BuddyBOTS – empathetic robots designed and engineered by youth for youth – is the latest project of the GENESIS Girls and Tech team from South Central Los Angeles.  The BuddyBOTS goal is to provide comfort and companionship to kids in hospitals.  This creative project was showcased for the first time to a group of corporate women convening at The Girls Lounge at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The GENESIS Girls and Tech team was supported by adult mentors from the MIT Media Lab and the Art Center College of Design.