A17-year-old boy identified as Isah Auwal-Barde, in Kano State, has invented a reboot that works with robotic exoskeleton remote control, using cartons, pipes, LED, motor, and aluminium, among others, as components.
Auwal-Barde told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday that he grew up with passion of creativity.
Auwal-Barde said, ”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.
“I thank my father for encouraging me towards success of the project.
“Now, I want to get a scholarship to further my education abroad to fulfill my dream of becoming a robotics engineer,” he said.
Auwal-Barde further said that his prowess in robotics engineering attracted a delegation from the National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), to visit him.
“I have been giving him words of encouragement and telling him that he will become a robotics engineer in future.
And whenever our electricity or electronics had faults, he was the one to repair them,” he said.
Auwal-Barde explained that he graduated from Government Secondary School (GSS), Sabuwar-Kofa, Kano, in 2021, and obtained seven credits in science subjects in the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
He further called on the government to support his son with a scholarship to study robotics engineering abroad.