From left to right, Legion of Bot members Sahana Sasikumar, Roshni Srikanth, Tarini Srikanth and Nitya Vangala.

Legion of Bot displays Tic-Tac-Toe creation at Seattle Mini Make Faire

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:56am
  • LifeNews

Local high school girls Sahana Sasikumar, Roshni Srikanth, Tarini Srikanth and Nitya Vangala are the founders of Legion of Bot, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring children — especially girls — to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The girls have designed a robot that plays Tic-Tac-Toe against a human player and displayed their creation last weekend at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at MoPOP. It features advanced vision, image recognition and an artificial intelligence module that picks the next best move in response to the player’s move.

Legion of Bot has been participating in various technology-related events and competitions. After seeing a low participation from girls in these events, they decided to do something about it, according to a press release.

They believe that the exposure to STEM at an early age plays a key role in motivating them to have a career interest toward these fields, the press release adds. The girls conduct camps throughout the year where they introduce robotics and computer programming to children; they build robots that are interesting and engaging; they mentor junior teams that participate in robotics competitions and they to go schools nearby to teach computers and programming; and they share step-by-step instructions and open source their work so others can benefit from them.

The girls attend Tesla STEM High, Eastlake High and the gifted program at Interlake High.

For more information, visit them at Facebook.com/lobotseattle or at www.legionofbot.org.


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