The little android with a sense of touch

(English) 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

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!

Our robots (MRS group) help map historical objects

In Novinky.cz has been published an interresting article (in Czech language) „Drony z ČVUT pomáhají odkrývat dlouholetá tajemství” (More videos and articles about this topic you can find at the end of this website.) Many thanks for the representation of our department!

Olga Stepankova and Jiri Matas as a guests of the discussion “Souvislosti Jana Pokorneho” at Czech TV

Prof. Olga Stepankova and prof. Jiri Matas were guests of the discussion “Souvislosti Jana Pokorneho” at the Czech Television on the topic: Artificial Intelligence (the discussion is in Czech language only).

Ing. Kubelka presented a rescue mobile robot Charlie in Czech TV

Ing. Vladimir Kubelka, a PhD. student of Artificial inteligence and biocybernetics, presented a rescue mobile robot Charlie, which is involved in project TRADR, and invited the viewers to the “Night of scientists“(in czech only) in Studio 6, a Czech TV morning show. Many thanks for the representation of our faculty!

Jiří Trefný was a guest of the Studio 6 of the CT on the topic: Face detection at the airports

Ing. Jiří Trefný (Visual Recognition Group) was a guest of the Studio 6 of the Czech Television where he spoke on the topic: Face detection at the airports (the interview is in Czech language only).

Tomáš Svoboda guest on CT24 on the topic: USA: Shared Autonomous Transport in 13 Years?

Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Svoboda (Vision for Robotics and Autonomous Systems) was a guest on CT24 speaking on the topic: USA: Shared Autonomous Transport in 13 Years? (the interview in Czech language only starts at about 0:15:56).

Humanoid robots learn to sense their body

Humanoid robots learn to sense their body
A 4-page cover story about humanoid robotics in Respekt (a major Czech weekly journal), 16/2017. Matej Hoffmann and Zdenek Straka interviewed and photographed with robots. More robots mentioned in the electronic version of the story. The printed version also available at ihned.cz.
Responsible person: Petr Pošík