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Egyptian Makers Invent a “Candy-Floss” Robot that Is Now Hitting New York

The four child inventors have racked up several awards in Cairo and are now setting off to represent Egypt at the World Maker Faire held in the Big Apple.

The Big Hero 6 Robotics Team, a group of four Egyptian child inventors, are making waves across the world with their creation: automated robot that produces edible candy-floss within minutes. The team was previously awarded four merit maker awards at the Maker Faire Cairo 2017 for their skilled robot-building, including another machine that manufactures delicious cotton candy, and are head off to the World Maker Faire, representing the country. Hossam Zayed, the founder of the team, said that the boys are very inspired by the concept of creating robots that can prepare full meals and cook independently, which was how they formed the idea for assembling both the candy-floss and cotton candy designs.

“I have been working with the kids for about three and a half years now, at first we started off with solely regional competitions, but after we succeeded in those, and went to national competitions we were able to gain confidence and realize that we could challenge on an international level. When they came back three years later, they decided to take part in a project specific to them which is the candy floss project”, said Zayed.

The team are now taking it a step further as they will be representing Egypt at the World Maker Faire - a massive showcase where inventors from across the world come together to share their creations - set to be held in New York next September.

Check out their other creations on their Facebook Page.

Main photo by @MO4Network's #MO4Productions.


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