The exhibition "Intensifikation-90" which is devoted to economic and social developments of Leningrad region was on in Leningrad. Its exhibits show the Leningraders' efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the region production. A large section of the exhibition demonstrates electronics/
The most impressive of the exhibits are robots. They can cut metals, drill holes, compute and teach. All robots are very much things of the present. A multipurpose lathe-robot is specially interesting in that it can "ask questions". An engineer showed how it works. He pressed a key which has the mark "Thread cutting". And "Thread pitch?" immediately appeared on the video displey screen. The engineer pressed another key with the mark "I". Another question came on: "Thread length?". The robot has to get all the answers to allits questions before it goes to work.
Another exhibit was a "Sfera" robot which was to operate some metallurgical processes. Before it starts working its operator must take him by "hand" and go through all the programme. The robot memorizes the instructions and then is able to do everything by itself and without any mistakes. Its memory can hold as many as 70 programmes.
Practically all the equipment on display serves to improve the equipment on display serves to improve the productivity. Intensifikation-90 progpamme provides for high increase in production of technologically perfect, top-quality and efficient types of machinery for Leningrad region.