Gui Cavalcanti

Gui Cavalcanti is a robotics engineer who co-founded Open Source Medical Supplies,[1][2] Artisan's Asylum,[3] and MegaBots Inc.[4]

Gui Cavalcanti
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Cavalcanti (right) at TechCrunch San Francisco 2016
Alma materOlin College
Known forFounding Open Source Medical Supplies, Artisan's Asylum, and MegaBots Inc.


Cavalcanti studied engineering at Olin College[4][3] and worked as a professor there after graduation.[5]


Cavalcanti initially worked at Boston Dynamics, before creating communal workshop Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, Massachusetts,[3][6] in 2010[7] which Wired magazine reported as being the world's largest hackerspace.[8] In the same article, Wired described Cavalcanti as "insane".[8]

Cavalcanti co-founded California based[3] MegaBots Inc.,[9] a company that built a giant fighting robot that appeared in the Guinness book of records[10] and on Jay Leno's Garage in 2018.[3][4][11][12] In 2015 Cavalcanti uploaded a video to YouTube inviting the team that owned and operated Japanese fighting robot Kuratas to a duel.[13]

Cavalcanti stars in the movie The Giant Robot Duel: MegaBots vs. Suidobashi.[12]

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cavalcanti co-founded Open Source Medical Supplies, an organization that collates and shared open source designs for medical supplies.[14]

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  1. ^ Petri, Alexandra E. (2020-03-31). "D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  2. ^ Bambury, Brent (20 March 2020). "Robotics engineer crowd-sources designs for COVID-19 medical supplies to help out-of-stock hospitals". CBC.
  3. ^ a b c d e Kirsner, Scott (25 November 2016). "Does concept of huge battling robots as sport stand a fighting chance?". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2021-12-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ a b c "No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel". Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  5. ^ Winkelman, Sandy., Johnson, Brian David. 21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories. United States: Make Community, LLC, 2014.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Dale. Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds. United States: North Atlantic Books, 2016. pp67
  7. ^ Leigh, Nancey G.., Blakely, Dr. Edward J.. Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice. United States: SAGE Publications, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Flaherty, Joe. "Building Stompy the Giant Robot Inside the World's Biggest Hackerspace". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  9. ^ Nagelhout, Ryan. Fighting Robots. United States: PowerKids Press, 2016. pp26
  10. ^ "Largest robots to fight". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  11. ^ "Jay Leno pilots a $2.5 million giant fighting robot". CNBC. 2018-04-26. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  12. ^ a b "Gui Cavalcanti". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  13. ^ Sone, Yuji. Japanese Robot Culture: Performance, Imagination, and Modernity. United States: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016. pp125
  14. ^ Hannah, Douglas (2021-02-16). "One Way to Build More Resilient Medical Supply Chains in the U.S." Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012. Retrieved 2021-12-14.