TSU's Centre of Robotics drew scientists from various countries
Tomsk State University has formed a specialized centre, in which will be created new robotic systems for medicine, management of complex objects, processing of multidimensional information, protection of major objects, and other purposes.
The international laboratory Vision Systems, established at TSU at the beginning of this year, has become a key element of the centre. It consists of scientists from Germany, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, working at Tomsk State University. Researchers of the University of Cambridge and Oxford University have already expressed their intention to collaborate.
Currently, employees of the new centre are implementing several projects. In particular, they are engaged in the creation of intelligent vehicles that can analyze rough terrain, choose the optimal path of movement, and avoid obstacles, and other projects. In addition, they are working on an intelligent control system based on an artificial human brain.
- First, a computer model of the human brain was built, - says Vladimir Syryamkin, scientific director of the Center for Robotics and Professor at the Faculty of Innovative Technologies. - Next a radio-electronic device comprising perceptrons was designed. It can process different information (video, audio, and other). Now we are working to establish the basic system of a robotic complex, which is an intelligent control center.
In addition to research, the new centre will prepare specialists in robotics. The University already has nine Master's programmes in which a large place is given to this area; soon there will be the tenth, which will be specialized. It will go into the discipline of instrument-making, and is currently in the licensing stage.