-Autonomous Anonymous, Dec 1 7-10pm, Antonio’s Nut House
-SVR meeting Winter 2011 (working group meetings scheduled regularly)
October 2010: Marketing panel hosted at Willow Garage
May 2010: SVR meeting at KLA-Tencore (talks by Joint Venture Silicon Valley & Karl Mathia)
April 2010: National Robotics Week at Stanford University
January 2010: SVR Kickoff Meeting at SRI
Autonomous Anonymous is a once-a-month happy hour intended to supplement SVR’s seasonal meetings with informal networking. Meetups occur on the first Wednesday of the month: 7-10pm. Please join the google group for the monthly announcement: http://groups.google.com/group/autonomous-anonymous-silicon-valley
Potential Meeting Topics:
-Finding Investment (VCs, strategic investment, alternative sources of funding)
-Military Funding (SBIR process, congressional grants, DARPA, DOD…)
-Robots and the Law
-Eldercare robots; is it the tipping point for the personal robotics industry?
-Web enabled robots (telepresence & intelligent personal robots)
-Industry Experts (consumer, military, deep sea, entertainment, telepresence, space, personal, medical robotics…)
-Industrial Robotics’ transition into mobile & dextrous manufacturing
-Updates from geographical hotspots: Boston, Pittsburgh, NC, Houston
-University Research; meet the professors
-Application-based robotics; what can we learn from computer history?
-Complexity vs. simplicity in robotic products
-Is modularity important for robot serviceability?
-Engaging the hobbyist robotics community
-Robotics in education & STEM outreach
-Who are the integrators and solution providers? (think GeekSquad for personal robotics, how will people know what to buy?)
-Industry standardization; Why, How, and When (NIST)