Tomáš Jochman

Team leader

Research focus: Virtual commissioning, Digital twins, Industrial metaverse

As a diligent Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the Czech Technical University’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering, I am deeply invested in pushing the boundaries of robotics and automation. My academic journey began with a Master’s degree in Industry 4.0 from the same prestigious institution, laying a robust foundation in advanced manufacturing machinery and equipment.

My research is sharply focused on pioneering areas such as virtual commissioning, digital twins, and the industrial metaverse, underpinned by a deep understanding of CAD and CAM systems. This expertise extends to the development of custom modules for diverse projects, showcasing my versatility in additive manufacturing and automation. I’ve honed my skills in designing robotic workplaces and production systems, alongside expertise in drive design and control, demonstrating a comprehensive grasp of the complexities within my field.

Leadership and strong communication skills complement my technical abilities, allowing me to guide teams effectively in projects. Notable endeavors include the rapid development project CIIRC RP95-3D, the Robobar, and advanced solutions like the robotic multi-axis additive manufacturing system. Each project, from the Pick and Place workstation to the cutting-edge EV batteries retrofitting study, reflects my commitment to excellence and innovation.

In my role, I leverage the RICAIP infrastructure to spearhead research and knowledge transfer to industrial platforms, benefiting our clients. My goal is to develop solutions that not only advance the field of automation but also resonate with the practical needs of the industry, shaping the future of manufacturing and robotics.

Did RICAIP project help you achieving something in particular?

RICAIP has enabled us to be at the global forefront of research and development with industrially used equipment. Without these facilities, it would be impossible to create solutions that companies can actually use.

What is your personal motivation for a research career?

My main motivation in research is to keep learning and gaining new experience. As a team leader, I want to inspire my younger colleagues to have such motivation. Together, we are in the best shape to create groundbreaking solutions and push the boundaries of Industry 4.0.

What do you find the most challenging as a researcher?

The greatest challenge is to gain the respect of the most experienced researchers as a young novice researcher.

How would you encourage young women to become interested in STEM fields and science careers?

In STEM fields there are many vacancies and interesting jobs that are open to anyone. Come work with us and you won’t regret it!

  • Pavel Hradecky, Vojtech Janu, Pavel Burget, Tomas Jochman, Tilman Becker, Description and Evaluation of Production Goals, 22nd IFAC World Congress, 2023