Seventy individuals from the bay area robotics community attended the SVR networking event and marketing panel held on October 27, 2010. Willow Garage hosted the event and included building tours. The marketing panel included: Rich Mahoney (Director of Robotics at SRI), Jeff Baird (Director of Engineering, Adept), Keenan Wyrobek (Co-Director Personal Robotics Program, Willow Garage) and Steve Jurvetson (Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson).
About Willow Garage (www.willowgarage.com)
Willow Garage sees personal robots as the next major shift in personal productivity. The company was founded in 2006 by Scott Hassan with the goal of pushing the frontiers of robotics, both scientifically and commercially. Today, Menlo Park-based Willow Garage develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. By investing in open source and open platform adoption models, Willow Garage aims to lay the groundwork for the use of personal robotics applications in everyday life.