Rohan Agrawal, 12-Year-Old Star Programmer, Builds His Own Robots (VIDEO)


Watch out Silicon Valley, there's a new whiz kid in town. He's not even old enough to get his driver's license, but Rohan Agrawal is already making big waves in the tech community.

According to Mashable, not only did the 12-year-old teach himself how to program, but he also builds his own robots. Expressing an interest in HTML at a young age, Agrawal had already made his own website by age 5. He recently took his talents to OLogic, a company in Sunnyvale, Calif. that specializes in the building of robots, where he unsurprisingly impressed as an stand-out intern.

"He [Agrawal] knows more than most Ph.D. students," said Ted Larson, CEO of OLogic, describing how Agrawal created a mechanism that could distribute potato chips . "I was totally shocked... He did that just within a week of being here." Watch in the video above.

Agrawal isn't the only young developer superstar in the making. North Carolina sisters, Camille and Genevieve Beatty, successfully built a robot modeled after NASA's Mars rover in their garage.

"It's a good way for kids to learn about science and robots and space," Genevieve told Space.com. "I learned a lot by building all these robots."

Similarly, two Michigan high school students put their skills to the test earlier this year when they built a robotic locker opener for a classmate with muscular dystrophy.

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