Creating a future where local communities
can use robotics for social good
We are a Tanzanian innovation lab that focuses on solving local challenges
and needs through the use of appropriate robotics & AI technologies.
What we do
We act as an expert’s center to develop local capacity for the use of appropriate robotics solutions in humanitarian, development, health and environmental efforts in Tanzania.
We provide training, equipment and data processing expertise and help incubate new local drone-based service providers. We foster local demand by working together with local, national and international organisations in conducting robotics-related projects.
As a non-profit organisation, we focus on projects that directly benefit human life and the surrounding natural environment.
Projects & Training
“Drones as a Service” Business Incubation Program
Bukoba Earthquake Mapping
Zanzibar Island Mapping
How We Can Help
Do you need up-to-date maps for disaster assessment or for your development projects? 3D models and vegetation indexes to better manage your agriculture initiative? New ways of gathering data and imagery for your environmental projects? Training on how to use robotic technologies?
Are you active in disaster relief and resilience? Working on environ- mental or nature conservation initiatives? Building agriculture capacity? Setting up and managing development projects? Or are you a local university or institution wanting to build local capacity with robotics technologies?
We are working with the world’s leading robotics manufacturers and software providers and count Parrot, senseFly, DJI, ESRI and Pix4D among our partners. And keep on adding new partners as needs evolve.
We are proud to count following organisations among our first partners:
Leka Tingitana – Managing Director Tanzania Flying Labs
Leka’s background is in transferring technology from industrialized countries to areas with limited resources in a local context. He has lived in rural Africa for more than 10 years and acquired experience in remote data connectivity, mobile health and renewable energy. Leka is a Tanzanian Digital Change Maker with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Houston and an MBA from the International University in Geneva.
Yussuf Said Yussuf – Coordinator Tanzania Flying Labs
Yussuf is is the Tanzania Flying Labs coordinator. He is a geospatial consultant in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He founded the APPS CLUB in SUZA where students staying together and learn how to develop mobile application for the Android Platform. Yussuf Holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Diploma of Computer Science from the State University of Zanzibar, and is a certified eBee drone trainer by senseFly.
Tanzania Data Lab – dLab at Kijitonyama Campus of the College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM),
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania