Yesterday, Forbes.com published an article that our CEO, Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu made it on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe in the Industrial field thanks to VisionBot. In the last period, we had been really bussy working on VisionBot Pick and Place machines . We had been working hard to redesign the entire VisionBot 32 automatic feeders. Now, the system works with micro servo-motors and we are almost done. Next days we will place an order to a China Printed Circuit Board manufacturer to receive new electronics for a better and simpler automatic feeders system. On 30th January 2016 we will ship one unit to a Romanian private company, Rockna Audio via cargo. Initially we decided to ship it this Saturday, but the client wanted it delivered exactly on 30th January 2016. We are eager to send the robot over there! We will ask and publish his impressions about VisionBot PnP machines on our website!
Last week, I was away from Romania in order to go and talk about VisionBot machines at INKTalks in Mumbai. It was my first visit to India. The conference was really awesome. The most beautiful part was that we had the chance to do rehearsals. It is actually the first time when I got feedback to improve my talk. The major change I had in my talk was the flow of the presentation. Likely I am a spontaneous person so I did’t have memorize any change .
The final VisionBot talk is somehow in a “chronological” order and not massed up like it was before. I met a lot of people from talented Electrical Engineers to founders of makerspaces. All of them were interested in knowing more details about VisionBot machines. Definitely it was a really inspiring experience even for me as a speaker.
I knew that in India there is a huge contrast between the upper class and lower class, but I couldn’t believe to my eyes that the gap is tremendous huge. Probably in Mumbai alone, there are a few million people who live in slams due to poverty. Recently, I saw a news which shows that more than 50% of the world wealth is owned by the 1% of the world… due to the great capitalism system. Beside this fact the gap is growing alarming fast between the poor people and the very rich ones. Actually I come from a poor Eastern European family, but what I saw in Mumbai definitely created a cultural and emotional impact in my mind. Although millions of Indians from Mumbai live in poverty, in the same city, an Indian industrialist owns a billion dollar pent-house that is almost located in a slam. In a similar condition was my accommodation. The organizers hosted us at the Hyatt 5* Grand Hotel Mumbai and our neighbors were extraordinary poor Indians. I felt so guilty on the European society that we don’t do almost anything to help these people. It is mind boggling when I think that most of the INK attendants paid up to one thousand dollar just to listen to us.
Once the people from INKTalks will process and upload my presentation on Youtube, I will share it with you guys.
A few days days ago, at the Romanian Students Abroad League gala that took place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu received the best student of the year in Romania award for 2013-2014. It is a great honor for Alexandru because this award was handed by the new President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis. For him, it was quite hard to achieve this because he is just a sophomore computer geek college student in Romania. According to his blog “The award ceremony was amazing and I remember with great pleasure the moments when I shook his hand, receiving my beautiful trophy and that I became speechless. That day, fully charged my batteries to continue further more with my start up projectVisionBot and to work harder in order to succeed. I think, next month I will go to Silicon Valley in order to talk with IT experts and business people to show them my start up project. Although we have a huge political difference, I still believe in my view. I don’t want to jinx you telling that one swallow doesn’t a summer make.”
Almost there! A few more hours to wait to enter in 2015! We, from VisionBot, are eager to wait for 2015. To see out the results! By the way, we didn’t even enter in 2015 and already Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu got accepted to attend the International event Harvard World Model United Nations that will be held in South Korea between 16-20 March 2015. Each year, 2500 international students gether in a different place to debate and simulate the United Nations. The WorldMUN is an annual traveling Model United Nations conference that is run by Harvard students and a local university team from a host city. WorldMUN moves to a new international city each year and attracts over 2,000 college and graduate students from more than 70 countries, making it the largest international collegiate-level Model UN conference in the world. For sure it will be fun and an amazing experience for Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu because he will be the Secretary of the CPC Central Secretariat and the Head of the CPC.
During 13th and 15th of November Alexandru attended the 63rd edition of Brussels Innova with another great project that he has: “Device for automatically detection of burglars wearing hoods”.
His invention was made out of three different applications. First, by using different Image Processing techniques the software is able to understand the moving object and track them; second, in order to recognize the burglars who are wearing hoods or other masks, the device uses Artificial Intelligence; third, the electronic device is connected to a microphone and in this way is able to recognize the fingerprint noise generated by an angle grinder when someone is trying to cut and steal an ATM machine.
Brussels Innova is a forum for business and institutions active in R&D where the innovation showcases for more than 20 countries.
Alexandru, congrats again! You made Romania proud!
Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu has just come back from London with more energy and enthusiasm to get things done. It was a great pleasure and honor for him to be a speaker at WIRED 2014 and he hopes that he inspired the people from the audience in perusing their passion. ”Challenge yourself and success will follow!” was the piece of advice he gave to the auditory. He also said that patience and motivation play a significant role in being successful. During the conference Alexandru spoke about his previous experience and about his future plans. Of course he did not forget to mention VisionBot which took birth because one of his priorities is to help others to bring their ideas to fruition. WIRED 2014 is the fourth two-day flagship event from WIRED that gather more than 45 speakers from a multitude of disciplines including: design, advertising, digital media, life sciences, publishing, programming, humanitarianism and more. Its main purpose is to present and attract people that are changing and defining the future.
Yesterday, Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu attended a high-level conference entitled: “The future of Europe is Science”. The conference was hosted by the European Commission. Alexandru was invited by the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso to be a speaker in a panel and to debate the current European educational system issues. Alexandru underlined the idea that although Europe has been the world’s greatest place for sciences, arts, education and innovation for the past centuries, now Europe has a big problem with education. Less and less young people are interested in studying STEM. You can read more details about the event where Alexandru took place on his personal blog budisteanu.net
Next week Alexandru will be a speaker at the conference “WIRED 2014” hosted by the WIRED magazine. Over there Alexandru Budisteanu will speak about education, computer science and VisionBot.