Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics

General Information

Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics is one of 10 institutes of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

The Institute

Contact

Address

Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (FEI STU)
Slovak University of Technology
Ilkovičova 3
812 19 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Office of the Institute

Building of FEI STU in Bratislava
block D, 4th floor, room D 413
Phone: 00421-2-60291302
Mobile: 00421-940946441
E-mail: beata.hochschornerova(at)stuba.sk

Management

Professor Jarmila Pavlovičová - head of institute
Professor František Duchoň - deputy of institute
Professor Peter Hubinský - head of department, institute representative in Academic Senate FEI STU
Professor Ján Murgaš - head of department
Professor Ivan Sekaj - head of department
Mgr. Andrea Semanová - secretary

Departments

Department of Robotics (Professor Peter Hubinský)
Department of Cybernetics (Professor Ján Murgaš)
Department of Artificial Intelligence (Professor Ivan Sekaj)
Administrative-Technical Department

Professors' Council

Professor Jarmila Pavlovičová
Professor František Duchoň
Professor Peter Hubinský
Professor Ladislav Jurišica, prof. em.
Professor Ján Murgaš
Professor Ivan Sekaj
Professor Anton Vitko
Professor Vojtech Veselý
Professor Milan Žalman, prof. em.

Staff

Alphabetical List of Staff

History of the institue:
important milestones

  • 8.7.1959 establishing of the Department of Automation and Control (DAC) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology (FEI STU) in Bratislava
  • 8.7.1959 launching study in the branch Automation Technology in form of follow-up study with 101 students
  • 1.10.1961 launching daily study in the specialization Control Technology with 38 students
  • 22.4.1969 the working group on computers detached from DAC and established the Department of Computers at the FEI STU
  • 1.7.1983 establishing of the Department of Automatic Control Systems of Technological Processes
  • 1.9.1991 launching study in the study branch Automation with participation of both the DAC and DACS
  • 1.9.1993 implementation of a two-degree engineering study (4 + 3) and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) at FEI STU
  • 1.9.2002 implementation of distance education in the branch Automation
  • 1.9.2004 the two-degree study scheme (4+3) was changed to a (3+2) scheme
  • 1.9.2004 launching the bachelor study program Industrial Informatics, the master study program Robotics within the study branch Automation, and the master study program Cybernetics within the study branch Cybernetics
  • 1.3.2006 establishing of the Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics by a fusion of the Dept. of Automaton and Control, Dept. of Automatic Control Systems and Dept. of Economics and Management
  • 1.4.2007 Dept. of Economics and Management detached form the institute, today it is a part of the Institute of Management of the STU.
  • 1.7.2013 12 workers and 8 doctoral students left for the newly established Institute of Automotive Mechatronics FEI STU.
  • 1.1.2014 the institute was renamed to Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics.
  • 1.1.2017 Number of the departments was reduced to three: Dpt. of Robotics, Dpt. of Cybernetics, Dpt. of Artificial Intelligence.

In the period 1963-2021, there was a total of more than 3000 graduates in various forms of study branches Automation Technology, Engineering Cybernetics, Automatic Control Systems, Automation, Cybernetics, Robotics.

Former heads of the departments DAC, DACS and directors of the ICII, IRC

Department of Automation and Control

Václav Kalaš (1959 – 1959)
Miroslav Šalamon (1960 – 1963)
Václav Kalaš (1963 – 1964)
Miroslav Šalamon (1964 – 1974)
Václav Kalaš (1974 – 1976)
Štefan Kočiš (1976 – 1981)
Václav Kalaš (1981 – 1989)
Ivan Georgiev (1990 – 1990)
Alexander Varga (1990 – 1991)
Milan Žalman (1991 – 1998)
Ladislav Jurišica (1998–2006)

Department of Automatic Control Systems

Juraj Bízik (1983-1990)
Ján Murgaš (1991-1997)
Štefan Kozák (1998-2006)

Institute of Control and Industrial Informatics

Ladislav Jurišica (2006-2007)
Ján Murgaš (2007-2013)

Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics

Ján Murgaš (2014-2019)
Jarmila Pavlovičová (since May 1, 2019)


Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics
in present time

The Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics is a pedagogical, research, and development institute of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Slovak University of Technology) in Bratislava.

As part of its pedagogical activities, the Institute primarily provides the study program Robotics and Cybernetics in all three levels of higher education (bachelor's, master‘s and doctoral studies).

Research and teaching is carried out in laboratories, which are also built from the resources of the Institute but especially from the resources of grant tasks, tasks solved for industry and sponsorships of companies. Several parts of HW and SW laboratory equipment are the result of scientific research activities of staff, doctoral students and students.

There is also significant assistance in equipping laboratories with cooperating institutions that have lent the most modern equipment for a certain period of time to specific laboratories of the Institute. Such cooperation is a great benefit for the professional growth of employees who gain experience working on current top professional equipment, it is also beneficial for students who have the opportunity to work on equipment used in practice. The benefits for the institutions are in two areas. The current scientific and technical tasks of practice are solved at their equipment, and it is no less important that graduates who have practical experience with working on that equipment will come to practice after graduation.


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The publishing activities of the Institute for individual periods can be found here:
[Link to AIS ]

The following photos document the state of equipment in the laboratories of the Institute, where research is carried out, national and international grant tasks are solved, projects within the accredited doctoral study Robotics and Cybernetics as well as the pedagogical process in accredited study programs is underway.

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Schneider Electric Laboratory.

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Schneider Electric Laboratory.

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National Centre of Robotics.

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Mobile robotics laboratory (National Centre of Robotics).