National Robotics Week runs from April 8 - 16, 2023 and the InOrbit Robot Space is excited to invite members of the public to a series of events, meetups, and educational talks during this time to demystify how modern robots are working with society to build a better world. Bay Area residents are encouraged to explore these all-ages hands on robot activities with us at the InOrbit Robot Space, 293 Castro St, Mountain View, California.
For those who may be unfamiliar, the mission of National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) is to inspire students in robotics and STEM-related fields and to share the excitement of robotics with audiences of all ages. This is a mission we support as well, and InOrbit is excited for this opportunity to contribute at the newly opened Robot Space.
The InOrbit Robot Space may have only been open for a short while, but we’re already seeing a great response from the community. Our partners like Women in Robotics have been hosting events in the space and for this years’ National Robotics Week, we’re pulling out all the stops. Join us all week long for in-store activities, like our plan a TurtleBot mission, desktop 3D printing, meet RoboGames competitors, and while tickets last you can sign u p to join us for a ‘GenAI’ talk hosted by the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network. All of our events are free and drop-in except the GenAI talk.
We hope you join us for a chance to discover the cool new robots and toys on our store shelves, pick up an Orbito activity book, and learn about robots in the real world. , For a complete list of National Robotics Week events at the InOrbit Robot Space please visit https://www.inorbit.ai/robotspace/community
Here’s a bit more detail on a few of the epic events coming soon to the InOrbit Robot Space.
Plan a TurtleBot Mission (drop-in) - April 10 - 14, 12 - 6 PM Get hands on with robots all week long! Explore robot operations with a hands on demo. Plan a mission for our TurtleBots as they restock the miniature BrickMart. Grab an Orbito activity book, or some coloring pages. Learn more about real robots, their role in our world, and how you can get involved with robotics in the community.
Meet the RoboGames competitors (drop-in) - Mon., April 10, 4 - 6 PM After a weekend showcasing, competing, and battling it out at the 15th annual RoboGames, join your local RoboGames competitors at the InOrbit Robot Space for a chance to learn more about robots in competition. Featuring over 50 different events from combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Note, the 15th annual RoboGames is running at the Alameda County Fairgrounds April 6 - 9, and tickets are still available. http://robogames.net/
3D Printing Fun (drop-in) - Tues., April 11, 3-5 PM Join the team from Itemfarm for 3D printing fun at the InOrbit Robot Space. Students, engineers, and others use 3D printing to make parts too complex for other manufacturing processes, empowering faster innovation in robotics. Now visitors of all ages can see Itemfarm's Orchard 3D printing system as it brings 3D printing to life. Learn about the printing process and materials, then choose a free 3D printed robot to take home with you. https://www.visititemfarm.com/
Supertech FT presents: Teaching AI Robotics to 90% of US Population (drop-in) - Wed., April 12, 6 PM - 7 PM Speaker: Albert Hu, PhD is the Executive Director of San Francisco AI Robotics Youth Program. Join us for this in-person discussion exploring the way we teach and talk about robotics. Today's robots have computer vision and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled capabilities, and they can exhibit seemingly magical intelligent behavior that may create fear and uncertainty in the public. Our discussion will explore how to teach and talk about robotics to the 90% of the US population who have completed their high school education, in an intuitive and easy-to-understand manner. Dr. Hu, who is also the Chairperson of Supertech FT, and a member of the European Information Technology Certification Institute, Smart Energy Standards Group. www.eitci.org will share his experience and insights. www.supertechft.org
Berkeley Haas presents Generative AI -The New Possibilities panel (ticketed) – Thurs., April 13, 5 PM - 7:30 PM. Panelists include Dr. Nisha Talagala, Founder & CEO, Pyxeda AI and AIClub, Mike Todasco, Writer who writes about Generative AI, and Robert Dong, Head of Creative AI, TikTok. This in-person panel will explore the new possibilities of generative AI, and is presented by the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network (Silicon Valley Chapter). ‘GenAI’ is capable of generating new data or information that we have never seen before with applications in creative art, medicine, design, conversation, music and other areas. There is tremendous buzz around Generative AI, which is being compared to other monumental tech events such as the creation of the internet and the mobile phone. Attend this event to hear eminent panelists talk about the possibilities and use cases that Generative AI can unlock today. Hear about opportunities that investors and entrepreneurs are exploring. Learn about the limitations of Generative AI. Get a peek into what the future holds for this technology. Learn more. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
InOrbit Explored (drop-in) - Fri., April 14, 5:30 PM - 6 PM Join the InOrbit team at the Robot Space for a chance to see how our robot operations or RobOps software is being used in warehouse, retail, hospitality and beyond to drive operational efficiencies and better automation ROI. Explore the tools with a live robot demo. Learn how InOrbit maximizes the potential of every robot.
We hope to see all of you in Mountain View for National Robotics Week. Stay tuned for more great events at the InOrbit Robot Space.