The summer began with a wonderful holiday for Dnipro, organized by Max Polyakov’s Association Noosphere. On June 2 and 3, the hotel and restaurant complex, Bartolomeo Best River Resort, greeted participants and guests of robotics and engineering innovations at BestRoboFest 2018. Entrance to the event was free.


Max Polyakov’s Association Noosphere has been improving the festival for three years now and and every time it becomes more intense. This year, 20,000 people visited the event.

There were four types of competitions (Robot battles) in the main area: Scratch, Robo Race, Robo Sumo and Freestyle. The participants were children and teenagers, who are interested in robotics and engineering. All the winners received gifts from the organizers and partners of BestRoboFest.

The exhibition area was organized in the center of the complex. There was a planetarium, a museum of science, and an art zone. At the masterclasses, those wishing to learn more were showed how to make their own robots and rockets using the robotics system WeDo and 3D printing.

Inhabitants of the city were welcomed to the exhibition MonsterCarsUA 2018. The exclusive monster cars were appreciated not only by the spectators, the judges also awarded the winners with worthy cash prizes. Third place was taken by the BMW Phantom1, and second place was taken by Z-Max.

A special show of a monster machine called ‘Thor’ surprised visitors when it tried to crush ‘Moskvich’. Though Thor did not manage to crush the car completely with its massive tires, the spectacle left a lasting impression.

Max Polyakov’s Association Noosphere included the novelty BestRoboFest from the company ‘Robot House’ — a mobile RoboBUS school. It is designed to teach children and adults the basics of programming and artificial intelligence. It is equipped with robots, modern computers, 3D printers and other technological innovations.

Max Polyakov’s Association Noosphere demonstrated a unique robot volunteer, which on the second day of the festival was entered in the Book of Records of Ukraine. ‘Dobrobot’ — the largest robot in Ukraine, which accepts money, comes to life and speaks.

The Сopter Race Show organized by Maxym Polyakov’s team not only featured high-quality flights of drones, but also included the attraction ‘eye of the drones’. Putting on a special visor, visitors could see through the eyes of the drone pilots.

Children demonstrated their creative potential in the kid’s zone. There were interesting games and boards for drawing.

BestRoboFest takes place every year under the direction of Association Noosphere and its co-founder Max Polyakov. Similar annual events include the Сopter Race and the Vernadsky Challenge startup competition.