Informative News

The first Hungarian film-tourism smartphone application has been created with the contribution of the eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI. The application provides the most complete guide of one of the most popular film destination capitals, Budapest.
We congratulate Dr. Gábor Erdős, senior research fellow of the Engineering and Management Intelligence Laboratory of MTA SZTAKI, who was awarded jointly with Dr. Takahiro Nakano from Hitachi Yokohama Research Laboratory (YRL) the 2017 Technology Award of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE). Their honoured work supports reconstructing the model of complex engineering objects from three dimensional measurement data, so-called point clouds. The internationally patented results are applied now at elevator renewal and construction sites.
In October, ERCIM News focuses on Digital Humanities, with László Kovács (head of the Department of Distributed Systems, MTA SZTAKI) being one of the editors of the special theme issue.

The event organized by the Antall József Knowledge Centre focused on accessibility and the innovative solutions that support it. In the workshop, held on May 3 in Pécs, several applications that improve life for people with disabilities were demonstrated. László Kovács, head of the Department of Distributed Systems gave a presentation on Tolmácskesztyű (InterpreterGlove) and Symbio-TIC projects.

"Go Digital!" conference, organised by the National University of Public Service, dealt with the current questions of digitalization regarding public collections, and focused on the challenges that museums, libraries and archives are facing in the field of knowlegde and information preservation. In the event held on May 2, László Kovács, head of the Department of Distributed Systems gave a presentation on long-term digital preservation.

The March event of the Budapest Open Knowledge Meetup series took place on March 23, titled “See through the walls!”
The COURAGE project had a successful project review on 28 March in Brussels. The project will create a comprehensive online database (digital registry) of existing but scattered collections on the histories and forms of cultural opposition in the former socialist countries and thereby make them more accessible.
2016 brought us numerous professional programmes, opportunities for scientific cooperation and industrial innovation. Besides the achievements of traditionally high quality in basic research, the Institute placed great emphasis on the applications in the private sector as well as the services rendered to the communities providing them significant societal benefits.
You are reading this article in English, but there are around 7,100 known living languages around the globe, according to Ethnologue. You wouldn’t know it from browsing the World Wide Web, though. We like to think of the web as a diverse place filled with the world’s knowledge, but only a fraction of active languages spoken around the globe are online at present. English and other dominant languages have a stranglehold on the internet, explained linguist and mathematician András Kornai in a recent scientific paper titled “Digital Language Death.” The future for a language that isn’t properly maintained and spoken online may not be rosy.
European Robotics Week (ERW) has broken all records from previous years with over 800 events. The ERW offered one week of various interactive robotics related programs across Europe for the general public.

Our laboratory pays special attention to provide an opportunity and a up-to-date environment for the representatives of the next generation so that they can gain industrial-like experience along their theoretical education. Thanks to our co-operation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, project tasks, scientific student research and theses are made with the supervision of our lab’s staff on our research infrastructure, which is constantly being developed together with the students.

It is hard to describe the deep sorrow we feel for the loss of Gary Balas, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Engineering Academy. He left us on November 12 at his age of 54.

With more than 90 participating organisations in 21 European countries and over 200 robotics related activities offered for the public, the second European Robotics Week was a tremendous success!We had our joint Hungarian event on the 27th, Tuesday 13.30-16.00.  Now We report only about the CIM Research Lab. of SZTAKI, the coordinator.  We made everything as planned, see the lefthand side of www.eurobotics.sztaki.hu.   Naturally one could reach our web-site from the www. eurobotics-project.eu as well.

SZTAKI Szótár has received Lifetime Achievement Award in the „Excellent Hungarian Online Content eFestival 2012” competition, organized by Informatika a Társadalomért Egyesület (Association of Informatics for Society). The Award Ceremony was held on November 7, 2012 in Balatonfüred, in the frame of Info Tér Conference. Prominent representatives of the Hungarian Content Industry honored the activity of MTA SZTAKI Department of Distributed Systems (MTA SZTAKI DSD) led by dr.

Last Friday night in September is dedicated again to curiosity for the sciences: Researchers’ Night – supported by the EU – is a popular pan-European event giving the opportunity to meet science and have a glimpse behind the scenes through “fun” activities. It also aims at showing the public, and mainly young people the advantages of pursuing a research career. As more and more organizations have joined this event since it started in 2005, this September nearly sixty institutes, laboratories and museums welcome visitors in Hungary.