Aditi Prasad and Deepti Rao: Sisters inspiring women to take up coding, tech and robotics
Aditi Prasad and her sister Deepti Rao of Robotix Learning Solutions are sisters who are inspiring young girls and women to code and turn innovators. The two are passionate about learning and sharing their knowledge. Having grown up with progressive parents who encourages them to explore technology and nature around them, the duo want to pass on the benefits of this privilege to many others. The girls have taken after their dad in their interest for robotics.
The duo believes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an important driver of innovation. Deepti Rao Suchindran leads the technical strategy and product team in to develop educational robots.
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Deepti was fascinated by sharks in the movie Jaws after which she delved deep into research and realised she was interested in creatures. Eventually this sowed the seeds for her to take up biology in high school. Aditi calls herself an outgoing person with interests in public speaking and culture competitions, which she participated in through her school life.
Deepti has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA and a B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University, India. Deepti leads the operations in Robotix USA in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Aditi leads the operations of the robotics education programmes, events, social initiatives, product strategy and vision. They have a special training program (through a robot) for children between 4 and 18. Previously, Aditi was Project Associate at the China Studies Center at IIT Madras. She was part of the Executive Education team at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore. She has a Masters in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore and a B.S.L LL.B Law degree from Indian Law Society, India.