- Designing intelligent robot platforms to overcome social challenges
- From her native Hungary and beyond – passionately encouraging girls into STEM
- Ambassador for the Association of Hungarian Women in Science
Enhancing lives with social technology
1. Who are you? And what is your passion?
Fortunately, two years later, I returned to robotics because I realised it was what I really wanted to do – I shouldn’t have listened to that lecturer, I should have just gone for it. Economics was never my passion.
It's so important to dispel the myth and reveal the truth that girls are equally as capable at studying to be a successful part of this industry. Robotics is for everyone and increasingly has the power to improve a lot of people's lives.
2. How does Plymouth lead the way in robotics?
I developed a robot system to help children learn how to read and study another language. Many of my projects are now currently used by the company.
3. What is a fear you’d like to conquer?
From this experience, I’m no longer afraid of moving to different countries to work and study, because I have done it so many times. In fact, I really like doing it. Every time I move to a new country, it is no longer a fear, it's simply a new challenge.
4. How do you respond when faced with a problem?
This particular problem focuses on supporting the elderly and children – often the most vulnerable and helpless. In the case of the elderly, perhaps they lack adequate support, or can no longer socialise so easily. There is definitely a gap to improve the level of companionship and care needs.
5. What do you know of that you believe could really change our world for the better?
While some children with autism find it hard or scary to talk to humans about their feelings, a small humanoid robot can seem like a toy. This becomes an important tool to help these children learn how to interact with people.
6. What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?
I want every girl to be able to follow their dream and be supported and encouraged to reach it. I had to challenge this perception, but this perception should never have existed in the first place.
7. If you had the chance to share one message to the whole world, what would it be?
When you do succeed, the feeling is so powerful. Everyone should always keep going, aspiring to a dream, no matter your passion, gender, or where you were born.
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