Physiological and Bioinspired Systems Development at Obuda University
A recent article in the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Magazine presents the core research activities in our EKIK research and innovation unit at Óbuda University.
"Prof. Imre Rudas was one of the first researchers in Hungary who got involved in the development of soft computing systems, especially fuzzy systems. He has inspired many scientists to get in touch with the domain, and also, he was a key person in the early life of the Hungarian Fuzzy Association, driving its activity. His research was related not just to purely technical cybernetic issues and questions, but also to interdisciplinary fields. From the early years of fuzzy systems, it turned out that the multiaspect approach is essential for describing and controlling bioinspired or physiological systems because the determining properties of such systems (e.g., nonlinearities and time-varying features) can easily be handled with fuzzy logic and inference systems. Prof. Rudas’ activity was the cornerstone to establish the new school of thought that led to today’s cybernetic, bioinspired, and physiological research at EKIK.
Within EKIK, three research centers represent this direction: iROB, led by Dr. Péter Galambos; the Bio-Tech Center, guided by Dr. Miklós Kozlovszky; and PhysCon (Physiological Control group), led by Prof. Kovács, the newly appointed vice president of Óbuda University who has strong ties to the SMCS.
The iROB is one of the leading research organizations in Hungary related to robotics, with a special focus on the application of cybernetics and machine learning for the robotics domain. Many interesting projects related to physiology, teleoperation, and telerobotics are going on at the center, which has built a strong background both in infrastructure and human resources. Uniquely, the laboratory is part of the international da Vinci Research Kit (DVRK) consortium, led by Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and it has the only da Vinci surgical robot in Hungary. They are focusing on surgical data science, partial automation of surgical tasks, and various aspects of time delay control . Furthermore, the iROB center has been involved twice already in the European Robotics League Emergency Robots challenge with great success . The most recent research portfolio and report of the canter can be found in our 5-year report."
Our research interest includes, but not limited to:
- medico-surgical robotics
- cloud robotics
- teleoperation systems, RAMIS
- time-delay systems, long distance telemedicine
- IoT, IoRT