Alberto and I gave a speech about Aipoly at TEDxMelbourne, where we showcased Aipoly Vision being used via glasses. Aipoly has now been downloaded 120,000 times.
During our summer working out of the Engineers Australia Victoria office, we had some special visitors. Minister Merlino, the Deputy Premier and Education Minister was our first visitor, on 16 December 2015.
Following that, The Hon. Linda Dessau, the Governor of Victoria paid us a visit in our final week at those offices. We showcased all our robotic and computer vision projects.
In June, the Prime Minister’s office accepted Engineers Australia’s invitation to visit our offices and came to see our technology.
We followed that up by visiting the Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation & Trade, Minister Phil Dalidakis MP in late June 2016, who said he was eager to support our robots.
I spent the summer working out of the Engineers Australia Victoria office with 20 university students. As a result they put me on the front cover of their Create magazine.
And here is the rest of the article. The full article is also available on Facebook.
I did an interview with Audi magazine as a follow-up to being named their Scholarship recipient in 2015. http://audimagazine.com.au/post/i-robot
I did a fun radio interview with the BBC with another civil engineer, Nisrine Chartouny, who led a team of 600 workers in creating the 250 million Crossrail Farringdon Station in the City of London. You can listen to it by clicking on my face below:
My cofounder in Aipoly is Italian, so we went to Italy to promote, due to popular demand, Aipoly’s availability in 7 languages - English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and German.
We met with the President of Italy.
We appeared in a few television segments.
And in a few newspaper articles (including with Andrea Bocelli).
Italy is a beautiful country. I enjoyed eating chestnuts, zucchini pasta and fava beans!
Finally, we were on Fox News this month with one of our users Michael Moran in New York City.
I was invited to demonstrate my robots on a QANTAS flight from Sydney to San Francisco, while we flew over the Pacific Ocean. I said yes! My fellow speakers, organised by TEDxSydney were the amazing data scientist Jeremy Howard, experimental physicist Michael Biercuk and entrepreneur Jo Burston. So chuffed to be part of that line-up! I demonstrated Jeva the robotic arm, Teleport the telepresence robot and even used my brain to control Teleport! Check it out below!
I'm the founder of Robogals, and the Young Australian of the Year for 2012. Currently working on 2Mar Robotics. I sometimes give speeches around the country.
I tweet @maritacheng and I'm on Facebook.
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