The Center for Machine Perception (CMP) is a research center at the Czech Technical University in Prague comprising research groups and scientists sharing common interests in computer vision, machine learning and robotics. The CMP members have been coming from the Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and from the Robotics and Machine Perception Department of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics. CMP has been headed by Václav Hlaváč since its establishment in 1995.
CMP started as a group at the Department of Control Engineering of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at ČVUT (FEE). After the Department of Cybernetics was created by splitting into two departments in 1999, CMP became part of it. The CMP as a group grew and strengthen over years. CMP was not a formal unit because the Department of Cybernetics did not divide into formal units. The arrangement changed after 2013 for two reasons. First, the Department of Cybernetics was subdivided into groups. Second, CIIRC was established. CMP Board has decided that CMP is going to bridge both relevant parts of the Department of Cybernetics of FEE and the Robotics and Machine Perception department of CIIRC. Members supported the decision. At the Department of Cybernetics of FEE, four groups belong to CMP, i.e. groups of B. Flach, J. Kybic J. Matas, T. Pajdla and T. Svoboda. At CIIRC, two groups (Robot Perception of V. Hlaváč and Applied Algebra and Geometry of T. Pajdla) belong to CMP.
Responsible: Václav Hlaváč