Women in Robotics is a global non-profit community supporting women (and non-binary people) working in robotics and those who are interested in working in robotics. We have an online global community and local events in many cities that are centers for robotics. Robotics is a rapidly growing field and we need more women and underrepresented people in the robotics community.
Our first scholarship, the Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics, is for undergraduates and incoming freshman, encouraging them to explore robotics courses
As 'The World's First Robot Psychiatrist', modeled after Isaac Asimov's Susan Calvin from the iRobot stories, Joanne brought the social side of robots to the forefront, long before robots were at all common. Not only did Joanne love robots in science fiction but she was at the forefront of the community developing social robots in real life.
Joanne leaves behind the Museum of Social Robots in Oakland, and a scholarship for undergraduates and incoming freshman, who share her love of science fiction and robots for the good of humanity.