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  • ITMO Graduates Mikhail Kakanov and Alexei Ovcharov on Why They Decided to Pursue their PhDs

    Mikhail and Alexei became friends when they were Master’s students at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. They worked jointly on various projects, shared their ideas and thoughts, helped each other with calculations, and then both decided to stay in the world of academia and get their PhDs at their alma mater. Now, they develop new approaches to robot control and implement other projects, including ones in collaboration with major companies. ITMO.NEWS talked to the students to learn more about their research and reasons for doing science.


  • ITMO Student Designs an Active Exoskeleton to Lift Weight

    Alexey Ledyukov, a student at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, has designed an exoskeleton that will be able to help lift up to 80 kilograms easily. At the same time, the suit itself doesn’t weigh much: you can move and even run in it freely. In this interview, Alexey shared how he managed to create his first exoskeleton while still in school and how his project can be of use to rescuers and airsoft fans.


  • Winter School on Robotics and Control Systems Wraps at ITMO

    On February 3-6, ITMO hosted the Winter School on Robotics and Control Systems, which brought together over a hundred participants. The best students will have the chance to enroll in ITMO’s Master’s programs without taking entrance exams.


  • Master’s Programs in Robotics at ITMO University

    What unites digital control systems, mathematical modeling, and digital production systems and technologies? All of these are promising fields that are studied in the Master’s programs in Robotics at ITMO University. How is the training structured? Do the programs offer internships in Russia and abroad? Our illustrated series will answer all of your questions.


  • ITMO University Hosts One of the Biggest Conferences on Control ECC 2020

    ITMO University has hosted the European Control Conference, one of the world’s largest conferences on control theory. This year, due to the pandemic, the conference took place online. However, according to the organizers this had a positive, rather than negative effect on the number of attendees. 


  • ITMO University Professor Oleg Stepanov Elected a Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

    Professor Oleg Stepanov from ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is actively involved in research of optimal methods for processing measurement data and its application in navigation systems design. The scientist does not only conduct research and give lectures to university students but also heads the research and educational center of Elektropribor, a leading Russian institute in the field of high-precision navigation, gyroscopy and gravimetry. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Oleg Stepanov shares his thoughts about the opportunities that the Academy’s membership opens up, the use of AI solutions in navigation systems, as well as gives advice to those just starting their career in this field.


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  • Dean of Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics Anton Pyrkin Named “Professor of the Year”

    Last Monday the awards ceremony for the “Professor of the Year” award in natural science was held. The award is given out by the Russian Professor Council and St. Petersburg State University. Anton Pyrkin, Dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics was this year’s winner of the title. As an ITMO graduate, he had worked in the industry before returning to his alma mater to work in academia. He spoke to ITMO.NEWS about robotics in the early 2000’s, how science can be more exciting than business and what modern education should teach about technology.