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The children's studio "Inventor" has been operating for only 2 years, but during this time its pupils have already managed to impress international audiences with their ideas. They even won a cup for the most creative project from the last international competition in robotics. Our correspondents in Kiev report on some of their unusual inventions.
While this airship is now used mainly for promotional and entertainment purposes, young inventors from Kyiv invented a new use of it.
They say this aerial vehicle can prevent forest fires.
[Dmitry Kondratenko, Inventor Team Coach]:
"They patrol the area. Since they have a camera on board, they can transfer the picture to the operator control unit, or automatically search for the source of fire and give a timely warning."
Ukrainian students creations were evaluated at last year’s World Robotics Olympiad in the Philippines.
They won the cup for the most creative robot.
Scientists from the U.S. and China have since shown an interest in this prize-winning invention.
A year earlier in South Korea, young designers took their audience by surprise with the robot chef.
This robot can take a computer-drawn image and transfer it to a cake.
And this robot is a bar tender. He can go to a bar and press a button with his hand.
That button could be on a refrigerator or a video player, for example.
The robot’s creator explains how his invention works.
[Alexei Tkachenko, Inventor]:
"There are claws fixed on top of the chassis, which the robot can use to grasp a tin can (of Coke, for example) and a hand with which he presses the button."
The young inventors say that before their ideas can come to life, they first have to construct a model (with Erector set or Lego parts).
Then when the base model is ready, they can start to program it.
They say working on their inventions can be useful in everyday life.