Members

iRob members

 
Péter GALAMBOS

Peter Galambos received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2006 and 2013 respectively. He was a Research Intern at the Toshiba Corporate Research and Development Center from 2007 to 2008, then joined to the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-SZTAKI), where between 2010 and 2012, he held a “Young Researcher” Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to the end of 2015 he served as a team leader in MTA SZTAKI and coordinated the development of the VirCA VR system and its research applications. He has joined to the Óbuda University in 2013 where he participates in robotics-related R&D activities and education. He is currently the director of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics (Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary). His current research interest includes telerobotics, networked control systems, nonlinear and time-delayed feedback systems and 3D Virtual Reality-based collaboration.

 
 
József Kázmér TAR

Professor József Tar has graduated as physicist at Eötvös Loránd University in 1981. He has become a researcher physicist in 1981 in the Research Institute of TUNGSRAM Co. Ltd. and later a senior expert from 1986 to 1989 in the Centre of Robotics and Automation of TUNGSRAM. He has gained the degree of university doctorate in atomic and molecular physics and quantum optics in 1984 and PhD in robotics in 1989. He was a scientific advisor at University of Veszprém. He has begun to work for Bánki Donát Polytechnic in 1993. From Spetember 1994 he participated in the edutactional program of the Polytechnic supervised by Notthingam Trent University, UK. He has become a professor at Bánki Donát Polytechnic in 1997. The same year he won the “Széchenyi Professorial Scholarship” for four years in Hungary. In 2000 he has become a professor at Budapest Polytechnic. From 2001 he is an Invited Member of the Educational Staff of the Doctoral School of University of Veszprém. From 2004 to 2005 he was an institute deputy director and  from 2006 to 2008 a Program Manager at Budapest Tech. From 2010 to 2012 he was the Director at the Transportation Informatics and Telematics Knowledge Center. In 2010 he has become an Associate Professor and project leader at Óbuda University. Since 2011 he is Full Professor at Óbuda University. He has gained the level DSc (doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) in 2012. From 1st October 2012 he is the Director of the “Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics” at Óbuda University.

 
 
Imre RUDAS

Professor Rudas is a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, President of Óbuda University. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer, holder of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic and numerous international and national awards. He is the board member of several international scientific societies, member of editorial boards of international scientific journals, leader of R&D projects, author of more than 650 publications. He is the organizer of  a vast number of technical conferences worldwide in the field of robotics, fuzzy logic and system modeling.


 
 
Tamás HAIDEGGER

Tamás Haidegger received his M.Sc. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis (2011) was based on a neurosurgical robot he helped developing when he was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. His main field of research is control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and supportive medical technologies. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Óbuda University, serving as the deputy director of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotic. Besides, he is a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical robotics and usability/workflow assessment through ontologies. Tamás is the co-founder and CEO of a university spin-off—HandInScan—focusing on objective hand hygiene control in the medical environment. They are working together with Semmelweis University, the National University Hospital Singapore and the World Health Organization. Tamás is an active member of various other professional organizations, including the IEEE Robotics an Automation Society, IEEE EMBC, euRobotics aisbl and MICCAI. He is a national delegate to an ISO/IEC standardization committee focusing on the safety and performance of medical robots. He has co-authored more than 130 peer reviewed papers published at various scientific meeting and conference proceedings, refereed journals and books in the field of biomedical/control engineering and computer-integrated surgery. He has been maintaining a professional blog on medical robotic technologies for over 8 years: surgrob.blogspot.com. Tamás is a passionate photographer, rock climber and an advocate of city-biking. 


 
 
