Students of Federal Government Girls College, Sagamu, Ogun State have built a humanoid robot that can move some distance, stretch its hand, shake hands and interact with people.
The robotics innovation project was presented to the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adejo, in Abuja yesterday.
The robot, named Okikiola-Sagamu A.K.A Kiki-Saggy was a vision of the school’s principal and director, Dr Muyibat Olodo, who has flair for technology, most especially, coding Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
The objective of the programme is to introduce young girls to AI, coding, machine learning and robotics world and motivate them to make a choice of career in any of the aforementioned related courses.
Adejo commended the students and the school’s effort for the innovation.
While challenging others to bring out innovations of such kind, the permanent secretary said many things are now being done by robots.
In her opening speech, Olodo said she led the College’s Robotics Team consisting of some students and members of staff who are the coaches.
She said, “Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics are sowing good seeds in Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs).
“You may be wondering why the choice of name for this wonderful innovation. With all humility permanent secretary sir, the reason is that FGGC Sagamu has been known for many initiatives and innovations since I assumed duty in the college. Definitely, FGGC Sagamu has a wealth of knowledge in her students and teachers.”
LEADERSHIP reports that the robot has six feet height, 60kg weight and maximum speed of 10 km/hr.