Johanna is a leading specialist in robot based learning in Finland and a founder of Utelias Technologies, a new innovative startup specialized in robotic solutions for education. Johanna’s passion is to develop new ways to learn languages and help people to communicate better with the help of robots and AI.
Before starting programming and designing robot software, Johanna spent over ten years as a language teacher. As a tech savvy teacher with computer science studies’ background she was closely following what was happening on EdTech sector. One day she realized that robots could easily help students to repeat the phrases they have to learn. On November 2017, Johanna established Utelias and the company launched its first product called Elias – a robot software that helps practicing foreign language speaking.