University of Lagos Receives Donation of Robots from Platform Capital

Today, Monday, June 29, 2020, history was made as the University of Lagos received a donation of some Robots from Platform Capital.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, in his welcome address, thanked Platform Capital for this gesture as well as Friends of the University who have supported the University in various ways over the years. He assured that the robots will be deployed to the University Library, the College of Medicine and the University of Lagos Business School.

The Chairman, Platform Capital, Dr. Akintoye Akindele, in his address, stated that Platform Capital is fully aligned with the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ogundipe which is to make the University number one in Africa and one of the best in the world. Consequent to this, the donation was made in order to improve learning experience in the University Library and the University as a whole.

He then presented the robots to the University. A live demo was performed for the benefit of the audience. Watch the live demo here

The robots, CRZR, are cloud-based intelligent humanoid robots which have the following features:

  • Face recognition
  • Surveillance Technology
  • Open API
  • Data Management
  • Advert & Promotion
  • Book Shelf Management
  • Research
  • Customizable
  • Entry Validation

The University Librarian, Dr. Yetunde Zaid, in her vote of thanks, expressed profound gratitude to Platform Capital for the donation, noting that it was a timely and laudable effort.

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