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At the end of April, the III Engineering Robotics Hackathon REcathon in the areas of “Transportation” and “Robot” was held in the Polytechnic Tower. It was held by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Transport of SPbPU together with the Trade Union Organization of IMMiT Students with the support of partner companies Palfinger CIS, Omega and VKO Concern Almaz-Antey.

Alexey Grachev, Director of the Higher School of Transport of SPbPU, and representatives of the partner company Palfinger – Roman Litvin, Director of Production Management, and Sergey Suftin, Technical Director – spoke at the opening of the hackathon in the direction of “Transportation”.

This year the partner company prepared three cases for the participants:

“Stand” – development of a stand for testing hydraulic cylinders, providing endurance in hydraulic tests at -40 °C;
“Platform” – development of a platform for moving crane manipulator units from the assembly area to the test area, with the possibility of assembly and testing on it;
“Booms” – development of a concept for handling the crane manipulator assembly without damaging the paint, including the steps from painting to crane mounting.

Each of the six teams was randomly assigned a case. The students worked on the solution for six hours. After that, they presented them before the expert jury, which included: GSOM Director Alexey Grachev; GSOM Associate Professor Danil Bortyakov; GSOM Senior Lecturer Ivan Vasiliev; Palfinger Production Management Director Roman Litvin; and Palfinger Engineering, Software and Technical Documentation Specialist Alexander Ryabov.

After all the defenses, the jury determined the winners and runners-up:

1st place – team LAN (third-year students of VSHAiR Alexander Andreev, Daniil Rybiakov, Vladislav Sharynin, Vladimir Kravchuk, Aristotle Papasimeonidi);
2nd place – PolyCAD team (third-year students of VSHT Alexey Brezhnev, Andrey Gelakh and Kirill Nikitin);
3rd place – Polygonal Khinkali team (third-year students Kirill Rapoport, Nikita Fail, Andrey Rozhdestvensky, Artyom Klochikhin and fourth-year student Ivan Moiseenko).

The winners and runners-up received memorable gifts, as well as OZON money certificates from Palfinger.

The Robot hackathon was opened by Anatoly Popovich, Director of IMMiT. He emphasized that from year to year the hackathon participants solve extremely topical tasks and noted the high interest of students in specialized competitions.

Marina Berdnikova, marketing specialist of the partner company Omega, wished good luck to the teams in solving the case developed by the student engineering association PolyRoboTech together with Omega and the Almaz-Antey Concern.

Andrei Klinovitsky, a 1st year Master’s student of VSAiR, told us more about the task. This year, nine teams had six hours to develop an innovative solution to prepare public utilities for the winter season, as well as to create software for a robotic cart capable of effectively eliminating the effects of tsunamis.

For the second task, the students had to program special OmegaBot robots. The result was shown on the testing ground, where the robot performed certain operations. The results of the students’ work were evaluated by the jury, which included VSAiR associate professors Dmitry Polyakhov, Mikhail Ananievsky and Alexander Bakhshiev; VSAiR assistants Dmitry Shabanov and Dmitry Tretyakov; and Marina Berdnikova, marketing specialist at Omega.

The experts gave the first place to the team “Always IMMiT” (fourth-year students of VSAYR Artyom Kondratyev, Georgy Kazantsev, Anton Tyurin, Vladislav Malykhin and Egor Pikhalov). The second place was taken by “Pixies” (third-year students of VSAIR Vladislav Lyubinetsky, Vitaly Shulga, Denis Pelmenev, Kirill Khitushkin and Daria Kuatkhina). The third place was taken by the team “Coffeebars” (fourth-year students of VSAiR Vladimir Marin, Elena Gubina and third-year students of VSAiR Kirill Rapoport, Artem Klochikhin).

The hackathon is supported by the SPbPU Endowment Fund. This year, 50,000 rubles have been allocated for prizes for the winners and runners-up.

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