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On February 10 and 11, the annual, fifth, qualifying stage for the League of Engineers Robotics Championship (FIRST Tech Challenge) took place at NIK SPbPU. Polytech teams 12529KTM and 20891VR became winners and will now compete for the championship with the best teams in Russia at the national championship.

This event was preceded by the PML30 Scrimmage friendly competition, for which VR designed and built a new robot in a month. In the current season, moving game elements as quickly as possible is very valuable. To achieve this goal, a retractable manipulator was made to reduce the movements of the robot itself, and therefore reduce the cycle time for delivering game elements. The robot with a manipulator turned out to be very compact and lightweight, and performed well in tests, but it turned out that in “combat” conditions at competitions, where robots often collide, the retractable manipulator is very vulnerable and requires more precise control. As a result, the Polytech teams took second place. At PML30 Scrimmage, VR Design was recognized as the best in the Design category. The KTM team received the “Establishing Scientific Connections” award.

For the selections for the National Championship, the VR team returned to the first version of the robot and worked on improving its functionality. Both teams added a mechanism to their robots that allowed them to pull themselves up on a bar. The drone launch module, a special game element that needs to be launched into a certain scoring zone, has been significantly improved. All these decisions paid off: the KTM and VR teams won all matches in the qualifying series, taking 1st and 2nd places in qualifying, and together won the semifinals and finals.

In the last match, the teams set the current Russian record for the number of points scored and showed the sixth result among more than 7,000 teams competing around the world.

Among non-game awards, KTM was awarded the “Control Systems” prize for efficient and intelligent control of the robot. KTM team captain Maxim Golubev became a finalist for the “Outstanding Participants” award for his significant contribution to the development of the teams.

The competitions were held in a very friendly atmosphere, the video broadcast commentators did an excellent job, interviews with participants immediately after the matches conveyed real emotions. Experts conducted several interviews with each team over the course of two days. The organizers have prepared excellent prizes. There is still a lot of work ahead to fine-tune the robots.

We are waiting for the start of the national championship, which will take place on March 29 at the Polytechnic University.

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