Testbed Prague

Testbed Prague

Part I
Robotics and Flexible Production Lab:
The laboratory focuses on the automatic assembly, planning and virtualization of production – located on the ground floor 850 m2.

  1. Automatic loading station
  2. Robotic cells for flexible production
  3. Multi-axis motion system – delta robot and conveyor
  4. Universal robotic cells
  5. Automatic warehouse with mobile robots
  6. Robotic 3D printing
  7. Flexible robotic line with a collaborative robot
  8. Interactive collaborative robotic workplace for assembly
  9. Robotic cells for machine vision
  10. Robotic workplace for gastronomy
  • 3D Printing Centre – 130 m2.
  • Smart Grid Lab – 90 m2.

1,640 m2

Part II
Robotics and Production Technologies Lab:
The laboratory focuses on production machines and technologies – located in the basement 570 m2.

  1. Robotic laser cell
  2. Femtosecond+nanosecond laser machine
  3. Education and training area
  4. Metrology laboratory
  5. Machining and hybrid processes area
  6. Tool setting area
  7. Collaborative robot area
  8. EDM machine
  9. Industrial robot area


The Prague testbed lays on two floors of the CIIRC CTU. The ground floor laboratory focuses on automatic assembly, planning and virtualization of production. The basement part is focused on production machines & technologies. That is where joint research of CIIRC CTU and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering CTU takes place and allows for unique educational conditions. The Testbed is used for research, development, teaching and collaboration with industrial partners. It allows testing solutions for advanced and integrated industrial production and processes for intelligent factories. Prague testbed is involved in several international research projects, mostly in the field of Industry 4.0. The testbed allows optimization of energy efficiency of production systems, diagnostics and predictive maintenance or data mining within the product life cycle.

Research Focus

Multiagent system for planning of production at different levels of hierarchy

  • Level of one machine, level of production site, distributed production
  • Process & machine diagnostics, process optimization

Digital twin and digital shadow

  • Processing of production data, process state analysis, production scenarios, manufacturing processes, metrology solutions, statistical process control

Production processes and production machines

  • Production machines
  • Machining processes
  • Laser technologies
  • Additive and hybrid processes
  • Advanced robotics for industrial production

Distributed production

  • Production as an interconnected ecosystem of productions sites, logistics & customers, autonomous distributed decisions & production plans
  • Production as a service – next stage of distributed production

Services for SMEs

Use the opportunity to collaborate with us on R&D&I projects that deliver solutions to environmental, economic and technological challenges. We offer close cooperation with industry as well as other entities across sectors and borders to transform the idea into a technology and market-relevant solution.

Test before invest

  • Prototyping
  • Consulting services
  • Equipment and infrastructure rental
  • Lab & Testbed tours

Advanced Digital Skills & Training

  • Educational activities in the field of digitalization and AI techniques & technologies
  • Technology courses and consultations in the field of digitalization and technologies using artificial intelligence and machine learning

Innovation Ecosystem & Networking

  • Connections with organisations and partners in the field of AI in the Czech Republic and the EU
  • Sharing best practice and tech transfer
  • Connection with accelerators and technological integrators

Support to Find Investments

  • Information and consulting support in finding financial resources (especially grant schemes) for the implementation of digital innovation projects


Dr. Pavel Burget
Director of the Testbed for Industry 4.0
Robotics and Flexible Production Lab
CIIRC CTU in Prague

Dr. Petr Kolář
Deputy Head of IPA CIIRC CTU
Robotics and Production Technologies Lab
CIIRC CTU in Prague

Prague Testbed Gallery

Testbed Tour

The two parts of the Testbed – the part for robotics and flexible production and the part for robotics and production technology, will be interconnected at the level of production coordination, data collection & sharing to allow the creation of additional scenarios corresponding to production, for assembly and scenario combining automatic & manual production operations.

Lab Tour Prague

360° tour