Innovation News

A mobile phone contains numerous sensors, which can perform tricky measurements. The results of these measurements can be used in exciting applications either in the real or in the virtual world. Important target field of these apps is the health monitoring, fitness, and the corresponding physiological measurements. In this application area, SZTAKI has developed a non-contact pulse monitoring system that can measure the heart rate of a human or an animal with a single camera.
Related to our most successful open-source development called ApertusVR, Neil Trevett, the President of Khronos Group, invited SZTAKI to join the world’s largest IT industrial standardization consortium. Our Shared Virtual Reality Group will be involved in the OpenXR workgroup to create the very first virtual reality industrial standard with the World’s leading IT companies like Google, NVidia, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung.
The next generation of robots could be entering the workplace alongside humans, but this first needs some collaborative principles to be established. SYMBIO-TIC has developed a system for such a safe, dynamic, intuitive and cost-effective working environment.

As of November 1, 2018 the national scientific publication registry system called Hungarian Scientific Bibliography (MTMT) is supported by a new software system (MTMT v.2.0). The Department of Distributed Systems at MTA SZTAKI has developed the new version, on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Library and Information Centre of MTA during the past 4 years.

EU Industry Days 2019 focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, demonstrated how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provided input for future policy making. EU Industry Days gathered around 1,800 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society.
The 'Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement' (FLEXOP) project is an EU H2020 project. It opens a complete new dimension for derivative aircraft design. In order to validate the different methods and tools developed in the project, a flight-test campaign will be carried out, in which the design and manufacturing of stiff wings, very flexible wings with active flutter control, as well as tailored wings for passive load alleviation will be verified.
„Integration of velocity and suspension control to enhance automated driving comfort in road vehicles”
Between the 10th and 12th December 2018, three members of our Institute (Gergely Horváth - EMI, Csaba Kardos - EMI, Balázs Pataki - DSD) participated on an integration meeting of the H2020 project SYMBIO-TIC.
In the last week, our eLearning Deparment presented smartphone-based developments on several topics in several towns at several different professional events to museologists and representatives of tourist organisations.
The members of the delegation were Dr. Stephen D. O'Regan (Associate Director, Office of Naval Research, Prague Office), and Ms. Amanda Napier (Science Advisor, US Army RDECOM-Atlantic).
In the competition to identify Europe's top innovators, the European Commission has nominated our institute for its research and development work in the project SYMBIO-TIC. An open vote decides the winner, votes can be given until 12. November.
Between 29-30 Oct. 2018, the 4th Progress Meeting of VISION H2020 EU-Japan research project was held at our Institute. Our partners in this project are as follows: ONERA, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Dassault Aviation, RICOH, JAXA, ENRI, Mitsubishi Space Software and University of Tokyo.
With more than 500 participants coming from many continents, the World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), already in its 22nd year, concluded successfully in Belfast, United Kingdom, where Hungary was represented by our two colleagues Dr. Zsolt János Viharos, senior research fellow of the Research Laboratory on Engineering and Management Intelligence of the MTA SZTAKI and Ákos Zarándy, head of the Computational Optical Sensing and Processing Laboratory, who was elected to be an IMEKO member.
In order to demonstrate the end of a current 2-year-long R&D joint project, MTA SZTAKI and the consortium-leader HEPENIX Ltd. had jointly organized a conclusive event for a large number of industry-oriented experts. The target of the INTRO:4.0 project was to support and enable SMEs and other industrial enterprises to introduce new industrial technologies, offered by the international movement named Industry 4.0. The project aimed to serve Use-Cases, digital technologies to the manufacturing and other industrial companies.
In order to deepen the scientific collaboration, the two partners are organizing a German-Hungarian Innovation Day entitled “Partnership for Innovation and Excellence,” which will be held on the premises of MTA SZTAKI in Budapest on May 25, 2018. High-caliber speakers at the event will include Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. László Lovász, President of MTA, Prof. László Monostori, Director of MTA SZTAKI and head of the Fraunhofer-SZTAKI partnership, and László Palkovics, minister for Innovation and Technology. The event will also include the official opening of the offices of the newly established corporation EPIC InnoLabs Non-profit.
COURAGE H2020 project, along with six other projects, was invited to exhibit on the European Institutions Open Day 2018 in Brussels. In the event held on May 5, the selected projects aimed to demonstrate scientific research and innovations come to life under the H2020 framework.
The eLearning Department supports the development, management and presentation of multiplatform (mobile and Web) games as its most recent service. By using the service, we have created a serious educational game “The Thracians” about the ancient tribe in cooperation with our Bulgarian partner institute. The game development tool supporting new methods of interactive learning and the game is presented in two short videos at the opening conference of the H2020 project REACH (RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage) on 10-11 May 2018.
The FLEXOP consortium -- led by our Institute -- has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle platform to facilitate the study of aeroelastic behaviour of aircraft and test advanced control methods for the future generation of commercial aircraft.
A workgroup of the EU-Japan H2020 VISION (Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent flight cONtrol) project aims to increase safety in case of the possible performance degradation of automatic landing systems (GNSS or ILS) by integrating vision based information.
After the successful smartphone outdoor competition last year, the Municipality of Ferencváros and the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI have jointly prepared and organised a new competition on the scenes of childhood of Attila József.