Lots of good robotics this weekend with Palo Alto Weekly feature and Engadget SF seems to be almost an entire robot expo! Speakers at Engadget’s weekend expo include: Steve Cousins of Willow Garage, Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics, Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics, Russ Angold of Ekso Bionics, and Catherine Mohr of Intuitive Surgical. The panels are all online at Engadget.
There was also a provocative panel on how science fiction shapes technology and vice versa with Daniel H Wilson, John Scalzi, and Veronica Belmont. Some of the companies who are finalists in the Insert Coin competition are robotic too, from the cSpring humanoid robot to the Ziphius aquatic drone.
A range of Silicon Valley robotics members were featured in a comprehensive Palo Alto Weekly article by Bryce Druzin, including Willow Garage, Neato, Foldimate, RoboteX and research by Salisbury Robotics Lab.