Aerotaxi, Gas Explosion Sensor and VR for Customs: Inventors Competition in Rostov

The largest in the south of Russia competition of inventors “Donskaya Sborka” (“Don Assembly”) was held in Rostov. 

Picture: Rostov Regional Website

This year, more than 100 participants from the Rostov Region, Krasnodar Territory, the Chechen Republic, Astrakhan, Volgograd and other cities of Russia submitted applications for the competition.

Inventors from different cities of Russia and Europe presented projects within the walls of Garaж industrial coworking that can solve a huge range of human problems: from saving employees from routine labour to saving their lives.

One of such inventions was the intelligent system for preventing the explosion of domestic gas in residential and administrative buildings.

“There is a sensor that is installed on the ceiling. This system, smelling the gas, opens the window and closes the solenoid valve. As a result, the room ceases to be filled with gas,” said one of the young inventors of the system.

In the same part of the co-working part, there was a stand with a device familiar to a modern person: virtual reality glasses. As the developers explained, they presented a special VR application for training students of the customs academy.

“This is the object of customs infrastructure in the automobile checkpoint. You can “go” to any object and, for example, catch a smuggler. Our innovation here is precisely in the idea of ​​applying end-to-end technology for training and in developing the scenario,” said developers from the Rostov branch of the Russian Customs Academy.

The exhibition also featured robotic engineers, a well for cleaning water with a high concentration of oil products and floating debris, a smart home, a flying wing, a call system in educational institutions, a scooter with stable “wings”, and a chocolate packaging machine.

Another invention was an air taxi.

“The principle of operation is the same as that of a conventional drone. It is capable of transporting people from point to point. A magnet is installed below to hook any load. Depending on how to program the device, it will fly around the necessary obstacles. So far, this is a model. There are very few real similar taxi companies in the world,” said one of the developers.

The prize fund of the competition amounted to 750,000 rubles: the winners were awarded in the nominations “Invention of the Year”, “Agrotechnology of the Year” and “Cross-cutting Technologies” and certificates for 200 thousand rubles to finalize their project. For the youngest participants, tablets, smartphones, and action cameras were prepared as prizes. The winner in the nomination “Student of the Year” received 150 thousand rubles from the university to finalize his project.

Ru-Main, 01.12.2019 



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