The young nerd of immigrant origins makes Italy great

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.11.16
The young nerd of immigrant origins makes Italy great
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Andrei Blindu is the young creator of the wood bionic hand, made by using recycled materials. He is a 17-year-old Italian guy of Romanian origin who was awarded in Bologna as the best orator in the category "Technology" of the first edition of TedxYouthBologna. I.e. the national competition, born from the collaboration between the not-for-profit organization TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), which aims to develop the excellences in the high schools of the country and increase the skills of students in the field of argument and public speaking. During the award ceremony, Andrei explained that for the moment his invention works thanks to a software that responds to body movements, but soon, he assures: "I'll do one which is directly controlled by the brain."

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