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Roboschool 2015: the 4th Robotics Intel all-Russia Youth School

Organisers: Intel Inc.,
Nizhniy Novgorod Fund for Assistance to Education and Research (NFSOI),
Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU),
OOO “Singularis Lab” (Volgograd).

Activity: Intel all-Russia youth school for robotics, embedded systems and computer vision intended for students, postgraduates, and newly-qualified professors

Date: November 9–13, 2015.

Location: Volgograd State Technical University, the city of Volgograd.

Organizing Committee: Intel Inc., Nizhniy Novgorod Fund for Assistance to Education and Research (NFSOI), Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU), OOO “Singularis Lab” (Volgograd)

Description: On November 9–13, 2015, the 4th All-Russian Youth School on Robotics, Embedded Systems, and Computer Vision was held at Electronics and Computer Science Institute of Volgograd State Technical University (VSTU). It was the fourth time when we participated in its organization and conduct.

60 students and postgraduates were invited to participate in the event of this year. Half of them were our guests from other cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Ufa, Vladikavkaz, Stavropol. The participants were divided among three main sections: "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence", "Computer Vision and Machine Learning" and "Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things". Throughout five days interesting lectures and workshops were conducted by IT experts.

Together with professors of Saint Petersburg State University, the Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Nizhny Novgorod State University and Volgograd State Technical University, the representatives of Intel Inc. and other companies, our engineers supervised several activities in two sections. In the section "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" Singularis Lab engineers conducted several lectures: Anatoly Kryzhanovsky told about ROS, a framework for programming robots, in detail; Ilya Niklyaev gave some lectures on filtering sensor data and the methods of navigation and localization in Robotics. Moreover, Anatoly, Ilya and Lev Borodinov prepared lab practicals for the students on "Managing a drone for flight along the path" and "Control of a wheeled robot with searching path". In the section "Computer Vision and Machine Learning" Alexander Kataev and Aleksey Alekseev held lectures and lab works on the topics: "Introduction to computer vision. Sources and types of images, methods and technical tools for their processing" and "From pixel to meters, from stereo vision to depth cameras"; and Aleksey Filimonov gave a detailed information on Machine Learning in Computer Vision.

One of the most awaited events, prepared for the students, was the competition Robo Code Game Challenge. This competition of programming game strategies became a tradition for Roboshool, but this year our engineers Anatoly and Lev prepared something new for the participants. The students had an opportunity not only to manage virtual robots but also to test themselves with real hardware. The participants demonstrated their skills in a battle of two autonomous robots. According to the results of the tournament table, three leading teams were awarded prizes.

More details of the school’s materials can be found on the website.

Our company role: OOO “Singularis Lab” was one of the school’s sponsors. Some of our employees were actively engaged in the school organization and arrangements:

  • Dmitry Kryzhanovskiy – the Chairman of the Organizing Committee
  • Alexander Kataev – the moderator of section "Computer Vision and Machine Learning"
  • Aleksey Alekseev and Aleksey Filimonov – the teachers of section "Computer Vision and Machine Learning"
  • Anatoly Kryzhanovsky and Lev Borodinov – the teachers of section "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence", the developers and organizers of Robo Code Game Challenge
  • Ilya Niklyaev – the teacher of section "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence"
  • Yuliya Kireeva and Olga Korsunova – the representatives of the Organizing Committee and the coordinators of volunteer team

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