• ‘Intelligent Industrial Robotics’

    • Full-time
    • 2 years
    • RU
    • 245 000 RUB
  • Entrance exams

    • Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Foreign language (English, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)

Program description

The program is aimed at training specialists in robotic systems and intelligent technologies in the field of agriculture. Our graduates possess skills of computer design, modeling and calculation of mechatronic modules, robotic devices and complexes of different purposes, systems of capture, processing and analysis of photo and video images required for functioning of special purpose robots, methods and algorithms for developing artificial intelligence systems, thus making graduates competitive in the modern-day labor market. The program is based on current world trends in mechatronics and robotics. Leading experts in this sphere were invited to teach our students a full range of skills and competencies required for projects related to the development of robotic and intelligent systems in agriculture, including the creation of robots for harvesting, computer vision systems to identify plant diseases, group drone control systems, 3D electronic maps of fields, unmanned means for the protection of agricultural lands, and etc.

Program managers

Igor Gennadievich Smirnov

  • Doctor of Technical Sciences.
  • Head of the Department of Intellectualization, Automation and Robotization of Agricultural Production of the Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center “VIM".
  • Authored more than 200 scientific publications and more than 30 patents for utility models.

Sergey Alekseevich Korchagin

  • Doctor of Physics and Mathematics.
  • Deputy Head of the Department of Data Analysis and Machine Learning.
  • Winner of the Scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists, carrying out promising research and development in priority areas of modernization of the Russian economy.
  • Supervises a number of research works in the field of computer modeling and artificial intelligence systems.
  • Specialist in machine learning and robotic means in precision agriculture.

Key disciplines of the concentration

Technologies and Tools for Digitalization of Agriculture

Students will learn how to use modern technologies and tools to solve applied problems in the field of digitalization of agriculture.

Modern Neural Network Technologies

Students will learn the methodology of building and evaluating neural networks, acquiring skills in applying modern neural network technologies.

Software for Agro-Industrial Mechatronic and Robotics Systems

Students will acquire skills in using modern computer software packages to ensure functioning of the agricultural sector.

Hardware Control Systems for Agro-Industrial Robots

Students will acquire skills in developing hardware for agro-industrial robot control systems.

Biosystems Engineering

Students will gain skills in building and designing biosystems used in agriculture.

Computer Vision Systems

Students will learn modern computer software packages, as well as methods and algorithms for solving various issues.


Our alumni possess knowledge of modern technologies for the development of intelligent robotic systems, data analysis and machine learning tools, neural network technologies, computer vision technologies, are able to design, assemble and configure complex mechatronic robotic systems, perform group robot control, and commercialize scientific and engineering developments. Specialists trained in this master’s program find jobs in agricultural holdings, manufacturing companies, IT companies, universities, research centers, law enforcement agencies, and government agencies.

Agroholdings: Sodruzhestvo Group, KDV Group, Rusagro, Efko, Cherkizovo Group, Miratorg, Danone Russia, Wimm-Bill-Dann.

Our students are employed as electronics engineers, service engineers, teachers (schools, universities, courses), electrical engineers, programmers, roboticists, cyberneticists, designers, technical directors, etc.

Areas of expertise: information technology, agriculture, industry, military, medicine, science and education.

Unique advantages of the program

Students get an internship in leading industrial, agricultural and IT-companies in Russia.

Classes are held by teachers-practitioners who work on the development of intelligent robotic systems.

Our alumni receive unique practice-oriented knowledge in the development of mechatronic robotic systems and intelligent applications.

The strategic partners of the program are the Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center ‘VIM’.

Alumni receive adaptive learning opportunities regardless of their entry level.