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Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EngrBouss(m): 10:16am On May 22
Hi guys, just stumbled on this thread. Also interested in AI/ML the practical kind where I have applied both YOLO and voice recognition ( currently on that). Love collaborations, if it’s genuine though. Just said I drop in
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 11:13am On May 22
EngrBouss:
Hi guys, just stumbled on this thread. Also interested in AI/ML the practical kind where I have applied both YOLO and voice recognition ( currently on that). Love collaborations, if it’s genuine though. Just said I drop in

Wow please tell us about this YOLO. The only times I’ve heard it, it meant “you only live once”

Forgive my ignorance haha.

And yeah voice recognition would be awesome when you get through that. Try keep us updated, there are opportunities. So also speech formation.

In what capacity do you conduct your research? And how is it like getting access to resources, cause that’s something we could collaborate on.

I’m very interested
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by jbblues24(m): 4:15am On May 24
Slick shot!
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by foxxydude(m): 8:08am On May 24
Hello OP nice thread you got here. From what I have read here I see you are setting up a Incubator for Robotics and AI and I must commend you for this. I recently started research on robotics, precisely arduino and I am loving it. I actually want to learn and demistify the technology for kids.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 9:28am On May 24
foxxydude:
Hello OP nice thread you got here. From what I have read here I see you are setting up a Incubator for Robotics and AI and I must commend you for this. I recently started research on robotics, precisely arduino and I am loving it. I actually want to learn and demistify the technology for kids.
That’s awesome yeah you are totally correct. What I would really need from everyone here is advice. I’m currently equipping the centre and would like to know what sort of facilities you guys would wish to see.

Especially equipments that would help you guys to completely learn and fabricate finished products/solutions.

Don’t worry about arduino, I’ve taken care of that haha.

Have you heard about ROS?

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Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by foxxydude(m): 10:19am On May 24
Cacawa2:

That’s awesome yeah you are totally correct. What I would really need from everyone here is advice. I’m currently equipping the centre and would like to know what sort of facilities you guys would wish to see.

Especially equipments that would help you guys to completely learn and fabricate finished products/solutions.

Don’t worry about arduino, I’ve taken care of that haha.

Have you heard about ROS?

Was just reading about ROS a couple of days ago. Wow i think i like you already smiley
I am ready to sign up with you guys. Cant wait....
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 1:24am On May 25
foxxydude:


Was just reading about ROS a couple of days ago. Wow i think i like you already smiley
I am ready to sign up with you guys. Cant wait....
Splendid. I’ll update this post with pix as we progress.

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Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Chrisemeka1(m): 3:32pm On May 25
Any plans for people like me in Lagos
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 6:11pm On May 25
Chrisemeka1:
Any plans for people like me in Lagos
yeah I thought about it, looks like you guys in Lagos already have an AI incubator in Unilag.

Horus once shared a post about it.

I'm not sure how open they are to non Unilag students though.

The one in Ibadan will not be restricted to any particular University. It will also be more focused on robotics, with AI.

For someone like you based in Lagos, you may soon find the railway handy. But for others further away from Ibadan, the idea of residing in Ibadan for the duration of the course should please be considered.

There are three aspects to this:
1. The centre will have a production unit (embedded systems)
2. The centre will have a training unit (recruitment will be out later this year)
3. The centre will have a research hub/robotics lab open for use

Number 1 and 2 offer part-time job opportunities for all at various levels. Number 3 is what most people have shown interest in (for personal development). So if you think about it, it could be worthwhile staying in a hostel accommodation while learning and earning.

I will be able to shed more light when I'm in Nigeria
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by spyglaxx: 5:20am On May 26
You just refired my interest to acquire an abandoned federal government I.C.T center in my local government. It has lots of solar panels and deep cycle batteries. I am researching a robotic application for poultry and irrigation farming. I have a base in Ibadan too.
Cacawa2:
yeah I thought about it, looks like you guys in Lagos already have an AI incubator in Unilag.

