Marita Cheng


Robotics, AI, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership and Inspiration

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San Francisco, United States




She has been named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year and Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech. She is an eloquent and passionate speaker, educating the young generation on Robotics and the future of technologies.

Speaking Topics

  • “Robot Queen to Change the World”
  • My bot, Your bot, Aubot
  • What’s real with Artificial Intelligence?
  • Robogals: How Artificial Intelligence won’t take your job, but teen girls might
  • Entrepreneurship: Engineering something from nothing
  • Managing teams through your computer- how to manage teams remotely; The future of Work

Expert Profile

Expert is the youngest member of the Order of Australia, named by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 50 Women In Tech 2018, Forbes 30 Under 30 2016, and 2012 Young Australian of the Year, is the founder and CEO of aubot. aubot’s telepresence robot, Teleport, is used every day for kids with cancer in the hospital to attend school, people with a disability to attend work and to monitor and socialise with elderly people. In 2018, aubot showcased a suite of robots that are modular, transportable and affordable. aubot also does research and development into robot arms.

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 100,000 girls from 11 countries our robotics workshops across 32 chapters.