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9 Year Old Boy Builds Robot To Stay Connected With Family
December 18, 2012
Reported by: Brandon Gunnoe
LEXINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A young boy in Lexington built a relationship with his grandparents using LEGO pieces and a little technology.
Nine-year-old Ricky Kundu's grandparents live in India and can't visit very often, so block by block he put together a way for them to stay connected.
Ricky named the robot Betabot -- beta means "child" in Hindi, and "early prototype" in English.
"We can only see each other in person over the summer," said Ricky.
It all started with a LEGO robotics team that Ricky and a few of his friends are part of. This year's project was to come up with an invention to help senior citizens.
"My team had the idea of building a telepresence robot so that way we could take our grandparents with us even when they're not here -- like on the go," said Ricky.
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