Scientific News

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.
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.

At the Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (LDAC) held in Spain this year, Ádám Kovács (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) was part of the winning team in the CBIM (Cloud-based Building Information Modeling) Hackathon.

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).
As part of the Netzwerk Digital collaboration, the Advantage Austria, the Artificial Intelligence Coalition, the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the Swisscham Hungary presented their joint Artificial Intelligence Conference, focusing on the Hungarian AI Strategy, the institutional framework and the application of AI in the manufacturing sector.
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.
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.

On the 16th of February 2022 the COST action on Distributed Knowledge Graphs organized the 1st Workshop on Consumers of Distributed Knowledge Graphs in Digital, Industry and Space. The event was held online in two sessions containing seven presentations altogether.
A four-page portrait-article was published in the June 2021 issue of the Forbes Hungary magazine about Bálint Vanek, the Deputy Head of the Systems and Control Lab of SZTAKI.
The lecture titled "The first year of the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory " was held in the main hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the occasion of the Hungarian Science Day.
The third and final keynote was held by Professor Yingguang Li of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
On the second day of the three-day Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) event, Dr. Dávid Gyulai, a former researcher of SZTAKI, gave a keynote presentation.
The English-language event will take place virtually from 11 to 13 October 2021, and will feature Zoom presentations on product development, production and manufacturing systems, robotics, business intelligence and Industry 4.0.
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.
The oldest news agency of the United States visited the Győr laboratory of SZTAKI to take a look at robotic plant farming.
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.
Zsolt János Viharos, senior researcher of SZTAKI presented at the IP-IT Academy webinar, organized by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office.