Mihir Garimella is another teen using his business acumen for good. The young entrepreneur, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is responsible for the FlyBot drone. Having been inspired by the low-detail but super-fast eyesight of fruit flies, Garimella’s device can avoid obstacles and tackle small spaces. That way, it can reach places which humans and drones have trouble accessing.
Garimella hopes that the FlyBot, which is not yet on the market, will able to carry out search and rescue missions, helping locate trapped people in dangerous situations. He also hopes his device will be used to find the source of chemical leaks or fires, making them easier to tackle. Furthermore, Garimella is “trying to keep these drones under the $1,000 price range,” he told CNN Business in 2018.