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Nigeria Targets Robotics to Boost Hardware Skills

A group of ‘revolutionaries’ led by a committed educator are attempting to lift Nigeria out of its technology malaise.

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By Fred Ohwahwa

What’s at stake?

In a quiet corner in Ibadan South-West, Nigeria, a technological revolution is brewing as researchers explore new ways to use AI and robotics to improve the nation’s agricultural, logistics and health sectors.

By Fred Ohwahwa

Situated in the quiet, leafy terrain of Iyaganku in the government reserve area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, is RAIN, short for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria. There, largely unnoticed, a quiet revolution is unfolding thanks to the enterprise of a native son seeking to bring technology, jobs and hope to his homeland.

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