National Competence Center - Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence

Project name: National Competence Center – Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence
ID code: TN01000024
Supported by: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Programme: National Centres of Competence 1
Project duration: 01/2019 – 12/2020
Budget: Total: 208 mil. CZK
Support: 166 mil. CZK
Non-public resources: 42 mil. CZK
Main investigator: prof. Ing. Vladimír Mařík, DrSc., dr. h. c.
Participants: 4 Universities, 3 institutes of Czech Academy of Sciences, 18 companies:
Czech Technical University in Prague – CIIRC, FS, FD
B:TECH, a.s.
CertiCon a.s.
DEL a.s.
DFC Design, s.r.o.
ELEKTROTECHNIKA, a.s.
LaserTherm spol. s r.o.
LTR s.r.o.
PREFA KOMPOZITY,a.s.
PT SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE spol. s r.o.
Siemens, s.r.o.
ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
TG Drives, s.r.o.
TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY, a. s.
„TMV SS“ spol. s r.o.
Unicorn Systems a.s.
The Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ICS CAS)
The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences (UTIA CAS)
The Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IT CAS)
VALEO AUTOKLIMATIZACE k.s.
Vitesco Technologies Czech Republic s.r.o.
VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB TUO)
Brno University of Technology (BUT)
The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (UWB Pilsen)
ZAT a.s.

Annotation: The NCK KUI project aims to create a national platform for cybernetics and artificial intelligence which interlinks research and application oriented centers of robotics and cybernetics for Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, intelligent transport systems and cybersecurity. The connection of innovation leaders will raise effectivity of applied research in key areas, as advanced technology for globally competitive industry, ICT and transportation for the 21st century. NCK KUI is closely related to application sector and enables cross-domain collaboration, innovation development and technology transfer.

Sub-projects (leader):

I. Robotics and Cybernetics for Industry/Society 4.0

  • Complex systems for scheduling, planning, and control (prof. Ing. Vladimír Kučera, DrSc., dr.h.c., CTU CIIRC)
  • Machine perception, intelligent human-machine interface (prof. Ing. Václav Hlaváč, CSc., CTU CIIRC)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D., CTU CIIRC)
  • Optimization of 3D printing for Flexible Machines (Ing. Jaroslav Joch, CSc. MBA, IT CAS)
  • Robotics and flexible manufacturing ( Petr Kolář, Ph.D., CTU FME)
  • Laser device integrated in a machine tool (Ing. Petr Kolář, Ph.D., CTU FS)
  • Big data, security and data integrity (Ing. Petr Kadera, Ph.D., CTU CIIRC)
  • Big data, security and data integrity in urbanism (Ing. Petr Kadera, Ph.D., CTU CIIRC)
  • Automation and production system optimization (doc. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D., VSB TUO)
  • R&D activities related to an epidemic situation of COVID-19 – (Ing. Vladimír Smutný, Ph.D., CTU CIIRC)

II. Smart Cities and intelligent transport systems

  • Artificial intelligence for Smart cities and regions (Prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Svítek, dr.h.c., CTU CIIRC)
  • Artificial intelligence, autonomous and cooperative transport systems (doc. RNDr. Barbara Zitová, Ph.D., UTIA CAS)
  • Electromobility, selfdriven vehicles and ecological transport systems (prof. RNDr. Václav Snášel, CSc., VSB TUO)
  • Smart buildings and constructions in smart regions and cities (prof. Ing. Jiří Hirš, CSc., BUT)
  • R&D activities related to an epidemic situation of COVID-19 – (Ing. Vladimír Smutný, Ph.D., CTU CIIRC)

III. Safety of critical infrastructures

  • Modelling and analysis of complex systems for safety of critical infrastructures (Ing. Mgr. Jaroslav Hlinka, Ph.D., ICS CAS)
  • Efficient and secure ancillary services procurement considering national and cross-border capacities (doc. Ing. Eduard Janeček, CSc., UWB Pilsen)
  • Robotic operations in a hazardous environment and intelligent maintenance (prof. Ing. Luděk Žalud, Ph.D., BUT)

This project is supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the programme National Centres of Competence 1: Support programme for applied research, experimental development and innovation.