Local Robotics Team Works To Help Huntsville Seniors

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Some local children are using their education to help improve the lives of Huntsville seniors.

On Wednesday, the Hampton Cove Elementary Lego Robotics Club spent the day at The Commons working to help seniors face the challenge of aging.

The students gathered research on ways robotics can help seniors in everyday life.  The research will fuel the club's ideas for an upcoming 'Senior Solutions Competition'.

Teams are tasked with creating a robotic item that will improve the quality of life for seniors.

"I hope these kids will definitely invent something to make their lives easier," said Dawn Pumpelly, co-owner of The Commons.  "I mean, Huntsville is the place to do it, right? This is where all of our engineering and our robotics know-how can hopefully change the lives of all seniors."

The Hampton Cove Elementary Lego Robotics Club will attempt to qualify for the Senior Solutions National Competition in November.