Mikhaeel Reddy

Category: Creativity

Mikhaeel Reddy, 19, founded the South African Robotic team called the Springbots. The team not only ended the World Robotics First Global Challenge 2018 ranked number 6 in the world – out of a total of 175 – but also became the first team to win Gold for the Walt Disney Award for Creativity and Innovation. 

Earning the highest amount of points in the competition, the students broke a world record with 1286 points and went on to win gold in the inaugural Walt Disney awards for their "rating of the greatest team story and journey".

Mikhaeel’s main focus is on developing youth from underprivileged backgrounds to improve their communities and focus on the world crisis through the use of robotics through technology.