Robot dog toys win Georgia Tech contest

A line of automatic robotic dog toys won the InVenture Prize, Georgia Tech’s invention competition for undergraduate students.

Chris Taylor, mechanical engineering major from Stone Mountain, created ChewBots and will receive $20,000, a patent filing and a spot in Flashpoint, a Tech program that helps startups develop a business and pursue commercialization.

Erika Tybruski won second place for AnemoCheck, an inexpensive, disposable diagnostic test for anemia. The biomedical engineering major gets $10,000 and a patent filing.

The audience prize of $5,000 went to BioPIN, which makes it difficult for people to access your information even if they have your four-digit PINs. The inventors are Scott Groveman, an electrical engineering major from Roswell, and Steven Wojcio, a computer science major from Forsyth.