Program authors

For any practical questions and remarks on the Cybernetics and Robotics course, please contact kyratfel [dot] cvut [dot] cz rather than the adresses of the teachers listed below.

These people prepared the Cybernetics and Robotics programme for you and are in charge:

Programme supervisor

prof. Ing. Michael Šebek, DrSc.

Department of Control engineering

Head of the Department of Control engineering at CTU. Worked at ETH Zurich, CH, at the University of Twente, NL, and at the Czech Academy of Sciences. Gave lectures at leading universities worldwide and was in charge of many international, European and national research and industrial projects. The author of numerous highly referenced articles in leading international journals. Long-standing board member of the International Federation on Automatic Control IFAC.


Programme administrator

Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.

Department of Control engineering

Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of Control engineering. Worked in IFAC, Magdeburg, Germany and lectured as a guest professor at the University of Angers, France. A representative of international organizations Profibus & Profinet International in the Czech Republic, a member of the international expert working groups at Profinet, an author or co-author of several documents of the Profinet Guideline.

Co-authors of the course

Prof. Ing. Václav Hlaváč, CSc.

Department of Cybernetics

Specializes in computer vision, pattern recognition and robotics. A CTU graduate, long-term internships at the University of Sussex, TU Wien, Hitachi Central Research Laboratory.

Ing. Karel Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Deparment od Cybernetics

His research interests include learning-based methods for computer vision and robotics. Worked as a PhD research fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium from 2008 until 2009 and as a teacher and a research fellow at the Czech Technical University in Prague, FEE since 2009. He is both an author as well a reviewer for major impact journals. Won a prize for best reviewer at the most important conference of computer vision CVPRA in 2011, and a CSKI Award for the best doctoral thesis in 2008.


Ing. Zdeněk Hurák, Ph.D.

Department of Control engineering

His long-term research is focused on methods and algorithms for automatic control and dynamic systems modeling. He currently focuses on applications in microrobotics (non-contact micromanipulation for bioanalytical instrumentation), transport (column autonomous vehicles) and aviation (inertial CCTV stabilization). He completed several longer internships at top foreign universities (Iowa State University in Ames in 1999, TU Eindhoven in 2008, and University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014). Leader of the the research team aa4cc.


Doc. Ing. Jiří Novák, Ph.D.

Department of Measurement

His work is focused on distributed systems of vehicles and methods of vehicle testing, design and digital hardware diagnostics. He worked at PTB in Berlin thanks to his cooperation on Skoda Auto, ZPA Smart Energy and VTUL industrial projects.

Doc. Ing. Jan Roháč, Ph.D.

Department of Measurement

Specializes in avionic systems, inertial and satellite navigation, sensor technology and signal/data processing. Worked as a researcher at Shizuoka University, Research Institute of Electronics, Hamamatsu, Japan between 2001 and 2002 and at the TU Delft, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in 2015. Leads the air and terrestrial navigation group at the Department of Measurement. Is a vice president of the Czech Aerospace Society, aircraft technicians lecturer within the JAR-66 Module (3,4,5) and a representative of CTU in the PEGASUS network- Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities.

Doc. Ing. Radislav Šmíd, Ph.D.

Department of Measurement

Focuses on signal processing and analysis for diagnostics, non-destructive testing and fault detection. Leader of the group for the diagnostics and non-destructive testing at the Department of Measurement. Member of the International scientific committee of conferences on machine condition monitoring and fault detection.

Technical support

it135atfel [dot] cvut [dot] cz