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Two Papers Presented at the ICRA 2019 (Montreal, Canada)

Two Nazarbayev University papers were presented at the prominent International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019) between 20 and 24 of May, 2019. The flagship conference of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society ( https://www.icra2019.org/ ) was held at the Montreal Convention Center. Montreal is the largest city of the French-speaking Quebec region of Canada. The city […]

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Thesis Defense of ARMS Lab Members

On the 3rd of May 2019, four of our graduate students from the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics and members of Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics Systems (ARMS) laboratory; Daulet Baimukashev, Denis Fadeyev, Askat Kuzdeuov, and Zhanat Makhataeva have presented their MSc Thesis Defense in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in […]

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IEEE President-Elect Prof. Toshio Fukuda Visited Nazarbayev University

One of the founding fathers of intelligent systems Prof. Toshio Fukuda visited Nazarbayev University between 14 and 16 April 2019 as a guest of ARMS Lab Director Dr. Atakan Varol. Prof. Fukuda is the IEEE President-Elect 2019 and will begin serving as the IEEE President starting 1 January 2020. IEEE is the world’s largest association […]

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ARMS Lab Attended the SII 2019 Conference (Paris, France)

Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARMS) Laboratory researchers presented five papers at the prominent 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integrations (SII 2019) between 14th and 16th of January, 2019. The conference was held in the Pierre et Marie Curie Campus of Sorbonne University. The campus houses the majority of the laboratories and classrooms used by […]

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ARMS Lab Visited by the Head of the State, Ministers, and Other Dignitaries in its New C4 Location.

In November and December 2018, Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARMS) Laboratory was visited by distinguished statesman and dignitaries of Kazakhstan. The honored guests included Karim Massimov (Chairman of the National Security Committee), Dinara Kulibaeva (Director of the Nazarbayev Education Foundation), Asset Issekeshev (Head of the Presidential Administration), Kalmukhanbet Kassymov (Minister of Internal Affairs), Nurlan Yermekbayev […]

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ARMS Lab Moved to C4 Research Building.

After seven years of operation on the fourth floor of Block 7, ARMS Lab of NU has moved to its new headquarters in C4 Building. C4 is the state-of-the-art brand new research facility of Nazarbayev University. It will house the laboratories of the School of Science and Technology, School of Engineering and university research centers. […]

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Haptics Expert Prof. Vincent Hayward Visited Department of Robotics.

Vincent Hayward, an internationally renowned expert of tactile sensing, visited Nazarbayev University Department of Robotics as the special guest of postdoctoral researcher Dr. Zhanat Kappassov. Prof. Hayward introduced NU research community and students to the field of tactile sensing in his elegant and thought-provoking lecture entitled “In the sense of touch: how physics shapes the […]

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NU Researchers Participated in IROS 2018 Conference (Madrid, Spain).

Robotics postdoc Dr. Zhanat Kappassov and ARMS Laboratory graduate research assistant Mr. Daulet Baimukashev participated in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2018. The conference was held between 1 and 5 October 2018 for the first time in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Under the motto of “Towards a Robotic Society”, […]

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Former ARMS Researcher Artur Saudabayev’s Startup Received $1 million Investment.

Former ARMS researcher Artur Saudabayev has co-founded a biomedical AI startup Causaly, which recently announced closing a $1 million seed investment round. Artur and his co-founder Yiannis Kiachopolous developed a Machine reading platform, which processes millions of scientific papers and extracts cause and effect relationships from them. Subsequently, building Cause and Effect knowledge graphs, Causaly enables users […]

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Prof. Atakan Varol Awarded the State Medal “Astana 20 Years”.

School of Science and Technology Robotics Chair Prof. Varol was awarded “Astana 20 Years Medal” for his contribution to the development of Kazakhstan and its capital Astana. ARMS Lab Director Dr. Varol stated: “I am deeply honored by this recognition. Since my arrival in 2011, Astana has transformed itself from a young capital to a […]