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 joint summer school of SZTAKI and Fraunhofer Society focused on human-robot collaboration, within which it focused on collaborative assembly. Four teams of participants from international engineering consultants learned the details of the human-robot collaboration and were able to analyze the lessons of working together on their own.
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.
SZTAKI and the Fraunhofer Society organize a summer school program together under the umbrella of the EPIC project, between June 28 and August 5, to focus on human-robot collaboration. The participating teams formed by students from Hungary and abroad as well got such a part kit which may demonstrate local assembly.
The National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary is holding an information day to introduce participation opportunities in the Horizon Europe Widening calls. A senior researcher of SZTAKI, as experienced project coordinator, will also hold a presentation.
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.
Fraunhofer Austria and SZTAKI will jointly organize a virtual summer school for engineering master’s students, between the 28th July and the 5th August, 2021. The course is centered around collaborative assembly, with special focus on layout and process planning.
As the conclusion of 2020’s “Factory of the Year” competition is approaching, researchers and employees of SZTAKI and EPIC InnoLabs Ltd. visit the four shortlist finalists of the Industry 4.0 category to perform the local audit.