At the exhibition was a part of the all-Russian contest Digital Breakthrough final, which started today, a self-driving car was presented to the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko and Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, developed at Innopolis University.
Aydar Gabdullin, senior research engineer at the Autonomous Transportation Laboratory of the Center for Technologies in Robotics and Mechatronics Components, Innopolis University, presented one of the unmanned vehicles developed by the Center. He also told about the current projects of the Autonomous Transportation Laboratory.
“We are now actively working on the algorithms improving. Our task is not to create an unmanned taxi, we are more focused on the projects, where we have more limited conditions, for example, traffic on highways, warehouse logistics, freight trucking. It all started with the Udacity contest – this is the main portal for unmanned driving in the world, created by Sebastian Tran from the first Google mobile creator company. We took the 2nd place in one of the contests and it’s starting to hit the fan. So, we have successes” Aydar Gabdullin explained.
The answer to the question of the Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov about the timing of the finished product release dates, the director of Innopolis University Kirill Seminikhin invited guests to visit Innopolis and to test it`s self-driving cars.
The All-Russian contest “Digital Breakthrough” is a new event of the platform “Russia is a country of opportunities”. The final of the competition was held at the International Exhibition Center Kazan Expo, from September 27 till 29. More than 600 teams from 77 regions of Russia take part in the largest hackathon in Europe, about 3,000 design, programming and management experts. In addition, as a part of the competition final will be organized the hackathon for school children and teens of The Younger Group