- A talented Nigerian man has designed a drone that is capable of locating criminals in forests
- The brain behind the creation, Olusola Ayoola, said robotics and artificial intelligence holds more for the country
- He revealed plans to set up a robotics centre in Nigeria where young minds will be trained on products such as the drone
A Nigerian robotic engineer has invented a carbon emission tracker drone that can smoke out criminals in any forest.
The University of Ibadan graduate identified as Olusola Ayoola told Tribune Online that there is a future for the country in robotics and artificial intelligence.
According to the lecturer who had his masters and PhD in Manchester, UK, it will boost Nigeria's foreign exchange and create opportunities for the youths in terms of internship and research purposes.
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Olusola who founded Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) intends to set up a training centre in Ibadan where the youths will be equipped with knowledge in this fast growing field.
Pictures of the tracker drone, shared by @OvieAli on Twitter has continued to generate buzz on social media.
Many expressed joy that the tech could be a good tool in the fight against Boko Haram terrorist group and other criminal elements across the country, others hailed the engineer.
"Genius worthy of emulation. we are so proud of you. Continue making the name of your country and your family proud. There's gain in integrity not fraudulent means of livelihood."
"The government should just use this opportunity to get rid of insecurity in the country this is a very very good step to bringing back peace to Nigeria."
"I've met this young man before. In Ibadan, Oyo State. He was a discussant/speaker at an event on technology, digitalization, entrepreneurs. He spoke so brilliantly, with content and knowledge. Sharing his experience in that industry. Indeed, he's exemptional. Very..."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian genius is the lead behind a weird-looking car in Turkey.
The man named Abbas was recently celebrated on social media over his automobile ingenuity when he was 21 years of age.
A tweep @OvieAli shared an image of the Nigerian engineering genius along with some pictures of the car.
Some Nigerians bemoaned the level of brain-drain that is prevalent in the country, others wondered the idea behind the car's shape and style.