Dr. Tamás Haidegger, Director General of the University Research and Innovation Centre (EKIK), was invited to the BOSCH ECB Academy 2022, a series of events aimed at increasing professional knowledge, creating networking opportunities and showcasing the work of other disciplines.
In his presentation, the Head of EKIK stressed that extreme globalisation, the war in the Western world and COVID-19 together represent an unprecedented challenge for humanity. In the 21st century, engineers are constantly faced with new challenges and have to find new solutions. In particular, intelligent systems and robotics can help re-organise supply chains, the transition to Industry 4.0 and social inclusion. Possible technology-driven solutions include the emergence of service robots, indoor and outdoor monitoring and disinfection robots, compliance monitoring robots and delivery self-service platform functions.
“We are also seeing significant advances in the automation of micro- and nano-robotics, as well as in laboratory-based Artificial Intelligence developments, which could also play a prominent role in disaster response.” – said Dr Tamás Haidegger.
The presentation covered the ethical implications of robotics and automation in both emergency and post-emergency worlds, with a special focus on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals 2015. We can rightly expect autonomous systems of the future to not only be environmentally aware and ethical, but also sustainable.