Kid From Africa Invents an Exoskeleton that Makes a Robot Mimic Your Movements

A 17-year-old boy in Kano State, Isah Auwal-Barde, has invented a robot that works with a robotic exoskeleton remote control.

His invention works by wearing an “exoskeleton” made up with cardboard, wood and wires around your body that will operate a humanoid robot remotely and match your movements.

The 17 year-old from Kano, Nigeria graduated from Government Secondary School (GSS) and obtained seven credits in science subjects in the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Clearly this kid is bright.

“It took me two years to invent the robot using local materials like DC motors, copper wires, pipes, corrugated cardboard as well as metal, among others, and the robot works with electricity. I want to be a robotics engineer so that I can be producing robots that can be used in addressing security challenges bedevilling the country,” said the teenager.

Clearly this young man is destined for a career in robotic engineering as he has already impressed a delegation from the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) to visit him.