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Skoltech robotics team to represent Russia at global Eurobot competition

May 03, 2018, 17:13 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The international youth robotechnics competition Eurobot has been held since 1990, with Russia’s participation starting back in 2006

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MOSCOW, May 3. /TASS/. A team of robotics engineers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) reSET scored a victory in the Russian stage of the Eurobot’s robotechnics competition and will represent Russia in the final of this international contest, which will be held in France in May.

"As the winner of the Russian stage, the team will participate the final competition where the strongest representatives from the world’s robotechnics community will strive to win. The Eurobot final contest will be organized in the city La Roche-Sur-Yon in France from May 9-12," Skoltech’s press office reported.

The primary challenge of the Russian stage of the 2018 competition, dubbed "Robot Cities. Build a better world", was the development of robots capable of solving various tasks of a megalopolis. For example, robots must supply cities with drinking water or energy, maintain buildings, assist in growing plant, and so on.

According to the team leader, Head of the Laboratory of Intellectual Cosmic Robotechnics at Skoltech, Professor Dmitry Teteryukov, the key to Skolkovo’s success was the team’s cohesion.

"Robotechnics is always teamwork. To be successful in such tasks, one needs to have talented and experienced professionals from various fields of expertise. We assembled highly qualified and outstanding experts. We trained them and, as a result, created a unified committed team where each member understood her or his responsibility for the success of the whole project," Teteryukov note.

The reSET team is just three years old and for the third time in a row, it won the Russian stage of the Eurobot. The team is composed not only of experts in the field of informational technology but also by mechanical engineers. "To search for required specialists, to educate them, and to unite in a team is immense work, but finally it allows to create unique products," Teteryukov pointed out.

About the competition

The international youth robotechnics competition Eurobot has been held since 1990, with Russia’s participation starting back in 2006. In order to win this prestigious international contest, one must first be the best nationwide. Usually, the tasks for national selections are announced in autumn. The participating teams create their robots and train them for the intramural round of the contest organized in April. One of the key peculiarities of Eurobot is solving applied tasks using robotechnics.

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