Hungarian innovation in the spotlight

Digital World 2019 Daily Highlights Day 1

From the Rubik’s cube to the biro, the telephone exchange and digital computing, Hungary has long been a cradle for innovation, creativity and collaboration. Now the latest tech innovations from Hungary, Host Country for ITU Telecom World 2019, are on show to the world in the Hungarian National Pavilion.

On the first day of the event, participants took part in a wide range of workshops, demos, presentations and debates, including the chance to steer a 5G-powered mini race car through delegates on the showfloor via an oculus AR (Augmented Reality) headset.

The country’s vibrant startup sector showcased a raft of different tech innovations, including GIS and mapping hard- and software, solutions using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to automatically detect objects and errors, and solar pavement based installations. There was also a chance to see solutions and services providing check-in and lead management for the events industry, encrypted communications systems for smartphones, products and solutions for smart grid, smart metering and security monitoring, e-government, RF and microwaves, payment and e-invoicing and much more.

Robotics and AI were the focus of the day’s pavilion programme. Ottó Werschitz, Business development director, Neuron Solutions, introduced some basic concepts related to robotics and A.I. and how they can improve business efficiency. Moving over to the human side, DPMK’s Ádám Horváth explained the significant impact that artificial intelligence is expected to have on the general processes of education – and therefore the lives of our children – a topic expanded upon by Netlife Robotics’ Áron Tanos who explained how, in the not so distant future, realistic humanoid robots could change our everyday lives.

The industrial aspect of robotics was next on the agenda, including presentations of manufacturing applications and current tech trends, a mathematical model for decision making, with OnRobot’s Nóra Bereczki explaining how improving the precision and adaptability of robotic tools will help make them even more useful, on a hardware and software level.

Robotics can have a significant impact on education and social life also, helping give children a more practical education and teaching them how to work together, explained WRO’s Balázs Koren. Socially integrating robots into the workplace can pose interesting challenges, according to Tibor Csizmazia, CTO of Enjoy Robotics, from designing an accepted appearance to communication issues.

The Pavilion’s programme continues tomorrow and throughout the week. You can see the full programme here.

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