About us

Laboratory of Multi-Agent Systems in Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 specializes in the study of issues of cybernetics and economic theory as applied to communication in multi-agent systems.

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Our goals and activities

Experiments in the field of machine-to-machine economically significant communication
Formation of a knowledge base and publications in the field of robot economics and Industry 4.0.
Building user communication with a multi-agent system that provides a complete service
Conducting research development in the field of web3 + robotics with the publication of results in open source
A networked cyberphysical systemsRobot-as-a-serviceDecentralized technologiesBlockchainPeer-to-peerIndustry 4.0IoT networks

Team experience

Vadim Manaenko

The head of the laboratory, ICT assistant, postgraduate student of the 3d year of study.

Ivan Berman

A scientific administrator, an engineer of CSR, a post-graduate student of the 3d year of study.

Alexander Kapitonov

Curator of the laboratory, Ph.D., dean of ICT.

Research area and objectives

Relevance to ITMO’s prioritized areas

The research interest of the laboratory corresponds to the priority areas of ITMO University in “Intelligent technologies and robotics”, as well as on “Intelligent technologies in the economy, social sphere and art”.

Исследовательский интерес лаборатории соответствует приоритетным направлениям Университета ИТМО по “Интеллектуальным технологиям и робототехнике”, а также по “Интеллектуальным технологиям в экономике, социальной сфере и искусстве”.

The laboratory focuses on four major areas of research:

Certified measurements of the quality of water resources using unmanned surface vehicles

Smart factories for Industry 4.0

The robot artist as an autonomous creative system

Digitalization of the state of the infrastructure using a network of sensors

Skills that participants will develop

  • Working with web3 technologies: Ethereum ecosystems, Polkadot and Robonomics, deploying smart contracts.
  • Robot Operating System framework: the entire pipeline, from sending a task for a robot mission to receiving the resulting data from executing devices.
  • Modeling the work of various CPS and management theory skills.
  • Programming in Python, Rust, JavaScript.
  • DevOps Skills (CI / CD).
  • Ability to work with microcontrollers, single board computers and sensor systems.
  • Scientific activity, setting up experiments, design and publication of scientific articles.
  • Работа с web3-технологиями: экосистемы Ethereum, Polkadot и Robonomics, развертывание смарт-контрактов.
  • Фреймворк Robot Operating System: весь пайплайн, от отправки задания на миссию робота до получения результирующих данных от исполняющих устройств.
  • Моделирование работы различных КФС и навыки теории управления.
  • Программирование на языках Python, Rust, JavaScript.
  • Навыки DevOps (CI/CD).
  • Умение работать с микроконтроллерами, одноплатными компьютерами и системами датчиков.
  • Научная деятельность, постановка экспериментов, оформление и публикация научных статей.

First year plan

  • Control of an unmanned surface vehicle: an article co-authored with Professor A. S. Matveev with a more accurate mathematical model of the vehicle.
  • Robot Artist: An article with Professor E. C. Ferrer of the MIT Media Lab on the concept of • “Digital Autonomous Robotic Entrepreneur”; See article about manipulator control in a brush painting task.
  • DAOS project - managing smart devices in an office or coworking space based on Aragon DAO and Robonomics; launching the project on Kickstarter.
  • Vending machine based on the Robonomics platform.
  • The Home Assistant project is a simple robot assistant for the home, capable of mobile filming and sending notifications; launching the project on Kickstarter.
  • The network of sensors and the aggregation of their information: article for the conference.
  • Initial experiments with the smart factory stand.
  • Управление безэкипажным надводным аппаратом: статья в соавторстве с профессором А. С. Матвеевым с более точной математической моделью аппарата.
  • Робот-художник: статья с профессором E. C. Ferrer из MIT Media Lab о концепции “Digital Autonomous Robotic Entrepreneur”; статья об управлении манипулятором в задаче рисования кистью.
  • Проект DAOS — управление умными устройствами в офисе или коворкинге на базе Aragon DAO и Robonomics; вывод проекта на Kickstarter.
  • Вендинговый аппарат, работающий на базе платформы Робономика.
  • Проект Home Assistant — простой робот-помощник для дома, способный вести мобильную съемку и посылать уведомления; вывод проекта на Kickstarter.
  • Сеть датчиков и агрегация их информации: статья для конференции.
  • Начальные эксперименты со стендом умной фабрики.

Our published research articles

  • A. Kapitonov, S. Lonshakov, A. Krupenkin, and I. Berman, “Blockchain-based protocol of autonomous business activity for multi-agent systems consisting of UAVs,” 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS), Nov. 2017.
  • A. Kapitonov, I. Berman, S. Lonshakov, and A. Krupenkin, “Blockchain Based Protocol for Economical Communication in Industry 4.0,” 2018 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT), Nov. 2018.
  • A. Kapitonov, I. Berman, V. Bulatov, S. Lonshakov, and A. Krupenkin, “Robonomics Based on Blockchain as a Principle of Creating Smart Factories,” 2018 Fifth International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security, Dec. 2018.
  • A. Kapitonov, S. Lonshakov, I. Berman, E. C. Ferrer, F. P. Bonsignorio, V. Bulatov, and A. Svistov, “Robotic Services for New Paradigm Smart Cities Based on Decentralized Technologies,” Ledger, 2019.
  • D. Alexandrov, E. Pertseva, I. Berman, I. Pantiukhin, and A. Kapitonov, “Analysis of Machine Learning Methods for Wildfire Security Monitoring with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” 2019 24th Conference of Open Innovations Association (FRUCT), May 2019.
  • A. Kapitonov, I. Berman, V. Manaenko, V. Rzhevskiy, V. Bulatov, and A. Zenkin, “Robonomics as a Blockchain-based Platform for Unmanned Traffic Management of Mobile Vehicles,” 2019 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED UAS), Nov. 2019.
  • A. Zenkin, I. Berman, K. Pachkouski, I. Pantiukhin, and V. Rzhevskiy, “Quadcopter Simulation Model for Research of Monitoring Tasks,” 2020 26th Conference of Open Innovations Association (FRUCT), 2020.
  • I. Berman, E. Zereik, A. Kapitonov, F. Bonsignorio, A. Khassanov, A. Oripova, S. Lonshakov, and V. Bulatov, “Trustable Environmental Monitoring by Means of Sensors Networks on Swarming Autonomous Marine Vessels and Distributed Ledger Technology,” Frontiers in Robotics and AI, vol. 7, 2020.

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