Dr. Olusola Sayeed Ayoola is the founder of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) where he leads research in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and supports career progression of young Robot Developers. He is also the lead facilitator in the Robot Development and Automation – RDA full certification wing of RAIN.
He recently joined the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he delivers robotics and advanced control theory modules to postgraduate students. Dr. Ayoola has been a recipient of local and international scholarship awards.
He holds a first class bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a masters’ degree with distinction in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering as well as a doctorate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Dr. Ayoola served as a member of the robotics research group at the University of Manchester, UK from 2014 to 2019. During this period, and in partnership with Forth Engineering, UK, Dr. Ayoola focused on developing ground and underwater robots to support UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning programme.
He also championed research in acoustics systems for underwater robot positioning and underwater wireless communication.
Dr. Ayoola is a member of the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has a proven passion for knowledge transfer and an extensive record of delivering robotics and STEM outreach programmes in the UK.