ROBOPROX Symposium 2024 | 14 March 2024

Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: Red Auditorium, Building B, CIIRC, CTU

Introductory expert meeting of the project ROBOPROX: Robotics and Advanced Industrial Production (reg. no. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004590)

We were honoured to welcome more than 80 participants from all four partnering universities.
The event was opened with speeches by distinguished guests: Vojtech Petracek, Rector of CTU, Vaclav Snasel, Rector of VSB-TUO, Jan Basl, Vice Rector of UWB, Vladimir Marik, Scientific Director of CIIRC CTU and Josef Schwarz from the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.

The event was a concentrated showcase of all research areas that ROBOPROX will address in the next four years.

Welcome note and opening
prof. Ing. Vladimír Mařík, DrSc., dr. hc, Scientific Director, CIIRC CTU
doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc., CTU Rector
Short speeches by representatives of the project partners
  • prof. Václav Snášel, Rector, Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO)
  • prof. Ing. Josef Basl, CSc., Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development, University of West Bohemia (UWB)
  • 8:55–9:00
    Josef Schwarz, EC Representation in the Czech Republic
    Introduction of the project, its partners, objectives and structure (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
    prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Hanzálek, Principal Investigator
    WP1: Control and optimization for systems, materials, and manufacturing (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
    Ing. Milan Korda, Ph.D.
    WP2: Robotics and Computation Methods for Production (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
    prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Babuška
    9:30–9:55RA1 Control of distributed-parameter systems and complex robotic structures – prof. Ing. Tomáš Vyhlídal, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Optimal control of interconnected time-delay systems
  • Extending the system decoupling methodControl and vibration suppression of light robotic structures
  • Algorithms for industrial controlEstimation and filtering
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • 9:55–10:25 Coffee Break

    10:25–10:35RA2: Control for modular systems, structures, and materials – prof. Ing. Michael Šebek, DrSc. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Methodology for collaborative assembly of modular structures
  • Methodology for control of assembled modular structures
  • 10:35–10:45RA3: Convex relaxations for non-convex problems in materials and industrial design – prof. RNDr. Martin Kružík, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • No relaxation gap in the moment-SOS hierarchy
  • Better scalability of the moment-SOS hierarchy
  • 10:45–11:05RA4: Computer-aided design, simulation and manufacturing of modular materials – prof. Ing. Jan Zeman, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Simulations
  • Optimal design
  • Manufacturing and validation
  • 11:05–11:20RA5: Automation for nanoscale surface engineering – prof. Ing. Tomáš Polcar, Ph.D. (online), doc. Antonio Cammarata, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Robotic magnetron sputtering
  • Automated nanoscale tribology
  • Design and manipulation of 2D materials
  • 11:20–11:30RA6 Advanced robot autonomy – RNDr. Miroslav Kulich, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Robot workspace modelling, robot under uncertainty
  • Perception-based navigation using embedded workspace features
  • Long-term autonomy, fault detection and recovery
  • 11:30–11:50RA7 Human-machine collaboration – prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Babuška (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Modular knowledge-enabled architecture for HRC
  • Interactive skill and task specification, learning
  • Planning, scheduling and execution of tasks in the HRC workspace
  • Interactive perception
  • Application to a robotic system for radiation detection
  • 11:50–12:00RA8 Cooperative aerial robots for advanced industrial production – doc. Ing. Martin Saska, Dr. rer. nat. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Topological multi-modal mapping and cooperative localization
  • Trajectory and high-level mission planning for agile multi-robot flight
  • 12:00–13:30 Lunch

    13:30–13:40RA9 Resilient machines through continuous learning and sensing – prof. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • End-to-end learning with explainability
  • Versatile, resilient robots through distributed reactive control and whole-body tactile sensing
  • 13:40–13:50RA10 Robotic routing in dynamic industrial environment with human presence – doc. Ing. Tomáš Krajník, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Robotic routing solvers with solution quality estimates
  • Data collection planning in spatio-temporal fields
  • 13:50–14:15RA11 Scheduling, discrete optimization and decision-making – prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Hanzálek (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • High-performance algorithms for the novel extensions of production scheduling problems
  • Uncertainty and machine learning in discrete optimization
  • Effective decision-making for long-term autonomy
  • Metaheuristic methods application for large scale, high dimensional data
  • Optimization of energy consumption and production
  • 14:15–14:45 Coffee Break

    14:45–15:05RA12 Scalable formal methods in robotics and production – Mgr. Mikoláš Janota, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Scalable symbolic execution through bounded model checking
  • Automated reasoning for industrial applications
  • Reasoning about configurable systemsGraphs, parameters, and optimization for agents
  • 15:05–15:20RA13 Complex systems for flexible production – doc. Ing. Petr Kadera, Ph.D. (Slides in PDF | Video recording)
  • Advanced models of complex production systems
  • Modularization of production systems
  • Quality control in flexible manufacturing systems
  • Products, production systems, and devices
  • 15:20–15:30 Conclusion and Wrap-up – prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Hanzálek