Route Calculating Robot Wins Siemens STEM HS Competition

A Texas high school student has designed a robot maneuvering system for computing routes through a room or an outdoor area, according to US News & World Report.

Kensen Shi, a student at A&M Consolidated High School, won a Siemens competition for science, technology and math for creating the Lazy Toggle PRM.

Jason Koebler writes the robot calculates the routes up to four times faster than other systems and could be used for search and rescue operations.

Shi told the magazine her future work will focus on implementing robots in dynamic environments and helping them avoid moving objects.

Shi won a $100,000 college scholarship for the invention, according to the report.

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