Péter Gáspár, Head of SZTAKI Systems and Control Lab (SCL), was elected Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). Tamás Szirányi, Head of the SZTAKI Machine Perception Research Laboratory, was elected Corresponding Member of the HAS at its 195th General Assembly.
A keynote lecture about multi-sensorial environment perception has been given at the International Conference on Robotics, Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems (ROBOVIS), by Csaba Benedek, a researcher of the Machine Perception Research Laboratory (MPLab).
The largest virtual reality community in Europe (XR4ALL) has selected ApertusVR as a recommended VR framework. SZTAKI's software innovation will be the fundamental of future VR applications by the developers of XR4ALL.
We held the 4th transnational meeting on production virtualization for higher education in SZTAKI. In partnership with the Tallinn University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Chalmers University of Technology and The National Research Council Italy we developing a new digital toolkit which will help to bring back to the engineering students the results of research activities in the field of digital manufacturing. This new digital toolkit will be evolved and developed within the Virtual Learning Factory Toolkit Erasmus+ project.
The most essential augmented and virtual reality conference and expo the 4th annual AWE EU was invited our colleague Peter Kovacs to give a speech on open-source virtual reality software library called ApertusVR. Speakers were selected from the World’s leading IT companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon so we were proud to introduce SZTAKI’s innovation ApertusVR in that great line-up.
The augmented and virtual reality technologies are already well known in the game and entertainment industry. Nevertheless, the potential of these technologies could offer a lot to other industrial segments like production engineering. Therefore, augmented and virtual reality technologies more often used for increasing the profitability. However, the possibilities of the integration into any industrial software system just currently forming - SZTAKI is one of the pioneer.
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.
Our institute participated successful on Websummit, one of the most prominent and biggest IT conference and fair in the world in Lisbon. The institute was represented by the Shared Virtual Reality Research Group of the Machine Perception Research Laboratory. Due to the open source ApertusVR product, our institute gained the opportunity to interact with future clients from sectors that were not characteristic before.
The Lidar data processing solution developed in the Machine Perception Research Laboratory (MPLab) was invited by Velodyne Europe executive director Erich Smidt for a live demonstration in the exhibition area of the market leading sensor manufacturing company at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA.de).
The 3DANCE Norwegian-Hungarian dance conservation initiative will be launched by the Norwegian ambassador to Hungary on 9 November, 2012 at the Central Building of MTA SZTAKI. A first test recording of folk dances based on modern 3D technology will take place at the launching ceremony.