Gábor HEGEDŰS

I was always very interested in mathematics. It was clear for me that I want to study mathematics at the Eötvös University. I have written my master’s thesis about psi-Mahlo cardinals with the support of János Kristóf. In 2001 I became a PhD student at the applied mathematical doctoral school of Budapest University of Technology and Economy.  I have studied  the Gröbner bases and standard monomials  of the ideals of finite set of points  with the support of my thesis advisor, Prof. Lajos Rónyai . We published a lot of results of this research. In 2003 we wrote a doctoral notes with Alex Küronya about algebraic combinatorics. I studied clustering algorithm  in 2005 in the Informatical Laboratory of SZTAKI. In 2005 I finished my PhD thesis „Gröbner basis in combinatorics”. Here we worked out a completely new research direction: we connected the description of the standard monomials of the ideals of finite set of points with the linear algebra bound methiod and the James theory. In 2006 I became a COMBSTRU student at Charles University in Prague, where I worked on the theory of contructive Ramsey graphs with the support of Prof. Jaroslav Nesetril. Since 2006 I worked for Kecskemét College as a junior lecturer (later as a senior lecturer). Here my tasks were teaching of probability theory, analysis and discrete mathematics. In 2009 I became a postdoc young researcher in RICAM in Linz. Here my new research field was mainly  mathematical robotics with the support of Prof. Josef Schicho. We constructed new closed 6R chains and we investigated the synthesis and classification problem of closed 5R and 6R mechanisms. In 2012 I returned to teach students learning informatics. In 2013 I applied succesfully for a docent position at the Óbuda University John von Neumann Faculty. 

 
 
Tivadar GARAMVÖLGYI

Tivadar Garamvolgyi is working as chief FabLab engineer at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics. His deep experience in machine design, metal and polymer manufacturing technologies and mechatronics makes him a swiss knife in our prototyping projects. He studied mechanical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology. During his studies, he worked as head of workshop at the Department of Polymer Engineering then moved to the field of Building Service Engineering where he supervised many challenging projects over 13 years of self-employed entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined us to be the master our community workshop that serves all creative brains of Obuda University.
 

 

Árpád Takács received his mechatronics B.Sc. and mechanical engineering modeling M.Sc. summa cum laude graduate degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Mechanical Engineering Faculty in 2010 and 2013, respectively. In 2012, he received the Rosztoczy Foundation Scholarship at the New Mexico State University, where he studied time-delayed systems as a visiting research scholar at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. From 2013, he has been a research assistant at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the topic of time-delayed surgical robotic systems. In 2016, he joined the R&D team of the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology, where he was involved in surgical tool prototype development. Currently he is an Outreach Scientist at AImotive Ltd., actively taking part in research topics related to neural networks based image recognition and control for self-driving cars. During his studies and research activities, he was awarded the Hungarian State Scholarhip, the EU-US Atlantis and Campus Hungary Scholarships, and he is an alumnus of the National Eötvös Scholarship program. His field of expertise are analytical mechanics, control engineering, surgical robotics and artificial intelligence.


 

 

Gergely WINDISCH


 

Gergely Windisch has received both his BSC and MSC at Obuda University respectively at 2006 and 2011. Currently he is doing his PhD studies in the field of medical image processing. He has been working at Obuda University ever since, teaching a range of different subjects.
During his BSc and MSc studies Gergely has spent semesters in Norway, Aalesund - where the main field was control theorem, Koblenz, Germany (medical image processing) and Madrid, Spain (web technologies).

 

 

József KUTI

József Kuti received his B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in mechatronical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In 2013 he won first prize at National Scientific Students' Associations Conference and MTA Young Researcher Scholarship. From 2014 he is PhD Student. From 2013, he worked as research assistant at the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA-SZTAKI), in 2016 he joined the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University. His research interest includes LPV/qLPV modelling, TP model transformation and Linear Matrix Inequality based control design of nonlinear and time delay systems and the corresponding linear algebraic, higher dimensional geometric questions and numerical optimisation.
 

 


 
 
Dénes Ákos NAGY

Dénes Ákos Nagy MD first received his computer engineering degree (BSc) from Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2012. His thesis focused on modelling the image processing in the human retina. Parallel to hi computer engineering  studies, he also started his medical degree, and graduated as a medical doctor in 2015. During the university he participated in several medical internship programs (Internal medicine - Indonesia, Surgery - Bulgaria). After finishing his computer engineering degree he worked one year for Femtonics ltd. on 2 photon microscope control softwares, which he left when he received the HAESF internship. With this internship he spent one year in Washington, DC (USA) researching medical image registration methods. After he finished his MD, Dénes's focus turned towards surgal robotics, and started his Ph.D. at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics (IRob). Besides his professional carrier he is an active caver, member of the Hungarian cave rescue team, and the Hungarian Cave Instructor Committee.

