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Robot dogs and drones as part of a security camera system? Axis and FEE CTU showed a glimpse into the future

At an event for security experts, Axis Communications and two teams from the Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU presented the integration of autonomous drones Fly4Future and robot dog Spot from Boston Dynamics into an IP camera system. The unique combination of an established security solution and experimental robotic platforms shows the possible direction of development - will we protect objects in the near future with the help of autonomous patrolling drones or packs of robotic dogs?

Artificial intelligence serving the nature

Air pollution, extreme drought, loss of biodiversity or melting glaciers. The climate crisis has significant impacts on the planet and its life. That is why today we increasingly turn our attention to modern technologies as a potential solution – and artificial intelligence (AI) is one of them.

Miloslav Čapek from FEE won the prize for his paper describing the modal decomposition of antennas

The prestigious award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for a paper on modal theory related to antenna research was awarded this year to associate professor Miloslav Čapek from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU and Kurt Schab, associate professor at Santa Clara University. The scientists, who have a long-standing collaboration, were praised by the Society for their contribution to an article in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine and their ability to describe a complex topic in an accessible way.

T-shirts, mugs, cups, and other products featuring the FEE logo are now available in the university e-shop

Are you proud students, graduates or employees of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU? And would you like others to see it at a glance? There is nothing easier than to get a T-shirt, a sweatshirt or even a mug from the range of products with the FEL logo. Now everyone can buy them and many other practical things online.

Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge: Team Alquist and its social bot compete for gold again this year

Amazon's much-anticipated press release has delighted not only the students who are developing the Alquist conversational bot at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics at CTU as part of the fifth annual Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge (SGC5) but also all their fans who have been following the competition closely this year. Chatbot Alquist is once again one of the finalists, and in early August we will find out if the team, which has been participating in the competition since its inception, will defend last year's victory. 

Scientists have detected the longest-lasting lightning strike in Central Europe, using self-made instruments

Experts from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, in cooperation with scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences, managed to capture a lightning bolt whose size exceeded the boundary of a typically large district and which lasted several seconds. Research into the complexity and duration of natural discharges has confirmed that lightning bolts are significantly larger and last much longer than previously thought. Thanks to the new ground-based measurement method, they can also be detected much more frequently than was possible with existing conventional methods.

MRS Summer School: over 150 students learned to fly drones at FEE

More than 150 students from a number of countries attended the Summer School of Multirobotic Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU this year, where they learned how to program drones. The event took place from 3 to 6 July at the FEE building on Charles Square in Prague, and on 7 July it culminated with outdoor challenges on Císařský ostrov.

Generate electricity in the field or grow crops? An amendment to the law will allow farmers to do both from next year

Agrovoltaic is facing a brighter future. It will be anchored in law and farmers will no longer have to choose whether to use their land for growing crops or generating electricity. The amendment to the Act on the Protection of the Agricultural Land Fund, prepared by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (MEP), provides for this. It will not only contribute to its own energy independence but will also increase the usability of agricultural land. The problem remains the relationship between agrovoltaics and spatial planning, which is the responsibility of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic (MMR).

Šárka Jablonská from FEL will represent the Czech Republic at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels

The European Sustainable Energy Week organizers have selected Ing. Šárka Jablonská from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University to speak at the conference in Brussels as a youth ambassador. She will be the only one representing the Czech Republic. Šárka Jablonská is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics, Management and Humanities and the author of the successful project Felácká holka.

Student team eForce has started a new chapter, introducing a fusion of autonomous and piloted formula

The eForce FEE Prague Formula team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (FEE CTU) took a big step forward this year. Today, the team presented a fusion of a piloted and autonomous electro formula at the National Technical Museum in Prague. The formula was developed by eForce during the last few months. The student team, which is among the top ten in Europe, has so far developed the autonomous and piloted formula separately. It has combined the technologies to comply with the rules of top competitions. The first of four prestigious races awaits eForce in early July. The team consists of students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME CTU) of CTU.

FEE at ScienceFest: Ozobots, soldering, and student electro formula

FEE CTU will now miss this year’s ScienceFest. The fun science laboratory will be launching on 21 June at Vítězné náměstí in Prague. The students of FEE are preparing a rich program for everyone interested in science!   

The July MRS summer school will provide students with an opportunity to examine photovoltaic panels with the assistance of aerial robots

For the fourth consecutive year (following 2019, 2020, and 2022), the MRS Summer School is set to be held on the premises of the CTU FEL campus on Charles Square, scheduled from 3rd to 7th of July. Its objective, as in previous editions, is to show the latest advancements in Multirobotic Systems (MRS) research, including practical applications. Consequently, the primary agenda of the IEEE RAS 2023 Summer School will feature lectures by prominent experts and hands-on experiments utilizing cutting-edge drone platforms. The organizers anticipate a participation of over two hundred students from various parts of the world, surpassing last year's figures.

Maker Faire Prague: FEE will contribute to the celebration of modern DIY with a Robocompetition, an original concert and workshops for children

On Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 June, the Prague Exhibition Centre will host the Maker Faire Prague festival, the largest domestic feast of scientific DIY and inventiveness. And the programme of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU will not be missing there. For example, there will be the final of the Robo Competition for student teams, fun tasks by the wITches association, whose members popularize IT and technology among children, demonstrations of projects by the Department of Measurement or an original concert by our PhD students.

FEE will be at the Science Fair for the first time!

FEE CTU will participate for the first time in the Science Fair, which is one of the largest science-popularization events in the Czech Republic. You can visit us at the PVA EXPO Praha between 8 and 10 June. Our programme will entertain children and adults alike!

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science faculties of technical universities in the Czech and Slovak Republics establish a joint alliance

On 15-17 May 2023, the next edition of the Meeting of Faculties of Electrical Engineering and Similar Technical Colleges and Universities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - FELAPO 2023 - took place. This is an important meeting of the leaders of electrical engineering and information faculties - deans, vice-deans, secretaries and chairs of academic senates in the field of electrical engineering and computer science. This event, held annually since 1990, has become a vehicle for sharing information, solving problems and presenting the latest trends and experiences.