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Meet Silas Adekunle, A Nigerian Who Is A Top Robotic Engineer In The World

The Nigerian robotics genius, Silas Adekunle who built a gaming robot that became a worldwide sensation & made $7.5m. This attracted a N360m investment by London Ventures. Apple now sells the robotics for $300 a piece, making Silas the top robotics engineer of the world.

Silas Adekunle is a Nigerian inventor technology entrepreneur known for creating the world's first intelligent gaming robot. He earned a first class degree in Robotics from the University of the West of England.

Silas Adekunle is a young 26-year old Nigerian who is scaling heights in the technological realm, especially in the field of robotics. This genius was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was educated for a better part of his life.

Upon finishing his secondary school education as a teenager, Silas relocated to UK and went on to study Robotics in he University of the West of England. He graduated with a first class degree from this prestigious university.

After his graduation, Silas founded a technological company called Reach Robotics. The organisation established in 2013 specialized in fusing gaming and augmented reality to perform real world functions.

Although many people were skeptical about Mekamon when it was launched, about 500 bots were eventually sold and this generated about $7.5 million. Given this great success, Silas Adekunle has gone on to garner the partnership and support of giant organisations like London Venture Partners who contributed N360 million to his project. Even more, his company, Reach Robotics, signed a deal with Apple securing exclusive sales in several Apple stores.

Robotics Engineering is a field of engineering which deals with the construction, design, application and operation of robots. Robotics Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of electrical engineering & mechanical engineering.

Robots are those machines which are able to execute the duties that humans are either unable or prefer not to complete. Some robots are manufactured to do jobs which are hazardous to people like exploring mines, defusing bombs, etc.

The word ‘Robot’ derives from the Czech word “robota,” which means forced work or labor. The mechanism behind robots is called “Robotics”.