Innovation News

In the frame of the ”Week of Safety” event-series the researchers of the Széchenyi István University (Győr, Hungary) and of the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary) were given the opportunity to demonstrate to the public the results of their joint development efforts concerning a forerunner drone. The live demo was carried out with the active participation of the Hungarian National Ambulance Service (HNAS); more specifically, one of their ambulance cars was accompanied in the air and was safeguarded from above by the aforementioned drone.
In its Innovation and Demonstration Space that had been inaugurated this summer, SZTAKI received the representatives of the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
In May 2022 we have flown, crashed, repaired and flown again the T-FLEX demonstrator, within the FLiPASED H2020 project. The teams from SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control) and German Aerospace Center (DLR) also helped immensely with providing the test airfield, software preparation debugging and supporting the test team.
The joint exhibition of the Fraunhofer Society and SZTAKI was opened at the Stuttgart Science Festival, with speeches by András Izsák, Consul General of Stuttgart, Thomas Bauernhansl, Director of Fraunhofer IPA, and László Monostori, Director of SZTAKI. The opening ceremony was also attended by Engelbert Westkämper, former Director of Fraunhofer IPA.
In the Innovation and Demo Space (IDS), some of SZTAKI’s most recent research and development results were presented and demonstrated. SZTAKI is part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH).
The event was attended by Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitalisation at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Marco-Alexander Breit, Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies Task Force at the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change, and several members of the Gaia-X board.
The participants of the exhibition had the opportunity to learn about the activities and professional achievements of SZTAKI and to ask for a portrait served by the institute's drawing robot, Piktor-o-bot.
A SZTAKI Autonóm Rendszerek Nemzeti Laboratórium keretében üzemeltetett Sindy kísérleti repülőgépén biztonságkritikus elektronikát teszteltek a kutatók az Aero Média Kft. közreműködésével, 2022. Március 28-án.

In the FIFA World Cup, the 32 national teams are allocated to eight groups of four, where the top two teams qualify for the Round of 16. Therefore, it is important to balance the difficulty levels of the groups: if a group contains three strong teams, at least one of them will be eliminated in the group stage. The draw system used until 2014 has been subject to considerable criticism over the years, hence FIFA adopted one recommendation of a French mathematician, Julien Guyon, for the 2018 World Cup draw.

The oldest news agency of the United States visited the Győr laboratory of SZTAKI to take a look at robotic plant farming.
The Innovation Cluster for Digital Society (Biztonságos Digitális Társadalom Innovációs Klaszter – BDTIK) held its inaugural meeting on July 27, 2021, with the participation of SZTAKI. At the same time, it launched innovative projects aimed at the development of e-government and e-public services, the performance of law enforcement tasks, and the application of artificial intelligence for administrative purposes, which could not yet meet the needs of citizens. The cluster brings together industry-leading public IT service providers, higher education and academic institutions to bring together their research and development activities to further support the digital society through their innovations. The cluster operates within the framework of the National Laboratory for Infocommunications and Information Technology.
As part of this year’s International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2021), an open international competition called “Dynamic Pickup And Delivery Problem” organized by Huawei sought a solution to the title challenge.
Bálint Vanek, deputy head of the Systems and Control Lab of SZTAKI, and leader of the Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Group, has showcased the research of his laboratory and how its revolutionizing the future of aviation by flexible wings in an introduction video of SZTAKI made for the INCOM 2021 virtual conference.
The Hungarian Artificial Intelligence Coalition held a professional partner day on 15.06., and a public exhibition on 16.06. Demonstrations of the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) and other partners of the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB) were on display at the Q building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control) has now become a member of DBpedia Association. The organization supports activities to develop DBpedia, a collaborative project that aims to prepare and constantly update knowledge graphs based on Wikipedia data.
As the conclusion of 2020’s “Factory of the Year” competition is approaching, researchers and employees of SZTAKI and EPIC InnoLabs Ltd. visit the four shortlist finalists of the Industry 4.0 category to perform the local audit.
The paper details the functions of the team’s model-based flight control system, developed for the flexible winged test plane, build under the H2020 FLEXOP project.
Goal of the EGI Federation is to ship open and advanced solutions in the fields of computing and data analysis for international research and innovation. To achieve this, the Federation combines the infrastructure, services and proficiency of its members, covering as many fields as possible, while also supporting cooperation abroad.
SZTAKI, Wigner Research Centre for Physics and Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH) held its professional gathering titled “ELKH Cloud in service of science: past, present, future” on Zoom and Youtube due to the pandemic on the 28th of October 2020.
It only takes fifteen minutes to fill the questionnaire about company digitalization conducted by Fraunhofer Institute, ENRICH - European Network of Research and Innovation Centers and Hubs and EPIC - Excellence Center in Production Informatics and Control to value the digital staging of one company.