RICAIP is a European distributed research centre of excellence focusing on R&D in robotics and artificial intelligence. RICAIP is based on a strategic partnership of four leading research institutions: CIIRC CTU in Prague (coordinator), CEITEC BUT in Brno, DFKI and ZeMA in Saarbrücken, Germany. RICAIP creates a unique research environment for the development and testing of innovative solutions for advanced and fully integrated industrial production. Thanks to RICAIP, the Czech industry has access to the latest scientific knowledge and applications in Industry 4.0 domains. The establishment of the RICAIP centre is the main objective of the RICAIP project - jointly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 and OP RDE of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports with EUR 48.5 million for 2019-2026.