The main storyline in this novel is about Sankofa, a girl whose touch brings death after her contact with an alien seed that fell to earth. Any technology she touches also ceases to work. This storyline merges myth, fantasy and ideas of alien civilisations, but there is little or no machine vision. However, in one episode we also encounter a giant robot in a town called RoboTown. The robot and its "eyes" (drones) protect the townspeople from car accidents in a busy intersection, but Sankofa becomes impatient with its drones constantly watching her and inadvertently "kills" it.
The story is set in Ghana, and the author is Nigerian-American.