The 15-Year-Old Who Builds Drones

Pittsburgh native Mihir Garimella won the Google Science Fair for his fly-inspired robot

In search-and-rescue scenarios, machines can act as first responders to avoid putting human rescuers at risk. Mihir Garimella wants to make drones smarter and better at navigating autonomously. So he's taking inspiration from living creatures like fruit flies—and building his own.