About Us

For the past five years, my sister and I have been designing and building fully-functional Mars Rovers and other custom robots for museums, science centers, and aerospace companies around the world. I started Beatty Robotics when I was 11 years old and my sister Genevieve was 9. When we started out, we didn’t know anything about building robots. We used YouTube, online tutorials, and various tech sites to learn how to solder wires, design a circuit, configure servos, machine metal parts, program micro controllers, and all the other skills we needed.

At first our robots were very simple and crude, but we kept building. We built robots that rolled, robots that crawled, and robots that flew. Our motto is: If you can imagine it, then you can do it –whatever it is. Eventually, our passion for robotics led us to building custom Mars Rovers and other robots for science centers, space museums, and aerospace companies. The revenue from our projects has allowed us to buy more equipment and expand the capabilities of our workshop. Who needs a paper route when you can start a robotics company, right? 🙂 The old photo above shows my sister and I in front of one of our first NASA-style Mars Rovers, which the New York Hall of Science named “Camille” in my honor. The second rover we built for them they named “Genevieve”. The Mars Rover exhibit is one of the most popular exhibits at the science center. The photo on the right is a picture of me in the workshop in 2017 with some of my favorite robot projects, including Lunokhod (in hands), Terrabot (back), Aluminalis (on far left), Alumini (left foreground), and Mechatron (right). In the picture below, my sister and I are proudly showing off our work-in-progress on our first robot, inspired from a Star Wars droid…

Close up of our first robot…

Comments (36)

  1. Ibraim
    September 4th, 2011

    Great work you are doing, girls. Congratulations!

  2. Kim Twarozynski
    September 7th, 2011

    Awesome job ladies!!! Love to see girls interested in science and technology. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Keep up the great work!

  3. Ben
    September 18th, 2011

    I have a 8 year old and I’m starting to think about how to get her involved in electronics & programming without pushing her into it. Do you have any general advice?

  4. Petah
    September 22nd, 2011

    Your girls rock!

  5. Roger
    September 24th, 2011

    Love what you girls are doing!

  6. kyle "the yellow dart" smith
    September 24th, 2011

    I just found out my wife is pregnant, and now I can’t wait for my kid to get here so I can start learning all kinds of new awesomeness with them.

    I can only hope my kids are so inquisitive and curious — I think what you girls are doing is flat-out AWESOME. Can’t wait to see more!

  7. Dustin
    September 30th, 2011

    Hey, what you girls are doing is great.

  8. Julie Holtan
    October 5th, 2011

    What an inspiration! I love that you start with curiousity and really explore it. What wonderful creations are made as a result! Camille and Genevieve, you girls rock! Keep asking questions, the results are amazing!

  9. rob2tall
    November 13th, 2011

    AWESOME!
    You girls rock!
    I think you ought to get the department of defense to buy one of these modified to utilize .308 ammunition or even .22..
    Great design and keep dreaming up more stuff!

  10. Chetan
    March 27th, 2012

    Awesome, now i have decided to build an robot by taking ideas from this project……congrats

  11. Yalmaz Mustafa
    April 14th, 2013

    I am so proud of you, Beatty girls !

    Thank you very much.

  12. Yalmaz Mustafa
    April 14th, 2013

    I am so proud of you, Beatty family !

    Thank you very much.

  13. SHAHID ANSARI
    May 11th, 2013

    wonderful work u ppls are doing here…i was in search of this kind of work..
    MAY GOD BLESS BEATTY GIRLS.

  14. Olivier belot
    July 2nd, 2013

    Félicitation pour votre travail…c est du très très beau boulot
    Bravo les enfants…..

  15. Camille
    July 2nd, 2013

    Je vous remercie. Nous l’apprécions. 🙂

  16. LJ
    July 10th, 2013

    Great job! I hope my kids show the same interest as you girls.

  17. alberto
    July 29th, 2013

    Parenting done RIGHT!!
    Awesome..

  18. Jim Falbo
    August 12th, 2013

    I teach robotics at Haywood Community College in Waynesville N.C. I loved your video. You girls are an inspiration to woman getting into technology. You are welcome to visit my lab at the High Technology Center anytime.

  19. Catherine Bruder
    August 16th, 2013

    I just heard about this and I am very excited. Being a scientist (turned accountant), it is great to see girls enjoying scientific discovery.

  20. Lucas Varela
    August 16th, 2013

    Im pretty impressed about those projects you have been doing. Congratulations and keep going!

  21. Alexander Grau
    August 19th, 2013

    Wonderful work! 🙂 Are you girls interested in helping us building a robot lawn mower? We are a few guys who developed a versatile/modular open-source ‘brain’ (Arduino-based) for a robot lawn mower, and we could really need some inspiration for a chassis from someone with CNC skills.

  22. Zeeshan
    August 23rd, 2013

    Very impressive stuff, girls, keep building and good luck.

  23. Alyson White (formerly Beatty)
    August 23rd, 2013

    Hello- saw your story on Yahoo today!

  24. James L. Jones
    August 23rd, 2013

    Found your site through the nice write-up at Yahoo. I love the curiosity of the young ladies.
    I was a curious kid. Took apart clocks and things (didn’t have electronics) to see how they worked. Read voraciously. Got books and taught myself electronics in high school.
    Fast forward to today: I will soon retire as a transmitter engineer for UNC-TV.
    Stay curious.

  25. John DiPonio
    November 11th, 2013

    Great to see your projects are going so well! Good job! I saw you on FOX News! Great looking robots! Keep up the fanatastic job girls! The sky is the limit!

    John

  26. Paul Brown
    November 15th, 2013

    I just discovered you girls in the current Popular Science Magazine. The article energized me. I think about the future of our country and our culture finding much that saddens me. I also find hope and inspiration in technology and talent in young minds like you girls.
    With best regards, Paul and Barbara

  27. lasik san diego chargers
    February 7th, 2014

    Really interesting projetcts! Would you be interested in taking on Robotics projects for private firms?

  28. Jeremy Cook (@JeremySCook)
    March 8th, 2014

    I think your Aluminalis is a really excellent build!

    I don’t suppose you girls will be making an appearance at the NC Maker Faire or the Columbia, SC maker faire?

  29. Troy
    August 27th, 2014

    Have you girls looked into soft robotics? McKibben air muscles might be fun!

  30. Pat A.
    September 8th, 2014

    Maybe the cutest machinists ever. Good job!

  31. Manfred Moser
    April 27th, 2016

    Always interesting to see what you girls are working on. Very impressive.

  32. Mohamed wahied
    February 18th, 2017

    Impressed, Everyone around you should be proud being in your life

  33. Nickaron
    March 1st, 2017

    Amazing, superb..Hats off ..to you both you girls for your achievement.
    God bless you both .

  34. Jeferson F Barreto
    March 2nd, 2017

    A beatifull work you are doing. Congratulations to you. I hope that you have a great success. You are so young a very determinated. A example to others.
    Ps. Sorry my poor english.

  35. Jared Pearce
    March 17th, 2017

    Camille- Thank you for coming and speaking to us at A-B Tech yesterday. The comments we received about your presentation indicate that everybody took lessons away from your story. Thank you to you for sharing the robots with us!

  36. androidrobo
    May 4th, 2017

    Always interesting to see what you girls are working on. Very impressive.

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