 

Bence TAKÁCS


I started my BSc studies in 2010 at Óbuda University Kálmán Kandó Faculty of Electrical Engineering. I will take my final exam in the fall semester of 2013 on Programmable controlling and vehicle electronics module at the Institute of Automation. The topic of my thesis is Stepper motor microstepping control. During my studies, I dealt with microcontrollers, PLC-s, industrial automation and industrial process control. In the third year of my studies I won first place in the Student’s Scientific Society (TDK) and on national  Student’s Scientific Society (OTDK)achieved the third place. The topic of my presentation was a Rubik-Cube solver robot construction and programing. In autumn2013 we performed (in team) in second place and won the best design special award on a national robot construction competition called Design Challenge in Wilhelmshaven Germany. Furthermore, I participated several times in the Hungarian robot construction competition of Applied Engineering Sciences (Hungarians on the Mars). My hobby is robot Building, programing as well as cars and motors. In the Center, I also deal with medical robotics.    


 
 
Tamás Dániel NAGY

Tamas Daniel Nagy earned his bachelor's degree in Molecular Bionics in 2014, and master's degree in Computer Science Engineering in 2016 at the University of Szeged. During his university studies he joined the Noise Research Group, where he worked on physiological measurements, signal processing and those application in telemedicine, furthermore he was employed as a demonstrator on laboratory practices. After graduation he was hired as a technical assistant by Department of Software Engineering at the University of Szeged for six months, where he worked in cooperation with Noise Research Group on projects related to medical signals and telemonitoring. Since September 2016 he is a PhD student of the Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics at Obuda University, he is currently working on the analysis and low level automation of movement patterns in robot surgery interventions.
Tamas' hobby is motorcycle riding, additionally in his free time he enjoys woodworking, especially model ship building. 

 
 
Renáta ELEK


Renáta Elek received her BSc degree in molecular bionics engineering from the University of Szeged Faculty of Science and Informatics in 2015. During her BSc studies she worked in the Biological Research Centre, where she  developed a microfluidic device. She started her Msc studies in 2015 in info-bionics engineering, ont he bio-nano instruments and imagers specialisation. At the start of her Msc studies she get acquainted with surgical robotics, she joined to the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics surgical robotics group, where se is working on image-based camera control methods. Renáta’s hobbies are reading, running and cooking.

 
 

 

Associates

 
Levente KOVÁCS

Dr. habil. Levente Adalbert Kovács got his MSc degree in electrical engineering at "Politehnica" University of Timişoara in 2000. He received his PhD from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2008, the PhD thesis title is „New principles and adequate control methods for insulin dosage in case of diabetes”. From 2005 he was a full-time instructor at BME, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology; from 2010 he is an associate professor. In 2012 he was awarded the János Bolyai Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From 2012 he is an associate professor in Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, Information Technology Institution; and the vice dean for education in Obuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics. He is an IEEE member from 2009, and IFAC TC 8.2 “Biological and Medical Systems” member form 2010. His fields of interest are modern control theory and physiological controls – in these subjects he was published more than 130 articles in international journals and refereed international conference papers.

 
 
András MOLNÁR

András Molnár started working at the predecessor of Óbuda University. He received his PhD in the field of military engineering at Zrinyi Miklos National Defence University. His research interest includes UAV Systems, Autonom Devices Researches, Automatic Controll, Distributed Applications, and Autonom Systems.

 
 
Zoltán VÁMOSSY

Zoltán Vámossy received his MCs degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematics in 1984. For five years he was a software engineer at VIDEOTON Development Institute. In 1989 he settled down in the predecessor of Óbuda University, where (like others) he as an optional course he taught Robotics. In the middle of the nineties he naturalized the long-term works of small groups for Students' Scientific Association and for projects. 10 of his students won the first prize, 9 of them the second prize, and 7 of them the third prize  on the National Scientific Students' Associations Conference. The topic of six of the first prizes can be connected to mobile robotics and navigation of robots. In his education and research he focuses on image processing and computer vision. His Ph.D. thesis (2011) was built upon navigation of mobile robots by computer vision based on PAL-optics. At John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics he used to be vice dean for research, now he is the deputy head of institute. He is also the president of the Council of Scientific Students' Associations of Óbuda University.

 

Former members

 

- Teréz A. VÁRKONYI (research fellow)

- Illés NIGICSER (intern)

 

International Advisory Committee

 

 
Oussama KHATIB

Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Co-Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics series. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals as well as Chair or Co-Chair for numerous international conferences. He is Fellow of IEEE, the President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) and a recipient of the Japan Robot Association (JARA) Award in Research and Development.

http://cs.stanford.edu/groups/manips/index.php


 
 
 
Masayoshi TOMIZUKA

Distinguished Professor at University of California, Berkeley, associate dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, paper reviewer for numerous professional journals and member of many committees worldwide.

