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Since its establishment in 1989, the Department of Robotics has been focusing on the complex field of robotics – in education, research and science and expert services for practice. According to the current trends the department members concentrate also on the service robotics and robototechnics and on application of robots in non-machinery branches and also on applications of collaborative robots.

The department provides education in bachelor, master and doctoral study with focus on:

  • construction of industrial and service robots, their peripheries and subsystems,
  • design methodology, methods of innovations and design of mechatronics systems, applications of cutting-edge CAD and CAI methods in construction,
  • projection of production system with industrial and service robots, projection of robotized workplaces, reliability and maintenance of such workplaces,
  • mathematical modeling of industrial robots’ kinematics and dynamics, control systems of robots, sensory systems of robots.

In the post-graduate doctoral study, the absolvents master methods of scientific work in the area of applied research and development of industrial and service robots and their applications with considerable use of mechatronics approach to the development of these complex technical systems. In the domain of theory of solving inventor's problems absolvents learn the basic methodical and scientific procedures, in the domain of construction they obtain quite extensive knowledge about design and optimization of mechanical subsystems with computer aid. In the domain of control and sensory systems, emphasis is laid on the up-to-date technical and SW means of control, environment perception and communication with human and in the domain of actuating subsystems it is knowledge of new electric, hydraulic and pneumatic drives and their applications.

Robotic competitions

In recent years, students of our department participated quite successfully in the international robotic competition European Rover Challenge (ERC):

NATO Days in Ostrava

Various products of the Department of Robotics, especially mobile robots, can be seen in action each year (since 2010) on the NATO Days, the biggest air, army and security show in Central Europe. Photos from all years: