By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jan 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

An MSOE engineering student yesterday unveiled the robot he designed to facilitate interactive learning for students in grades 1-5.

Tim DeLeo designed the robot to look like a honey bee, corresponding with the recently-published children's book "A Busy Bee: The Story of Bella the Honey Bee." The unveiling took place at MSOE's Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, on Wednesday morning.

The robot stands 3 feet tall and boasts a 10.5-inch LCD display screen with an 11-button capacity touch pad. By using the robot, students can ask questions, learn about the bee anatomy and more.

"A Busy Bee: The Story of Bella the Honey Bee," was published by SHARP Literacy Inc., a Milwaukee-area initiative aimed at increasing literacy in elementary school students. SHARP students contributed to the writing of the book.