Member of WeRobotics’

Flying Labs network

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

“Drones as a Service” Business Incubation Program

WeRobotics in partnership with Tanzania Flying Labs, the Tanzanian Data Lab (dLab) and the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) are hosting a business incubation program!

Read more in this blog post, and click here to sign-up!

Bukoba Earthquake Mapping

Bukoba Earthquake Mapping

After a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Tanzania’s Kagera Region, WeRobotics was invited by the Ministry of Home Affairs to travel to Bukoba and support the recovery and reconstruction efforts by carrying out aerial surveys of the affected areas.

Read more in this blog post, and check out the aerial data in this blog post.

Zanzibar Island Mapping

Zanzibar Island Mapping

The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) invited WeRobotics to Zanzibar to work together with the SUZA drone team in mapping the Jozani Forest and part of the eastern coastline. This opportunity allowed us to field test our Cumulus drone, flying 2-hour missions, our longest flights on Zanzibar island. The platform remains at Tanzania Flying Labs.

Read more in this blog post.

How We Can Help

Contact us to learn on how we can help your social good projects. We are interested in hearing how we can help you.

We are proud to count following organisations among our first partners:

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Get in touch with us over mail. Or you can fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you with robotic light speed.

Staff

Leka Tingitana – Managing Director Tanzania Flying Labs 

LekaLeka’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_3cropwebYussuf 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.

Location

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