A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Robots as Reliable Assistants of Humans
25 May 2018

There are a great many disabled people worldwide who cannot fully engage with society and are poorly represented in the economy. With the growth of the earth’s population and life expectancy, these problems will only be exacerbated. Healthcare and societal institutions are actively engaged in giving disabled people back the abilities they could or used to have. But not all problems can be resolved on the level of societal or medical care. People want to communicate freely, to walk, to travel. Modern assistive robotics already allow this. In October 2016, Zurich (Switzerland) hosted Cybathlon — the first competition of its kind for people with disabilities supported by the latest assistance systems. Cybathletes competed to solve daily tasks encountered by disabled people using bionic active prosthetics (arms and legs), exoskeletons, brain-computer interfaces, enhanced mobility wheelchairs, and electric bikes. People with lower body paralysis negotiated stairs, people with arm prosthetics used various tools and cooked food, while fully paralysed people used a brain-computer interface to manage their digital avatars in the virtual environment.

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