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  • ITMO Roboticists Developing a Financially Independent Robot Artist

    A team of PhD students from ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics are developing a fully autonomous robot artist. The project aims to demonstrate the possibility of creating autonomous systems using the principles of robonomics. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with developers Ivan Berman, Alexei Ovcharov, and Vadim Manaenko to learn about their project, the ethics of robot-human interaction, and their collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

    16.04.2020

  • “We Got Noticed by Intel and IBM”: How an ITMO Technopark Resident is Winning Over the American Robotics Market

    Founded by ITMO University and Boston University College of Engineering professors, The MerkleBot company has headquarters in Silicon Valley and a developer office in St. Petersburg. Recently, the startup was awarded in the Robotics category at DeveloperWeek, the world’s biggest developer conference. After that, it was noticed by major companies. Vitaly Bulatov, CEO at MerkleBot, gave a lecture on business management in the USA at ITMO University during his short visit to Russia, and ITMO.NEWS took the opportunity to ask Vitaly several questions about the startup.

    13.03.2020

  • Researchers Suggest Using Blockchain to Boost Self-Driving Cars’ Security

    Scientists from ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies have suggested applying blockchain technology to monitoring road traffic. Their algorithm will make it possible for driverless cars to create unalterable activity logs to document any road accident they detect. The accidents will be kept in databases to identify potential “black spots”. The project was showcased at the International Conference on Information Networking 2020 (ICOIN 2020) in Barcelona and is published in the SCOPUS-indexed proceedings of the Conference. 

    03.03.2020

  • Targeted Drug Delivery, Multidimensional Blockchain, and Vision Enhancement: ITMO University’s Young Scientists Win SIE Support Grants

    Eight Master’s and PhD students have been named among this year’s winners of the grant program UMNIK (Russian: “brainiac”), organized by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). We’ve spoken to some of the young scientists to learn what they plan to do with their grants.

    30.04.2019

  • Pop Goes the Bubble: A Quick Guide to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ICOs

    The price of Bitcoin has just hit its 2019 high. Experts claim that the digital currency may experience a sudden price bump this summer, but is not likely to hit its earlier record values. So what happened in February of 2017? How did Bitcoin get so popular? And what is blockchain all about? Anna Lopatukhina, a product manager at Wrike and a graduate of ITMO University’s Computer Technologies Department, answered these and other questions during a lecture for ITMO’s Open FinTech course.

    10.04.2019

  • 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.

    25.03.2019

  • ITMO Technopark Resident Wins International Contest On Blockchain Applications For Self-Driving Cars

    Lately, more and more companies and government agencies, including those in Russia, are starting to use blockchain in their day-to-day operations. For example, blockchain is the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography’s solution for ensuring better protection for their stored data. The technology is expected to be even more widespread in the future, and that’s why the startup DCZD.tech, a resident of ITMO Technopark, aims to develop modern solutions in this promising field. Its achievements include recent wins in two international contests.

    26.02.2019

  • 24-Year Old Millionaire on Cryptocurrency and Personal Development

    ITMO University graduate Sergey Khitrov launched his first business when he was a first-year Bachelor’s student and earned his first million rubles at the age of 19. Now he organizes major international conferences on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and works on several projects. Among them is Listing.Help, a company that helps other companies make it to big cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last year and a half, the company has promoted more than 400 ICO projects. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Sergey Khitrov talks about the future of blockchain technologies and the latest trends in the field of cryptocurrency.

    18.01.2019

  • That Blockchain Life: Cryptocurrency Experts on Field’s Challenges and Opportunities

    On November 7-8, St. Petersburg hosted Blockchain Life, the biggest international forum on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mining in Russia and Eastern Europe. Representatives of top companies gathered at the St. Petersburg Expoforum to discuss contemporary challenges facing the industry. What staggers its development? How will the field be regulated in Russia? Why are talented developers leaving for Singapore? ITMO.NEWS put down the keynotes of the event’s presentations. 

    14.11.2018

  • ITMO Researchers Receive Grant to Create Urban Development Centers in Russia and Finland

    Staff of ITMO’s Modern Communication Technologies Lab have developed a project that aims to integrate the latest information technologies into the day-to-day life of large cities. Centers for promotion of novel initiatives will open in Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Lappeenranta.

    27.09.2018