Robotics for Industry 4.0 (R4I) aims at accelerating fundamental research in robotics and cybernetics, which is a necessary condition for the success of the Industry 4.0 initiative, a priority of the Czech Government. The project focuses on industrial robotic manipulators, compliant mechanisms, mobile robotics, networked control systems, machine perception and learning. These topics are the pillars of modern robotics and have a strong growth potential. The project also strives to connect scientific research to industrial needs.

The R4I project running from June 2017 to June 2023 is a partnership of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) at Czech Technical University in Prague with the Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology (CEITEC BUT) and the Faculty of Applied Science (FAV), University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. It fosters sharing knowledge, research infrastructure and creating opportunities for young scientific talent in the Czech Republic. The research team is led by Prof. Robert Babuška, benefiting from his scientific expertise and experience with building the TU Delft Robotics Institute in the Netherlands.

The Robotics for Industry 4.0 project is co-funded by the EU, project registration number CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000470, the call Excellent Research Teams within the Operational Programme Research, Development, and Education.