Gui Cavalcanti from "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius" is one of the contestants on the Discovery Channel reality competition series. He is a founder of a makerspace, Artisan's Asylum. He is from Somerville, Massachusetts, and has an IQ of 134. He earned a B.S. in Engineering with a Robotics Engineering concentration.

Gui Cavalcanti loves building and designing so much that he decided to open an entire 40,000-square foot community workspace called Artisan's Asylum. The Asylum is open to the public, and encourages and provides the tools for everyone to get creative and weld, work with metal, wood, electronics, fabric, digital design, and bicycle repair.

Before starting Artisan's Asylum, Gui worked for Boston Dynamics, designing and building the bodies and legs of humanoid and animal-shaped robots for the military, like Big Dog, PETMAN, LS3 and other high-end prototypes. He was trained as an engineer in structural and dynamic mechanical design and has tons of experience on a milling machine, lathe (both manual and computer controlled, MIG and TIG welders, and with woodworking and electronic assembly tools.

Gui is the co-founder of Project Hexapod which is an effort to build a 4,000 pound, 18 foot wide, 10 foot tall, six legged, walking robot that seats two people called "Stompy." He describes himself as a roboticist, community organizer, and a crazy man all wrapped in one. He works better alone than on a team, but, once on a team, he has to be the leader.


Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼30 years old
Current Residence: Somerville, MA

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