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#1366 The Robots Are Here - Marita Cheng

Marita Cheng AM was inducted as the youngest Member of the Order of Australia in 2019, named by Forbes as one of the World's Top 50 Women In Tech 2018, Forbes 30 Under 30 2016, and awarded the 2012 Young Australian of the Year. Marita is a technology entrepreneur and women in technology advocate, who 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 socialize with elderly people. Teleports have been sold to offices, museums, coworking spaces, for kids with cancer in hospitals and for security. As well as telepresence robots, aubot does research and development in robotic arms, virtual reality and autonomous mapping and navigation. This was a fun chat with a brilliant woman who is using her creative and engineering genius to make the world a better place. Her new book is called ‘Smart Girl Books’.