Informative News

József Váncza, Head of the Research Laboratory for Engineering & Management Intelligence at SZTAKI, was elected as a member of the CIRP Council at the 71st General Assembly of the organisation.
For the first time in two years, SZTAKI welcomed visitors in person during the international programme series of Researchers’ Night.
The Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, both coordinated by SZTAKI, got introduced at the IVSZ MENTA 2022 conference, letting the audience know more about their projects and functions.
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.
József Bokor, scientific director of SZTAKI, László Keviczky, former director of SZTAKI and chairman of the scientific council, and Ákos Zarándy, head of the Laboratory of Computer Optical Sensing and Processing and researcher at the National Laboratory of Autonomous Systems received the prestigious award.
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.
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 research advisor of the Systems and Control Lab of SZTAKI was awarded the medal for his "achievements in the field of control theory research and education".
In consideration of the crisis in Ukraine, SZTAKI – on the burden of its external income – is ready to employ members from its partner institutions in Ukraine, and under given circumstances to help them in accommodation.
The 2nd Budapest Grand Prix of the REFORMula Challenge Innovation Competition II, organized with the professional support of the Autonomous Systems National Laboratory coordinated by SZTAKI, in which teams of high school and university students competed their skills.
The purpose of the visit in March was to learn about the activities of the Institute, with a particular focus on the national laboratories coordinated by the SZTAKI.
With the Autonomous Systems National Laboratory (ARNL) as a professional Sponsor, the 2nd Reformula Innovation Challenge for Students – organized by the Mission for Engineers Foundation – will take place on 5th of March, 2022 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
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.