RoboFinist-2015: Science and creativity, Inspiration and future

by StarLine, 2015-09-25
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After a year of thorough preparation, numerous elimination competitions in the cities of Russia, CIS and the world, the annual youth robotics International Festival «RoboFinist 2015» took place on  19 — 20th of September. RoboFinist 2015 gathered over 950 teams of the most talented, interested in scientific and technical creative work children.

The aim of the Festival is to multiply the power of russian applied science, by the means of educating and developing young scientists and engineers to the glory of the Motherland.

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The Festival allows to evaluate the achieved level, upgrade the qualification, set new aims for the next year and simply exchange experience with the colleagues.

Breathtaking competitions were held in  28 different categories: air race, stand-alone football, passing the hardest route of Central Research-and-development Institute of Robotics and Engineering Cybernetics, sumo battle and many others.

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Creation of a robot — is not only months’ of laborious work, but also creative implementation of complicated engineering idea and bright fantasies of a young scientist.

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For all visitors of International Festival «RoboFinist 2015» interesting robots’ programming workshops were organized. For the teachers — science and education symposium and lecturing. Besides, young robot technicians met a hero of Russia pilot-austronaut Borisenko Andrey Ivanonovich.

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«It’s great that such interesting and comprehensible workshops were organized: for any age and taste», — shares Alexander, guest of the festival.

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Besides, within the frames of the Festival, an absorbing practical robotics olympiad for children of middle and senior age categories took place.

During just 180 minutes the children needed to solve 3 unusual robotics tasks. Maximum 3 people could work in a team. The condition — no searching for hints in the Internet. Though the software, kits, provided by the organizers and, of course, own head-piece could be used with no limitations!

Needless to say, that the kids were really involved and excited.

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«Such olympiads allow to learn the skill of concentrated work with the project and unlock the young talents», — tells a member of olympiad judicial commission.

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«Taking part in the Festival gave us the self-confidence and showed that everything is not so scary as it may seem. Our knowledge and skills were enough for successful participation in such competitions, and we hope to perform more successfully next time!», — Yulia, Pskov.

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«You, StarLine team, are real heroes. You made such a gentle and carefull Festival, that it gives a thrill…))», — Anzhela, Saint-Petersburg

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Anyhow, I did not put so much time and nerves into this robot in vain. My dreams come true: 1st place at International robotics competitions («RoboFinist» robotics festival)«, — Michael, Saint-Petersburg

«We wanted every child to feel at the festival like among friends. We tried to make the festival bright, captivating, interesting for children and adults. To see the children’s hot eyes, hear their excited cries, watch the emotions of young robot technicians during the competitions — is the best award for any organizer!», — tells Diana, a member of organizing committee.

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«It’s perfectly organized for the viewers: many ready to help employees, great sound, interesting program», — Sergey, spectator from stand-alone football tribune.

During the breaks between the competitions, children could spend time in the interactive zone — take part in captivating contests, experience a real adventure in the «rope city», jump on trampoline or ride push-bicycles.

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«The children were amazed by the entertaining sections: rope city, trampolines, push bicycles. The competition organization is at the high level!», — smiles Olga, supervisor of one of the teams.

The results of competitions at all the categories you may see at web-site robofinist.org

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Competitions organizers: Charity Fund of Temur Amindzhanov «Finist», Scientific and Production Association «StarLine» and President Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics № 239 thank all the participants for their initiative, demonstrated enthusiasm and love to robotics.
This year International robotics festival «RoboFinist 2015» became the center of scientific and technical creative work, uniting the young talents from all over the world and upgrading to the new level the scientific idea in Russia and the world.

We wish you new discoveries, achievements and waiting for you at the International Festival «RoboFinist 2016»!

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Best regards, the team of organizers:
Charity Fund of Temur Amindzhanov «Finist»
Scientific and Production Association «StarLine»
President Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics № 239