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Founding ARMS Researcher Olzhas Adiyatov Departs for Doctoral Studies.

During his undergraduate studies in Robotics, Olzhas Adiyatov joined ARMS Laboratory as a founding researcher in 2011. Besides conducting top-notch research, he also contributed to the labs working atmosphere by being the go-to guy for computer and programming related problems of his fellow researchers. During his BS and MS studies, he conducted research work on […]

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Prof. Atakan Varol Visited Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Department Chair of Robotics, Prof. Atakan Varol, visited Electrical Engineering Department of KAIST (Daejeon, Korea) to participate in the KAIST EE Workshop with International Partners. In his presentation, Dr. Varol talked about Nazarbayev University, research of the Robotics Department and also possible areas for collaboration between the two institutions. Dr. Varol also toured important laboratories […]

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First Data Science Paper of ARMS Lab is Published.

The first dataset paper (https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018101) [1] of ARMS Lab was published in the Scientific Data published by the prestigious Nature Publishing Group. The work presents the first grasping database collected from multiple human subjects for activities of daily living in unstructured environments. The main strength of this database is the use of three different sensing […]

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Prof. Atakan Varol Participated in Astana Economic Forum as a Featured Speaker.

Astana Economic Forum – The Global Challenges Summit was held in Astana with more than 5,000 participants from over 100 countries. The distinguished list of speakers included former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former French President Francois Hollande, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and physicist/science popularizer Michio Kaku. In the opening plenary session, President Nazarbayev spoke […]

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ARMS Lab Researcher Denis Fadeyev Received the Prestigious Yessenov Foundation Scholarship.

First-year Robotics MS student, Denis Fadeyev received the esteemed Yessenov Foundation Scholarship ( http://yessenovfoundation.org/ ). The scholarship will cover the cost of a research internship in a laboratory of a top-ranking university. Denis already got accepted to the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory ( http://lasa.epfl.ch/) of Prof. Aude Billard at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In […]

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Prof. Varol Presented a Lecture on Machine Learning as Part of the Digital Kazakhstan Lecture Series

Ten topical seminars related to Data Science are presented by experts of Nazarbayev University in cooperation with Zerde as part of the Digital Kazakhstan initiative. On 3rd of March 2018, ARMS Lab PI Prof. Varol presented a lecture on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as part of this lecture series. The lecture moderated by Prof. […]

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Successive Linearization Model Predictive Control Tutorial is online.

As a response to multiple requests, ARMS Lab is pleased to announce a tutorial on Successive Linearization Model Predictive Control (SLMPC) scheme, which was presented on IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 2017 [1]. In this tutorial basic steps of SLMPC controller is covered and implementation steps are shown. The tutorial covers an easy-to-understand and highly-commented implementation […]

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Professor Atakan Varol Elevated to IEEE Senior Member Status

ARMS Lab principal investigator Prof. Varol was elevated to IEEE Senior Member status in recognition of his experience and performance in robotics and mechatronics. Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. The decision to elevate members to the grade of Senior member was made by a review panel of IEEE […]

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Dr. Varol Received a Letter of Appreciation from President Nazarbayev

ARMS Lab principal investigator Dr. Atakan Varol received a letter of appreciation for his contributions to Nazarbayev University from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The letter was delivered to Dr. Varol by Nazarbayev University President Shigeo Katsu at the beginning of the End-of-Year Meeting on 14 December 2017. This meeting, dedicated to Kazakhstan’s […]

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Four ARMS Papers Presented at the AIM 2017 (Munich, Germany)

Four papers of the Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ARMS) Laboratory were presented at the prominent Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Conference (AIM 2017) between 3rd and 7th of July, 2017. The conference was held at the Sheraton Arabella Park Hotel in Munich, the capital of Bavaria federal state of Germany. Bavaria region of Germany is home to […]