Eleven gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal were awarded to Polish scientists and engineers during the 21st Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies ARCHIMEDES 2018. Nearly 700 inventions from 28 countries were presented at the event.
"Chrząszcz" (Beetle) is an autonomous robot that can avoid obstacles and find its way to the destination. It was constructed by Wrocław University of Science and Technology students. At the end of April the robot will start in international competitions in Silicon Valley in the US.
Signposts that react to traffic intensity or weather can soon become a reality in Poland. Researchers from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and Gdansk University of Technology are working on the system of intelligent traffic signs INZNAK that will adjust to the conditions on the road.
Recruitment for the teams of the Virtual Research Institute (Wirtualny Instytut Badawczy, WIB) will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, announced Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Piotr Dardziński. The research agenda is expected to be ready earlier, by the third quarter.