The manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are abandoning their traditional role of legacy executing middle-ware. They are targeting the much wider objective of functional interoperability among autonomous, distributed and collaborative Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).
Within the framework of the EPIC project, EPIC InnoLabs, SZTAKI and the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart have collaborated to produce the following questionnaire, which explores the potential of applying artificial intelligence methods in the field of production planning and management.
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.
The EPIC CoE Youtube channel is primarily for those who are interested in engineering sciences. The uploaded videos present details of the operation and research of cyber-physical production systems, such as automated manoeuvres of mobilized robots, assembly by a robotic arm in a collaborative environment, but one may also find complete scientific demonstrations.
The two national laboratories coordinated by SZTAKI, the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB) and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems (ARNL) both took part at the exhibition held by the Artificial Intelligence Coalition in June, to showcase demonstrations and projects to the public.
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.
A new textbook titled Advanced Human–Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing has recently been published by Springer, co-edited by József Váncza, head of the Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence, Zsolt Kemény, senior research fellow at the same department, as well as Lihui Wang and Xi Vincent Wang, researchers of the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
The first day of 2021’s virtual INCOM event begun with an opening ceremony, held by Prof. László Monostori, director of SZTAKI. Monostori talked about the Hungarian contributions to IFAC in the past, including the presidency of Prof. Tibor Vámos, founder of SZTAKI, who recently passed away in the age of 94.
Is data the new oil? What is the difference between digital shadows and digital twins? Is there life after deep learning? One may find answers for these questions if joins the virtual INCOM 2021 between 7-9 June.