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  • Minimally Invasive Method for Urethral Catheter Cleaning Suggested at ITMO

    A team of researchers from ITMO, Chelyabinsk State University, and Southern Federal University have suggested a new minimally invasive and safe method for the cleaning of urethral catheters. The new approach involves soft magnetic robots that are nearly 100% effective at removing bacteria-containing biofilm from medical devices. Controlled remotely by a magnetic field, the robots will help prevent the spread of infections, reducing the need for frequent catheter replacement, which is a painful procedure. The new method was described in an article published in ACS Nano.


  • ITMO Team Takes Gold at RobotChallenge 2023 in China

    The team of ITMO’s Youth Robotics Lab reigned supreme at the international RobotChallenge 2023 that was recently held in China. Robert Robotecky, the celebrated robot musician, startled the jury with his performance of several musical pieces on the concertina – while balancing on a gyro scooter.


  • Highlights of Caring Robots Exhibition

    Until July 10, Sevkabel Port is hosting Caring Robots exhibition. From exoskeletons that can give you superhuman strength to a robotic church lady, the display brings together the wonders of robotic art created by ITMO students. Can robots paint like artists? Or perform? Do they pose a threat or can they actually protect us? Let’s find out what ITMO’s engineers and media artists think.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: June 25-26, 2022

    With scorching weather on the horizon, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas on what to do indoors to stay cool in town this weekend – and just a few more for when the sun goes down.


  • ITMO Youth Robotics Team Wins RoboCup Russia Open 2022

    The team of ITMO’s Youth Robotics Lab became first in the RCJ OnStage category among school students aged 14-19 at the national round of RoboCup 2022. At the contest, the team Simple Dimple presented their musical robots who performed Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini and Kalinka Malinka by Ivan Larionov. The show featured a robot (playing the balalaika), one of the team members (playing the dombra), and robot matryoshkas as their backup dancers.


  • Student Spotlight: Selamwit Kassaye, Ethiopia

    Selamwit Kassaye is a robotics and AI maven from Ethiopia. We met during the Russian Robotics Week and dove right into all things robots, co-bots, and of course, Avengers! She shared many insights about this amazing field. Read on to learn more about our discussion.


  • Innovative Materials and Robots of All Stripes: ITMO Researchers at the Technosreda Exhibition of Scientific Achievements

    For two days, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow serves as a portal into the future where everything is possible. Over 100 top-ranked universities and research centers, as well as about 30 Russian tech companies, presented their latest developments: self-driving cars and amphibious flying cars, waste sorting robots and football robots, biochips and artificial muscles, smart technologies and artificial intelligence. Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center, Faculty of Physics, and Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics showcased nine advanced products and prototypes at the exhibition.


  • ITMO Scientists Create a Hopping Robot Using Morphological Computation

    The International Laboratory of Biomechatronics and Energy-Efficient Robotics has created a prototype of an energy-efficient hopping robot. The design is based on flexible joints and a series elastic actuator.


  • ITMO Robotics Team Converts Hoverboard Into Life-Sized Robot

    The robot’s algorithm controls the self-balancing scooter’s motherboard, the human-size robot impresses with its dimensions, weight, and technical solutions. The team has already won the St. Petersburg Open Robotics Competitions, and their next goal is the national stage of the RoboCup.


  • Picture of the Week: Kawasaki Robotics Industrial Robot with Force Control Sensor

    The robot is used to test new sensorless control algorithms, which provide safety for humans working alongside industrial robots.