InfoMatrix took place in Bucharest, Romania and it was organized by Lumina Educational Institutions, the Ministry of National Education and ISMB to encourage young people to apply their imagination, their passion, and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world today.
For this year’s edition, 4651 students and teachers representing 461 schools from 63 different countries submitted a total of 1899 projects.
Avira was excited to also delegate a jury member for the competition. Alexandru Mihai, Web Backend Software Engineer in the Cloud Services & Infrastructure Department contributed to choosing the best project in the Programming section of InfoMatrix.
InfoMatrix 2015 : The Best Projects
- Visionbot: Alexandru Ionut Budişteanu obtained the gold medal for the ‘VisionBot Pick and Place machine’ project. Visionbot is a robotic machine able to automatically create electronic products by introducing surface-mount devices (SMD) as capacitors, resistors, and integrated circuits on printed circuit boards (PCB). This machine should allow engineers and even SMBs to transform their prototypes into industrial products (electronics, computers, consumer electronics).
- R-Walker: Victor Ricardo and Matias Garcia from Mexico also won a gold medal with the R-Walker project: a prototype of alternative energy and urban mobility consisting of three electrical systems, mechanical and hydraulic ensuring safety, comfort and speed of use. This personal scooter is not only cheap but since its main source of energy is obtained through alternative methods it can be a decisive help in reducing pollution.
- Usertik: Haris Başici and Nedim Şişici from Bosnia received the first prize at the Programming section with an ingenious solution that allows automated delivery and integration of high quality web services. More details about the project are available on their official website.
- Noriy.NET: Roşca Codreanu-Ionescu Alexandru, representing Romania, created a cloud service for parental control. His goal was for parents to ensure safe Internet browsing on their children’s devices as well as help them benefit from a system of notifications for potentially dangerous activities.
- Low poly dreams: you can check out for yourself the cool 3D video animation that helped Juanro Cobian from Mexico to win the 1st place in the “Computerized Graphics” section.
We’re already looking forward to the 2016 edition of this wonderful event that brings together so many talented students from all around the world.