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Aubrey Shick

Aubrey Shick is the founder and CEO of Origami Robotics, a startup developing Romibo, a friendly social robot for special needs therapy and education. Romibo has shown to be particularly beneficial with children on the autism spectrum. Origami Robotics is a spin-off out of the Quality of Life Technology Center in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where she created and directed the project for three years. Aubrey specializes in assistive technologies including wearable computers, with a focus on affective social robotics. Her work encompasses design research, product development, mechanical design, interaction design and STEM education and outreach. Aubrey completed both her Bachelors in industrial design and a Masters of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. She is a Pittsburgh native recently relocated to Berkeley, California where Romibo is being developed for commercialization.