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Ayanna Howard

‘’Yellow Jacket’’ is a robot designed to help children with motor skills disabilities.
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A Georgia Tech engineering professor has been hailed by Business Insider as one of the most important female engineers in the world and it’s easy to see why.

Ayanna Howard, a professor with Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the mind behind the start-up Zyrobotics. Howard designed her small bot named "Yellow Jacket" for use in children’s therapy.

“We think of him as a child-size robot,” Howard said during an interview on “A Closer Look.”