28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

18 August 2016
Robot show

During the course of the Innopolis excursion, participants at IOI 2016 were treated to a robotics exhibition with all sorts of interesting and interactive examples from the world of robot technology.

Guests were able to take part in races, drive remote control toy cars, get the robots to dance and even enter the world of virtual reality with the help of special glasses.

One exhibit allowed you to feel your power, controlling heavy building machinery, realised in miniature. Participants had to “clear” an area by sorting through the tiny blocks and balls.

And you couldn’t leave the hall without first talking to some of the exhibits on show. One of the robots, all of about 80 cm tall, spoke amicably with everyone who approached it. He wasn’t shy about hugging the girls, and was sure to offer the boys a handshake.

Perhaps tired from all the activity, he then sat down on the floor and watched as everything went on around him.

Additionally, by scanning their faces into a camera with a special app, participants were able to watch video clips with themselves in the lead role. The program simply replaced the clip’s actors with the scanned face from the photo.

There was no especially complicated new technology on display, and the exhibits were all interesting and easy to control, meaning participants could just relax and enjoy the tour now the taxing competition days are over.



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