Nigeria’s Silas Adekunle now highest paid robotics engineer in the world

by Staff writer

Silas Adekunle has become the highest paid person in the field of robotic engineering after building the world’s first gaming robot.


Adekunle’s ground-breaking success came after signing a new deal with Apple Inc.

Born in Lagos State, 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, Adekunle started Reach Robotics, a company specialized in developing reality gaming robots and software.

As per the deal with Apple, Adekunle’s gaming robots will be exclusively distributed on all Apple stores around the world.

According to Forbes, Apple had been impressed by the quality of Adekunle’s robots, particularly their ability to show emotion with subtly-calibrated movements.

The American multinational technology company priced the four-legged “battle-bots” at $300 and then put them in nearly all of its stores in the United States and Britain.
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