We want you to know the team behind Gary and Ra-Ya. So this week's spotlight goes a team member that started as a designer and since then, has changed her path to product management: Michal.
What is your Name?: Michal Leschinsky
What is your position in Unlimited Robotics? Product Manager
What did you study? Industrial Design
Why did you want to work in robotics? It is clear that robots, and smart objects in general, are becoming more and more incorporated into our lives. I wanted to represent the users during the development process of such products, and make sure the design and execution benefit the users and give them value.
What are you working on Today? Today I am interviewing patients in a radiotherapy department in one of the largest hospitals in Israel in order to frame the value our robot, Gary can provide them. In addition to that, I am preparing a demo for one of the apps we are developing for this hospital.
How do you take your coffee? I don’t drink coffee, I am an energetic person and I am fully awake the second my alarm clock goes off.
If we sent Gary over to your house Today, what is the first thing you would like him to help you with? I would love for Gary to water the plants! with the exact amount of water appropriate for each plant and at the exact timing.
What is your favorite robot in pop culture? Tars from Interstellar is a great robot, very functional and industrial but with a wide range of human-like personality features that can be modified by the user.
What food makes you happy? Very unsophisticated, but my favorite food is cornflakes.
Where do you see Gary in five years?
I see Gary assisting staff, patients, and guests in hospitals and hotels, relieving the workload of everyday tasks and allowing people to spend more time on what they do best- interpersonal care and communication. I see Gary offering many various apps, developed by independent developers using RA-YA.