Sunday, August 14, 2022

Meet Nigerian Engineer Who Developed CET Drone To Detect Kidnappers, Terrorists Hideout


A Nigerian Robotics Engineer, Dr. Olusola Ayoola has developed Carbon Emissions Tracker (CET) drone for aerial surveillance in detecting hideouts of criminals within caves and forest areas. Dr. Ayoola is the founder of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), an indigenious AI firm based in Ibadan, Oyo state.

In an interview with, Ayoola revealed that criminal elements hiding in caves and forested areas cannot escape the innovative capability of drone surveillance offered by the Carbon Emissions Tracker Drone (CETD). He explained that the CEDT also utilizes the geo-spatial intelligence technology capable of scanning entire expanse of forests, game reserves and other uninhabited spaces thereby making it difficult for criminals to escape detection.

“We discovered the CED based aerial surveillance which allows for a drone to sniff out hideouts through the carbon their activities emit. As long as human life exists in a forested location, there must be carbon emissions, be it under a cave, under a canopy or inside a bunker. This novel solution comes with a barrage of many other possibilities and insight into how we can bring back security to our dear nation and other nations in Africa.”

“We cannot overemphasise the role of geospatial intelligence. So, wherever government cannot be physically present, government’s intelligence must always be. With this new technology, we can quickly scan the entirety of our forests and games reserves to generate a real map of which spots of these hitherto assumed uninhabited forests have suddenly spiked up in human activities. If this is an indication of a criminal enclave rapidly developing across the country, then it helps us nip the growth in the bud before it becomes another combative force”, he said.

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