One of the major factors that influenced my decision was the Intelligent Space Robotics Laboratory
. I explored both ongoing and past projects conducted in the lab, and I was amazed by the level of innovation and ingenuity in each project. I wanted to be a part of a group where excellence and commitment to success (supported by state-of-the-art tools and the latest tech, of course) were the key focus.
One of the projects I worked on was called "SwarmHand," which involved utilizing Crazyflie drones in an online format. Throughout this project, I gained a deep understanding of the Crazyflie architecture and its operational ecosystem. I successfully demonstrated a 3D RRT* path planning algorithm for a swarm of drones, showcasing the practical application of my knowledge and skills. The project allowed me to engage in hands-on experimentation and problem-solving, adding to the excitement and enjoyment of the work.
Additionally, I had the opportunity to work on the "Non-holonomic two-wheeled robot" as part of my master's thesis. In this role, I was responsible for SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and Path planning on an uneven terrain, utilizing 3D-vision-based measurements from Intel Realsense cameras. This project not only challenged me intellectually but also allowed me to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of robotics. The opportunity to work on such innovative projects further enhanced my overall experience in the lab.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in the Intelligent Space Robotics Lab at Skoltech. It was a rewarding experience where I had a chance to be involved in beneficial projects and had a lot of fun. The lab environment felt like a game, which is something I believe makes a job truly enjoyable.
Beyond the projects themselves, I also greatly appreciated the Skoltech community and the diverse group of intelligent individuals with different backgrounds. The collaborative environment provided an enriching experience where I could engage with fellow researchers, exchange ideas, and contribute to the testing of their applications when needed. This sense of community and the opportunity to work alongside talented and knowledgeable peers added another layer of enjoyment to my time in the lab.