Dr. Zoltán Forgó, Head of Department, Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Sapientia University of Transylvania, Târgu Mures. He obtained the Diplomas in Mechanical Engineering, in 2000 and 2001, in Industrial Robots and Flexible Manufacturing Systems (BSc) and Advanced Manufacturing Systems (MSc), respectively. He studied Romanian, English and German at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and the Technical University of Braunschweig. He obtained his PhD degree in 2008, also at the Institute in Cluj-Napoca, in the field of kinematics and dynamics of robots with parallel topology. The programming skills he acquired during his secondary school studies have helped him throughout his academic career, and he has successfully combined the world of mechanical engineering design tools and mathematics, even through his own software developments, as a student, university lecturer and researcher. In addition to the mechanical analysis of robots, his research also covers their applications, for example, human-robot interaction in robotic manufacturing processes. The topic of robotised manufacturing processes has been the starting point for several international research projects, and the research on human-robot cooperation was the basis for his visiting lectureship at the Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany) in 2017-2019.
Presentation: Job-eating robots – myth or reality?
The use of robots has clear advantages in terms of technological processes. From the workers’ perspective, however, the picture is more complex. This presentation will answer the question of whether or not we should worry about our jobs in a digitalised industry.