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National Center for Industry 4.0 invites you to 2 significant events 30.5.2018 Digital Touchpoints of Industry 4.0 in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany (09:00 - 13:00) The whole event in English + Czech language (without interpretation) At the Digital Touchpoints of Industry 4.0 we will try to touch Industry 4.0's core interfaces in theory and practice. How does Industry 4.0 work in Austria, in a country...
Architect Michal Postránecký deals with modern technologies called smart cities. He says they can help to understand how cities work and it is essential. The whole article dealing with contept of smart cities is available here (Czech only). Foto: ČTK
On April 11, 2018 a prestigious race of autonomous cars models of Formula 1 was held in Porto in Portugal. It was the second year of the competition organized by Pennsylvania University. Seven teams from around the world, including representatives from the USA, South Korea and Italy, qualified for the race. Team of Prof. Zdeněk Hanzálek from the Czech Institute...
Jaromír Doležal from CIIRC, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic (USA), was involved in a new research that shows that pupils' reactions can predict successful memory remembrance of humans. Regarding the words that people remembered, the relative size of the pupil before and after the stimulus was smaller. On the contrary the pupil was larger with the words that were...
The third edition of Bulletin of Industry 4.0 issued by National Center for Industry 4.0 came out. Bulletin of Industry 4.0 (in Czech language only)
On 11 April 2018, the CACIO together with CIIRC organized a conference on impacts of Industry  4.0, titled Economy and Technology 4.0. Prof. Vladimír Mařík welcomed lecturers from the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, but also from the Czech Republic. The economic impact, especially the question of why the evaluation of the value of technology firms is eight to fifteen times higher...
On April 11, 2018 a prestigious race of autonomous cars models of Formula 1 was held in Porto in Portugal. It was the second year of the competition organized by Pennsylvania University. Seven teams from around the world, including representatives from the USA, South Korea and Italy, qualified for the race. The controlling and optimization algorithms that were created by...
On 29 March 2018, on the occasion of the AI for Humanity summit, the French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled France's artificial intelligence strategy. He notably announced the setting up of an ”emblematic network of four or five dedicated institutes”. The first such institute will be the PRAIRIE (PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research Institute), whose objective is to become an international reference in the field...
The national initiative Industry 4.0 was prepared by a team led by Prof. Vladimír Mařík, (director of CIIRC). CIIRC is labeled as a leading Czech workplace in the Industry 4.0. Furthermore, Testbed for Industry 4.0 and National Center for Industry 4.0 operates in CIIRC as well. Brochure available here (Czech only).
Concepts like digital twins, artificial intelligence, or virtual reality are still a bit of science fiction for most of the smaller Czech companies. ″They can not imagine what benefits these technologies could bring them. And once these companies are already considering a new idea, they often find out they lack finances,″ says Roman Holý, head of the National Center fo Industry 4.0, in the interview for Vědavýzkum.cz...