Posted in: SERVO Blog (10/09 at 09:32 AM)

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.

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