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12-year-old Nigerian girl invents robot that folds clothes in just 3 seconds, sets records

A 12-year-old Nigerian girl named Fathia Abdullahi has invented a robot that helps fold clothes in just 3 seconds.

Fathia invented a robot because she wanted to create a solution to one of the most tedious household tasks of folding the laundry. The robot folds clothes itself in just three seconds. 

“I made it because there are too much clothes to fold on Saturdays and Sundays when you wash a lot,” she said.

Fathia stated that the robot prototype was made from pins, beams, and an EV3 brick that folds a shirt placed in the middle of the robot on each side. According to IndiaTimes, the EV3 brick is a programmable circuit that helps kids build and program themselves to carry out basic functions.

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Fathia said she plans to develop the device further and then sell it at local markets to help make people’s chores easier. She started coding at the age of 11 and within just one year, she already created her own invention according to BBC.

She stated that her future aspiration is to be a food scientist and she plans to input her knowledge of coding into the career. “When I grow up, I will love to be a food scientist,” she told BBC. “I would be able to use this coding to build so many things that would help me,” she said.


In another story, a 14-year-old African-American boy named Herman Bekele who invented a soap that cures skin cancer has won an award as America’s youngest scientist.

Herman Bekele is a ninth grader at W.T. Woodson High School in Annandale who was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He moved to the United States when he was four years old. Read More about Herman HERE.


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