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interview by and   -   March 5, 2017



In this episode, Audrow Nash and Christina Brester conduct interviews at the 2016 International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation conference in Moscow, Russia. They speak with Albert Efimov, Chief Roboticist at Skolkovo, about creating an innovation cluster for robotics companies; Anastasia Uryasheva, CEO of Tsuru, about a waterproof unmanned aerial vehicle; and Borris Rozman, General Director of GNOM, about underwater vehicles.

This is the first of three interviews from the conference.

by   -   October 19, 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel inspects the Renningen research campus: "Bosch’s own Stanford"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel inspects the Renningen research campus: “Bosch’s own Stanford.” Image: Bosch

We have reported 37 equity fundings and 25 acquisitions so far this year. It’s not just the car companies searching for talent and innovation in their new Silicon Valley centers. Israel, Russia, China and big companies like Bosch, SoftBank, Apple and Google are all investing in robotics for various strategic reasons.

by   -   August 13, 2015

russia_exo_2

Clinical trials of Russia’s first medical exoskeleton have begun in a Moscow hospital, marking the latest step in the Skolkovo-backed innovation’s battle to reach the market.

by   -   July 10, 2015
Alan Turing animatronic robot. Source: Skolkovo
Alan Turing animatronic robot. Source: Skolkovo

Tho startups from the robotics cluster at Skolkovo — Nanosemantics and Lexy — teamed up with the Russian Neurobotics, to recreate a robotic version of the British computer science pioneer Alan Turing. The robot, which recognizes natural speech and has nine degrees of freedom for its facial animatronics, made its debut at the 2015 Startup Village event Skolkovo’s Hypercube last month. Check out the video of Alan interacting with the public. 

by   -   May 22, 2015

Students brainstorm during the design hackathon at the 2015 Skolkovo International Robotics Conference.

by   -   April 30, 2015
Faungg via wikimedia commons.
Photo: Faungg via wikimedia commons.

April has seen Chinese VCs acquiring robotic ventures, buying out competitors, seeking funding to scale up production, and shoring up industry gaps.

by   -   April 22, 2015
ExoAtlet.
As one of Skolkovo’s resident companies, ExoAtlet – which builds medical exoskeletons – stands to benefit from the new agreement. ExoAtlet’s team hopes to create an exoskeleton that will cost as little as $10K.

Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation and the Chinese Cybernaut Investment Group signed an agreement yesterday in Beijing to create a joint Russian-Chinese business incubator, a robotics accelerator program, and an investment fund worth $200M. 

by   -   March 27, 2015

Part startup/investor mixer, part public showcase, part industry/academic workshop, part hackathon, the Skolkovo International Robotics Conference has its sights on becoming the largest robotics gathering in Europe.

by   -   March 13, 2015

On March 20-22, the Hypercube will host Russia’s biggest robotics event, the Skolkovo International Robotics Conference. Interview with Skolkovo’s chief roboticist, Albert Efimov.

MIRPSee an overview of projects from the Skolkovo robotics cluster.

by   -   March 6, 2014

After laughing uncomfortably at the headline from The Moscow Times reporting about the recent Skolkovo Robotics Conference, I parsed through the wording and found the intended meaning. But that process … from shock and incongruity, to amusement, through multiple second thoughts and a bit of research, to an understanding of the headline … is the same process I went through as I participated in and spoke at the conference.

My interpretation of that headline – removing any sense of political rhetoric1 – is that robots are getting cheaper and becoming more available to average consumers. This was one facet of the conference and exhibition, but not the main goal.



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