Women in Robotics

Women in Robotics is a community for women working in robotics, and women who aspire to. Women in Robotics consists of a global network, online and local events. See what we’re doing at: https://womeninrobotics.org

See also the new organization Black in Robotics at https://blackinrobotics.org

Andra Keay, CITRIS People and Robots visiting scholar, introduces the list of 30 women in robotics you need to know about in 2019. #womeninrobotics #womenintech #ALD19 #AdaLovelaceDay19


We promote the whole range of women in robotics through photo story and each year on Ada Lovelace Day we highlight amazing Women in Robotics with our annual “25 women you need to know about” list on Robohub.org. In fact, it’s now the “30 women in robotics you need to know about (2019)”.


The Women in Robotics group now has more than 2000 members across the globe and has been running informally since 2011, so we decided it was time to make things official. Our first Board of Directors are eight women who have contributed to women in robotics activities in many ways, from role models to spokespeople, from event organizers to campaigners.

We’d like to welcome:

  • President: Andra Keay (CA USA) Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics and original founder of Women in Robotics organization and the “25 Women in Robotics you need to know about” list.
  • Treasurer: Laurie Linz (CO USA) Software Engineer and founder of the very active Boulder/Denver chapter of Women in Robotics.
  • Secretary: Sue Keay (Aust) Research Director of Cyber-Physical Systems at CSIRO’s Data 61 and lead of Grace Hopper Down Under.
  • Lisa Winter (CA USA) Maker of things at Quartz and twice world champion at Battlebots, plus mentor for girls in robotics.
  • Sabine Haeurt (UK) Assistant Professor of Swarm Robotics at Bristol Robotics Lab, President and CoFounder of Robohub and contributor to the “25 Women in Robotics you need to know about” list.
  • Sarah Osentoski (CA USA) VP of Engineering at Iron Ox, former COO of Mayfield Robotics and Board Member of Women in Machine Learning.
  • Hallie Siegel (Canada) First Managing Editor for Robohub and contributor to the “25 Women in Robotics you need to know about” list.
  • Cynthia Yeung (CA USA) COO at CafeX, ex Google, Softbank Robotics and all around robot evangelist.

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WomenInRobotics.org is under the umbrella of the non-profits Silicon Valley Robotics and Robohub. For other useful organizations: Project IncludeWomen in Machine Learning and Anita Borg Institute