A team of eleven young secondary school girls trained by the University of Lagos Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (AIROL) took first position in a Robot Design contest at the First Leggo League (FLL), a national robotics competition.
Out of 132 Teams drawn from 6 Geopolitical Zones, 1320 Team members and 8000+ Learners, UNLAG’s Team AIROL:
- Emerged 1st in Robot Design
- Emerged 3rd in Robot Performance
- Emerged 3rd Overall Best in the competition.
On account of their performance at the competition, the girls will be representing Nigeria at a virtual international robotics competition to be hosted in Greece later in the year.
The following are Members of UNILAG’s Team AIROL:
1. Lois Akere Unilag Women Society School
2. Adebimpe Adefala Unilag Women Society School
3. Adekile Aderinsola ISL UNILAG
4. Pamela Fasona ISL UNILAG
5. Imisioluwa Folami ISL UNILAG
6. Chisom Dora Nwachukwu Rola International School
7. Peace Onyinyechukwu Okpah ISL, UNILAG
8. Adewuyi Oluwadamisola Queens College Lagos
9. Ayomikun Familusi Queens College Lagos
10. Adekola Tanitoluwa Queens College Lagos
11. Iyun Ifeoluwa Queens College Lagos
12. Victory Yinka-Banjo Coach I
13. Joel Adebayo Coach II
14. Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo Lead/Principal Investigator
The University of Lagos’ Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Lab (AiRoL) selected and trained the girls in robotics as a way of giving back to the community and preparing the young ones for an empowered future.
The First Leggo League robotics competition is organised annually in Nigeria by Coderina Education and Technology Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that leverages technology as an enabler for economic. social and gender inclusion. It organises the competition in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education.