Underwater and surface robots will help protect the long maritime borders of Russia. This was stated in an interview with RIA Novosti by Igor Denisov, deputy general director and head of the physical and technical research department of the Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI).
"The area of open marine areas in our country is huge, and we face a large number of tasks that need to be effectively addressed: monitoring the state of water areas, tasks related to the environment, ensuring the security of the borders of our state and many others. It is here that underwater and surface robotic complexes should come to the aid of man, "Denisov said.
As reported earlier in the fund, the first all-Russian competition of marine and underwater robots will be held during the Eastern Economic Forum in autumn 2018 in Vladivostok.
The Foundation for Advanced Studies was established in 2012 to promote research and development for the defense and security of the country. Activities are carried out in three main areas - chemical and biological and medical, physical and technical, information.
At the end of 2015, the National Center for the Development of Technologies and Basic Elements of Robotics was established in the FPI structure. Currently, the fund works on more than 50 projects, for them more than 40 laboratories have been created in leading universities, research institutes and defense enterprises.
The FPI assessed the prospects for using robots to protect maritime boundaries