Best Basketball-Playing Robot Named for an Undocumented Immigrant

Best Basketball-Playing Robot Named for an Undocumented Immigrant

We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

Yeah, yeah, Steve Nash left the Phoenix Suns. But we're not fazed, because a group of kids at Carl Hayden High School built a fully functional layup-shooting robot in six weeks.

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The robot is named for Angelica Hernandez, an undocumented Carl Hayden alum (and robotics team member) who went on to be the valedictorian of Arizona State University. Check out our conversation with Faridodin Lajvardi, the team's lead mentor, in the video by Evelyn Ngugi.


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Best Basketball-Playing Robot Named for an Undocumented Immigrant

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