Terri the Robot Inspires Young Minds at Science Fair

Teri the Robot talking to student Gideon Logan
Teri the Robot talking to student Gideon Logan

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Terri the Robot inspired young minds this week at the Hawaii Science and Engineering Fair.

It's a walking, talking robot that you just have to see to believe.

"Hi Logan, I'm Terri."

"Hi Terri."

Terri the Robot is bringing sexy back --  to the science field that is.

He's an honorary judge at this year's science and engineering fair.

"My experiment is population genetic diversity of Akule in Hawaiian waters," student Gideon Logan said to Teri.

Terri listens to students present their hypotheses, research and conclusions.

"He came up with a process that I named the fish thing," Teri said to a student.

He's a bit of a Chatty Cathy, but don't tell him that.

This year, Terri the Robot has been interacting at the science fair with plenty of kids.

"So Terri, have you met any up and coming scientists?"

"There are a large number of student's who are doing great experiments, Tracy," Teri said.

The interactive robot is filled with questions, along with weather and scientific information.

"Did you know that they can stop Epilepsy by severing the nerve in the Corpul Collosum?" Teri asked a student.

Terri even has manners.

"That is a fascinating process," Teri told one student.

The student replied, "Thank you."

Everything you see Terri do is real.  There isn't anyone in a back room somewhere controlling him.

You can meet Teri the Robot Thursday, April 3 at the Outrigger Waikiki's lower lobby, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.