02, 2018

President Serzh Sargsyan visits ANPU Airborne Robotics Research Center

President Serzh Sargsyan visited the Armenian National Polytechnic University (ANPU) in connection with the launch of the ANPU Airborne Robotics Research Center.

Accompanied by the Ministers of Education and Science, Transport, Communication and Information Technologies, the Deputy Minister of Defense and the University Rector, the President of Armenia toured the newly opened educational center named after prominent scientist Arik Melikyan, a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, corresponding member of RF Academy of Sciences, which lays the groundwork for implementing research activities and training highly qualified specialists.

The Center is called to enhance the quality of engineering education to help promote professional orientation in prospective national security-targeted subjects at the University and modern research programs developed by students and young scientists from higher education institutions.

During the tour, the President was told that the Airborne Robotics Research Center is equipped with state-of-the-art movement recording systems and support software provided by Vicon, the world-renowned English company. According to the responsible persons, a similar center is currently operational at the corresponding unit of the University of Illinois, which is managed by one of the world’s best specialists in the theory of adaptive management, Armenian-born professor Naira Hovakimyan who has committed herself to provide advice and support for the ANPU Airborne Robotics Research Center.

The Center was created with the assistance of the President of the Republic of Armenia, contributed by Motherland military-patriotic foundation and co-financed by the Armenian Polytechnic University.

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