OK SERIOUSLY, IT’S NO LONGER NEWS THAT NIGERIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD DESERVE SOME ACCOLADES.
Every now and then, some Nigerian both within the shores of the country and beyond takes up the challenge of putting a large smile on the faces of Nigerians everywhere. You can’t possibly imagine the level of pride in my heart as I write this piece.
A 26 year old, Silas Adekunle the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, has put the continent on the map once again by creating the first ever gaming robot. This disruptive innovation has taken gaming to another level. This innovative youngster called his robot called MekaMon. If the first two words that came to your mind just now were Pokemon or Digimon, it means you and I think alike.
MekaMon has the ability to perform user personalized functions as it leverages on augmented reality. As a result of this brilliant innovation, Silas Adekunle who graduated with a first class from West England University after living his younger years in Nigeria, is now the world’s highest paid robotics engineer.
Reach robotics, during the initial launch of Mekamon sold 500 bots, generating $7.5 million. Following this feat, Silas Adekunle received support from various organizations including London Venture Partners who invested $10 million into the company. He also sealed a deal with Apple to exclusively sell MekaMon in its stores. So with all this cash rolling in, you just have to be either or one of the richest in your field of play.
But what does this mean for the global market?
This innovation has altered the gaming experience and taking it to a whole new dimension by delivering an amazing experience to gamers. Brands and organizations can begin to rethink their strategy to leverage on the opportunities this bot creates, with a view to delivering an unforgettable experience to customers.
I’m just here TINKing about everywhere else this remarkable invention can be introduced. #JustTinking