The First-ever gaming robot in the world has been created by Silas Adekunle. Silas is the CEO and founder of Reach Robotics, a unique company that produces innovative and interactive robots with the aim to entertain, educate and inspire people, the first of its kind to exist.
Reach Robotics was founded in 2013, a company that combines augumented reality (AR) and gaming to perform functions. In 2017, the first world’s gaming robot MekaMon was created. Part of the unique abilities of Mekamon lies in the customizable characteristics and personalised funtions of the gaming bot.
The initial lunch of Mekamon sold 500 bots generating $7.5 Million and with this success, came many other grants and partnership, one of which was the deal Silas closed with Apple Inc. securing exclusive sales on Apple stores.
Adekunle told Forbes in an interview that “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”
On May 13th 2019, ReachEdu the latest app used to fully control MekaMon through line-programing was lunched.
Silas Adekunle is a Nigerian putting the positive effect of utilizing an enabling environment to produce creative innovations. With four years’ background in robotics, he manages Prince’s Trusts “Robotics in Schools” program in Bristols and in partnership with UWE. In addition, he heads a team of engineering students, encouraging young students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
In the video below he tells more about his journey and the product mekaMon.