Who are you and what do you do at Braincreators?
I am Martha, I am originally from Poland.
Essentially I came to The Netherlands to study robotics. During my study, I realized that artificial intelligence was the part of robotics that was the most interesting to me. But then as I start to dive deeper, I realized that these applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are not only interesting for robotics but actually for much more things and greater things like medical applications or natural language processing. It can even help businesses grow.
That is why I decided to get out of robotics and start working on machine learning.
How did you grow an interest in Robotics?
It started a long time ago. I was fascinated by cars because they are kind of our everyday robots and all the applications always entered cars. I really wanted to do something with robotics and mechatronics. After a while, I decided to do something more human-like. I really wanted to get out of the industrial applications. The program I found in Delft was fitted for that.
Are you working on a particular machine learning project at this moment?
Right now we are looking for the best project that would allow us to apply our expertise in the field of robotics. It will likely be focused on robot vision. For me, it also means that I will be able to combine something new with something I know pretty well.
Besides the robotics project, I’m starting a project in computer vision. I’ve been also helping with smaller tasks and, of course, I use every free minute to catch up on my reading in machine learning.
How do you see your future at BrainCreators?
Ideally, I would like to be an all-round consultant. I want to be the one that talks to the customer, presents an initial solution but at the same time works on the development as well.
You have been here a month, what do you think about the company culture at BrainCreators?
It is very dynamic, there is a lot of positive energy and everybody at BrainCreators push themselves to achieve more. This intrinsic motivation is what makes it clear that my colleagues love what they are doing. Everybody works hard. We have very different customers, so we get to experience many different industries, and that is what I particularly enjoy.
A few weeks ago we gave a few students from the UVA the opportunity to work on a robot arm, that we provided them. They made the robot arm play chess. Are we going to do this more often?
We are still shaping this project, so we do not know exactly if we would do this again. We will, however, make sure that on every event, the robot arm would likely do something else.