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14.02.20 Drones of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering will be presented in Abu Dhabi in a week

The Khalifa University hosts the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) in Abu Dhabi from 23-25 February. A team led by scientists from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FEL) working with researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania and New York has made it to the finals and to defend the 2017 victory, has been testing drones in desert conditions for more than a month.

30.01.20 Coronavirus 2019-nCoV (Instructions from CTU in Prague)

An infection that is spreading from the city of Wuhan, China. This influenza-like infection can be highly dangerous, especially for people with a weakened organism. Coronavirus is transmitted from person-to-person after close contact. It is a so-called contageous infection. Illness does not appear immediately, but only after a period of 7 – 14 days. After arrival from a high-risk area, use protection mask, 7 days of isolation are recommended, within which time any signs of a respiratory illness should appear, i.e. shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature.

28.01.20 CTU-CRAS team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering will defend their success in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge robotic competition

Last August, the CTU-CRAS team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was able to win among the non-sponsored teams in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit and took 3rd place in the overall scoring. In the upcoming competition, which will take place in Washington (USA) on 18-27 February, the CTU-CRAS experts and their robots will be tackling with multi-storey terrain that includes the challenge of moving between floors on very steep and narrow stairs, possible but very difficult flythrough of vertical shafts, or new objects to detect, including the location of dangerous CO2 leakage source .

25.01.20 Petr Habala: Calculus – a video tutorial

In this series of videos we will look at the popular calculus topics – limits, derivatives and integrals – from a practical point of view. We assume that the viewer already saw the usual intro (theorems, outlines of basic methods), and we will combine them into practical approaches and procedures for solving standard problems. Further exposition, solved problems, and exercises with step-by-step hints can be found in Math Tutor (http://math.feld.cvut.cz/mt).

15.01.20 Five CTU scientists will present at the AI ​​Science Café Series organized by the Czech Centre in London

The Czech Centre in London is organizing the AI Science Café Series, which will host researchers Michal Pěchouček, Tomáš Krajník and Michal Čáp from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Jan Šedivý from CIIRC and former CTU visiting professor Jonathan Ledgard.

13.01.20 SYNTH CHALLENGE 2019 – Announcement of competition results

On January 8th, 2020, the winners of the SYNTH CHALLENGE 2019 competition, which focuses on the synthesis of sounds and musical instruments in the MATLAB programming environment, were announced. This year students could choose between a synthesis of “Three Nuts for Cinderella” by Karel Svoboda and “Waterloo” by ABBA. In the second task, students created arbitrary realizations using various sound synthesis techniques. Professors from universities in Germany, Finland, and the USA participated in the evaluation of the competition. Examples of the most successful sound syntheses were played during the ceremony: “Autumn Hunting” by Jan Melechovský (Honorable Mention), “Drum Kit” by student Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Matěj Mžourek (“Honorable Mention”), “Waterloo” by Martin Novotný (3rd prize), “Three Nuts for Cinderella” by Daniel Šafář (2nd prize) and “Once in the West” by Jan Vimr (1st prize). The diploma and prizes were awarded to students by FEL Vice-Dean Jiří Jakovenko, Chairman of the Czech Acoustic Society Prof. Jiříček and for HUMUSOFT Dr. Mudrová and Ing. Studnička. At the end of the ceremony, SETOPLETE group and FEE professors played both songs live.

06.01.20 The drones of the FEE are flying to Abu Dhabi to defend their victory, they will compete for prizes worth more than CZK 50 million

A team led by scientists from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, coworking with researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania and New York, made it to the finals of all three sub-disciplines of the prestigious Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), organized by Khalifa University, that takes place in Abu Dhabi on 25 February. In addition, FEE representatives advanced to the finals of the main competition from the first place out of 200 registered teams. All partial disciplines - autonomous capture of flying drone, robotic wall construction and fire fighting in high-rise buildings will be solved simultaneously in the final round, showing the audience a glimpse of the robotic cities of the future.

Responsible person: RNDr. Patrik Mottl, Ph.D.