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NTR Lab @ GDG DevFest Siberia 2018

GDG DevFest Siberia 2018 took place on November the 23rd-25th in Novosibirsk, Russia.

GDG DevFest Siberia is a part of the IT conference series around the world for developers, managers and students. It is organized by the non-profit community Google Developers Group.

Novosibirsk is neighboring city of Tomsk, so our colleagues went by car. It’s always interesting to hear their impressions.

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Nick presents NTR’s autonomous navigation system at the Chinese ITTC and American AmCham

In November NTR’s CEO Nick Mikhailovsky presented our company at two major events.

China International Technology Transfer Convention in Beijing

Mid November found NTR CEO Nick Mikhailovsky at the China International Technology Transfer Convention (ITTC) in Beijing, hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC.

Beijing ITTC

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Tomsk – IT city in Russia

I love living in Tomsk for many reasons, but the biggest is that in spite of being in Siberia, Tomsk is a major tech center. That means I not only get to work in a tech company, NTR Lab supplies remote teams, as well as developing our own products, such as our drone, but that my city is filled with dozens of IT companies and many other professionals that work for foreigner customers. It makes for a varied and very interesting population.

Here is a map showing all the IT companies located in Tomsk, including NTR (marked with the red arrow). Just have a look!

IT City map

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Meet us at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara

The IDTechEx Show is happening in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Convention Center November 14 – 15.

The IDTechEx Show presents the latest emerging technologies at one event, with eight concurrent conferences and a single exhibition covering 3D Printing, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Graphene, Internet of Things, Printed Electronics, Sensors, and Wearable Technology.

The conference expects 3500+ attendees, 270+ exhibitors, 250+ presentations.

NTR Lab is an exhibitor (we were also at the Berlin event in 2017). Our booth number is T43. It is  top right, near D dining area.

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NTR Lab headquarters has a new home in Moscow!

We are excited to announce that we have moved our Moscow headquarters to a new office! It’s a better location and much bigger space!

We asked NTR CEO Nick Mikhailovsky to tell the story of the company’s offices since the beginning.

Nick:

THE FIRST OFFICE

I co-founded NTR in 2000 and the first office we had was located in the VNIIINSTRUMENT (Russian Research & Development Tooling Institute) building. We used to say that the office was on the roof of the Motherland. It really was so, because the Motherland cinema stood next to us and from our window the view was its roof. At the very beginning we shared the office with a therapist and to get to his office people had to walk through our work area! And when one of our guys worked too late to get home they would sleep on the therapist’s couch.

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NTR Lab @ GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK in Dubai

The 38th GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, the biggest & boldest technology show in MENA (The Middle East and North Africa) & South Asia, happened October 14-18th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The co-located event was GITEX FUTURE STARS, the fastest growing global startup event in MENA & South Asia.

Attendees came from more than 120 countries, which is actually half the world!

There were 24 Dedicated Exhibiting Zones including: artificial intelligence, smart home, smart workplace, future transportation, blockchain and much more!

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NTR Lab @ U-NOVUS in Russia

U-NOVUS2018 was held on the 10-13th October 2018 in Tomsk, Siberia.

U-NOVUS is a scientific forum that uses a polygon format of the joint work of large companies, universities, scientific organizations and technology businesses. The forum events took place at multiple locations around Tomsk. Participants took part in workshops, hackathons, art residences, lectures, and networking.

The main topics of the forum were digitalization, “green” technologies, and knowledge management. The organizer is the Administration of the Tomsk Region with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation. Among the businesses participating were SIBUR, Gazprom Neft, Rosatom, and Inter RAO.

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Control Theory: World Heavyweight Championship fight: Sliding Mode Control vs Classic Linear u=Kx

What are the advantages of Sliding Mode Control over PID control? Originally asked on Quora.

Answer by Egor Polilov, Lead Programmer at NTR Lab, on Quora:

In control theory there are systems with a special type of motion, that are sliding modes, which have a high robustness to the additive interferences as well as provide the reduction of the system in the sliding mode and dynamics, which is no worse than one specified in the conditions of parametric uncertainty. The problem of construction of control systems with static and dynamic characteristics closed to the optimal ones according to the set criteria of effectiveness becomes urgent in the conditions of incompleteness of the initial information about the properties of the control object and limited access to the measuring information about its state, which are typical for many technical applications. Motive and search for control laws in the mentioned class of systems are obvious.

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Control Theory: Boundaries of Attainability. Novel Interpretation of Robustness

In pole placement method, what are the limitations of assigning new pole positions? How can I see that if I, for example, assign a pole from +2 to -100000, there is no practical application? Originally asked on Quora.

Answer by Egor Polilov, Lead Programmer at NTR Lab, on Quora:

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