Silas Adekunle a 26-year-old created MekaMon, the first gaming robot that became a worldwide sensation in 2016.
During the launch of the new technology, the CEO of Reach Robotics sold 500 robots and earned $7.5 million.
This attracted a N360m investment by London Ventures,Apple now sells the robotics for $300 a piece,making Silas the top robotics engineer of the world.
The Nigerian-born engineer began his education in Lagos, his hometown before moving to the United Kingdom as a teenager.
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He attended the University of the West of England and majored in robotics. Adekunle became the leader of the university’s robotics program. He began his company with a focus on combining robotics technology with gaming.
Through Augmented Reality technology, users can create personalized experiences with MekaMon which therefore make many kids buy the robots.
Adekunle told Forbes, “It’s a whole industry shift, looking for products that can entertain their kids, but also products that can teach them,”
This past year, Silas has already earned up to $10 million after the launch of the the Robot which made him the top robotics engineer of the world.