It has been a year of achievements for Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) Conor McGinn as not only did his work make the cover of Time magazine, he was named in’s list of bright sparks for 2020 and has now made the annual MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Europe list.

The list recognises the young innovators and most talented entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve the problems that affect modern society. McGinn and his team of engineers developed Stevie, a socially assistive robot designed to interact with people in care homes. Stevie was named by Time in its list of 100 best inventions of 2019.

“It’s an honour to receive this acknowledgement from the MIT Technology Review,” McGinn said.
“It not only enforces that the work we are doing here has the potential to deliver impact on a global scale, but also provides validation that the science and engineering underlining the research is advancing the state of the art. In other words, it shows this is more than just a good news story.”
Colm Gorey

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