Robotics Expo: the first day
On the first day over 1200 people visited the exhibition. To make communication of all the participants of the event even more convenient and efficient, Smile Expo organized several effective forms of interaction: exhibition, conference, and lounge area, Speed Dealing platform and special area for demonstration and testing robotics "Smart Consumer".
30 companies were presented at the exhibition, among them: Pacpac, Stl-comp.ru, Infolife, Segwaypoint, Wicron, LLC “Robotics”, JSC “RBOT”, “Brain Development”, Nanosemantics, Examen Technolab, Bosch, Indego, JSC "SRI “Signal”, IPS Russia, Robotbaza, Science and Technology magazine, 3D Print Expo, Sky Gadget, Wicron, Webot, MATE-Expo, ROSE PAVILION, “TRIK”, Onics Computers, AI-drone, Boteon, Android show system, 3dminifactory, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Hrobot, “Tvoivelik”, “Business city”, Printers3d etc.
At the conference, participants enjoyed11 presentations on present and future of robotics, investments and current areas of application of robots. For the first time in the history of Russian robotics industry Robotics Conference brought together leading experts, professionals, developers and enthusiasts eager to deepen and broaden their competence in the field of robotics.
The moderator of the conference were Nikolay Shmyrev - expert in the field of electronic speech technology, head of the popular speech recognition system in robotics CMU Sphinx.
Most of all conference attendees liked the report of Vladimir Beluy from "Alpha Smart Systems", he told about peculiarities of personal robots application; report of the special guest from Switzerland Ludger Hovestadt (ETH Zurich) “Robotics, algorithms and architecture paradigm shift”.
The following speakers made presentations on investment - Lyudmila Golubkova (Starta Capital), Mikhail Kazartsev (IT-Online Venture), Anton Pasternikov and Dmitry Samojlenko (Quad Squad).
The main break-through of the conference was presentation of unique online social project Enable Talk for people with disabilities from representatives of Quad Squad (Donetsk, Ukraine). Enable Talk - is a glove with a special reader and sensors that monitor flexing of fingers. All this, along with software for computer and smartphone, enables robotic device to translate sign language into voice messages. Quad Squad project has been recognized by international competition Imagine Cup 2012.
Also reports in the field of "social robots" on prospects of robotics use in school education (speakers Anton Moiseev and Maxim Vasiliev) and medicine (Dmitry Rogatkin) were performed.
In the framework of Robotics conference two video-conferences with Iranian and Israeli scientists were held.
In the section Speed Dealing, held in speed dating event format start-ups were presented by Maxim Makatschev (Squirrel Hill Robotics), Igor Lekontsev (Partizan-info), Sergei Kurchanov (software for managing anthropomorphic robots), YegorYegerecv (NAN Obilet), Dmitry Ryzhov (Clearmath), Denis Truhin (Feel Geekish), Ruslan Stecenko (GENME), Roman Lucin (Kiberteh) etc.
The investors were: Mikhail Kazartsev - Managing partner at seed fund IT-Online Venture; Lyudmila Golubkova - Managing Partner, Investment Company Starta Capital; Pavel Spesivtsev, Investment Manager at Vesna Investment etc.
"First day can be described as a huge success and sellout. From the very morning we see a large influx of visitors who come to visit exhibition not only from Russia, but also from neighboring countries. I have received more than 50 applications for accreditation from press and television. All this, of course, speaks the great interest in this area in Russia. We are pleased that we were the first, and hope that the next show will be even bigger and more interesting", - Ekaterina Eremina, coordinator of Robotics Expo, said.
Interactive exhibition program made everybody deep into the atmosphere of advanced technology. Presentation platform Smart Consumer worked most effectively, it included dance flashmob performed, unique android show, vibrant costumed performances "Spaces of universe", "Robots", "Mirror World" from company Hollywood, unforgettable show Bioloid from Tomsk Polytechnic University, robot-promoter Dzhivko, presentation of small humanoid robot Boteon, lawn mowers Robomow and more.
Iron Man, Storm trooper, Transformer, Robocop, Darth Vader also walked about the exhibition. Devices of Sky Gadget that can be controlled using mobile application floated above the exposition. Telepresence Robots transformed into bartenders, talked to visitors and treated everyone with drinks.
A large number of people gathered around 3D Print Expo booth, where 3D-printeing technology was demonstrated in real-time mode. Exhibition visitors quickly oriented and 3D printed new cases for their iPhones. The novelty conquered everybody without exception.
The first day of the exhibition proved that robotics is the most impressive and promising area of business, which will determine the course of human development for many years. The task of Russian scientists and manufacturers is to accept these changes and get involved into this process as soon as possible. Russia's first exhibition of robotics and advanced technology Robotics Expo has become an ideal platform for new ideas and solutions in this sector.
The exhibition will last one more day. Tomorrow, October 25, in addition to main exhibition and conference program, visitors will enjoy unforgettable show "Bioloid" from Tomsk Polytechnic University.
Join us, it will be interesting!