technical innovations, project presentations and attractions to see elsewhere than on campus.
On 7 June, another year of the academic champion title - University Eights - took place at the riverside of Rašínovo nábřeží. The 8+ rowing boats with Cox (helmsman) composed of students of individual Czech and foreign universities presented themselves at an unconventional distance of 1,000 meters. The race took place within the Primatorky rowing race and the CTU team managed to defend the primacy for the seventh time in a row out of nine. The CTU male crew: Jan Hájek, Albert Caban, Jakub Paroulek, Martin Basl, Jiří Kopáč, Vit Šantrůček, Vojtěch Dědek, Jan Zavadil and Tereza Andrlová as the Cox.
The University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings at CTU has developed a design collection for Levitee concrete urban furniture with the option of installing smart technologies. The news was presented to the public on 5 and 6 June 2019 at the Urbis Smart City Fair in Brno, where it competed for the Gold Medal for the best exhibited product awarded by the international expert commission. The furniture was designed as a set consisting of a cantilever bench and accessories that should bring wide variability in placing in the public space. Its solution builds on the development already started in 2015 and is based on searches conducted between manufacturers and end users. In addition to comfortable short-term rest, the Levitee bench can charge the phone to the user via USB, provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile devices and even measure air quality with various end-user sensors, making it a perfect fit for Smart City.
The first monitoring period of the Center of Advanced Applied Sciences expired at the end of March 2019. During the first period, which began in August 2018, the teams of individual research programs were formed and the research work began.
The traditional military and security technology fair IDET 2019 was held in Brno from 29 May to 31 May. CTU in Prague presented the latest research results. The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering presented their exhibits here. Visitors could see ballistic-resistant mobile barriers, drones, shooting ranges, walking robots, or the FlexiGuard wireless biotelemetry system. CTU Rector, Doc. Vojtěch Petráček tried all the exhibits and supported the exhibition.
The city noise barrier is an innovative noise reduction measure. It has a height of only 30 centimeters above the top of the rail, making it the lowest noise mitigation measure of its kind in Europe, while providing noise reduction from passing trams ranging from 3 to 5 decibels. It was developed by experts from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Railway Structures, in cooperation with MONTSTAV CZ. The barrier is made of recycled materials - rubber granulate - and has been designed to be quickly removed. It is installed in Prague on two tram tracks. The aim of the practice, which took place on the tram line in Prague 4 - Braník between the Pobřežní cesta and Přístaviště stations on Friday, 24 May, was to try to rescue a person wedged between a noise barrier and a tram car. Lastly, firefighters also tried various techniques for the destruction of the orifice in a real environment. Only the standard equipment of the DPP Fire Rescue Brigade were used during the event. The training intervention took place during tramway lockout in the Dvorce - Sídliště Modřany track section, which was held due to regular maintenance and repair of the tram line from the evening of 24 May to the end of daytime operation on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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