Game of Thrones

Posted on May 20, 2024
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Greek Engineer Eleni Boviatsi has a PlayStation setup as her workstation. Her current throne is in Norway, where she in on a short-term assignment playing with Jotun’s greatest innovation.

Boviatsi puts on a big smile and says: “When I tell people what I do for a living, they usually go Wow!”

The 30-year-old, who joined Jotun in 2021, grew up in a small Greek village and took her mechanical engineering degree at the University of Patras, two hours’ drive from Athens.

“I am a Skate Operator – meaning I operate the Jotun HullSkater – our first robotic device designed to clean a ship’s underwater hull,” explains Boviatsi.

In the job interview, she was asked about any gaming experience. “I played many FPS (first person shooting) games in my youth, but most of all, I was playing Gran Turismo (car game) on PlayStation. This taught me about screen perspectives and camera directions. Now I have the same kind of steering wheel at work. It has been valuable, because I can operate the robot with the same logic,” she says.

Read all about the design collaboration, and what the future has in store, over at Protective Coatings Expert Magazine.

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