Scribo is a mostly-functional drawing robot who can write “GWC.”

Courtney J, Rachel H, Luz A, Jo M.

We were trying to come up with a basic version of a robot that could interpret speech and transform words into text. This would help people with disabilities or impairments that inhibit writing. Though our robot does not have all of these capabilities, it was inspired by this idea.

The problem is that there are numerous situations in which people have to write large amounts of text or draw/paint areas that could be improved using a drawing robot. For example, a stenographer has to write everything said in a trial, and this could be improved using a robot. Also, people manually have to write lines on streets (sometimes at night), which can be hazardous. Loss or damage of human life could be minimized with a drawing robot.

Our project can respond to sound in order to run a program and write. This is a very simplistic form of what we were aspiring to do.

We had trouble coding our robot to turn, but with a lot of research and trial-and-error, we were able to overcome that challenge.

"The intricacy of the electrical engineering combined with the mechanics of the robot show a deep understanding and appreciation of the broad applications of robotics." - Kiran Girish

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at AT&T (D.C.).