Designer/artist: Hobbyist roboticists at

Year: 2012

Description: A submission for AFRON African Robotic Design Challenge, Baobot is an Arduino-based bot that can sense collisions and follow a line. Users are able to modify its abilities, or control it directly through the tether. The "Bot of Knowledge" — named after Africa's Baobab tree — comes as a complete robot or an assembly kit.

About the designer: The Baobot was created by hobbyist roboticists at as a submission to AFRON Design Challenge. The team included Shawn H, Carlos M, Bryan S and Eric C.

Image credit: Baobot, AFRON Design Competition, as seen at