BODIS – workshop at IROS2018

BODIS - workshop at IROS2018
Matěj Hoffmann is co-organizing a workshop at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS2018. BODIS: The utility of body, interaction and self learning in robotics.

Ing. Jiří Borovec defended his Ph.D. thesis

Ing. Jiří Borovec successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Analysis of microscopy images (supervisor: prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kybic). Congratulations!

Human-robot interaction at HRI 2018

(English) Human-robot interaction at HRI 2018
Work in collaboration with IIT Genoa and Yale University on Compact real-time avoidance on a humanoid robot for human-robot interaction appeared at the HRI 2018 Conference held in Chicago. [pdf @ arxiv | youtube video]

System for plant and fungi recognition from images, developed at the Dept. of Cybernetics, wins three international challenges.

System of deep neural networks for recognition of plants and fungi from images, developed by Milan Sulc and Jiri Matas from the Dept. of Cybernetics FEE CTU in cooperation with Lukas Picek from the Dept. of Cybernetics FAS UWB, scored first in three international challenges: 2018 FGCVx Flower Classification Challenge 2018 FGCVx Fungi Classification Challenge …read more

The little android with a sense of touch

The little android with a sense of touch
A typical feature of mammals lies in their ability to experience sensations, something that robots are beginning to imitate. With the help of artificial skins and algorithms, our researchers have managed to make a small humanoid robot aware of human contact and even notice if someone is invading his ‘living’ space. The little android with …read more

Ing. Tomáš Petříček defended his Ph.D. thesis

Ing. Tomáš Petříček successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Coupled Learning and Planning for Active 3D Mapping (supervisor: doc. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D.). Congratulations!

Kuka Innovation Award 2018

Kuka Innovation Award 2018
Matěj Hoffmann from the group Vision for Robotics Autonomous Systems (VRAS) was a member of the team who won the Kuka Innovation Award 2018, see the video.

James Pritts (CMP) recently sat down for an interview with “Hospodarske noviny” newspaper, where he discussed self-driving vehicles

Our colleague, Ing. James Brandon Pritts, from the Visual Recognition Group spoke on the topic: Self-driving cars safety. For more information [in Czech], see the article in Hospodarske noviny. Thanks for the representation of our faculty.

Tomas Sixta and Boris Flach published their research in “Nature Communications”

 Tomas Sixta and Boris Flach published their research in
Ing. Tomas Sixta and doc. Boris Flach published the article “Polarized actin and VE-cadherin dynamics regulate junctional remodelling and cell migration during sprouting angiogenesis” in prestiguous “Nature Communications“. The research studies mechanisms of endothelial cells while creating new blood vessels. Congratulations!

The project RobotBodySchema has become a Partnering project of the Human Brain Project

 The project RobotBodySchema has become a Partnering project of the Human Brain Project
The project RobotBodySchema (or “Robot self-calibration and safe physical human-robot interaction inspired by body representations in primate brains”), investigated by the team of Mgr. Matej Hoffmann, Ph.D., became a Partnering project of the Human Brain Project. Congratulations!
Responsible person: Aneta Klaudis