Silas Adekunle

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Silas Adekunle is a Nigerian inventor technology entrepreneur known for creating the world's first intelligent gaming robot.[1]

He earned a first class degree in robotics from the University of the West of England.[2]

He is the co-founder of Reach Robotics, an augmented reality gaming company that creates robots for gaming and for STEM education.[3][4] Adekunle has partnered with Apple, signing an exclusive distribution deal to sell his product in both the United States and Britain.[5] Reach Robotics shut down on Sept. 2, 2019.[6]

In November 2018, he was named to the Financial Times' list of the 'Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in technology.'[7]


  1. ^ "Nigerian inventor Silas Adekunle creates MekaMon gaming robots". BBC Africa. October 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Njideka Agbo (September 17, 2018). "Silas Adekunle: The Smartest Gaming Guru In The World". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Nigerian Tech entrepreneur Silas Adekunle secured deal with Apple to sell gaming robot MekaMon - Gova-Media". Gova-Media. 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  4. ^ "This Young Black Robotics Engineer and CEO Just Landed a Sweet Deal with Apple". Black Enterprise. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  5. ^ Olson, Parmy. "Meet The young Robotics entrepreneur who got a Dream Deal With Apple". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  6. ^ "Reach Robotics shuts down". The Robot Report.
  7. ^ "The UK's top 100 black and minority ethnic leaders in technology". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-11-26.