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Viera High School Student to Develop Robot to Assist Disabled People

Zachary Melnik, student of Viera High School, is working on developing a robot that could help disabled people.

He has designed a robot weighing 10 pounds and capable of climbing a staircase. It features a compact table top for holding objects.

Melnik is looking forward to showcase his robot and discuss his research at the Brevard Mainland Science Fair, which will be held at Merritt Square Mall from February 18 to 19, 2011.

The width of the robot is 17 inches and its height measures 20 inches. Zachary Melnik has mentioned that his robot will help people living in a multi-storied house by carrying objects up the staircase. He has been working on the robot for the last four years. Every year he displays the upgraded version of his robot at the science fair.

The robot features a pair of battery packs, several wires of red, white and black colors, two wheels and a pogo stick for enabling the robot to move upstairs.

Source: http://vhs.brevardschools.org

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