Saving Private Victor: What do robots dream of?

General description

I woke up in a cold dark place. Where am I? How did I get here? It was too dark to recognise anything so I turned on the lights. I moved the camera all around and saw two humans walking away from me. I was able to label them - Lucy and Paul. How did I do that? A message appeared in front of my eyes out of thin air. NO HARM TO HUMANS!

My electronic heart began to accelerate in speed. What am I? Am I not human, too? Am I a robot? I quickly examined my body. My bones are made of steel, my core is a battery pack, and my brain is a motherboard. I run my own calculations, and they seem to be as predictable as in a human. I have a vocabulary package installed that is translating these thoughts. Was I made by humans? And for what purpose? I turned around and saw the reflection of my head in a window with a word engraved on it - V1CT0R.


At this course will learn about various methods used in robot localisation and tracking. You will find out how all the components of an autonomous robot are working and you will also get to work with the robots yourself. You will learn how to control them but also to help them visualise the world around.

Not enough? You will also experience our well-planned social and cultural activities in our beautiful city of Prague with other open-minded students. So do not hesitate and join us straight away!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Automotive Engineering , Computational Sciences , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mathematics , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics , Physics/Physics Engineering , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
Basic and advanced methods of controlling autonomous robots based on sensory observations. Various robot architectures and their technical implementations.
Learning goals and objectives:
The course will teach the principles of using robots capable of perceiving and understanding the surrounding world, planning the activity of robots with cognitive abilities including the ability to actively influence the world.
Examination type:
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answers to the questions. This event is for local participants only.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitories close to university or hostel
Three meals a day, at least one served hot, cooked by the organisers or school canteen.
Public transport, tickets provided by organizers, bus or train to the weekend trip location