Russian robots carry the Olympic gold medal in China (video)

While athletes all over the world were preparing for the London Olympics, held in China III International Olympic competition humanoid robots. Students St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) has once again proved its supremacy in the field of robotics and come back with a gold, silver and bronze medals.

More than 600 students from 70 universities around the world presented no less than 700 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.

Robots student team ITMO won gold in the category of "couple dance" silver "collective dance" and a bronze medal in boxing. The members of the team — the students of the Faculty of Computer Technology and Management ITMO Sergey Vlasov, Alexei Margun and Alexander Borgul under the guidance of coach Alexei Feskova.Held on the same dates I International tournament on dancing robots "Cup Fujino" ITMO team won first place in the "folk dance" and third place in the "original dance".

This is not the first victory for the team IFMO — in October 2011, the guys took the first place in one of the 6 nominations "Student Innovation Competition and Exhibition robots within ATURK", held in China. Note that more than a year on the initiative of the University of Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg hosts the Festival of mechatronics and robotics.

According to the dean of the Faculty of Computer Technology and Management ITMO Alexei Bobtsova, a key factor needed to win is extraordinary thinking. "And, of course, is the ability to program and develop control laws" — Commented Bobtsov.

Organizers say that the Olympic Games are designed to help create a more intellectually developed robots for home use. "It’s a good idea to combine technology, education, engineering, and entertainment industry in the competition" — Comments Dewey Lee (Li Deyi), head of the Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence.



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