Self-driving cleaning robot sparking kids' curiosity at Virginia school

Updated: December 14, 2020 01:52 PM
Created: December 14, 2020 01:50 PM

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. - It's kind of like of those robotic vacuums on steroids. There’s a self-driving robot methodically making the rounds at St. Marks Catholic School scrubbing and cleaning the floors.

It was a gift from a parent to clean the floors so maintenance staff could focus on high-touch surfaces and to spark the curiosity of students.

Educators saw the excitement about the robot and realized they had something.

They had a contest so the kids could name it. The winning name was Leo, complete with a lion outfit.

The school teamed up with the company that donated it to teach their students how to program and code the computer inside.

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