The Global Innovation Awards was the culmination of months of work leading up to this goal where 60 teams of young students, ages 9-18, from 11 countries came together for a three-day event in June to present their ideas for real solutions to real-world problems, culminating in an award ceremony broadcast to a global audience of peers, sponsors, and industry leaders.
Noting the lack of tools for the visually impaired, IWMF’s team developed PATHWAYS. It’s an ultra-wideband (UWB) detector device with an integrated vibration motor module. When attached to the user’s cane, it automatically runs software that scans for UWB beacons. PATHWAYS uses the detector built into the device to form a virtual boundary and a safe path.
Our team prides themselves on using the small size of the team as an advantage, mastering each specific interest and communicating with each other easily. Their goals are spreading awareness of robotics and getting more students involved with FIRST.
Help us congratulate our very own robotics team on this outstanding accomplishment.