Category: COVID-19 Response

Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare

Online Mini-Symposium, Free and open to the public.Tues 19 May, 2020, 9:30-1:30pm PT, via Zoom All videos are now online ! The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing global demand for robots that can assist in surgery and healthcare. This symposium focuses on recent advances and open problems in robot-assisted tele-surgery and tele-medicine and needs for new research and development. […]

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Where are the robots when you need them!

That’s a question we’re trying to answer in our weekly discussions about ‘COVID-19, robots and us’, but it was repeated with urgency by Rachel ‘McCrafty’ Sadd. Rachel has been building systems and automation for COVID mask making, as the founder of Project Mask Making and #distillmyheart projects in the SF Bay Area, an artist and […]

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Can robots make food service safer for workers?

Health care workers are not the only unwilling essential services frontline workers at increased risk of COVID-19. According to the Washington Post on April 12, “At least 41 grocery workers have died of the coronavirus and thousands more have tested positive in recent weeks”. At the same time, grocery stores are seeing a surge in […]

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Robots providing social support while we’re social distancing

Wired Magazine recently called for us to, post pandemic, “ditch our tech enabled tools of social distancing”. But are our telepresence robots creating emotional distancing or are they actually improving our emotional lives. This week in our weekly “COVID-19, robots and us” discussion with experts, we’re looking at the topic of virtual presence and emotional […]

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Formant free for COVID deployments!

Humans, please help us spread the word that our platform is available to anyone that can leverage it in the fight against coronavirus. We’re very focussed on accelerating the deployments of robots, however I’m sure there are other applications that you might imagine where we could have some impact. Let’s get creative. #robots #coronavirus #covid19 […]

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Act now to support the robotics ecosystem

Guest Post by Owen Nicholson, CEO, SLAMcore For many in the robotics community the current coronavirus pandemic is the best of times and the worst of times. Our industry is seeing huge interest as people around the world come to appreciate the power and potential of robotic solutions in overcoming current and emerging challenges. But, […]

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Even construction robotics has COVID-19 related opportunities

One of the Silicon Valley Robotics Construction Forum members, Module, has cofounded a COVID-19 Housing Task Force hoping to bring digital construction design techniques that they’ve been deploying for energy self sufficient modular buildings and convert that into rapidly deployable safe housing. Initially for the Pittsburgh areas but potentially available further afield to assist hospitals […]

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COVID-19, robots and us March 31 special guests

Join us on Tuesday at 7pm Pacific for our next weekly discussion on COVID-19, robots and us. This week we’re focusing on disaster robotics, social robotics, telemedicine and human-robot interaction with special guests: Robin Murphy, Founder of the field of Disaster Robotics and Raytheon Professor at Texas A&M University Ross Mead, Founder of Semio and […]

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Celltrio provides culture lab automation in fight against COVID-19

Sometimes robotics helping fight COVID-19 takes a less obvious pathway. Celltrio for example, is supplying robotic cryogenic freezers that automatically store and retrieve human cells used in cell culturing. Which helps scientists work on new compounds, decreasing the time to important drug discovery. In cell culturing Celltrio provides full automated systems that work 24-7, making […]

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COVID-19, robots and us – weekly online discussion

Join us for a discussion with experts from the robotics and health community Every week at 7pm on Tuesdays from March 24 until May 12 2020 we’ll be speaking to experts from the robotics and health community. This event is free and open to the public. We’ve had a fantastic range of guest speakers, and […]

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COVID-19 Response

Please search our lists below: STUFF NEEDED BY GOVT/HEALTH (by country) STUFF THAT CAN BE DONE BY COMMUNITY WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION AND HELP Stuff needed by US Govt in next 2 weeks Cotton swabs with long wooden sticks  Endotracheal tubes (assorted sizes) Falcon tubes Gloves (all sizes) Lightweight protective suits N95 masks Over-the-shoe booties […]

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Robotics respond to COVID-19

This is the start of Silicon Valley Robotics list of local robotics companies and service providers who can build or make useful stuff for first responders and health organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. Ranging from volunteers, open source project designs, telepresence robots, robots for all sorts of things and groups with critical resources available. Today […]

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Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare

SRI International, the UC Center for Information Technology in the Interest of the Public (CITRIS) People and Robots Initiative, and Silicon Valley Robotics present an Online Symposium: Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare on May 19 from 9.30am to 2pm. The event is free and open to the public. Registration closes at 3pm […]

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