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Mar 24, 2009

The Bionics Woman: Yoky Matsuoka

[Image courtesy The Seattle Times]

"I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same." Suw Charman-Anderson made this pledge, launching Ada Lovelace Day with a a huge response.

"Recent research by psychologist Penelope Lockwood discovered that women need to see female role models more than men need to see male ones. That’s a relatively simple problem to begin to address. If women need female role models, let’s come together to highlight the women in technology that we look up to."

Yoky Matsuoka is someone I look up to in every way but physical height. She is brilliant, powerful, charismatic and beautiful too. She redefines "overachiever" while doing tangibly good work for humanity, developing prosthetic arms with neural interfaces. She is a woman leading in tech, and in life.

title Where Humans and Robots Connect
description Yoky Matsuoka talks about her work in neurorobotics, with dexterity, prosthetic hands and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). She's an entertaining and powerful speaker, opening with amusing anecdotes about her fame as a recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant" fellowship.
producer University of Washington 2008 Engineering Lecture Series
featuring Yoky Matsuoka
format WMV, Quicktime, mp3, mp4
date 21/11/08
length 00:52:21

Even more Yoky! I've posted other videos previously, here (lecture) and here (short MacArthur promo).



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