The science and innovation parks of Óbuda University are the first from Hungary who join the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP). The IASP leaders, Director General Ebba Lund, Luis Sanz, President of the Advisory Board and Paul Krutko, Managing Director of Ann Arbor SPARK, were today the guests of Rector Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács, who also visited the University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK) on the Bécsi road campus.
It was agreed that, after evaluating the concepts of the innovation parks of Óbuda University, we will be the first Hungarian member of the European Division of IASP, announced Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács, who presented the university's innovation research with Dean György Eigner, Dr. Tamás Haidegger, Director General of the Institute and Norbert Mórucz, President of the Hungarian Association of Science and Technology Parks. Dr Péter Galambos, Director of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics (BARK) at EKIK, highlighted the robotisation project on mushroom cultivation and harvesting. BARK's team is experimenting with modelling the growth of mushrooms using machine vision and artificial intelligence methods. In addition to sensing tasks, they have developed three tongs operating on different principles to investigate the possibilities of gentle mushroom picking.
Dr. Tamás Haidegger presented, among other things, the da Vinci surgical robot system, whose related research touches on several areas of AI. The guests praised the inventiveness of the Hungarians. In addition to robots and our cutting-edge inventions, they were also very impressed by the importance we attach to our traditions.
At the IASP conference on 1 April, there will be several presentations from Óbuda University, and participants will be able to see our latest innovations in an exhibition.