National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

The National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR) is one of NITDA’s special purpose vehicles created to promote research and development on emerging technologies and their practical application in areas of Nigerian national interest. The centre, a state-of-the-art facility, along with its modern digital fabrication laboratory (FabLab), is co-located in the same building complex with the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), at No. 790 Cadastral Zone, Wuye District, Abuja.

NCAIR as a digital innovation and research facility is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Drones, Internet of Things (IoT), and other emerging technologies, aimed at transforming the Nigerian digital economy, in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS). NCAIR is also focused on creating a thriving ecosystem for innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE), job creation and national development.


  • Research and Development Focus Areas:
  • • Machine/Deep Learning
  • • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • • Blockchain
  • • Intelligent Robotics
  • • Extended Reality (XR) - VR/AR/MR
  • •Digital Manufacturing and Prototyping

NCAIR is also into R&D collaboration with academic institutions and other agencies, including R&D consultancy and high-tech products and services development.