Designer/artist: Sidy Ndao/ SenEcole

Year: 2015

Description: The AZIBOt is a species of gripper bot with a robotics arm for playing fetch. It is an Arduino-based platform constructed from a set of open-source, 3D printable parts – the AZIBOt Robot Kit - described as ‘the first Robotics kit for the African community’.

About the designer: Sidy Ndao is a Senegalese mechanical engineer based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include amongst other areas Micro/Nanostructures fabrication and macro and NanoThermoMechanical systems. Ndao works to create opportunities for children in West Africa through STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning.

Image credit: Robo AZIBOt, as seen at