Horus once shared a post about it.

I'm not sure how open they are to non Unilag students though.

The one in Ibadan will not be restricted to any particular University. It will also be more focused on robotics, with AI.

For someone like you based in Lagos, you may soon find the railway handy. But for others further away from Ibadan, the idea of residing in Ibadan for the duration of the course should please be considered.

There are three aspects to this:
1. The centre will have a production unit (embedded systems)
2. The centre will have a training unit (recruitment will be out later this year)
3. The centre will have a research hub/robotics lab open for use

Number 1 and 2 offer part-time job opportunities for all at various levels. Number 3 is what most people have shown interest in (for personal development). So if you think about it, it could be worthwhile staying in a hostel accommodation while learning and earning.

I will be able to shed more light when I'm in Nigeria
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 7:43am On May 26
spyglaxx:
You just refired my interest to acquire an abandoned federal government I.C.T center in my local government. It has lots of solar panels and deep cycle batteries. I am researching a robotic application for poultry and irrigation farming. I have a base in Ibadan too.

Now this is super amazing. Please go ahead and acquire it. There are many ICT centres wasting away, with so many facilities in them. One of the reasons is that our institutions are not so much interested in breaking barriers. Except for some bodies like Jamb. That’s why private firms need to take control. The robotics lab I’m bringing could easily be set up or financed by govt. if they were keen on it.

Anyway I’ll give kudos to them, I received a Nitda scholarship for UK Masters during GEJ’s era. So I went for Advanced Control and Systems Engineering, Uni of Manchester. Had a distinction, got a UK govt scholarship for PhD with their robotics group. Had to obtain Nitda’s permission anyway. Finished it, spent quality time afterwards supporting a firm and providing solutions to Nuclear related challenges (using robotics). Now I found out something. Many times the UK relies on China for fabrication. Because the Chinese combine two great qualities: 1)they are cheaper, 2) thy never say anything is impossible. They have all the ideas and they make anything you ask for. So I’ve decided, you know what? Nigerians are like that, we can do better than that. What we need are facilities. I know Power Supply remains a challenge, but it is workable.

Please take good care of the solar facilities once you acquire them.

To your second remark, yes there are indeed a range of contributions from robotics and AI to farming. I’m very happy that you are already looking into it. If there are questions you have, if there are sensors you need, rugged semi-autonomous mini-vehicles, semi-autonomous weed control, controlled irrigation, these are areas we could collaborate.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by PrinceCEE(m): 8:28am On May 26
Cacawa2:


Now this is super amazing. Please go ahead and acquire it. There are many ICT centres wasting away, with so many facilities in them. One of the reasons is that our institutions are not so much interested in breaking barriers. Except for some bodies like Jamb. That’s why private firms need to take control. The robotics lab I’m bringing could easily be set up or financed by govt. if they were keen on it.

Anyway I’ll give kudos to them, I received a Nitda scholarship for UK Masters during GEJ’s era. So I went for Advanced Control and Systems Engineering, Uni of Manchester. Had a distinction, got a UK govt scholarship for PhD with their robotics group. Had to obtain Nitda’s permission anyway. Finished it, spent quality time afterwards supporting a firm and providing solutions to Nuclear related challenges (using robotics). Now I found out something. Many times the UK relies on China for fabrication. Because the Chinese combine two great qualities: 1)they are cheaper, 2) thy never say anything is impossible. They have all the ideas and they make anything you ask for. So I’ve decided, you know what? Nigerians are like that, we can do better than that. What we need are facilities. I know Power Supply remains a challenge, but it is workable.

Please take good care of the solar facilities once you acquire them.

To your second remark, yes there are indeed a range of contributions from robotics and AI to farming. I’m very happy that you are already looking into it. If there are questions you have, if there are sensors you need, rugged semi-autonomous mini-vehicles, semi-autonomous weed control, controlled irrigation, these are areas we could collaborate.


