Meet the Nigerian Scientist Giving Drones the Ability to Smell Bombs from Afar

“Imagine being able to detect odours a significant distance away with form factors which you can mount on a commercially available drone. The system will be complete with on board biological learning and classification.”, wrote Oshiorenoya E. Agabi on his LinkedIn profile. Osh Agabi is a Nigerian neuroscientist and engineer. He is the founder and… Read More Meet the Nigerian Scientist Giving Drones the Ability to Smell Bombs from Afar

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Issues First Drones Operator Certificate To Oando

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) popularly called drones are one area where African countries are proving more accepting and innovative about. The commercial drone industry has been slow to start in most other parts of the world. The United States and the United Kingdom prohibits drone flights that leave the line of sight of a human… Read More Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Issues First Drones Operator Certificate To Oando

How Africa is Becoming the World’s Testing Ground for Commercial Drones

The world’s first commercial drone delivery service operates from Rwanda. The drone service is operated by Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company. It delivers blood by drone to almost half of all Rwanda’s blood transfusion centers. Orders are made online, by text, phone, or WhatsApp. A technician sits in a refrigerated room where the blood… Read More How Africa is Becoming the World’s Testing Ground for Commercial Drones

Despite the Lack of Support these Nigerians Managed to Build their Own Machines

Despite their lack of material, training and money, these determined  Nigerians have managed to build their own machines. These machines were all made in Nigeria by Nigerians without government support. In any society, there’s always a subset of individuals with an interest in tinkering, fabricating, mimicking, inventing. At the very fundamental level, what drives them is… Read More Despite the Lack of Support these Nigerians Managed to Build their Own Machines

Drones Deliver Sterile Tse -Tse Flies to Tackle Sleeping Sickness in Ethiopia

“The wild population will decline progressively,” Argiles-Herrero, an IAEA scientist working on the drone project said. “The survivors are overwhelmed with more sterile males every week, at a ration of 10:1, so in the end the population cannot recover and can eventually be eradicated.” The approach could be replicated with manned aircraft, but there are… Read More Drones Deliver Sterile Tse -Tse Flies to Tackle Sleeping Sickness in Ethiopia