English language Web site on current affairs in the biggest russian region
18:14 | Dec 05 | 2013

Robosib 2013: Yakutsk Schoolchildren at Robotics Festival

On November 28 – 29, Yakutsk schoolchildren and teachers took part in the First Irkutsk Robotics Festival held in the city of Irkutsk.

The festival was held by En+ Group Company and the Foundation of Oleg Deripaska Vol`noe Delo (Free and Easy Work) within the All-Russian Program Robotics: Engineering and Technical Workers of Innovative Russia. According to the organizers, one of the main ways to stay at the level of advanced technology states and lay the foundation for a successful future of our country is to encourage talented young people’s fascination with robotics, training them and organizing a platform for acquisition of new knowledge and experience exchange.

The festival participants were children, teenagers, young people from 6 to 30 years old (a team of not more than 7 people including its head), their teachers and tutors.

The festival was attended by 75 teams of about 300 people from six regions of Siberia. Within two days, there were competitions in eight program types, round tables, master classes, and consultations on robotics. In addition, the participants were able to meet with science fiction writers: Sergey Lukyanenko, Leonid Kaganov, and Mikhail Uspensky.

The Yakutian delegation included:

Nikolay Filippov, Methodist of SDC Keskil and the delegation Head;

Vladlen Moskvitin, computer skills teacher of Khamagattinsky Sakha - French Lyceum of Namsky Ulus and the team coach;

Valery Protopopov and Arthur Markov, 11-grade pupils of Khamagattinsky Sakha - French Lyceum of Namsky Ulus, winners of republican competitions in robotics in 2013.

A result of participation was the first place trophy in the nomination Trajectory (their robot should have got from the starting point to the finish along the black line for the shortest time) and the highest score in the nomination Biathlon (their robot should have knocked down targets, having passed control areas) in a friendly game (within the age groups).

In the future, the Yakutia team plans to participate in the All-Russian Robotics Competitions in 2014.


Source: http://ysia.ru