Goal of the EGI Federation is to ship open and advanced solutions in the fields of computing and data analysis for international research and innovation. To achieve this, the Federation combines the infrastructure, services and proficiency of its members, covering as many fields as possible, while also supporting cooperation abroad.
SZTAKI, Wigner Research Centre for Physics and Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH) held its professional gathering titled “ELKH Cloud in service of science: past, present, future” on Zoom and Youtube due to the pandemic on the 28th of October 2020.
It only takes fifteen minutes to fill the questionnaire about company digitalization conducted by Fraunhofer Institute, ENRICH - European Network of Research and Innovation Centers and Hubs and EPIC - Excellence Center in Production Informatics and Control to value the digital staging of one company.
During the last week of November 2020, at the premises of HUNGEXPO park, the joint exhibition of INDUSTRY DAYS and AUTOMOTIVE-Hungary organized the famous TECH-TOGETHER contest among 12 university student-groups. The contest was managed by the AUTOPRO and the Scientific Society for Mechanical Engineers (GTE).
On the 22nd of October 2020, SZTAKI’s researchers held a beginner’s course about the research and science cloud service ELKH Cloud in front of more than 120 attendees, gaining a huge amount of attention. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors joined online.
On the 19th of November 2019, an aircraft with aeroelastically tailored wings flew in real environment for the first time in the world. The wings carbon fibre composite orientation is changing by the wind’s direction. The flight of the craft that was developed under the SZTAKI-lead international project FLEXOP was to test ease passive damping of the load on the wings. SZTAKI has also responsible for building and functioning the board aviation (electric flight) system, including sensors and batteries inside the wings, and the autopilot system’s software and hardware components. With these, the craft is viable for repeatable experiments to collect data.
Megalakult a Mesterséges Intelligencia Koalíció (MI Koalíció) Balatonfüreden. Palkovics László innovációs és technológiai miniszter hangsúlyozta, a koalíció magalapításában ölt testet Magyarország válasza a mesterséges intelligencia generálta kihívásokra, platformot teremtve az ezen területen dolgozó szervezetek együttműködéséhez. Monostori László akadémikus, intézetünk igazgatója az MTA SZTAKI és az IPAR 4.0 Nemzeti Platform Szövetség nevében is aláírta az egyezményt.
Dr. Zsolt János Viharos, researcher at the Engineering and Management Intelligence Laboratory of SZTAKI presented a lecture as invited speaker and participated in the discussions on the industrial platform meeting of the Business Community of Hungarian CEOs (MVÜK).
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, announced the foundation of 16 National Laboratories at a press conference at the University of Pécs, Hungary. The National Laboratories are formed as consortia of research centers, universities and industry. Two of the National Laboratories, the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, are led by the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Hungary.
SZTAKI is one of the key pioneers of the Industry 4.0 trend on global and on Hungarian levels as well: the institute is proud on its various scientific and development results. These results were extended recently: the Intelligent Processes Research Group led by Dr. Zsolt János Viharos, of the Research Laboratory on Engineering and Management Intelligence of SZTAKI developed a novel, more efficient algorithm that was included into the production machines of AQ Anton and FANUC as well.
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.
For the first time (but certainly not the last time), EPIC InnoLabs Nonprofit Kft. and the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a joint interactive World Café event on March 3, 2020, at the headquarters of SZTAKI.
The Department of Distributed Systems (DSD) of SZTAKI that has been playing a pioneering role in several fields, like the introduction and adoption of World Wide Web (WWW) technologies in Hungary, was established 25 years ago, in 1994. On this occasion, we present some outstanding projects from the past.
The winner consortium of the H2020 ICT-25 lead by Fraunhofer held the EU XR Forum at Brussels on 12.12.2019. During the Forum, our colleague Peter Kovacs was involved in the creation of the European Commission’s research and development roadmap regarding the virtual and augmented reality technologies.
On the 11th of December, in Budapest, the second review of the H2020 EPIC project successfully took place. This comes after 3 years of close collaboration between partners from Fraunhofer Austria; Fraunhofer Germany; BME and SZTAKI. “All involved participants, the European Commission official, the external experts and consortium members have shown an incredible positiveness and enthusiasm and I am so proud of everyone”, said Dr. Elisabeth Zudor, the project coordinator.
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.
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology has announced at the Infotér (Info Space) Conference that in 2020 the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence will be established under the leadership of SZTAKI. The Centre will be formed by the Hungarian AI Coalition created in the frame of the Digital Welfare Programme (DJP). SZTAKI will be its leader, the members come from the research institutes and institutions of higher education.