5. Featured Breakout Session – Robot Queen to Change the World

Track: Featured Speaker
Level: General Audience

These are actual headlines from national Australian newspapers.  Learn how Marita Cheng went from a small-town girl living in government housing to conquering the globe as one of Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech in the World, and the second youngest person to become a Member of the Order of Australia (like a junior knighthood).  Noticing the limited number of girls in her engineering class, at the age of 19, Marita founded Robogals to inspire girls into robotics, growing the organization into an international movement.  She followed that up with artificial intelligence company Aipoly to help the blind identify objects in real-time, which resonated with millions of people.  And robotics company Aubot, making robots to help people in their everyday lives.  Hold on tight as pocket rocket Marita shares how she changed the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • The only failure is failure to try
  • Do your best at what’s in front of you, and more opportunities will present themselves
  • Solve real problems
  • Keep it really simple

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