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25 women in robotics you need to know about (2013) | Robohub

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Just finished post in time for Ada Lovelace Day.. yesterday :( but is amazing list of awesome women in robotics and we have another 50+ for next years already.

Thank you for compiling this list, Andra!

I did not know who Hypatia is:

From Hypatia to Grace Hopper, there have been amazing women who have fought against massive prejudice to carve themselves out a name in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and technology. These comparatively few women however can easily be lost from the pages of history and to create a more equal ongoing presence of women in technology, we need to show strong female role models.

So I did some research and learned that she was ancient Alexandria's greatest scholar:

She studied and taught mathematics, astronomy and philosophy. 

Why was Ada Lovelace reluctant to publish?

Ada Lovelace was the world’s first computer programmer and in spite of her undoubted mathematical brilliance, she was reluctant to publish herself and made do with publishing ‘commentaries’ on the works of others. Her commentaries were far longer and more original than the originals and in the process she demonstrated the future applications for the universal computing machine that Charles Babbage proposed but never built.

Thank you for your list of 25 roboticists!

About Angela Schoellig you wrote: "You probably saw her quadrotors dance solo or as a multi-robot ballet." I did not see those. I do see her YouTube channel:

She has some fine looking quadrocopter and quadrotor videos:

Are those the videos you're referring to?

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