Rocklin’s Tech Tofu fares well at STEM Expo
Rocklin’s rookie robotics team, Tech Tofu, participated in the Placer County STEM Expo held March 2 at William Jessup University. The team members had decided that they would split the team into two so they could compete in two categories- Robotics and Invention. Both the teams won medals.
The Robotics team (Shaurya Grover, Ronak Brar and Charley Holmes, took first place; while the Invention team (Nathaniel Daniel, Haagen Woodford and Davin Nguyne) took second. All members worked on the robot.
The invention, HENRY, addresses two quality of life issues for seniors – loneliness and falls. HENRY (Helpful Emergency Needs Robot) has a hypoallergenic fur coat and, through technology, can detect a fall and call for assistance. The robot has also been submitted for a FIRST Lego League innovation award.
One of the team member's siblings, Gabrielle Daniel, won the third place medal for the Science Fiction category. This was her first time competing at the STEM Expo.