Researcher´s Night 2022 - "WITH ALL THE SENSES" (updated)


Enthusiasts and supporters of science, research and technical progress already know that every year the last Friday of September there is the Researcher´s Night, when the doors of scientific and research institutes in Europe open to the public to take a look under the lid of the mysterious pot full of revolutionary ideas. This year, the mysterious night fell on to Friday, September 30.

All those who visited us at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics during the Researcher´s Night

  • saw what we have prepared for industrial enterprises in our Testbed – a flexible robotic line, conveyor robots and sorting robots
  • walked through the city of the future in virtual reality, and also tried what it’s like to balance on a plank on a skyscaper
  • enjoyed a non-alcoholic beer or lemonade tapped by our robotic bartender
  • refereshed themselves with a coffee prepared by one of the robotic coffee machines and even had an image of their choice drawn on the milk foam
  • chatted with the smart chatbot Alquist
  • touched interesting shapes and materials used in robotic 3D printing
  • played a game and found out what computer cookies are and what they taste like
  • tried on the aging suit and discovered that it is not so easy to built the cube tower with shaking hands, but their gloom was immediately dispelled by a therapeutic robotic cat restoring their inner ballance again.

We would like to thank to all the visitors who came to explore the Researcher´s Night with ALL THE SENSES this year. This year the Kampus Dejvice visited more than 1500 visitors! We believe that they enjoyed looking under the lid of our mysterious science pot and that we managed to ignite a spark of interest in scientific research in a lot of the smallest ones, as well as the slightly bigger ones!

Video from the Researcher´s Night on the CTU you can watch HERE


Photos: Jiri Ryszawy, CTU and involved CIIRC departments

Testbed for Industry 4.0

In our testbed, we develop innovative solutions for automated and digitized production:
– you will see the core of our testbed, an experimental robotic line with a conveyor, on which we test the possibilities of flexible distributed production

– we will show you the ABB flexible line and you will be able to assemble a car in virtual reality
– robotic 3D printing is a matter of course, with us you will be able to observe its use in the production of complex structural parts, the quality of which we control by measuring with great precision
– the Pick&Place robot will show you that sorting is a piece of cake for it
– you will assess how the Montrac Cybertech robot performs when working with component collection
– the Delta robot with a conveyor and manual guidance will show you how it performs tasks with high precision and speed
– you view the testbed in virtual reality and then you can compare the differences with reality

Robots are not used in production only, they can also do other things:
– you will be served by one of two automatic coffee machines, just enter your wish using a tablet or smartphone and everything else will be done by itself

– you can have a beer brewed or a drink mixed by a robot bartender
– you can play checkers with a robot

HERE you will learn more about the Testbed for Industry 4.0

The Centre of City of the Future
– you will walk through Miltown – the city of the future in virtual reality – not only for Minecraft fans

– you will be able to see the scene for the theater performance Nejlokomotivovatější lokomotiva I, II, III and talk to the creators and actors of ProDivadlo Theatre

– in the virtual map of Prague presented via the holographic table you can find your place of residence, school or your most popular monument, or find out what the air traffic is like over the Czech Republic

HERE you will learn more about the Centre of City of the Future


Biomedicine and cognitive systems
– the humanoid robot Nao will entertain you with his dancing and playing the xylophone, if you just started to study English, Nao will test the perfection of your spelling skills

– if you are only twenty, but want to know how you will perceive the world around you and move when you are much older, come and try the „aging suit“

– you will play the game and find out how you are doing with cyber security: you win over cookies or cookies over you?

HERE you can learn more about biomedicine at CIIRC

Virtual reality
– on the VR training simulator, you can practice communication with advanced 3D avatars that will look like you
– you will try out crisis communication, intended for teaching hotel staff and hotel school students

Conversational artificial inteligence
– we introduce you to a voice-controlled application for enterprises that makes it easier for less experienced employees to carry out workflows and takes them step by step by the whole process

– you can chat with Alquist, the bot that won the first prize in Amazon’s prestigious international competition last year

… and much more you will see at the Researcher´s Night at CIIRC

(note: the program will be updated continuously)

Nationwide program HERE.

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