AUA Student and Soldier Arman Khachatryan Leverages Engineering Skills to Serve in RA Army

Arman Khachatryan, a freshman Business major was admitted to the American University of Armenia (AUA) in 2015 and in January 2016 began his service in the N military unit of the RA Army, located in the northern region of Artsakh.
 
Prior to being called to serve his term in the military, Arman participated in projects conducted by the Union of Information Technological Enterprises (UITE) and was also an active member of ArMat engineering laboratory. Passionate about information technologies, engineering, and robotics, he stood out with many innovative ideas. 
 
By combining both his academic knowledge and practical skills, Arman designed numerous robots, which were programmed not only to move but also included special features such as ribbon-cutting and decorating. His inventions were presented at numerous exhibitions, namely in the International Digitec Expo in 2014, where the Jojo robot cut the red ribbon during the official opening ceremony. A year later, in 2015, Arman and other members of the engineering club presented an army assistant robot known as Bor, during the same event. The robot became very popular thanks to the students’ management and marketing skills.
 
During the Four-Day War of April 2016, Arman demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of radio-electronics. Due to his hard work and impressive technical skills, he was transferred to serve as an operator in the rifle range of the same military unit, equipped with semi-automatic electronic targets. Currently, he is responsible for the technical and radio-electronic service of several rifle ranges.
 
Arman is expected to finish his military service next year and return to AUA to continue his undergraduate education. The AUA Community wishes him good health and a secure environment throughout his service term.
 
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides US-style education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.