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  • Updated: December 01, 2022

Uniccon To Present African's First Humanoid Robot In Nigeria

The Uniccon Group of Companies says that it will present the first humanoid robot in Africa in Nigeria.

The event is slated to take place on Friday, according to Chuks Ekwueme, the group's CEO, who announced in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

​​Ekwueme stated that the six-foot-tall female African humanoid is a multifunctional support robot that offers language as a service to enterprises that need to integrate native African audiences.

Africa’s first humanoid robot in Nigeria

“It Identifies and tags humans through the face and facial expressions, paying attention to a specific item when required.

“It Identifies objects, knows their characteristics and also calculates positions and distances of objects it sees.

“It pays attention to a specific person to keep the conversation alive.

"It is careful and aware of words, phrases, sentences and expressions that are not polite in African cultures.

"It is safe for the kid’s smooth interaction, it is not reactive and it is knowledgeable in various fields and always teachable.

“To improve and understand new things from conversations, it can recall and understand old concepts better with new information,” he said.

Terrain intelligence, position awareness, advanced gestures, grasp, and a thorough understanding of African culture and behavioural patterns are just a few of its capabilities, according to Ekwueme.

He disclosed that the robot converses in English, French, Arabic, Kiswahili, Pidgin, Wazobia, Afrikaans, and Igbo in addition to other African languages.

“For terrain intelligence, knowing the level of ground and stability of itself on the floor, this will help it navigate on non-flat surfaces and maintain good balance.

“For position awareness, the GPS for location and state management is for knowing whether the system is standing, walking or talking.

“Advanced gestures are the expression of talking, hand illustrations, smile and other bodily gestures.

“Grip is the ability to size, understand the shape and how to hold things with its hand.”

The CEO said that Africa’s contributions to the tech ecosystem were well recognised globally.

“Africa is fast being recognised for its contribution to the global tech ecosystem.

“Through Omeife and other projects, we are happy to play a part in helping businesses and people all over Africa to achieve their fullest potential by providing access to the most innovative technologies for efficiency,” he said.

Stanislas Kamanzi, the Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Prof. Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and the digital economy, and other notable figures will be present.

The world's largest technology expo, GITEX, in Dubai, hosted the global launch of Omeife.

The theme for the forthcoming event is: 'The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the African Tech Ecosystem'.

Uniccon group is one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing technology startups that offers eclectic, innovative technology solutions to businesses and government agencies across Africa.

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