On October 6 at 6pm PDT we’ll be discussing the economics of Open Source Robotics in Society, Robots and Us. Free and open to all: https://societyrobotsandus.eventbrite.com

Guest speakers include:

  • Katherine Scott, Open Robotics and Board Member of Open Hardware
  • Ryan Gariepy, Clearpath Robotics
  • Camilo Buscaron, Amazon Web Services and Robotics
  • Ross Ingram, Maslo.ai
  • Jason Hampton-Taylor, Haddington Dynamics
  • Kent Gilson, Haddington Dynamics
  • Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley, CITRIS People and Robots

The first and most important ‘conversation we need to have’ was on robotics and racism on June 16 2020. The video is online. This was followed by a conversation about killer robots on June 30 2020. We’ll post videos and summaries on the Silicon Valley Robotics youtube channel.

Following our “COVID-19, Robots and Us” series, we’re continuing the conversation about important robotics topics and socio-technical issues. We’ll be inviting domain experts and interesting thinkers to discuss topics relating to robotics innovation, commercialization and inclusivity.

Guest speakers on June 16 were:

Maynard Holliday, Advisor/Defense Innovator/Roboticist/Citizen Teacher/Obama Alumni/Mentor

Tom Williams, Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines Denver, Colorado

Monroe Kennedy III, Assistant Professor at Stanford University

Jasmine Lawrence, Product Manager | Founder EDEN BodyWorks | Forbes 30 under 30 | TEDx Speaker

Ken Goldberg, Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley and Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute People and Robots Initiative

Moderated by Andra Keay of Silicon Valley Robotics