Our Teleport Brain Control continues to capture the public’s attention.We filmed a segment with SBS Viceland’s The Feed with our friend Anthony Bartl who has been paralysed from the neck down since he was 6 and in a car accident.He got to see the top floor of his house for the first time!
We also took Anthony and Teleport to the Melbourne War Memorial.
Marita was awarded an American Australian Next Generation Leader by former American Ambassador to Australia John Berry in New York City.As part of her acceptance speech, the aubot team made a talking robot to interact with Marita. The robot starts talking at 3:30!
After a bit (a lot) of brainstorming, we decided to change the name of our company from 2Mar Robotics to aubot. “au” means ‘to meet’ in Japanese. And aubot is pronounced ‘our’ – ‘bot’. To accompany our inclusive name, we came up with a friendly logo:
We look forward to the company’s next chapter as aubot.
As a result of me appearing via Teleport on stage at AICC’s event (access to AICC’s event post here), I was nominated for the Asia Society Asian Change Agent Award. So I flew to NYC on 27 October 2016 to attend the Awards Ceremony at the United Nations. Other awardees included Zhang Yimou, Soo-Man Lee, and Sanduk Ruit.
Zhang Yimou is a renowned and respected Chinese film director who directed Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Soo-Man Lee is the founder of S.M. Entertainment, one of Korea’s most reputable entertainment companies. Sanduk Ruit brought the gift of sight to those whom need it most.
This was the 3rd year for the awards. In previous years, Malala, Jack Ma, and Manny Pacquiao have been acknowledged.
The awards were presented by Charles Rockefeller, Princess Beatrice, Kevin Rudd, and other notable people.