Group of pupils from north – eastern city of Moldova invent robot detecting water theft
18:17 | 09.06.2018 Category: Social
Chisinau, 09 June /MOLDPRES/ – A group of adolescents from Robotics Club of Public Library Mihai Eminescu in Rezina invented a robot that detects excessive water expenses and frauds committed by consumers.
The device was presented today in the second issue of Robo League Robots League, organised by National Library for Children Ion Creanga, by support of programme Novateca, attended by 12 robotics teams from several raions of Moldova.
Interviewed by agency, director of Public Library Mihai Eminescu from Rezina, Galina Davidic, said they attended contest with two teams: teenagers – Just Do IT and children – Olimpicus. The robot invented by adolescents enters pipe and, if it finds a hole, emits some sounds, announcing defect, then, after studying hole, it harnesses it. Also, robot can detect pipes that steal water. It sounds like a sound, telling engineers in which block and what apartment water is being stolen.
"The other children's team has prepared a project on domestic water filtration. The robot enters pipe and filters water of solid impurities," said Galina Davidic.
The Galun Branch team at the Ion Creangă National Library for Children robotics club invented a robot with a mattress of the future. According to small inventors, this mattress has several functions. It can warm up and cool the water easily, wake you up whenever you want, and additionally have massage functions that are controlled by remote control.
At his turn, Nicolae Cebotaru, coach at Druzhba Library's robotics club, Ungheni district, said his team invented a water treatment station "Aqua". According to him, there are several probes in village where consumers get water. Thus, robot is placed in first tank, where water is filtered twice – with activated charcoal and silver alloy, after which water goes into another tank and reaches the consumer.
According to Deputy Director of Ion Creanga National Library, Eugenia Bejan, the aim of competition is to encourage interest of children and adolescents in programming, robotics and stem sciences (technologies, engineering, mathematics). "The robotics club strengthens team spirit, creativity of children, abilities to accomplish certain projects, such as today's ones, from hydrodynamic competition," said Eugenia Bejan.
The Cup for Observance of Fundamental Values was obtained by the Public Library in Izbiste village, Criuleni district, and cup for the best project – Falesti District Public Library. The public library in Galesti village, Straseni district, took the cup for robot design, and Mihai Eminescu District Public Library from Rezina – robot cup in mission. The other competitors were chosen with participation certificates and medal "Robo Liga Librariilor 2018" (Robo League of Libraries 2018).
As to respond to increasing educational demand in science and engineering, commencing 2016, by support of Novateca programme, 19 robotics clubs from National Library for Children Ion Creanga, libraries from Ialoveni, Falesti, Telenesti, Rezina, Causeni, Ungheni, Cahul, Drochia, Chisinau, Orhei, Glodeni, Voinova, Galesti, Drujba, Rascova, Izbiste, Cricova, Molovata Noua have been equipped with robotics sets and offer public access to young people passionate about programming.
(Reporter N. Roibu, editor A. Raileanu)