Saturday, May 8, 2010

Washington DC-Day 2

After a long day at Capital Hill, Mr. Gallagher took John Otto and I to the Smithsonian Museum of US History. There were plenty of interesting things to see at this museum. One of the things that I enjoyed the most was the section dedicated to Jerome Lemelson, the same man who started the InvenTeam organization that we are a member of. Other interesting exhibits included the evolution of products like the light bulb and the steam engine. We also got to see the contest winning autonomous vehicle created by Stanford that had to maneuver its way through both an urban setting and a country setting. It used lasers on top of the car to determine obstacles and avoid them.