I run Syntience Inc. where I research (Language) Understanding Machines but I'm also interested in robots. I have built a robot: http://www.youtub... ; I run the AI MeetUp at http://ai-meetup.... ; I'm Available for consulting.
There are many people in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in the quickly emerging field of robotics. Whether you work on robots full time, part time, as a hobby, or are interested in getting involved with robots, this group is for you! We are trying to develop a strong community dedicated to moving the robotics industry forward by bringing the best robotics minds in the area together to network, brainstorm, collaborate, and take real action to execute our ideas and visions.