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ITMO and LETI Students’ Quick-Charge Startup for Electric Cars To Receive Million Rubles from EnergyHUB
The startup Powerplace, a participant of ITMO’s Energy Club, has developed a smart module for use in quick-charge stations for electric cars and is now set to receive a prize of one million rubles for its win in the student startup competition EnergyHUB. The startup was co-founded by an ITMO student, an ITMO graduate, and three graduates of LETI (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University).
Created for a comfortable and safe experience, this technology can potentially make VR more popular among the elderly.
This fall, the ITMO’s Avatar team began beta testing the new app, which involved over 50 people. In this article, you can learn more about the app, the results of testing, and users’ feedback.
Artificial Intelligence, 5G connectivity and a Mercedes straight out of James Cameron's Avatar were only some of the highlights at CES 2020, which took place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Here’s what will be changing our lives in the near future.
Are Russians unusually creative? Can they find a new outlook on the traditional? Is creativity a boon or a boost to the nation’s development of innovations and economy? Olga Bychkova, head of the Center for Science and Technology Studies (STS Center) at the European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) and the co-author of the book Fantastic Worlds of Russian High-Tech, spoke on these topics during a lecture organized by ITMO University and the EUSP as part of a series commemorating the launch of ITMO-EUSP joint Master's program Science and Technologies in Society.
The startup Cerevrum Inc is creating a new standard for education using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Major companies and corporations these days are becoming increasingly interested in staff training and boosting their sales. Cerevrum’s products allow businesses to not only hone their employees’ skills, but also see the results reflected in their revenue data. In 2016, Facebook invested one million dollars in the company, and today Cerevrum works with some of Russia’s biggest businesses. ITMO.NEWS spoke with its founder Natalia Floksi to learn what made her project so unique.
Every year, thousands of people get lost in the wild. It takes a hundred of rescuers to find one missing person. Forests prove to be the most complex environment for life brigades, who need state-of-the-art equipment and devices to be able to address tough search conditions. Last week, ITMO University gave the floor to the representatives of the ‘Sistema’ charity fund, who unveiled the public program of the ‘Odyssey’, the first research project in Russia aimed at using tech for dealing with social problems. The ‘Odyssey’ is a series of contests, the first of which is dedicated to new-generation search and rescue technologies and will span 18 months with the prize pool of 75 million roubles. Participants are set the challenge of finding an ideal tech-based solution to ease the search of people lost in the woods.
Gestural interfaces. Gaze tracking. Virtual avatars. Markku Turunen with Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction at the University in Finland is working on some of the most exciting developments in this area, and is looking for new students.
In May of 2017, Russia nominated Yekaterinburg as the site for Expo 2025. In preparation for the event, the city will construct the futuristic Smart City, which will continue to function after the expo ends. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world using innovative solutions. To implement the most daring and cutting-edge ideas, as well as to attract talented developers and creatives to Yekaterinburg’s city of the future, the application committee organized the HACKATHON 2025. ITMO University was one of the three venues that hosted the event. ITMO.NEWS presents the hackathon’s winners.