Thursday, May 5, 2011

GENIUS Makes a Difference!

Congratulations to robotics team GENIUS, who recently won the "Making a Difference" Judges' Award at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival for their creation.

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation reports that the GENIUS (Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science) robotics team from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has successfully installed a backup camera on the wheelchair of their 10 year old friend, Quinn, with the help of engineers from Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). The camera system is designed to solve the problem of limited visibility behind wheelchairs. The team came up with this idea as part of their research project for this year's FIRST LEGO League Body Forward challenge. The team has created a video showing the installation process and the backup camera being used on Quinn's wheelchair:

Congratulations GENIUS!