A mouthwatering array of over 750 events has been taking place throughout Europe this week as the continent celebrates Robotics Week 2015. The festivities began with an eye-opening debate on “Robots and Society” in the UK city of Bristol on Tuesday, with experts versed in strategy, business, academia, law and policy. But, for many, the star of the show was Nao, in his guise as robot avatar.
In 2012, Marita Cheng was named Young Australian of the Year for her efforts to create a girl friendly robotics culture. Marita founded Robogals, an international student run organization that helps young engineers teach robotics to girls in schools, and in the process encourages more girls to also pursue engineering.