Carpathian National University team won the National Olympiad in robotics
In Odessa National Polytechnic University at the Institute of Computer Systems in partnership with the IT cluster Odessa opened a second round of Ukrainian Student Olympiad in robotics, where robots made a real car race. Kyivstar has supported the event as part of its social and educational initiatives Make Your Mark ( «Contribute”).
This year the competition was attended by 19 teams from 12 high schools in Odessa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Sumy, Cherkasy and presented the team with Brest and Minsk (Belarus).
Competition program included two phases. At first, theoretical phase, each participant answered tests of robotics, electronics, programming and untie the problem of navigation of mobile robots, calculating the parameters of control systems and algorithms work behavior. In the second, practical, step teams performed the task of building a working model of autonomous robotic vehicle (self-driving car) at 1: 10-1: 18, which should automatically without driver intervention to find the right trajectory and reach the finish line as quickly as possible. One circle the track competition was 50 meters long with straight sections, turns, ups and downs. It should be noted that the cars were guided not by remote control, and with embedded sensors recognize the traffic situation, barriers, signs and so on, and confidently go to the purpose.
The winner was determined in a race of robots interconnected by Regulation Roborace Association of Robotics in Ukraine on the basis of the usual racing: who will overcome the first set number of laps – the winner. This time, the number was 10 laps, and the best work took about four minutes to overcome half a kilometer distance.
“In today’s world, gaining the popularity of cars that can travel without a driver. Since this year began racing Formula – E, which is converted into Roboreys. Under the rules of the race are competing autonomous full-size car, which can reach speeds up to 350 km / hour. Our students also dream ever take part in such races. So we in 2010 in Ukraine hold competitions for various models of fully autonomous vehicles. By participating in these competitions, our students get the skills of construction machines and automated software development experience management “, – said the honored worker of Ukraine, Professor Svetlana Antoshchuk.
Despite the tough competition, the first place is still occupied students Carpathian National University named after V. Stefanik (m. Ivano-Frankivsk).
“The most difficult was the confrontation with the technical universities, where practical robotics taught professionally for many years. We played in a foreign university classical field, said the head of the winning team, assistant professor of information technology, Nicholas kid. We are grateful to “Kyivstar” for prizes received by the team. After all, they help our students improve skills in programming mobile robots. “
Recall that the national telecom operator is developing a program Make Your Mark and supports the important events in STEM-education.