Baku, May 6, AZERTAC
Professor Peter Kopacek, the founder and director of Master programme on engineering management at Vienna University of Technology, visited Baku Higher Oil School. In the course of two days Prof. Kopacek made presentations on ‘Contemporary Directions in Automation’ and ‘The End of Mechanical Management’ for BHOS students.
BHOS rector Elmar Gasimov welcomed the guest and informed him about the foundation of BHOS, activities and education programmes available at the higher school. He also highligthed BHOS new campus, its technical basis and vast infrastructure opportunities. Touching upon international relations of BHOS, Elmar Gasimov emphasized cooperation existing between teh higehr school and a number of universities. He underlined that in future BHOS would introduce master and doctorate programmes as part of lifelong learning concept.
Professor Peter Kopacek spoke of his work experience and activities. Mentioning automation of industry and processes including robotics as the rapidly developing fields, Professor Kopacek said that his presentations would cover mainly industry and mobile robots as well as humanoid robots. He also assured the audience on inclusion such topics as process automation, production automation, robots, social aspects and ethic directions, the end of mechanical management, recycling, precious metals and reutilization issue in his presentations. Peter Kopacek expresed confidence that his presentations would be beneficial for BHOS students.
Mr. Kopacek completed his doctorate studies with distinction in 1971. Between 1986 and 1990 he worked as a professor of Systems Engineering and Automation at University of Linz, Austria. From 1990 - 2008 he headed the Institute for ‘Handling Devices and Robotics’, Vienna, and also was the president of the Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation (SAT).
Since March 1985 Mr. Kopacek worked as vice president and general secretary of IFAC/Austria and of ÖGART (Austrian Society for Automation and Robotics) the Austrian IFAC. He received three Honorary Doctor titles. He is also a corresponding member of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Technical Sciences. He is a member of IFAC, IFR, IEEE and winner of ‘Engelberger’ award from the Industrial American Robotics Society. Professor Peter Kopacek is the author of six books and more than 300 articles.