Apparently, these were the droids they were looking for.
A standing-room-only crowd convened at SRI International last Thursday to meet the robots and robot makers being highlighted at Xconomy’s second annual Silicon Valley robotics forum, Robots Remake the Workplace. The bots in attendance ranged from the fairly tall—namely RP-VITA, a human-sized hospital telepresence robot built by InTouch Health and iRobot—to the very short, in the form of Romo, a motorized iPhone platform built by Romotive.
The event focused on the business opportunities and the employment challenges arising as robots find their way into more kinds of workplaces, from offices to warehouses to hospitals. We’ll bring you a more thorough summary of the event later this week, but for today, we just wanted to show you a few of our favorite photos. The images in our slideshow above were taken by Mickey Cook of SRI International and are used by permission. (Thanks Mickey!)
This is a also good time to convey our thanks to our event host SRI International, our event sponsor Silicon Valley Bank, and our media partner RoboBusiness Leadership Summit 2013. We also had help promoting the event from Silicon Valley Robotics and National Robotics Week.
Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy.