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Marita Cheng

Founder and CEO, Aubot

Named one of the top 50 women in technology by Forbes in 2018 and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016, Marita Cheng is the founder and CEO of Aubot, which makes a telepresence robot, Teleport, for kids with cancer in hospital to attend school, people with a disability to attend work and to monitor and socialise with elderly people.

Prior to that, Marita was named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year for her work as the founder of Robogals, which encourages girls into engineering careers and tertiary studies, and has taught over 70,000 girls robotics workshops. In 2015, Marita attended Singularity University’s 10-week flagship Graduate Studies Program. While there, she co-founded Aipoly. Aipoly’s first application recognises objects in real time on a smartphone using convolutional neural networks and relays them to people who are visually impaired. Since launching at CES in January 2016, Aipoly has been downloaded over 500,000 times and has been translated into 23 languages.

200 Women who will change the way you see the world

2nd Floor 205

Two hundred real women with real stories from different parts of the world: What is it that really matters to them? Inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories, the award-winning creative team of Blackwell & Ruth and photographer Kieran E. Scott conducted interviews with 200 women from a […]

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200 Women who will change the way you see the world

2nd Floor 205

Two hundred real women with real stories from different parts of the world: What is it that really matters to them? Inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories, the award-winning creative team of Blackwell & Ruth and photographer Kieran E. Scott conducted interviews with 200 women from a […]

Seminar Session 4
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