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COVID-19, Robots and Us

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Join us for a discussion with experts from the robotics and health community

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Every week at 7pm on Tuesdays we speak to experts from the robotics and health community. Your eventbrite ticket should take you directly to the online discussion (hit play) but if not please go to

Our special guest speakers for March 31 are focusing on disaster robotics, social robotics, telemedicine and human-robot interaction:

Robin Murphy, Founder of the field of Disaster Robotics and Raytheon Professor at Texas A&M University

Ross Mead, Founder of Semio and VP of AI LA

Wendy Ju, Interaction design expert at Cornell Tech

Cory Kidd, Founder of Catalia Health, telemedicine robots

Ken Goldberg, Director of CITRIS People and Robots Initiative

Rachel Sadd, Executive Director of Ace Monster Toys and founder of the Bay Area Mask Making Project

Jessica Armstrong, Mechanical Engineer at SuitX and Bay Area coordinator for Open Source Covid Medical Supplies

And the crew:

Andra Keay, Director of Silicon Valley Robotics and founder of Women in Robotics

Erin Pan, Associate at Silicon Valley Robotics, looking for autonomous vehicle opportunities, will be coordinating audience questions

Beau Ambur, Outreach, Design & Technology Lead for Kickstarter will be coordinating zoom for us


Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies Group is a rapidly growing Facebook group formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.

Helpful Engineering is another rapidly growing global network created to design, source and execute projects that can help people suffering from the COVID-19 crisis worldwide.


Cloud Robotics, Deep Learning, Human-Centric Automation, and Bio-Inspired Robotics are among the primary research themes of the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative that focuses on new theory, benchmarks, software, and approaches that address challenges in the interest of society.

About Silicon Valley Robotics

Silicon Valley Robotics is a non-profit industry association supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. With more than 50 robotics research labs, and over 500 robotics startups, the Silicon Valley/SF Bay Area region is the most active robotics cluster in the world.

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