And they sound pretty humble, according to this excellent story by Holly Hobbs in the Fairfax County Times: “We’ve spent a lot of time playing video games,” said Muneeb Akhter.
Yeah, sure pal. Muneeb graduated cum laude with a 3.68 GPA, and Sohair, taking 22 hours (!!) this semester, finished magna cum laude with a 3.86 GPA.
Besides acing their classes, the brothers developed GORT, or Geomobile Omnidirectional Robotic Telepresence. The nearly six-foot robot has an online video chat screen for a face, and the Akhters use it to travel the campus without leaving the dorm room.
“It’s nicknamed the ‘party ’bot,’” Muneeb said, adding the robot can serve as a disc jockey for parties because of its built-in stereo system.
I think we’ll be hearing more about these guys.