Recently at the National University of "Lviv Polytechnic" with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the All-Ukrainian competition on mobile robotics took place. Competitions were devoted to the 200th anniversary of the Lviv Polytechnic.
The teams that participated in the competition presented their own designs of robots, which are completely autonomous technical creatures, which are guided solely by their own artificial intelligence. Any external remote control of a person is forbidden. These works perceive the environment through various devices - sensors, video cameras, etc. - and independently analyze it. Specialized microprocessors work out this information, issue commands to the steering wheel and running motors, how quickly to drive, when and at what angle to turn. Competitions took place on the principle of usual auto racing: who first will overcome the set number of circles - and won.
In general, participation in competitions for the Lviv Polytechnical Cup took over 20 teams from Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus representing leading universities and IT companies. Precarpathian National University presented at the competitions - Associate Professor of the Department of Information Technologies of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics Mykola Kozlenko – Team leader, Marian Fedirko, Yulia Chichak, second-year students of the specialty « Software Engineering » Maxim Curt and Timur Faradzhev 13 certification teams were able to fulfill the certification requirements, which took part in semi-final races, where 6 finalists were selected. In the final of the competition three teams have become favorites ¨ From Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv and Odesa. The convincing victory and the Lviv Polytechnical University Cup was won by Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. The second place was occupied by a team of Lviv polytechnicians. The third was the representatives of the Odessa National Polytechnic University.
The winners received valuable prizes from sponsors, and all participants in the All-Ukrainian stand-alone robot race for the Lviv Polytechnic Cup - a memorable gift. From now on, according to the organizers, such a competition will become traditional.