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.
The official inauguration of László Monostori elected as a member of acatech (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, National Academy of Science and Engineering) in 2015, took place at this year’s General Assembly of the Academy.
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.
Prof. László Monostori, Director of MTA SZTAKI, Head of the Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC) participated at the international press conference held in Brussels the 23rd November, 2016, where the results of the ”Teaming” research excellence programme which is the most prestigious call of the Horizon 2020 Widening Programme were announced.
As a result of the research in the Computational Optical Sensing and Processing Laboratory in cooperation with the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, a custom image sensor chip have been developed, for vision based vehicle velocity measurement.
The Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence developed a prototype Analytical Module, commissioned by GE Hungary Kft., as part of a smart city project. The project aims at building a wireless sensor network installed on a public lighting system in the XII. District of Budapest, Hungary.
Mechatronics students and employees of Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence Dániel Horváth, Gábor Losonczi and Tamás Magyar won with excellent teamwork the 1st place in the Scientific Students’ Association 2016 (BME, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics section). Their paper, Development and Implementation of Navigation and Control Algorithm for AGV Robots in a Smart Factory also received the appraisal of AUDI Hungary. Their consultants were Dr. Ferenc Gábor Erdős senior research fellow and Richárd Beregi research associate.
Hungary was the most successful country in the ”Teaming” research excellence programme, the most prestigious call of Horizon 2020 Widening programme. The two successful projects coordinated by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office consisting of excellent Hungarian and international partners have been awarded EUR 26 million (around HUF 8 billion).
Our laboratory has a long-term and fruitful partnership with the Aventics (former Bosch Rexroth) company. The factory, located in Eger (Hungary), produces pneumatic components and systems. Within the partnership our laboratory provides support to the introduction and application of advanced decision making tools in the manufacturing and logistics areas of the company.
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 has been a tradition for the past decades that numerous members of our staff have been contributing successfully in various topics to the management and work committees of the most relevant international scientific organisations. Now two of our researchers have been awarded by a significant forum.
ERCIM offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world. The next round is open!
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2016. Topics cover most disciplines in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Fellowships are of 12-month duration spent in one ERCIM member institute. Detailed description of the programme and the application form is here .
The most prestigious state award in the field of sciences was handed over by János Áde r, President of Hungary in the presence of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on 15 March 2016, in the Cupola Hall of the Parliament Building.
Started in January 2016, the EXCELL project ( Actions for Excellence in Smart Cyber-Physical Systems applications through exploitation of Big Data in the context of Production Control and Logistics ) foresees the collaboration of researchers from four European countries (Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium) in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems and Big Data applications serving production and logistics networks.