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Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Ajibolatao(m): 5:32pm On May 26
This is an opportunity that I would love to be part of. Haven chatted with the OP, I'm convinced this is a great program for whoever is willing to take the chance.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 6:06pm On May 26
Ajibolatao:
This is an opportunity that I would love to be part of. Haven spoken with the OP, I'm convinced this is a great program for whoever is willing to take the chance.
Thanks and yes it was great chatting with you too.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by PrinceCEE(m): 6:47pm On May 26
Ajibolatao:
This is an opportunity that I would love to be part of. Haven spoken with the OP, I'm convinced this is a great program for whoever is willing to take the chance.

Are you in Ibadan...?
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by gokay19: 8:44pm On May 26
Cacawa2:
This thread is for those who are interested in developing their skills in Robotics and AI.
The thread is also for those who have reached an advanced stage in their development.
Kindly leave a comment to register your interest and we can get talking.
If you don’t mind, please state your background experience in Robotics/AI and what your plans for future development are and any challenges faced so far.

Please treat this with utmost seriousness.
pls I'm interested, I will like to discuss with you... very important pls. I live in ife. Pls my whatapp no is 080 -two three six 85 nine 64
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 12:26am On May 27
gokay19:
pls I'm interested, I will like to discuss with you... very important pls. I live in ife. Pls my whatapp no is 080 -two three six 85 nine 64
okay
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Ajibolatao(m): 5:01am On May 27
PrinceCEE:


Are you in Ibadan...?

No. Lagos.

Are you in Ibadan?
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by PrinceCEE(m): 8:44pm On May 27
Ajibolatao:


No. Lagos.

Are you in Ibadan?

Yeah, was asking because of web development. I was thinking you were in Ibadan, and I'd really have wanted us to work together in web development.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EvilSec: 8:16am On May 28
Cacawa2:


Now this is super amazing. Please go ahead and acquire it. There are many ICT centres wasting away, with so many facilities in them. One of the reasons is that our institutions are not so much interested in breaking barriers. Except for some bodies like Jamb. That’s why private firms need to take control. The robotics lab I’m bringing could easily be set up or financed by govt. if they were keen on it.

Anyway I’ll give kudos to them, I received a Nitda scholarship for UK Masters during GEJ’s era. So I went for Advanced Control and Systems Engineering, Uni of Manchester. Had a distinction, got a UK govt scholarship for PhD with their robotics group. Had to obtain Nitda’s permission anyway. Finished it, spent quality time afterwards supporting a firm and providing solutions to Nuclear related challenges (using robotics). Now I found out something. Many times the UK relies on China for fabrication. Because the Chinese combine two great qualities: 1)they are cheaper, 2) thy never say anything is impossible. They have all the ideas and they make anything you ask for. So I’ve decided, you know what? Nigerians are like that, we can do better than that. What we need are facilities. I know Power Supply remains a challenge, but it is workable.

Please take good care of the solar facilities once you acquire them.

To your second remark, yes there are indeed a range of contributions from robotics and AI to farming. I’m very happy that you are already looking into it. If there are questions you have, if there are sensors you need, rugged semi-autonomous mini-vehicles, semi-autonomous weed control, controlled irrigation, these are areas we could collaborate.
That's pretty cool, but I'll only show interest in IoT-Agric/AI Farming, when a few lines of code and a crop management device can make my vegetables grow 10x faster. xD
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 8:36am On May 28
EvilSec:

That's pretty cool, but I'll only show interest in IoT-Agric/AI Farming, when a few lines of code and a crop management device can make my vegetables grow 10x faster. xD
hahahaha very very possible.

You know that UV light is a substitute for sunlight in farming? So in an attempt to, say, grow certain crops in a controlled "climate", farmers can make use of indoor farming. And of course, how best to allocate the available but limited artificial sunlight, (UV light source) and artificial rainfall (water) around the indoor farm other than the use of AI robotics.

