WATCH THIS: The best Lego Exoskeleton video you’ll see today

If you ever needed proof of why Lego is a fantastic tool for creation, look no further than Danny Benedettelli’s cyclops robot, controlled via an exoskeleton made entirely from Lego.

Built using Lego Mindstorms NXT and an Android phone running a custom-built app, Benedettelli’s Lego creation mirrors his limbs movement. Connected via Bluetooth with an Arduino-powered exoskeleton, potentiometers record and feed back movement to the robot.

This type of technology isn’t new or revolutionary. Exoskeletons have been used to control robotic arms in factories, for NASA space missions and in the movie business. However, Benedettelli has proven it can be done cheaply with just a box of Lego and a bit of technical know-how.

Benedettelli has worked on lots of other Lego projects, all of which are really rather impressive (such as a “self-replicating” Lego robot). You can find them at his website Danny’s Lab.

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