WeLead, women leaders in artificial intelligence, engineering and robotics, is a journey into a new era of robotics and artificial intelligence, where we will learn about women’s research, meet interesting people, and most importantly, draw attention to the extraordinary work that women are doing in these technical fields.
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WeLead has been shaped as an outreach activity for the general public and consists of three dissemination technical talks and one life experience speech. It is designed to draw attention to the amazing work of top female leaders in engineering, robotics and computer science. The activity, which will be held on the 17th of November 2018, will be hosted at the Technical University of Munich in the Audimax.
Full Professor at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Head of Optimization, Robotics and Biomechanics Chair and of Robotics Lab; and Coordinator of Heidelberg Center for Motion Research.
Elena Garcia Armada
Tenured researcher at the Spanish National Research Council and Co-founder of Marsi Bionics company. Expert in pediatric exoskeletons optimized for active gait rehabilitation of children suffering from neuro-muscular diseases. Marsi Bionics installed the first pediatric gait exoskeletons for Neuromuscular Diseases in childhood in Sant Joan de Déu Childrens Hospital, Barcelona, 2017.
Laura Leal Taixé
Tenure-track professor and research group leader at the Technical University of Munich leading the Dynamic Vision and Learning group. Recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Humboldt Foundation.
Postdoctoral researcher at Institute for Cognitive Systems, Technical University of Munich. Laura Bassi award. Since 2017 she also works in the Collaborative Research project “Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE)”.