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Romanian students get most of the gold medals at Infomatrix contest

Pupils and students from Romania won 15 gold medal, 30 silver and 26 bronze ones at Infomatrix international IT projects competition held in Bucharest May 14-18.

Over 600 contenders from 51 countries raced for Computer Art, Hardware Control, Programming, Short Movie and Robotics categories. There were a total of 380 medals granted, with 58 gold medals.

“Romania was followed by Mexico and Turkey, while Ecuador and the Netherlands ranked 4th and 5th. Out of 15 gold medals for Romania, three were won by Ana Maria Tudorache, Miruna Ojog and Ionut Budisteanu at the Hardware category. Alexandru Ionascu won a gold medal at Programming. Other two were at Short Movie (Meryem Karagoz si Nuryie Gursoy) while the rest of them for Robotics category,” the organizers from Lumina Institutii de Invatamant informed.

Interesting projects have raced in this year’s competition, such as robots helping autistic children socialize, communicate and adapt to the surroundings, smart houses that are wetting the lawn by themselves or that are decreasing the utilities’ bill down to a studio level although they have 200 square meters. Robots helping blind persons and a scooter exclusively functioning based on alternative energy were also among the projects displayed at Infomatrix 2015.

Infomatrix takes place every year in Romania since 2003 enabling the best IT students and pupils to get to know each other and exchange ideas on IT&C projects.

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