HIKING IN SKOLKOVO
By Konstantin Torop/ 27 May 2016
I recently attended the event called Skolkovo Robotics 2016 held (as you already knew by its name) in Skolkovo.
It all started with the fact that I had come with my band, and stood in a small queue to get a badge that allowed me to go through the whole Skolkovo, but the security did not allow it for some reason.
I went to the park after getting the badge. There the latest technologies were supposed to have been shown, but it started to rain, and since all the robots, gadgets, etc. are permeable, everything was moved into the building. The only problem was that nobody specified to which building, and there were about 25 to choose from.
When I found a building, I played chess with one robot and talked to another one. Also, one robot took a picture of me and printed out the photo (I had to wait about 10 minutes though).
It was impossible to put all works inside just one Skolkovo building, so after about an hour, my group went to another building. But it was even worse there.
Almost everything was for payment, and I did not take money. Also I hated the fact that there was a queue of 100-120 people in free places, so I could not see or do anything. So, I returned home.
To be honest, I did not like it there because from the 50-60 robots that were there I played only with three, and they were not the coolest ones. I also had to stand in the rain for a long time because the organizers did not specify exactly which building the event was to take place in the event of rain. And because of these big failures I rate this exhibition 8 out of 10 for the event.