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Mobile Robot Algorithms Laboratory

Winter mini-degree program in STEM 2020

January 9 — January 20, 2020

JetBrains Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invite senior high school students and first-year university students to join the Winter Mini-Degree Program in STEM.

About the program

The goal of the program is to help talented students build development skills in the fields of STEM and robotics. The program will begin with theoretical classes. During two weeks, the students will have a chance to immerse themselves into several STEM disciplines, including areas of mathematics, programming, computer vision, and ROS robot development. Lectures will be followed by a small individual or team project for the students to practice what they have learned. At the end of the program, the learners will defend their projects. Successful students will receive a certificate on completing the program.

Courses will be led by senior students from MIT and Russian universities. The supervisor of the program is Kirill Krinkin, Head of the Mobile Robot Algorithms Laboratory at JetBrains Research and Head of the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Applications at Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”.

The program is part of the Global Teaching Labs project, which supports joint training of school and university students around the world.

Preliminary program schedule

January 9 Linear algebra and calculus

January 10 Electricity and simple circuits

January 13 Programming (based on Python)

January 14 Computer vision fundamentals

January 15 Robot programming. Introduction into ROS and robotics frameworks

January 16-19 Final project

January 20 Defending a final STEM project

Classes will be held in English from 10:00 to 16:30.


Participation in the program is free of charge. Students will be admitted on a competitive basis. To apply, please fill out the form. Application deadline is December 13, 2019. There is no reason to delay, the 'first come, first served' principle works here.


All school materials can be found here.


All classes will be held at the address – Kantemirovskaya ul., 2, Saint Petersburg.


  • Kirill Krinkin, SPB ETU LETI (program supervisor, teacher)
  • Anton Filatov, SPB ETU LETI (teacher)
  • Artyom Filatov, SPB ETU LETI (teacher)
  • Konstantin Chayka, SPB ETU LETI (teacher)
  • Rowan T Cheung, MIT (teacher)
  • Aditi Srinivasan, MIT (teacher)

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