10.09.19 Student formula cars and motorcycles will be presented at the Dejvice Campus

On Wednesday, October 2nd, Technicka Street will traditionally turn into a racing circuit, where one will be able to see two latest formulas and three CTU student teams' motorcycles during the demonstration rides. A day with formula cars and racing motorcycles attracts fans of motorsport and electromobility. Spectators can admire formulas and motorcycles with an internal combustion engine or electric drive at demonstration rides.

23.08.19 CTU-CRAS from the FEE won 200 000 $ in Pittsburgh

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 took first place in the category for teams not supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and ranked third overall.

30.08.19 The wITches students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering have taught magic in electrical engineering for nearly a thousand children

A volunteer group of students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague teaches kids the basics of IT and electrical engineering. Workshops for children from 10 years to 15 years are free of charge since 2016. They currently offer five different topics - building and programming robots from LEGO MINDSTROMS, basics of programming in SCRATCH environment, basics of electrical circuits with BOFFIN, basics of programming and algorithms with OZOBOT robots and fundamentals of electrical engineering with programmable microcomputer MICRO: BIT. They arrange excursions to IT and technology companies for the participants, so that children get to know how everything looks like in practice. Students create and provide the program and tools themselves, as well as web application development, PR graphics, or management.

26.07.19 R. Hadimani: Magnetic Neuromodulation: A Non-Invasive and Safe Treatment for Brain Disorders [lecture recording]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can tune brain functions non-invasively, safely and effectively without the need for surgery or drugs. Thus it can enable treatment of several debilitating neurological and psychiatric disorders and enhancement of cognitive capabilities. TMS has gained significant attention as a treatment for depression and is used for investigating therapeutic effects on several brain disorders at human level but its mechanism is poorly understood. We have designed and fabricated a novel focal stimulation coil that can stimulate only a local region of primary motor cortex. In collaboration with Dr. Baron, a neurologist at VCU, we are working to experimentally verify the results from coil design in rats. We have also designed and fabricated an anatomically accurate human brain phantom that can be used to test feasibility and safety of several TMS protocols. The current research is working to establish accurate mechanism underlying TMS by investigating the electric firing patterns in the deeper regions of the brain induced by cortical stimulation. The role of individual nuclei in effecting other nuclei of the motor circuitry will be established. This will enable future development of effective TMS protocols for diagnosis and treatment of several neurological and psychiatric disorders.

02.07.19 Avast appoints CTU professor Michal Pěchouček as Chief Technology Officer

Avast (LSE:AVST) has appointed Michal Pěchouček to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective September 1, 2019. Pěchouček joins from the highly respected position at Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) where he is head of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and head of Artificial Intelligence Center, which he founded nearly two decades ago.