Similarly, in the application of scarce resources such as fertilizer, in your farm, the use of AI allows you to best determine where it is needed, what quantity is just right, and it allows you predict the yield. Same for pest control.

The aspect of crop harvesting is most interesting.

Most farmers today have decided to adopt machine learning, as well as autonomous systems to reduce their wastage, enhance profit, and make farming more ergonomic.

You know you can also detect the activities of pests in your farm? So that's what it's all about. I'm certain that the X10 yield you mentioned is feasible. We will have some people work on this and maybe invite you to see for yourself.

Fingers crossed.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Ajibolatao(m): 10:41am On May 28
PrinceCEE:


Yeah, was asking because of web development. I was thinking you were in Ibadan, and I'd really have wanted us to work together in web development.

Unfortunately, I'm based in Lagos. Maybe when I come around, we can discuss.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by PrinceCEE(m): 12:35pm On May 28
Ajibolatao:


Unfortunately, I'm based in Lagos. Maybe when I come around, we can discuss.

OK, I'll chat you up on WhatsApp
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EvilSec: 4:04pm On May 28
Cacawa2:
hahahaha very very possible.

You know that UV light is a substitute for sunlight in farming? So in an attempt to, say, grow certain crops in a controlled "climate", farmers can make use of indoor farming. And of course, how best to allocate the available but limited artificial sunlight, (UV light source) and artificial rainfall (water) around the indoor farm other than the use of AI robotics.

Similarly, in the application of scarce resources such as fertilizer, in your farm, the use of AI allows you to best determine where it is needed, what quantity is just right, and it allows you predict the yield. Same for pest control.

The aspect of crop harvesting is most interesting.

Most farmers today have decided to adopt machine learning, as well as autonomous systems to reduce their wastage, enhance profit, and make farming more ergonomic.

You know you can also detect the activities of pests in your farm? So that's what it's all about. I'm certain that the X10 yield you mentioned is feasible. We will have some people work on this and maybe invite you to see for yourself.

Fingers crossed.
Pretty cool. I also think the best way of achieving this is through IoT crop management device automation/AI Automation. An AI that'll control humidity, temperature, sunlight exposure of a plant so it can grow without human interference! And since an AI would be far superior with respect to intelligence than humans, and it would grow exponentially higher, it would be able to imagine the state the vegetables are and the best conditions to make vegetables grow super faster "you could achieve this using neural networks" ,then you build a space with those conditions.

Let's say after a time of mining data to determine the conditions of the vegetables and what they need, an AI should be able to turn that into a language. More like sign language really. When the plant's root behave in a certain way, it should know what that means or when the leafs bend or turn a certain color.

Imagine you are testing out a new vegetable chemical. When you add it, the root of the vegetables contracts, the leaf bends, the stem does something, and a chemical reaction occurs in the vegetable. It can and should be able to collect that data and print, representing the plant:
'No. This chemical is bad for me'

I said this cause I'm pretty sure that AI can achieve selfawareness, I'm a game developer "part time" and I've developed an AI Bot able to learn how to play games using neural networks and genetic algorithms. It was no different to how the neural process works in the brain.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by spyglaxx: 5:29pm On May 28
EvilSec:

Pretty cool. I also think the best way of achieving this is through IoT crop management device automation/AI Automation. An AI that'll control humidity, temperature, sunlight exposure of a plant so it can grow without human interference! And since an AI would be far superior with respect to intelligence than humans, and it would grow exponentially higher, it would be able to imagine the state the vegetables are and the best conditions to make vegetables grow super faster "you could achieve this using neural networks" ,then you build a space with those conditions.

Let's say after a time of mining data to determine the conditions of the vegetables and what they need, an AI should be able to turn that into a language. More like sign language really. When the plant's root behave in a certain way, it should know what that means or when the leafs bend or turn a certain color.

