26Yrs Old Nigerian, Silas Adekunle Becomes The Highest Paid Robotics Engineer In The World

Published 8 months ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 03:45 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)

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Silas Adekunle, a 26-year-old Nigerian, credited for building the world’s first gaming robot, has just become the highest paid in the field of Robotic engineering
He achieved this feat after signing a new deal with the world’s reputable software manufacturers, Apple Inc.
The robotics engineer was also named as “Someone to Watch in 2018” by the Black Hedge Fund Group. Adekunle is currently the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company developing the world’s first gaming robots.

He also recently graduated with a 1st class degree and has four years’ background in robotics. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Adekunle studied in Nigeria before relocating to the UK as a teenager.
After completing his secondary school education, he proceeded to the University of the West of England where he graduated with a first class graduate in Robotics. In 2013, he founded Reach Robotics and developed a lot of experience on robotics within a space of four years.
Adekunle was also a team leader of Robotics In Schools programme, a programme which encourages and pays attention to students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The programme encouraged him to develop robotics to make education more entertaining for STEM students. In 2017, MekaMon, he released the world’s first gaming robot, with the special ability to customise the gaming bot to perform personalised functions.
The initial launch of Mekamon sold 500 bots, generating $7.5 million, according to The Guardian. Following this feat, Adekunle received support from various organisations including London Venture Partners ($10 million) and in the same year, his company, Reach Robotics signed a deal with Apple securing exclusive sales in Apple stores. “Impressed by the quality of his robots and their ability to show emotion with subtly-calibrated movements, Apple priced his four-legged “battle-bots” at $300 and has put them in nearly all of its stores in the United States and Britain. “Early customers skew towards male techies but a growing number of parents are buying the robots for their children to get them interested in STEM, Adekunle told Forbes in an interview this year.
The young entrepreneur who once indicated that the secrets to his success are “balance, shared ideas, time management and being oneself”,
was recently listed in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology. Adekunle, who has taken over the world with his inventiveness, is currently located at the Bristol Robotics Lab which is said to be the best robotics research centre in the UK.

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OkeyJeff at 04:26 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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Good one bro. Carry it on and be blessed
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Johnson210 at 05:47 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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waffibabe at 08:23 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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pls remember your country. Nothing is too small
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waffibabe at 08:24 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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pls remember your country. Nothing is too small
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maxzy277 at 11:55 PM, 19/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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Nigerians are trying their best individually  Cool
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Topexcity at 06:02 AM, 20/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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Correct one boy, but your secret behind success was Balance, our leaders caused most talented youths in the country Unbalance so they find it hard getting through with most talents, if that country can be fixed,  it will be the best country in the world to visit. we better pass china in technology. gbam!!
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Haso112 at 08:51 AM, 20/09/2018 (8 months ago)
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IF THIS WAS A BOY NAMED ''EMEKA'' ALL THE COMMENTS YOU'LL BE SEEING HERE IS ''NWA BIAFRA''. WHEN THEY MAKE PRODUCTS IN ABA, THEY'LL SAY ''SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL THING, IT WAS MADE IN ABA'' NEVER MADE IN NIGERIA. NOW THAT THIS BOY HAS MADE NAIJA PROUD, EVERY NIGERIAN ACCUSTOMS THEMSELVES TO HIM...
INFERIORITY COMPLEX SHIT, ALL UNDER THE GUISE OF SUPERIORITY... AWON ONIRANU
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