High School Student Develops Chemical-Detecting Robot

An autonomous robot that will search a room — if it moves over a chemical spill, it will detect and respond to the chemical. I presented my robot this year at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, where I took first place in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and won the Senior Sweepstakes Award, a trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Anna Kornfeld Simpson with her robot, which won the Project of the Year Award at this year’s California State Science Fair. Credit: UC San Diego



Several societies and companies, including the San Diego Space Society, and the Society of Women Engineers, also recognized my project with first-place awards.

At the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, my project won a First Place in Electronics and Electromagnetics, and the Patricia Beckman Project of the Year Award, the top science fair award given in the state of California! As I heard my name announced and walked to the stage to receive a check for $10,000, I thought, “Wow! And I made that out of Legos!”



[Source] Live Science


Posted by Michael Kaudze on 10/09 at 08:32 AM


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