Robots Discover A New World

In Astana, the Republican robotics championship under the auspices of World Robot Olympiad has finished. The national coordinator of the championship is autonomous educational organization "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools".

Competitions were held in four categories, including traditional "Regular", "Open", "WRO Football", and a new category – "Smart city".

The Chairperson of the Board of autonomous educational organization "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" Kulyash Shamshidinova was the first, who wished good luck to young robot creators. The traditional red ribbon, cut by Kulyash Nogatayevna, flew to her on two drones.

This year’s WRO theme is "Food Matters", so many children's projects were devoted to the topical issue on nutrition. A robot for creating organic water capsules, 3D food printer, a robot-cook, a smart food storage, a robotic mushroom farm, a robot- gardener – the ideas of the participants were distinguished by non-standard approach. The favorite theme of the team from Intellectual School in Taldykorgan under the guidance of the famous trainer Nikolai Avdiyunin is space. It was interpreted, as always, unordinary. Young inventors Daniil Filimonov and Abdyrasul Rassulov presented to the jury a draft of the future "Space garden" or a greenhouse in space. A whole series of interesting projects was devoted to the global fight against hunger. The "Hunger Fighter" robot was created by students of Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Aktobe Timur Zhanikayev and Assan Kozhin. It prepares food on the principle of molecular cuisine and creates opportunities for long-term storage of food during transportation. Students from Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Shymkent created the "Zai" project to revive the barren soil. They were inspired by the African farmer Yakub Savadogo who succeeded in combating desertification in Burkina Faso.

In connection with the World Cup, which is taking place in neighboring Russia, this year a special excitement has caused the category "WRO Football". The best in football was the NIS Petropavl team.

All prizewinners of the republican championship will take part in training camps, following the results a national team will be formed. This team will represent Kazakhstan at the World Robot Olympiad in Thailand.


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Published: 09 July