Omiefe Africa’s First Humanoid Robot
Omiefe Africa’s First Humanoid Robot
Omiefe: Africa’s First Humanoid Robot Made-in-Nigeria 

TECHDIGEST- Africa’s first humanoid robot, Omiefe has been built by a Nigerian company, Uniccon. It speaks English, French, Arabic, Kiswahili, Pidgin, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Afrikaans. The robot was built as a 6 feet female Igbo character.

Omeife was publicly introduced by the Abuja-based Uniccon Group at GITEX GLOBAL, the largest tech, and startup show in the world, which welcomed over 200 000 attendees from more than 174 nations, last month.

Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria, expressed his admiration for the Uniccon Group’s technological innovation at GITEXGLOBAL. Chuks Ekwueme, CEO of the Uniccon Group of Companies, referred to Omeife as the ultimate joy for removing linguistic or cultural barriers in Africa.

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Omoife is not only a multilingual expert; she also possesses the amazing capacity to switch between languages while interacting with others using precise hand gestures, such as smiling and other bodily motions that help match the tone of the conversation and eliminate any interfacial or unreal interaction.

The age of humanoid is here and it is a universal reality, said Ekwueme.

Adding: “Africa is fast being recognized for its contribution to the global tech ecosystem. Through Omeife and other projects, we’re happy to play a part in helping businesses and people all over Africa use the most innovative technologies for efficiency.”

Uniccon plans to produce the robot for use across sectors. Each will sell for US$30,000.