FEE CTU at SingularityU: humanoid robotics, artificial intelligence and projects that communicate technology for students and pupils

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On 2 and 3 October 2023, the third edition of the SingularityU Czech Summit will take place at Žofín in Prague, with the participation of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU.

The key theme of this year's event is artificial intelligence and will showcase the latest technologies and innovations in the fields of energy, healthcare and medicine, e-mobility, finance, education, and many others. 

The lecture stage will feature world-renowned experts and innovators from the Singularity Group in Silicon Valley, the Czech Republic, and other European countries. FEL CTU will be represented by Prof. Michal Pěchouček, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Assoc. Matěj Hoffmann, Head of the Humanoid Robotics Laboratory. Among the guests of the summit will be European leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs, as well as representatives of NGOs, politicians, and students. 

In addition, as part of its exposition designed for students and pupils from secondary and primary schools, FEL CTU will present the main attractions and interactive exhibits from the traditional Children's University, which CTU organizes during the summer holidays for primary school pupils and which aims to encourage children's interest in studying technical subjects. Often these are the results of projects by FEL students that playfully combine electronics, physics, programming, and mathematics.

Visitors, as well as the graduates of the Children's University, will be able to try to set up their own telephone connection with old military telephones and a switchboard or to test whether they could operate a nearly 100-year-old telephone with an analogue dialer connected to a modern 5G mobile network. 

Present will be popular ultrasonic or electromagnetic levitators, a disc thrower, games with physical sensors and LED displays, heart rate measurement with the latest SDI oscilloscope or the latest version of the Open-Cube project in the form of a balancing robot with a web interface. Quite a number of popular robots will arrive – some built from LEGO Mindstorms, playing the piano, assembling Rubik's cubes, and playing chess. These projects and technologies will be presented to the students by Dr. Zbyněk Kocur from the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Dr. Vojtěch Petrucha from the Department of Measurement, and Dr. Martin Hlinovský, the organizer of the Robo Competition from the Department of Control Engineering of FEL CTU and their colleagues.

Singularity Group is a global learning and innovation community using technology to solve the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. This platform enables individuals and organizations around the world to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions that leverage rapidly emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. SU is a certified company based at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Singularity University was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis.

Learn more about the Summit program.

Source: SingularityU Czech Summit

Photos: Petr Neugebauer, FEE archive

Responsible person Ing. Mgr. Radovan Suk