TalTech developments of the year 2019
First prize: development project ‘Robotic vessel NYMO’, members of the research group: Heigo Mõlder, Tanel Jalakas, Indrek Roasto, Taavi Möller
Nymo is a multifunctional autonomous robotic vessel that senses the environment and can pass predefined mission points without outside interference. The robotic vessel recognises various objects at sea and is able to make the necessary controlling decisions.
The motto of the development team is: Never send people to do the work of a robot!
Second prize: development project ‘Smart pavement (a digitalised multifunction module powered by solar energy integrated in the pavement)’, members of the research group: Malle Krunks, Andres Krumme, Allan Lahi, Arvo Mere, Ilona Oja Acik, Veljo Sinivee, Nicolae Spalatu, Viktoria Vassiljeva, Mihkel Viirsalu, Daniil Denissov
The smart pavement is a multi-purpose pavement that produces electricity from sunlight and in which various electronic components can be integrated: processors, sensors, communication solutions, and LED elements. On future roads, the road communicates with road users and vice versa.
Smart pavement has been demonstrated at international events in the Netherlands, Singapore, and the West Coast of the US. The spin-off company of the university has begun producing the pavement, the first seven sites in Tallinn will receive a new pavement this year.
Third prize: development project ‘Development of accredited lighting engineering laboratory measurement services and innovative measurement method and instrument’, members of the research group: Argo Rosin, Arvo Oorn, Toivo Varjas, Rein Laaneots, Raivo Teemets, Taavi Möller.
The measuring method and measuring device invented by an accredited lighting laboratory takes into account the human’s scotopic and mesopic vision in a dark and shadowy environment that has not yet been applied.
The lighting technique laboratory is the only one in the Baltic States to provide accredited metering services for seven metering parameters. The developed measurement services, methods, and invention are applied in national and international projects.