Call for Humanoids group PostDoc position

The group of Humanoid and Cognitive Robotics coordinated by Dr Matej Hoffmann opens a PhD position in the humanoid, cognitive, neuro-, and collaborative robotics research. The topics are in the context of the newly starting 5-year project entitled “Whole-body awareness for safe and natural interaction: from brains to collaborative robots” for excellence in fundamental research …read more

Call for Robotics Engineer position

Katedra kybernetiky FEL ČVUT hledá technika/mechatronika vývoje robotů Špičkové robotické pracoviště v rámci katedry kybernetiky, které se úspěšně účastní mezinárodního výzkumu, projektů i soutěží (např. DARPA Subterranean challenge), hledá kvalifikovaného uchazeče v oblasti robotiky a mechatroniky. Náplň práce Údržba a vývoj či konstrukce robotických platforem. Katedra disponuje celou řadou humanoidních a mobilních (pásových) robotů, dále …read more

NEW GACR EXPRO Project

Nový projekt GAČR EXPRO
Matej Hoffmann has been awarded the “GAČR EXPRO” project for excellence in fundamental research from the Czech Science Foundation (https://gacr.cz/grantove-projekty-excelence-v-zakladnim-vyzkumu-expro/) for his proposal entitled “Whole-body awareness for safe and natural interaction: from brains to collaborative robots”. The grant will support him and his group for 5 years (2020-2024). As robots are leaving safety fences and …read more

CTU-CRAS from the Department of Cybernetics Won the Darpa Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit Among Non-Sponsored Teams and Took the Overall 3rd Place

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit took place in Pittsburgh, USA on 15-22 August. A team of CTU-CRAS scientists and students from the Department of Cybernetics and Computer Department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague demonstrated a multirobotic system for searching the areas affected by the disaster. CTU-CRAS …read more

Tracked vehicle simulation model for Gazebo

Tracked vehicle simulation model for Gazebo
The VRAS group has successfully helped the global open-source robotics community by implementing the first plausible simulation model of tracked vehicles. The model has just been made available to everyone as part of the Gazebo simulator Among others, it will help the CRAS-CTU team in the global DARPA SubT challenge where a team of robots …read more

Dean’s Award for the Dissertation thesis was given to Ing. Vladimir Kubelka, Ph.D.

Dean’s Award for the Dissertation thesis was given to Ing. Vladimir Kubelka, Ph.D.
Dean’s Award for the Dissertation thesis was given to

Ing. Vladimír Kubelka defended his Ph.D. thesis

Ing. Vladimír Kubelka successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Improving perception and locomotion capabilities of mobile robots in urban search and rescue missions (supervisor: doc. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D., supervisor specialist: Ing. Michal Reinštein, Ph.D.). Congratulations!

Interactive Perception-Action-Learning for Modelling Objects

Interactive Perception-Action-Learning for Modelling Objects
We are partners in a new European research project (CHIST-ERA call) IPALM – Interactive Perception-Action-Learning for Modelling Objects coordinated by Imperial College London. Matej Hoffmann is the PI for our part. The objective of the project is to develop methods for the automatic digitization of objects and their physical properties by exploratory manipulations. The methods …read more

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.

Human-robot interaction at HRI 2018

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]
Responsible person: Helena Houšková