11-year-old Abhinandan Das, from Mega Manipur School, Yaralpat has made a robot using discarded electronic items, syringes and mobile phone parts.
The robot he made has been named Meganand-18. Abhinandan Das is a class VI student.
“The Robot is being named as Meganand – 18, the literal meaning of Meganand- 18 is ‘Mega’ for Mega Manipur School and ‘Anand’ for Abhinandan and 18 signifies 2018,” he explained.
He didn’t use any professional help to make the robot which took him 15 to 20 days to construct. Supposedly the robot can even hold a glass in its hand.
“The robot is prepared with discarded materials such as syringes, Horlicks bottles, electronic items, mobile phone parts, LED lamp and others,” he said.
The machine has been created using a hydraulic system by IV pipes for the movement of his arms.
He said, “I was inspired to make the robot after watching a similar thing on a television programme.”