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FGC students invent robot prototype, ‘Ruby Waiter-Bot’

Some students at the Federal Government College in Rubochi, FCT, have created a robot prototype known as the “Ruby Waiter-Bot.”

The students said their invention would help solve critical national problems while presenting it to the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Tuesday.

SSS3 Miss Onyoche Bamaiyi stated that the introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) encouraged them to be creative, which led to the invention.

Ephraim Okpara, who is also in SSS3, stated that the robot was made up of 70% recycled materials.

“The main goal of our project today was to collect recycling materials and use them, and the materials are available to us in the environment…other things we used were the robotic kits provided by Coderina Educational Foundation.”

He believes the robot would help to make certain jobs faster and easier.

“The idea of the robot was created out of the challenge of one of our mums who is a caterer who usually has problems getting personnel to serve the food at her restaurant,” said SSS1 student Goodluck Ogbole.

“So we got this idea and we met as a team to discuss how we can create this robot to end such problems so that food can be served faster and easier,” he explained.

Mr. David Adejo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, applauded the students and encouraged them to commercialize their innovations, promising to provide the necessary support.

“The issue is that we don’t connect research to development.” We must engage students in order for them to be more open to new ideas. Where the world is going is not determined by a degree, but by what you can do with your brain,” he explained.

Mr Femi Niyi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Coderina Education and Technology Foundation, stated that Nigeria is blessed with talents and that “what took other countries five to six years to develop, a Nigerian could produce such within two years.”

He advised that the students be put on the path that would build on their development.

Writing by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu