Technical creative work. Engineers-novices elaborated a robot-firefighter and a robot-ecologist
16:54 17 декабря 2018
Категории: News in English
The hackathon “Robots of Yamal” was conducted in the boarding school of the settlement Novy Port. Schoolchildren from the settlements Mys Kamenniy and Novy Port elaborated projects relevant for the region. The competitions were organized by the company “Gazpromneft-Yamal” in cooperation with the administration of Yamalskiy district. The engineers-novices are supported within the program of social investments “Native Towns” on the educational project “Class of exact sciences”.
This is not the first hackathon for schoolchildren of Yamal. But this time teachers from Tyumen – a specialist of the Competence center for internet of things and Smart City Maya Andreyeva and a laboratory worker of the office of development and adaptation of information systems at the Industrial University of Tyumen Yevgeniy Bezgodov – made the task more difficult. The schoolchildren needed to create a prototype of a robot and also to present the project. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the press service of the company “Gazpromneft-Yamal”. The event took place during two days, before the competitions the teachers conducted webinars with the schools.
As a result, the team from Novy Port presented a robot-ecologist. It supervises changes in conditions of environment and is ready to work at extremely low temperatures. The representatives of Mys Kamenniy presented a robot-firefighter; its function is to eliminate emergency situations in hard-to-reach places. The schoolchildren from Novy Port received the awards for the best technical solution, and the team from Mys Kamenniy – for the best presentation of the project.
“The educational project “Class of exact sciences” within the program of social investments “Native Towns” of “Gazprom Neft” is aimed at giving schoolchildren free access to study of digital and information technologies. Today at school they receive basic knowledge on these processes, develop non-standard way of thinking, learn how to interact in a team, what forms qualities of a future effective specialist able to work in a modern company”, as the deputy director general on organizational issues of the company “Gazpromneft-Yamal” Yevgeniy Zakharov said.
According to a pupil of “Class of exact sciences” from Mys Kamenniy Vladimir Spirenkov, to build a robot from scratch and to write a program in a short period of time is valuable experience in programming.
“Hackathon is an event aimed at work of the whole team. I liked that the technical and presentational sections were made, and their combination gives a project big chances to become reality”, as the schoolboy said.
According to the teacher from Tyumen Maya Andreyeva, designing activity is very topical now in the sphere of education.
“Specialists of new format should understand what goals they face and what needs to be done to achieve them. Therefore, this time the schoolchildren not only developed a prototype of a robotic system but also a website layout for their robot, calculated the financial plan for the project. The results of hackathon delight us, we saw considerable progress made by the young people: they find a way out of difficult situations and independently solve questions on programming of devices”, the teacher said.