NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A team of robots may one day be sucking all of the trash off of the tracks on the subway in New York City. A trio of New York City science students have designed and built a robot that does just that.
The three Baruch College Campus High School students are heading to the White House to present their idea. They designed a vacuum cleaner that can be moved along the subway tracks. It would be attached to the back of a subway work train to suck up the litter.
The students used a Lemelson-MIT grant to design the robot. Con Edison engineers helped mentor the teens with their design.