Designer/artist: King Benge

Year: 2012

Description: The Fundi-walker is a walking robot with obstacle avoidance capability. Total cost to build the robot was $40..

About the designer: Solomon King Benge is an amateur roboticist based in Kampala, Uganda. He is the Founder of Fundi Bots, an educational programme that uses robotics training in African schools to develop a new generation of problem-solvers. Believing that the solutions to local problems can not be solved from outside the country itself, he supports the development of local practitioners building solutions to Ugandan problems.

Image credit: Fundi-walker, as seen at