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Daniela Rus Joins Ava Robotics' Board as Company Integrates Intelligent Robots into the Workplace

Big news from Ava this week, as we welcome Daniela Rus to our Board of Directors! Check out our press release below or via our accesswire source:

CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 10, 2020 / Ava Robotics, a company creating intelligent, autonomous mobile robots for the workplace, announced that Daniela Rus has joined its board of directors. Rus will counsel and guide Ava Robotics' leadership and engineering teams as they expand their robotics technology applications to best meet market demand for intelligent robots in the workplace.

"The Ava Robotics team welcomes Daniela to our board of directors and looks forward to the value her leadership, innovation-focused approach and years of experience in the robotics community will bring," said Youssef Saleh, founder and CEO, Ava Robotics. "Daniela's research aligns with Ava Robotics' goal to seamlessly integrate mobile intelligent robots into the workplace."

"I share a level of commitment to and excitement about the future of robotics with the Ava Robotics team," said Daniela Rus. "Ava is growing, expanding upon their established technologies, partnerships and products, and bringing new robotics to workplaces to meet market demand. I'm looking forward to sharing my insights and technology leadership with the board and supporting Ava Robotics' innovations in the mobile robot industry."

Rus' research addresses the gaps between where robots are today and the promise of pervasive, workplace robots. Coupled with Ava Robotics' research and products in mobile robots, Rus' addition to the board will help enhance innovation in the overall robotics industry.

About Daniela Rus Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); and Deputy Dean of Research for Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT.

The focus of her work is developing the science and engineering of autonomy toward the long-term objective of enabling a future with machines pervasively integrated into the fabric of life, supporting people with cognitive and physical tasks. The applications of this work are broad and include transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, monitoring the environment, underwater exploration, smart cities, medicine and in-home tasks such as cooking.

Rus serves as Director of the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center, whose focus is the advancement of AI research and its applications to intelligent vehicles. She is a MITRE senior visiting fellow, serves as a USA expert member for GPAI (Global Partnerships in AI), a member of the board of advisers for Scientific American, a member of the Defense Innovation Board, and a member of several other boards of technical companies.

About Ava Robotics Ava Robotics is a robotics technology company that designs and builds intelligent robots for the workplace. Delivering on a vision of robots working with and for people, Ava's technology emphasizes user experience, safety and autonomous mobility to empower people, while advancing business operations and access.

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