On January 12, 2020 the Laboratory of intelligent robotic systems (LIRS) of the Institute of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems (KFU) held an online meeting with the Indian team with the aim of discussing the results of a joint scientific project. In 2018, under the leadership of Professor Evgeni Magid LIRS received the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for the implementation of a joint international project with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) on the following topic:
"Autonomous calibration of onboard cameras of a robotic system using fiducial markers located on the robot body".
The supported project is aimed at developing a system for evaluating the selection of the optimal coordinate tag for calibration of mobile robotic transport systems (RTS) cameras and calculating the optimal location of the tag on the RTS surface for the further possibility of performing autonomous calibration.
During the meeting, Professor Evgeni Magid and laboratory employee Ramil Safin made presentations on the side of the Russian team. They spoke in detail about the results of the project presented by the Russian side in a report sent to the RFBR in October 2020. On the part of the Indian team, a group of Professor Sibur Kumar Saha made a report.
During the project, 3 joint publications with Indian partners were prepared in journals indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. In total, 13 scientific articles were published in English and Russian based on the results of the research within the framework of the two-year project: 6 ones are published in journals included in Scopus; 4 ones are published in journals included in Web of Science; 3 ones are published in journals included in the bibliographic database of the RSCI). Also, the Russian project team conducted 13 presentations at various scientific events in order to highlight the obtained results.
The teams discussed further cooperation within the Indian Center for Technological Innovation on Collaborative Robotics, established in 2020 with the participation of LIRS team, and the possibility of submitting new joint Indian-Russian applications for grants in 2021. The international project team continues to jointly prepare several scientific publications for highly rated journals based on the results of the project now.