Cybernetics is the interdisciplinary study of control, perception and communication present in both man-made systems and living organisms.
Applied (or engineering) cybernetics draws on the mechanisms found in living organisms to createnew and better performing man-made systems. Inspired by nature, equipped with mathematical rigor, enabled by information technologies and demanded by practise, applied cybernetics has witnessed a fast progress with application to diverse branches of industry and business.
Centre for Applied Cybernetics 3 is a project of the Competence Centres Programme supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The project is a natural continuation of Centre for Applied Cybernetics 1, which was supported within the Programme of Research Centres of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Czech Republic during 2000 – 2004 (LN00B096) and of Centre for Applied Cybernetics 2, which was supported within the Programme of Applied Research Centres of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Czech Republic during 2005 – 2011 (1M0567). The Centre makes use of the existing infrastructure and the experience accumulated throughout the years. However, its strategic research agenda is more focused and shifted towards the needs of the industry.
The Centre involves the foremost research teams nationwide from public universities and high-tech companies.