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UNILAG Gets Donation Of Robots To Battle COVID-19

The University of Lagos has received donations of robots to battle COVID-19 within the university premises.

This was revealed in a press release on Monday by the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Toyin Ogundipe.

“In Line With His Vision For The University Of Lagos in the Areas Of Artificial Intelligence, Service delivery and the Curbing of Covid 19 Spread, Prof Toyin Ogundipe attracts the donation Of Robots to the University for Designated areas like the University Library, The Senate Building, The University Business School ETC.

The robots are able to facilitate Direction for Visitors, take Temperature, store data, and interact with students in the Library etc. THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ANY NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. It read”

The robots were donated by Platform Capital, a global investment firm. 

At the inauguration of the robots at the institution’s library, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said that the robots would improve the institution’s delivery lines.

”We have been talking about Improving our delivery lines. These robots are certainly going to add value in that regard, in the sense that artificial intelligence would now be brought to bear. 

”They are going to load it with the books we have in the library, also it will take the temperature of the people coming into the library. ” 

It will also give us the data of people coming to the library every day, look at the peak time that they come in, and the peak hour, they leave. 

”It is going to serve in so many ways. We have one that will be positioned at the Senate Building that will equally take the temperature. 

”If you want to check your blood pressure, it will assist you to do that. If you are looking for anybody at that same Senate building, once you mention the name of such a person, it will tell you the number of the room where the person is. 

”Another one will be deployed to our Unilag Business School. What we are looking at, is to make sure that we improve on our delivery lines,” he said. 

Ogundipe said that at this critical period of global health challenge, the services of the robots would be a huge contribution toward safety. 

”For instance, if one’s temperature is too high, it will raise an alarm concerning that, and with that development, the security personnel know that such a person needs to be attended to. ”It will reduce the contact level with our security personnel and others around. 

“We have other technologies to be put in place at this period. ”These upcoming technologies will check one’s blood pressure too as well as oxygen level.

The Quality Assurance Director, Prof Grace Otinwa said the opening prayer at the event which also had other principal officers of the institution in attendance.

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