MIL-OSI Russia: Polytechnic robotics will once again represent Russia at the World Championships in the USA

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Source: Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University – Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University –

On March 9 and 10, the FTC Cyprus national championship was held in Nicosia (Cyprus). The robotics team of Polytechnic 12529 KTM won and received a quota to participate in the world championship, which will take place in mid-April in Houston, America.

The situation is unique. The KTM team has won the national championship twice in its history and represented our country at the largest world championship, First Tech Challenge, in 2017 and 2018. Since then, for various reasons, FTC roboticists in Russia have not had the opportunity to qualify for the world finals in the United States. Russia is now excluded from the list of participants. However, our competitions are still held annually according to official international rules, which allows us to objectively compare results with the best teams in the world.

The only way to represent our homeland at the World Championship now is to win a quota from another country that will officially agree to host teams from Russia. This year, Cyprus had the opportunity to qualify, and six leading Russian teams took advantage of it. Only one team could win one of the two Cyprus quotas and become the captain of the winning alliance. At FTC Cyprus KTM turned out to be the smallest team. According to the rules, a team must have at least one player placing game elements on the field and one or two robot operators.

We were able to send only two representatives of our team to Cyprus – Maxim and Alexander Golubev. Moreover, one of the guys went with a high temperature and missed the first day of training. All robot control functions had to be assigned to one operator! But, thanks to a successful reliable design and intensive training, KTM showed excellent results. Having won five out of six qualifying matches, the team became captain of the first alliance. By the way, the participants who did not have the opportunity to travel to the championship worked from home.

Our guys from ENL SPbPU and school 468 carefully watched the online broadcast, analyzed all the matches and identified the teams that should have been taken into the alliance for the final series. During the competition, there was lively correspondence,” said Dmitry Vasiliev, head of the Polytech teams, leading programmer at GSOM IMM&T SPbPU.

The guys chose representatives of Kazakhstan and Cyprus for their alliance. With a score of 2:0, the joint team won the semi-finals. And then there was a long-awaited victory in the final with a score of 2:1. The judges also noted the successful design of the robot: our team won the Design Award.

A pleasant bonus was the official statistics of FTC Cyprus, thanks to which the KTM results were included in the global ranking. Now the team is in 25th place among more than 7,000 teams from over 100 countries.

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