Silas Adekunle is Nigerian highest paid robotic engineer




A 26-year-old Nigerian, credited for building the world’s first gaming robot, Silas Adekunle, has become the highest paid in the field of robotic engineering.
Adekunle achieved the 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 first class degree and has four years’ background in robotics.
Born in Lagos, Adekunle studied in Nigeria before relocating to the United Kingdom 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 degree 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.
Following this feat, he received support from various organisations including London Venture Partners ($10 million) and 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.

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A bridge in Canada collapse the day it was opened.



A bridge in a rural area of Saskatchewan collapsed just hours after its opening last Friday, with the cause of the collapse still under investigation. Fortunately no one was injured but local farmers, who would be the bridge's primary users, are temporarily out of luck.

Local politician Reeve Duane Hicks expressed frustration to The Canadian Press, but stopped sort of placing blame, saying "The company did not build a bridge to fall over. We sure didn’t buy a bridge to fall over... [The cause of the collapse is] an unknown fact at this time so we cannot point fingers at anybody."

The bridge's builder, Can-Struct Systems Inc, has commissioned an independent investigation on what caused the prompt collapse. The running theory for now, according to the local Rural Municipality of Clayton No. 333 on Facebook, is that something shifted in the river bed, which caused an unpredictable collapse. 


Hicks told The Canadian Press that plans to replace the bridge is underway, and that local tax payers won't foot the bill for the cost. Hopefully the replacement will last at least a few weeks.
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Sweeper robot for harvesting fruit.


Researchers have now developed an advanced harvesting robot that is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion.This robot harvests ripe fruits in 24 seconds with a success rate of 62 per cent.


The robot, named "Sweeper", picks methodically and accurately, said co-author Polina Kurtser from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, Israel.And when it's fully developed it will enable 24/7 harvesting.

One of the researchers said that Based upon these latest results, the "Sweeper" consortium expects that a commercial sweet pepper harvesting robot will be available within four to five years, and that the technology could be adapted for harvesting other crops.

This robot was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable Production at St. Katelijne Waver in Belgium.

The team says that additional research is needed to increase the robot's work speed to reach a higher harvest success rate.

The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect ripe produce using computer vision, and has played a role in defining the specifications of the robot's hardware and software interfaces, focusing on supervisory control activities.
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Amazing first Hydrogen train

Hydrogen powered trains coming out to be best.



Have you ever heard of hydrogen powered trains before? They are just few steps away from traditional diesel power.

These trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.The trains, which promise a low-noise trip, can hit speeds up to 140 km/hr, or 86.9 MPH. They'll run on 100 kilometers (62 miles) of track.

Buying hydrogen train is really expensive than diesel trains but it's easier to run.
The world's two first hydrogen-powered trains have begun service in Germany.
 Running on a single tank of hydrogen, they can run around 600 miles (1,000km), on par with a diesel train. Air pollution has become an increasing problem in Germany, with nitrous dioxide causing over 10,000 premature deaths in 2016.

The gaseous hydrogen that will power the trains will be pumped in from a 40-foot-high steel container near the tracks at Bremervörde station. Already the endpoint of the German Ferry Road, the small town now plays a role in transitioning away from diesel. In one way or another, diesel engines have been powering trains for over a century.
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Cylindrical smartphone



It's been so amazing the way to see latest inventories in the net.Here is one that will blow your mind which is "Cylindrical smartphone".

This MagicScroll was developed by researchers at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and is pretty impressive from an engineering standpoint. This is not an ordinary cylindrical touchscreen device, the MagicScroll can unfurl into a 7.5-inch OLED display that, while a little flimsy when you poke at it, is still fully functional and easy.

As more and more smartphones are just becoming rectangles of screen, the race is on to find something new and strange and to convince you that it's good and that you want it that is why this new design will blow your mind.
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Facebook Has a Trustworthiness Score For Users.


At the moment, Facebook is introducing a new rating system for users that evaluates them on their trustworthiness. 

Well, this system helps to fight misinformation among those people who share fake post on Facebook.

Facebook once had problem with misleading informations on its platform and the company has launched some number of initiative to solve those problems.

To solve this problem, Facebook have created different methods of tracking how well a particular user’s assessment agrees with Facebook’s.
If users report a story as fake when it’s actually true, their trustworthiness score will go down, and it will go up if they use the tool as intended.

The "trustworthiness score" is a hidden value only visible to Facebook’s team, and is a single number ranging from 0 to 1. Facebook says that this is just one of several metrics the company uses to evaluate reports from users.
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Robotic underwear.


Seismic, a new clothing company, revealed its first line of what it calls "powered clothing," aiming to help wearers with ailing muscles and joints.

It's really a great invention. It makes name feel comfortable wearing that underwear and make their hip more relax.

Seismic was originally developed by SRI International, an R&D nonprofit known for its close ties to DARPA where Mahoney worked. 
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