How school girls at FGGC Sagamu built an AI robot called Kiki-Saggy

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Secondary school girls of the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Sagamu, Ogun State, have built an AI robot called Okikiola-Sagamu, also known as Kiki-Saggy. The project which involved 10 students and a few staff members was unveiled to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo Andrew, in Abuja.

In an interview with Technext, the students from the robotics team said they were drawn from the senior classes and junior classes. They described the robot, noting that it stands at a height of 6 feet, weighs 60kg, and has a maximum speed of 10km per hour.

“The AI robot project took about seven months, and Kiki-Saggy can talk, walk, and even gesticulate”, they said.

When asked about the construction phase of Kiki, the innovators explained that they were able to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning which they invested into the robot. They said Okiki-Saggy was their first “successful trial” as there had been previous trials which had taken place before now. Unfortunately, most of the previous robots could not make it to the final stage like Kiki did.They also attributed their success to the immense support from Coderina.org. a capacity-building organisation that leverages robotics and other emerging technologies to empower young learners and teachers across Africa. 


They also attributed it to their teachers, especially the school principal, Dr Muyibat Adenike Olodo who also doubles as the head of the robotics team.

During the launch, Dr Olodo emphasized how technology is sprouting innovation and paving the way for a brighter future. She added that the futuristic fields are empowering students to unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and technological prowess.

Consequently, the current version of Kiki-Saggy is just the beginning. The robotics team at FGGC is envisioning an even better and more improved version for the future. Speaking about the possibilities and advancements that can be made in the next iteration. Dr Mrs Olodo established that innovation is a continuous process, and some subjects taught in colleges are shaping the minds of young learners, equipping them with the tools to thrive in a world driven by cutting-edge technologies.


How school girls at FGGC Sagamu built an AI robot called Kiki-Saggy

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How school girls at FGGC Sagamu built an AI robot called Kiki-Saggy

Secondary school girls of the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Sagamu, Ogun State, have built an AI robot called Okikiola-Sagamu, also known as Kiki-Saggy. The project which involved 10 students and a few staff members was unveiled to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, David Adejo Andrew, in Abuja.

In an interview with Technext, the students from the robotics team said they were drawn from the senior classes and junior classes. They described the robot, noting that it stands at a height of 6 feet, weighs 60kg, and has a maximum speed of 10km per hour.

“The AI robot project took about seven months, and Kiki-Saggy can talk, walk, and even gesticulate”, they said.

When asked about the construction phase of Kiki, the innovators explained that they were able to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning which they invested into the robot. They said Okiki-Saggy was their first “successful trial” as there had been previous trials which had taken place before now. Unfortunately, most of the previous robots could not make it to the final stage like Kiki did.

They also attributed their success to the immense support from Coderina.org. a capacity-building organisation that leverages robotics and other emerging technologies to empower young learners and teachers across Africa. They also attributed it to their teachers, especially the school principal, Dr Muyibat Adenike Olodo who also doubles as the head of the robotics team.

During the launch, Dr Olodo emphasized how technology is sprouting innovation and paving the way for a brighter future. She added that the futuristic fields are empowering students to unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and technological prowess.

Consequently, the current version of Kiki-Saggy is just the beginning. The robotics team at FGGC is envisioning an even better and more improved version for the future. Speaking about the possibilities and advancements that can be made in the next iteration. Dr Mrs Olodo established that innovation is a continuous process, and some subjects taught in colleges are shaping the minds of young learners, equipping them with the tools to thrive in a world driven by cutting-edge technologies.

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Building Kiki-Saggy

The design and functionality of the AI robot can be challenging. The Robotics team of FGGC needed to strike a balance between aesthetics and functionality. The builders experienced these challenges during the journey of building Kiki-Saggy.

The team was faced with technical difficulties, complex coding, financial challenges, hardware issues, hole drilling, and even the integration of different components. However, overcoming these challenges led to valuable learning experiences and rewarding outcomes.

However, they got some help to get them through the completion of the project, like help from one Madam Lisa in the United States.

The robotics team of FGGC Sagamu hopes that the Ministry of Education will extend support and encouragement to the team in order to make a better version of Kiki Saggy.

Robotics technology is the future

The advancements in robotics technology have been noticeable. From more sophisticated sensors and actuators to improved artificial intelligence algorithms, robots are becoming smarter, more capable, indulged, and more adaptable. They can now navigate complex environments, perform delicate tasks with precision, and even learn from their experiences.

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