The Center for Robotics Development - Robocenter

VITAL STATISTICS:

Team Name: Robocenter

Organization: The Center for Robotics Development

Competition Class: RANGER

Regional: Russia – Far East

Company Spec Sheet

What were the other options for your team’s name?  If there was only ever the one option for your name, what is the origin of your team’s name?

There is no long and interesting story on this score. Everything is very simple. The name of our organization originates from the name of our educational organization.

What word/phrase is most often heard when your team is working on your ROV?

"Be careful."

Which job or thing your team has to do is the hardest? Why?

The main goal is to create a friendly team. To teach a team to think and work in one direction. Learning to be responsible. Learn to develop an approach to complex tasks. Learning to choose the right decisions. We learn how to work with tools and equipment. All this brings up important engineering qualities, and most importantly brings up human qualities.

What is your team's go-to snack food(s)?

Homemade food or pizza

What was the most celebrated/happiest/best/epic moment of success making your ROV?

During tests, water flowed in the main electronics unit and the ROV is disconnect. As a result, one element broke out, it's DC. We were very happy. We did not have to waste time and energy on this malfunction. As a rule, a lot of work appears in such a situation.

What was your most memorable challenge/complete fail in building your ROV? 

By far the most difficult thing is working in a pandemic. The complicated process of creating ROV was complicated by these conditions. Despite everything, we overcame this difficulty.

What "theme" – the scientific or physical problem to be addressed with an ROV task – would you most like to see included in future competition missions?

Maybe these are tasks with hydroacoustics. Recognition of sounds made by marine mammals. This is far from the main task of ROV. But this is an interesting challenge.

What innovation do you think would completely change how ROVs solve problems in the future?

Of course, this control without the use of cable. Wireless ROV will definitely open new boundaries. However, this is a very difficult task.

If you could swap ROVs with any team – past or present – what team would it be?

We never thought about that. This is a very interesting offer. However, the main thing in our work is not ROV. The main thing is experience and knowledge. Collaboration with any of the teams would bring much more benefit to us. With any of all the teams. After all, each team does a great job.

If your team had/has one, what is your team’s “theme song”?

”Yesterday” by The Beatles: