MeDipta is here. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Institute,  in Master of Science in Robotics System Development in Dec 2014.

I really love to build things in the terms of electrical and software design! I’ve always been dreaming of making robots since a kid. It’s like giving life to inanimate objects. I believe that in the future smart systems with artificial intelligence will have a huge impact to people’s life.

After graduating from CMU, I had an opportunity to work in a startup company called Lifeshel from February to April 2015. I worked as a software engineer (embedded system) and electrical engineer at a startup company in Pittsburgh called LifeShel. I work on the firmware on a bluetooth low energy (BLE) chip called Bluegiga using Bluegiga script and also work on Arduino & C++. I also design the PCB circuit from scratch, designing the schematic and layout board.

Prior to CMU, I graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung in West Java, Indonesia, in October 2010 majoring in Electrical Engineering, which mainly focused on electronics and robotics. After I graduated from undergrad, I worked at IBM for almost 3 years as an IT Specialist. At IBM, I worked from September 2010 to May 2013. My job was highly related to IBM AS/400 machines and disaster recovery software named MIMIX. I was responsible to help the sales team giving enlightenment to the customers from the technical side, design the solution, and do the software implementation. There were about 20 customers which I handled and mostly are major banks in Indonesia.

However, I still love to build cool things. Following my passions, I have done many projects as seen below, to visit the related page, click on the description.

As a result of my passion and hard work in robotics, I won the national smart robot contest held by The Minister of Higher Education of Indonesia in 2009 and was given the Best Algorithm Award for making a fire fighting hexapod robot. I also participated in Trinity Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and achieved 4th winner in 2010 and 1st winner in 2011.

During my time in CMU, I spent my summer in 2014 working in a startup company, Lifeshel (www.lifeshel.com), as a electrical engineer RnD who designed, assembled, and tested 100% of their very first product, Whistl, an iPhone case which is intended for sexual assault prevention. If the user is in danger, by pressing a button on the case, it will trigger a very loud 120dB alarm and strobe light, making the attacker blind for a moment. It will also trigger an app on the phone through Bluetooth Low Energy to notify and send GPS location to families and police.

Apart from my work and educational life, during my days off, I love to travel and do scuba diving in the beautiful sea of my home country, Indonesia.

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