The first All-Russian competitions of marine and underwater robots should take place in the fall of 2018 at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI) reported.
“It is planned that large-scale competitions in marine robotics will be held in the autumn of next year on Russky Island. The issue of their holding in the course of the Eastern Economic Forum is being considered, “RIA Novosti quoted the FPI.
It is noted that now the participants of the competitions are being discussed and the program is being formed, and the stages of preparation are determined.
As noted in the FPI, it is possible to separate the participants of the competitions into the industrial section with the participation of developers and manufacturers, the student section, as well as the section of law enforcement agencies.
“Competitions will be held in several nominations: today they are” remote-controlled underwater vehicles “,” autonomous uninhabited vehicles “, as well as” bezekipazhnye boats, “the FPI reported.
It is expected that in December the organizing committee of the competitions will approve the regulations and regulations, the selection criteria and requirements for underwater vehicles and boating-free boats, and also announce the beginning of accepting applications for participation.
Earlier it was noted that the US is preparing for the wars of underwater robots. It was noted that the United States and Britain almost simultaneously announced plans to build a new generation of submarines. Russia, which in Soviet times had the largest underwater fleet in the world, is not far behind the leading Western powers.
Source: Maritime News of Russia