10-year-old girl who wants to use robots to “make the streets of Paris happy” has won a prestigious fellowship designed for PhD students after her heartwarming application charmed the programme’s creator.
The French girl, Eva, applied to the Summer Innovation Fellowship run by digital agency Five by Five, intended for experienced computer scientists, asking them for help with her project to build a robot that can create street art.
“The streets of Paris are sad. I want to build a robot that will make them happy again. I’ve already starting learning how to code on Thymio robots, but I have trouble making it work. I want to join the program so the mentors can help me,” Eva wrote, according to Kat Borlongan, the founder of Five by Five.