Lead specialist in the department of project-oriented competitions
Judge of WRO International Final since 2013, Head Judge of WRO ARC on the International Final since 2016, Member of the WRO Games & Rules review panel since 2015, academic supervisor of the tracks "Intellectual Robotics System" and "Financial Technologies" in the Olympiad of National Technological Initiative
Academy driven robotics challenges
What approach is used by Innopolis University to design new robotics challenges based on the requirements from the academy.
How topics usually considered only by school students during preparation to International Olympiad of Informatics or International Olympiad of Mathematics are integrated into the robotics assignments and that's why it brings new adherents to robotics classes.
Besides of existence of such robotics competitions for school students like World Robot Olympiad, First Technical Challenge, Robotchallenge and Robocup etc. there is still a big gap between the robotics related topics that is being taught in universities and everything that is related to robotics in the school.
Do these challenges help students to get familiar with basics of linear algebra or differential equations?
Do these robotics assignments help students to understand basics of the graph theory or simple image processing algorithms?
In most cases they don't. But if we compare the robotics challenges with other international competitions like International Olympiad of Informatics or International Olympiad of Mathematics, we will see that these topics are understandable by High School students and can be used for problem solving moreover the most part of real world challenges cannot be addressed without such set of knowledge.Presentation