Kano Teenager Builds Robot Using Remote Control for Exoskeleton
Isah Auwal-Barde, a 17-year-old teenager from Kano State, the Northern part of Nigeria has built a robot that uses a robotic exoskeleton remote control.
Exoskeleton remote control is a technique that allows the human running the robot to demonstrate movement of various body parts to operate the robot.
On Saturday, Master Auwal-Barde claimed that he had always had a passion for creative.
In 2021, he received his certification from Government Secondary School (GSS), Sabuwar-Kofa, Kano, and seven credits from the West African Examination Council in science (WAEC).
“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,” Isah Auwal-Barde discussed
Master Auwal-Barde thanked his dad for helping him with the project.
In order to pursue his aim of becoming a robotics engineer, he remarked, “Now I want to get a scholarship to further my education abroad.”
The teenager went on to say that a group from the National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) came to visit him because of his skill in robotics engineering.
He claims that the delegation offered to get him accepted to a local university to study computer engineering.
“I have been giving him words of encouragement and telling him that he will become a robotics engineer in future,” said his father. “And whenever our electricity or electronics had faults, he was the one to repair them.”
Watch the video below that @daily put to Instagram about the 17 year old boy who builds Robot using remote control for Exoskeleton.