Healthcare setting with Stevie, a social robot developed by Akara Robotics, featured in Invesco QQQ's Innovation Now series

A pivot to the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight

Kristina Hooper interviews Akara Robotics co-founders Niamh Donnelly and Conor McGinn

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Akara Robotics Co-Founders

In this episode, Kristina Hooper talks with Akara Robotics co-founders Niamh Donnelly and Conor McGinn about building robots to supplement the healthcare industry, and how they’re helping combat COVID-19.

Violet, the Robot

Already serving a social mission to build solutions that aid the healthcare industry, Akara Robotics found it necessary to answer the call when the coronavirus began to overwhelm medical services around the world. That answer came in the form of Violet, a disinfectant robot that uses UV rays to kill germs and viruses.
Social robot Stevie assisting patients in a nursing home from Akara Robotics as featured in Invesco's Innovation Now series

“The responsibility is massive, because if we aren’t the forces of change who’s it going to be?“

- Niamh Donnelly, Co-Founder of Akara Robotics
Engineers running tests on the Stevie robot, developed by Akara Robotics and featured in Invesco QQQ's Innovation Now series

Innovation at Akara Robotics

Even in quiet times, we need entrepreneurs focused on innovating. In the face of a global crisis, that sense of ingenuity becomes even more urgent. For Akara Robotics, the challenges brought on by their pivot are dwarfed by their vision of greater possibilities tomorrow, making their mission not just important but absolutely essential.

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