The Robot State Reports


COVID-19, robots and us - March 24 2020 - video

April 5, 2020

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

This event is free and open to the public, every week at 7pm on Tuesdays. Expert guests this week, March 24, are:

  • Gui Cavalcanti, CEO/Cofounder of Breeze Automation and Founder of Open Source Covid-19 Medical Supplies Group,
  • Alder Riley, Founder at ideastostuff and a coordinator at Helpful Engineering,
  • Tra Vu, COO at Ohmnilabs, a telepresence robotics and 3D printing startup,
  • Mark Martin, Regional Director Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development California Community Colleges,
  • Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley Director of the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative,
  • Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics and Visiting Scholar at CITRIS People and Robots Initiative will act as moderator.
  • Beau Ambur, Outreach, Design and Technology Lead for Kickstarter will be coordinating technology for us.

Donations will support the work of OSCMS, Helpful Engineering and PPE groups.

Every Tuesday at 7pm PDT at


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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