Prof. Ing. František Duchoň, PhD. is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He is a professor in cybernetics and in his research focuses on robotics. He is author of university textbooks, patents and more than 200 publications dealing mostly with robotics.
He is the founder of the National Robotics Centre in Bratislava, currently Deputy Director of Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics as well as Director of digital innovation hub Science City. He has been principal investigator in 16 research projects, participated almost in 30 research projects including Operational programme Research and Innovations structures (OPVaI), H2020 or Interreg. Under his supervision more than 100 student´s works were successfully defended (3 of them doctoral dissertations) and a lot of them were realized in cooperation with private companies. Several times he was invited to act as an expert in H2020 projects evaluation. In 2020 he and his team became finalists of worldwide KUKA Innovation Awards competition.
From 2016 he has been a member of the Working Group of Information and Communication Technologies (Research and Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialisation of the Slovak Republic – RIS3 SK) at the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Prof. Ing. František Duchoň, PhD. and his team were awarded the Prize for Technology Transfer in Slovakia in 2015 in the category of the Innovator’s Approach to the Realisation of Technology Transfer.