Jonathan Law students Nihitha Kothapalli, Rachna Vipparla and Meghana Cheela were honored recently for their ingenuity at the 5th annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, presented by Raytheon Technologies. The students were among nearly 500 award-winning K-12 inventors from across the nation who were celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony held July 2.
Jonathan Law sophomore Nihitha Kothapalli won 2nd place in her grade category for Sober AI. “My invention provides an involuntary and automatic sobriety test for the user,” Kothapalli said. “It does this by scanning their pupils to test whether or not they’re drunk, using Artificial Intelligence(AI). Based on the pupil diameter and constriction rate, the device will stop the car and alert the user’s phone; along with their family and friends.”