Elderly people sometimes have poor fine motor skills and mobility issues due to age and illness. Alexandra, a 13-year-old Year 10 student in Adelaide, developed a household robot that moves around a room picking up small metal objects such as pins, using a magnetic collection unit. Alexandra’s second project analysed the sound of the cello with and without different mutes, which are devices put on a cello that reduce the timbre and volume of the instrument.
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Transcript available here: csiro.au/Education-media/Videos/Vimeo/BHP-Awards-2017/alexandra-stephenson/video-transcript