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While the Russian athletes preparing for the Olympics in London and the country is looking forward to the torrential rain gold, China took III International Olympic competition humanoid robots. The Olympics remains, unfortunately, invisible in this country and almost unlit. And for good reason. Students of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) has once again proved its supremacy in the field of robotics, and returned home with a gold, silver and bronze medals.

More than 600 students from 70 universities around the world presented no less than 700 of humanoid robots at the Olympic Games in China from 23 to 28 July 2012. To participate in the games were allowed only anthropomorphic works, that is, possessing human traits — two arms and two legs. The competitions were held on 27 disciplines such as boxing, athletics, ball games, dances, etc.

With the win!

And at this time in America

A team of students of the Far Eastern Federal University has once again won the world championship by remote-controlled unmanned underwater vehicles MATE International ROV Competition 2012, held in Orlando, Florida, USA. Each year, this competition attracts teams of specialists in underwater robotics from around the world. Rivals team Palo Primorye Coast were more than 20 teams from around the world.

This year the theme of the championship was the study of sunken ships of the Second World War. For participants was modeled a situation in which the fuel sunken ships during battles acted real environmental threat that must be neutralized. The tasks of the team was to develop methods for safe removal of the fuel and, thus, protect the fauna of the oceans.

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