Young Sierra Leonean Innovator Built The World’s First Peace Robots Using Scrap Materials

A young Sierra Leonean innovator and self taught engineer, Ibrahim Parizco Dainkeh has built the first-ever peace robots in the world. The robots are designed to preach peace in Sierra Leone and the world at large.

In a time when peace is a scarce commodity in the world, the young genius, Ibrahim thought it would be necessary to develop robots that preach peace, unity and love for all.

Ibrahim Dainkeh and his robots on the streets of Freetown

Ibrahim has never set foot in the university. Everything he knows and does came from the internet and his ingenuity.

Balancing talent with financial constraints and lack of infrastructural development in Sierra Leone, Ibrahim delved into junkyards for resources.

Almost over 60% of the materials he used to build the robots were from the junkyards. He used a damaged drone controlling remote and transformed it into a remote to control the movement of the robots.

In an interview with The African Dream’s Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Ibrahim said his greatest ambition as a child “was to use technology to address significant challenges within our communities.”

The two robots, named “Dainkehbots”, built with a bicycle that serves as their means of transportation, pedaled on the streets of Freetown to create awareness and preach peace in Sierra Leone.

They made their way from the famous Victoria Park to the iconic Freetown cotton tree, where they stopped and interacted with dozens of people who were watching in awe.

The two robots; one at the front pedaling and the other at the back interacting with humans, answering questions and preaching peace, could pedal and roam around all day with the help of a solar panel and a rechargeable battery.

Dainkehbots have the ability to communicate, answer questions relating to peace and non-violence, engage in public awareness, and answer common knowledge questions about Sierra Leone.

Dainkehbots pedaling towards the iconic Freetown cotton tree

When asked what inspired him to develop the peace robots, he said: “ Living in a tech-driven 21st century, I envisioned creating a groundbreaking innovation—the first peace robots in Sierra Leone.

These robots, pedaling the streets of Freetown, serve as powerful tools for public awareness, promoting peace through engaging interactions.”

Dainkeh’s Dream is to study Biomedical Engineering at MIT.

“Dreaming big, I aspire to enhance my critical thinking in electrical and electronics, specializing in biomedical engineering at MIT.

“Hoping for sponsorship, a managerial role, and a future contributing to humanity, especially for the less fortunate, I aim to be an impactful role model,” he said.

Crowd gathered in awe of the robots

Due to the robots attractiveness and alluring features, innovations like such can help raise awareness about the importance of peace in a country like Sierra Leone that has seen the ferociousness of war, and the scorching heat of tribal and political tensions in Sierra Leone.

Imagine what Dainkeh could have done with the right infrastructures in place, and support. In this part of the world where life’s basic needs are seen as treasure, young geniuses like Dainkeh mostly ends up going nowhere with their innovations.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583