Berkeley Mechanical Engineering: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/


 
 
 
Bruno SICILIANO

Bruno Siciliano is a professor at the University of Naples and Director of the PRISMA Lab. He has co-authored 13 books, 83 journal papers, 235 international conference papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and IFAC. He is Co-Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics series, and has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals as well as Chair or Co-Chair for numerous international conferences.
 

 
 
 
Hamido FUJITA

Hamido Fujita is a professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan. He is director of ARISES (Advanced Research Institute on Software Strategies) and the director of
Intelligent Software Systems. He is an editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-based system, Elsevier.
 

 
 
 
Paolo FIORINI

Paolo Fiorini founded the ALTAIR robotics laboratory in Verona, which has been awarded several EU and Italian grants. His research focuses on teleoperation for surgery, space, service robotics, and autonomous navigation of robots and vehicles. He is an IEEE Fellow, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Agriculture, Sciences and Letters, and Honorary Professor of Obuda University.
 

 
 
 
Alin ALBU-SCHÄFFER

Alin Albu-Schäffer is the head of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)   His research field is design, sensor based programming and control of complex robotic systems for manipulation and locomotion. 

DLR: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10002/


 

 


Peter Sinčák is a full Professor in the  Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Electrical Engeneering, University of Technology, Kosice. He is the head of the Center for Intelligent Technologies and Head of Computational Intelligence Group .

Center for Intelligent Technologies: http://www.ai-cit.sk/


 
 
Toshio FUKUDA

Distinguished Professor of the Seoul National University and the director of the Center for Micro-Nano Mechatronics at Nagoya University. He received numerous awards of the IEEE society and is member of Science Council of Japan. He also served as the president of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and as the director of the IEEE Region 10.

Fukuda Laboratories: http://www.mein.nagoya-u.ac.jp/


 
 
 
Fumio HARASHIMA

President of the Tokyo Metropolitan University and Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo. He is a co-author of four books and has published over 1000 technical papers in the area of power electronics, mechatronics and robotics and receiver of numerous awards in his research field.

Tokyo Metropolitan University: http://www.tmu.ac.jp/


 
 
 
Gerd HIRZINGER

Honorary Professor of the Technical University of Munich, director of the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. He is a senior member of IEEE, pioneer in space robotics and receiver of numerous national and international awards.

DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics: http://www.dlr.de/rm/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-8016/


 
 
 
Kazuhiro KOSUGE

Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Robotics at Tohoku University, author and co-author of more than 200 technical papers in the field of robotics and their application to the real world. He is President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and holder of many positions in his field of research. 

Department of Bioengineering and Robotics: http://www.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/e/organization/br/


 
 
 
Ren LUO

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University and President of Robotics Society of Taiwan. He has authored more than 350 technical papers and is a holder of several patents. He received numerous international awards on his work and is a regular contributor of several IEEE sponsored international conferences.

Robotics Society of Taiwan: http://www.rst.org.tw/


 
 
 
Philip CHEN

Dean and Chair Professor of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau and Jr. Past President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is an active member of the organizing committee for many IEEE conferences under different capacities and was awarded several times by the IEEE SMC society as well as by many other international societies.

Faculty of Science and Technology: http://www.fst.umac.mo/index.php


 
 
 
Keith HIPEL

Distinguished Professor of the University of Waterloo, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Water Resources Association and Engineering Institute of Canada. Holder of numerous international awards, serving several councils. He is an associate editor of 6 international journals and is an engineering consultant for organizations worldwide.

Systems Design Engineering: https://uwaterloo.ca/systems-design-engineering/


 
 
 
Mo JAMSHIDI

He is a Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio, IEEE, ASME, AAAS, NYAS, TWAS society fellow and member of Russian Academy of Nonlinear Sciences and Hungarian Academy of Engineering. Organizer of the US System of Systems Engineering Network. He has advised and graduated 40 PhD and 70 MS students from all continents of the world, since 1984. He has over 640 technical publications, including 63 books.

Electrical & Computer Engineering: http://ece.utsa.edu/index.html