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  • ITMO Fellow Fabio Bonsignorio and Professor Alexander Kapitonov: Research Reproducibility Will Generate a Sea Change in Our Economy

    Fabio Bonsignorio is one of the most prominent researchers in the field of biorobotics and technologies of the future. He is also a participant of the ITMO Fellowship program. Together with Alexander Kapitonov, associate professor at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, the scientist works on a range of projects on research reproducibility and openness, using blockchain technologies for communication between automated systems, and other fields. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the two researchers to find out how blockchain and robots can change the industry, what is research reproducibility and why it is important.


  • ITMO University’s Youth Robotics Team Wins Gold in National Stage of World Robot Olympiad 2019

    On June 23, the 2019 Russian Robot Olympiad, the national stage of the World Robot Olympiad, wrapped up at the Innopolis University (Kazan). This year, the venue, which has been hosting the country’s largest competition in the field since 2014, welcomed 211 coaches and 537 participants aged from 12 to 18 years old. Among them was the team from ITMO University’s Youth Robotics Laboratory, who presented their new invention, LEGO Education Helper, taking the first prize of the competition. 


  • ITMO Students Win Competition of 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation

    ICRA is IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship international conference on robotics and automation. Hosted on May 20-24 in Montreal, Canada, this year’s conference included a new addition to its program, AI Driving Olympics, which is a contest on applying AI to the operation of self-driving cars. Representing the project JetBrains Research, the team JBRRussia emerged as the absolute winner of the competition. The team, which was headed by Kirill Krinkin, consisted of nine members, five of them students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics.


  • ELSA: New Robot by ITMO’s Youth Robotics Laboratory

    On April 28, the Russian city of Tomsk hosted RoboCup Open Russia, the national round of the RoboCup 2019 international robotics competition. The event brought together 120 teams and 500 participants of different ages, from school children and to university students and graduates, including the members of the Youth Robotics Laboratory of ITMO University’s School of Computer Technologies and Control, who presented their new robot ELSA and took the second prize in the competition’s most creative category, RoboCup OnStage.


  • Professor Fabio Bonsignorio on the Need of Reproducibility of Robotic Research and the Future of the Economy

    Circular economy, Industry 4.0, automation, autonomous cars - we’ve been hearing these terms a lot in the past several years. Still, the interrelations between the associated phenomena are not quite evident. Fabio Bonsignorio, a professor of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) and one of the leading scientists in the field of biorobotics and future technologies has recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University and spoke with us about how blockchain and robots will change the economy.


  • ITMO Master’s Student on Using Robots in Medicine

    There are many fields where you can develop your career; what you have to do is to find your niche and work hard – this is what experts say about the opportunities for professional development both in Russia and abroad, and what ITMO University Master’s student Yury Loshenko did. His field of interest is robotics, and especially robots in medicine. Such devices are in high demand in our country, however there aren’t enough companies out there making them. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Yury Loshenko shares about the importance of robotics and finding your own way.


  • #10YearChallenge in Technology

    Modern technologies make our life way easier: credit cards, smartwatches, robots, virtual reality, and functional foods are no longer a novelty, but part and parcel of our daily routine. In this article, we’ll tell you about how people’s life and the world around us have changed over the last decade.


  • Holidaying with Robots: Quirky New Year Gadgets

    Robots are becoming a more and more common fixture in our daily life. Even in New York’s biggest concert hall, Radio City Music Hall, drones have become a part of a traditional Christmas show. Dubbed as Christmas Lights, its final scene was developed in collaboration with Intel, a hundred robotic creations of which embellished the performance with four billion unique light combinations. But we at ITMO.NEWS firmly believe that this isn’t the only thing the diligent robots are capable of, and they refuse to put their mechatronic feet up even on holidays. Coming up with an ideal batch of festive cookies, signing a Christmas card with an elegance of a calligraphy master, and even keeping you in check on how much you eat during the New Year’s feast: here’s what we imagine a festive period with robots would entail!


  • When VR met AR: ITMO University Students Created a SMARRt Robot with Lots of Potential

    As part of practice-oriented R&D initiative, ITMO University students were provided with financial support which enabled them to create a robot equipped with state-of-the-art systems of synthetic vision, navigation and augmented reality. What makes this automaton stand out from other models on the market is its unique blend of VR and AR technologies. The project’s authors met with ITMO.NEWS to share about what problems the team faced in their work, which aspects were the most time-consuming and hard to pull off, and how their creation can be of help at large-scale production plants.


  • ITMO Team Wins at RobotChallenge-2018 in Beijing

    The team, which includes school students Vasiliy Dunaev, Daniil Pavlov and Daniil Martynov, and coaches Igor Lositsky and Evgeny Zavarin, won first place in the Freestyle category. Their winning project Clean Arctic is focused on an extensive clean-up effort of the Arctic coast. Teams from 30 countries and 1,500 robots competed with each other in this year’s RobotChallenge in Beijing.