Imagine you are testing out a new vegetable chemical. When you add it, the root of the vegetables contracts, the leaf bends, the stem does something, and a chemical reaction occurs in the vegetable. It can and should be able to collect that data and print, representing the plant:
'No. This chemical is bad for me'

I said this cause I'm pretty sure that AI can achieve selfawareness, I'm a game developer "part time" and I've developed an AI Bot able to learn how to play games using neural networks and genetic algorithms. It was no different to how the neural process works in the brain.


fantastic fantabulous
if only we have a government that thinks
if only we have leaders that can think beyond tomorrow
if only we are not blacks
if and if
if ....
if... the tragedy of the ruled
if ... the tragedy of being African.
our interest is our destiny.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 5:46pm On May 28
EvilSec:

Pretty cool. I also think the best way of achieving this is through IoT crop management device automation/AI Automation. An AI that'll control humidity, temperature, sunlight exposure of a plant so it can grow without human interference! And since an AI would be far superior with respect to intelligence than humans, and it would grow exponentially higher, it would be able to imagine the state the vegetables are and the best conditions to make vegetables grow super faster "you could achieve this using neural networks" ,then you build a space with those conditions.

Let's say after a time of mining data to determine the conditions of the vegetables and what they need, an AI should be able to turn that into a language. More like sign language really. When the plant's root behave in a certain way, it should know what that means or when the leafs bend or turn a certain color.

Imagine you are testing out a new vegetable chemical. When you add it, the root of the vegetables contracts, the leaf bends, the stem does something, and a chemical reaction occurs in the vegetable. It can and should be able to collect that data and print, representing the plant:
'No. This chemical is bad for me'

I said this cause I'm pretty sure that AI can achieve selfawareness, I'm a game developer "part time" and I've developed an AI Bot able to learn how to play games using neural networks and genetic algorithms. It was no different to how the neural process works in the brain.

Now this is the sort of solution we would like to see. I know you may be very busy with other projects, but if you can find time to develop this solution, using the hub, or if you can supervise a researcher on this, then we would be able to expand frontiers. I look forward to further interactions with you in the months ahead. It’s all coming together now.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by ivumar: 6:01pm On May 28
Cacawa2:

Brilliant, looks like we already have a hub in Ibadan. Please let me know what sort of devices you'd need to see in the workshop. I'll endeavour to have it as equipped as possible .
Hi... I just sent you a mail.
I'm awaiting your reply. Thanks.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 7:15pm On May 28
ivumar:

Hi... I just sent you a mail.
I'm awaiting your reply. Thanks.

Ok
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EvilSec: 7:27am On May 29
spyglaxx:



fantastic fantabulous
if only we have a government that thinks
if only we have leaders that can think beyond tomorrow
if only we are not blacks
if and if
if ....
if... the tragedy of the ruled
if ... the tragedy of being African.
our interest is our destiny.
Even if our government thinks and Nigeria builds itself, our lack of maintenance culture will ruin it. But then again, Nigeria is the only country where we benefit from corruption.
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EvilSec: 7:32am On May 29
Cacawa2:


Now this is the sort of solution we would like to see. I know you may be very busy with other projects, but if you can find time to develop this solution, using the hub, or if you can supervise a researcher on this, then we would be able to expand frontiers. I look forward to further interactions with you in the months ahead. It’s all coming together now.
Pretty cool, I'm in... Let's bring the idea to life cause I love vegetables xD
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by Cacawa2: 8:10am On May 29
EvilSec:

Pretty cool, I'm in... Let's bring the idea to life cause I love vegetables xD
I will definitely be in touch. Where are you based?
Re: Are You Interested In Robotics And Artificial Intelligence? by EvilSec: 8:13am On May 29
Cacawa2:
I will definitely be in touch. Where are you based?
Ibadan! But I'll be moving to Osun soon.

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