Coomera students create robot to make roads safer in workshop
A robot could soon control traffic on the Gold Coast if a group of students from Coomera Rivers State School turn their idea developed in an entrepreneurial workshop into a reality.
27 female students from grades 5 and 6 were this week put through their paces in a one day workshop from the Academy for Enterprising Girls, a Government-supported initiative designed to inspire and educate the next generation of female founders via its website, online learning academy and workshops held in more than 100 schools around the country this year.
One team identified the dangerous roads in the local Coomera Rivers caused by an increase in the number of cars driving at peak times and motorists not giving way.
Their idea was to create a robot which uses a barrier to better control the flow of traffic.
The other groups had some fantastic ideas to address problems including gender pay equality, racism, pollution and more.
If you are interested in having the Academy visit your school, please ask your teacher or principal to put your school on the workshop waitlist.