"I do not fear computers; I fear the lack of them", Isaac Asimaov

The name of our team comes from a character in Isaac Asimov's book "I Robot".

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tech Events Around Seattle (Mostly)

Seattle Robotics Society: April 17 from 10 to noon @ Renton Techical College

Contact Lenses for Superhuman Vision - Professor Professor Babak Pariz will present on Contact Lenses for Superhuman Vision. Imagine a contact lens that displays active content directly on the wearer's eye, enabling useful facts or information to pop into their field of view, the creation of virtual crosshairs, or virtually any kind of information content. This technology could help vision-impaired people, provide holographic driving control panels, or open a unique way to surf the Web on the go. Come hear about the latest on this fascinating technology.

Engineering Discovery Days: April 23 & 24 @ UW

Formerly known as "Open House," Engineering Discovery Days continues the tradition of sharing our work with students, teachers and families. While both days are open to all, each day has a primary focus.
  • Friday, April 23: Grades 4 through 8
  • Saturday, April 24: High Schoolers, Community College Students and Pre-Majors 

Science Fair at Ridgewood: May 6 from 6 to 8pm

A chance to be seen in our shirts and recruit for team “Littler lost robot” FLL team and maybe fundraise.

Seattle Robotics Society: May 15 from 10 to noon @ Renton Techical College

Alchemy Project - Professor Pedro Domingos will talk about the Alchemy Project. Alchemy is a software package providing a series of algorithms for statistical relational learning and probabilistic logic inference, based on the Markov logic representation. Alchemy allows you to easily develop a wide range of AI applications, including collective classification, link prediction, entity resolution, social network modeling, and information extraction.

Maker Faire May 22 & 23 @ San Mateo Fairgrounds (San Francisco)

50K nerds, geeks, artists, and makers of all kinds come together.

Seattle Robotics Society: June 19 from 10 to noon @ Renton Techical College

Brain-Robot Interfaces - Professor Rajesh Rao, Associate Professor at UW (CS department) will talk about brain-robot interfaces

Power Tool Drag Races: Sometime in June

Robothon: Sometime in October?

Want to build a line following robot or a sumo-bot

A few other groups that have interesting geeky events

1 comment:

  1. Hello; I am a total novice looking to get in touch with someone who can help me build some robots. Anyone willing to be my mentor? I would also appreciate being put in touch with either Gus Jansson and/or David Schilling, founders of SMART (Seattle Mindstorms and Robotic Techies) because I'd like to ask them for their help, too. Thanks!

    --Brandon Juhl