Falls Church, Va.-based ENSCO announced Feb. 3 its support of Infamous Robotics LLC via its children’s 2015 Robotics Inventors Club. The elementary-aged members of this new club are building an autonomous robot called A.N.A. (Autonomous Nurse Assistant) to assist nurses with patients who have Ebola.
The software engineers of the 2015 Robotics Inventors Club resolving a coding issue in the plan to build an autonomous robot called A.N.A. to assist nurses with patients who have Ebola.
ANA is designed to intelligently navigate hospitals, and to bring food and other necessary items to patients with high-risk infectious diseases, keeping nurses safe from potential exposure. The idea, concept and design originated with the members of the Robotics Inventors Club. They are currently constructing the prototype to solve a real world problem they felt needed to be addressed.
ENSCO participated in DARPA’s autonomous vehicle challenges in 2005 and 2007 and deploys autonomous rail technologies on rail cars. Supporting the children’s work in autonomous technologies and applications supports ENSCO’s interest in STEM education for children.
The 2015 Robotics Inventors Club is composed of graduates of the Robotics Expansion™ summer camp programs held by Infamous Robotics LLC. The summer programs teach children about STEM fields using real robotics.