We caught up with Marita Cheng, Founder and CEO of Aubot, who is passionate about creating robots that help people in their everyday lives, especially those with physical disabilities. Her robots range from an app that “sees” for blind people, to an “arm” that enables severely paralysed people to mobilise freely.

The film includes examples how this technology is broadening the scope of life for people living with muscular dystrophy.

“It’s been wonderful to see Ryan use Teleport in his home to gain greater independence and achieve his projects.  Aubot continues to work on creating innovative robots.  Please feel free to get in touch to offer your feedback and suggestions of our robots.  We would love to show you what we’re working on!” said Marita.

You can contact Marita directly at:  hello@maritacheng.com

The whole documentary ‘Women Make Science: Robogal | Special Series’ by Al Jazeera English is available for viewing here