Seminar: The Development of a Fast Pick-and-Place Robot with an Innovative Cylindrical Drive


Invitation to Seminar


We kindly invite everyone to the next ABC-iRob seminar at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics. The abstract of the lecture and the short bio of the presenter can be found below.

February 13, 2015, Friday, 11:00-12:00


Prof. Jorge Angeles


In 2015, the international engineering community celebrates the 85th birthday of Antal Bejczy, the Hungarian-born physicist, lead researcher of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, professor of the California Institute of Technology and the Washington University in St. Louis, honorary doctor of the Óbuda University, outstanding professional of the international space and robotics research community.

EUrobotics TG meeting at Óbuda University

All members of EUrobotics aisbl are most welcomed to the upcoming TG meeting September 8-10, Budapest. Please find some details below. (The site is continuously updated.)
Background and Orientation of the meeting
"Between now and January 2015 the Orientation Document and the Work Programme input for Call 3 & 4 need to be developed and finalised.

EuRobotics aisbl meeting

The annual meeting of the board members and representative officers of the euRobotics aisbl nonprofit organization was held at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University between 8–10. September. The aim of this meeting was to lay the fundaments of the research, development, education and industrial perspectives of the European robotics community.

Our guest: Dr. Philip Chen

Dr. Philip Chen, professor of the University of Macau visited our University on September 9, 2014. As the upcoming lecturer of the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics IEEE Distinguished Lecture Series, he presented the latest results of his research group about a new learning algorithm and its applications.

The Skool tech camp

In the past few weeks, the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics of Óbuda University played in important role in promoting robotics and their importance in education. For two weeks at the Skool tech camp, the research center of our University, together with the Google Ground Education Center, worked with young girls of age 11­–13 who were willing to prove their skills in ‘manly’ professions such as robotics and programming.

The first da Vinci surgical robot arrived to Hungary

The recently opened Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University hosts the very first da Vinci Surgical System in Hungary ( This high-end US medical technology is used at over 3000 locations globally for various minimally invasive surgical procedures, however it has only been visiting Hungary for demonstration events before. This da Vinci Classic had been used at the AKH General Hospital in Vienna, and from now on, it serves as a research system at Óbuda University.

Building a Highcastle of Robotics in Central Europe

Right before the IEEE INES conference in Tihany, robotic professionals gathered from all over the region to create the first topical organization: the Central European Living Lab for Intelligent Robotics (CELLI). The original idea for CELLI came from Prof. Sincak (University of Technology, Kosice), and then it was Prof. Rudas (Óbuda University) who called to arms all robotisists from Academia and Industry to form the Living Lab.

European Surgical Robotics Demonstration Day

The European Surgical Robotics Demonstration Day was organized in Leuven, Belgium 27 March 2014, where the three leading EU founded surgical robotics research projects were given an opportunity to present their progress. Besides the detailed interactive presentations of the projects STIFF–FLOP, μRALP és CASCADE, the participants were given the chance to attend afternoon workshops, led by distinguished professors and doctors. The topics of the workshops covered various fields of surgical robotics, its future and opportunities.

European Robotics Forum

The fifth edition of European Robotics forum took place in Rovereto, Italy 12-14 March 2014, hosted by the Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. More than 450 researchers, engineers, managers and a growing number of entrepreneurs and business people from all over Europe came together. They discussed topics and contents which also have an immediate impact on the roadmapping process for Robotics in Europe.