What we're about

Promoting technology innovation and marketing collaboration in Robotics.

Robotics are at the intersection of a number of megatrends: Sensors & Networking, AI, Infinite Computing, 3D Printing, Energy Storage. Robots are being created to tackle every conceivable challenge and once they are connected to the internet it will enable the creation of new, potentially disruptive services.

Meet other local Robotics Enthusiasts, fellow entrepreneurs, business and government executives, investors, and technology researchers to discuss ideas and building techniques on robotics, drones, automation, autonomous systems, DIY, embedded vision, etc. and have fun! It doesn't matter if you have lots of Robot friends or are just in the dreaming phase, this is the place to find out what's going on in the robotics community.

A Roadmap for US Robotics From Internet to Robotics 2020 Edition : http://www.hichristensen.com/pdf/roadmap-20... (http://www.hichristensen.com/pdf/roadmap-2020.pdf)

Massachusetts Robotics Cluster Report https://www.masstech.org/sites/mtc/files/documents/mass_robotics/Massachusetts%20Robotics%20Cluster%20Report%20Final.pdf

A Roadmap for US Robotics From Internet to Robotics 2016 Edition: http://www.hichristensen.com/pdf/roadmap-2016.pdf

How Robots Work https://science.howstuffworks.com/robot.htm ... via @howstuffworks

Upcoming events (1)

Mobile Robots Week (November 16-19)

Online event

Robotics Weeks continues November 16-19th!

Autonomous Mobile Robotics Week is designed specifically to address challenges, and alleviate the burden, of AMR selection, adoption and management. Individual sessions in the program are specifically designed to provide informed, authoritative insights and recommendations, delivered by the leading providers of AMR solutions. Also presenting are representatives of companies that have met the AMR adoption challenge and are now reaping the benefits of flexible automation enabled by intelligent, mobile robotics systems.

Title: Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

In this Autonomous Mobile Robotics Week session designed for those new to autonomous mobile robotics systems, attendees will be provided with an introduction to AMRs and enabling technologies, as well as a review of mobile robotics system types and common applications for which they are used. Case studies will be provided to illustrate the many ways AMRs are being utilized to flexibly automate many manufacturing, logistics and other industrial operations.

AMR Types and Demand Drivers
AMR Features and Capabilities
Representative Products
Case Studies
Safety and Standards
New Enablers
What’s Next

Choose your sessions for Mobile Robotics Week!
To select one or more of the following webcasts and to complete registration go here: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServletV2?target=reg20V2.jsp&eventid=3330073&sessionid=1&key=A7DA363140B3BE02BE82C16582DE9471&groupId=2737803&partnerref=website&sourcepage=register

Rsvp's on meetup do not guaranty your spot!

*Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

*Beyond the Robot: What Makes An AMR Implementation Successful Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 02:00 PM EST

*Mobile Robots in Manufacturing Environments: Recent Case Studies
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

*Autonomous Mobile Robots: Scaling from Pilots to Fleets
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 02:00 PM EST

*Selection Criteria for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

*Safety and Standards for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 02:00 PM EST

*Cloud Based Fleet Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Friday, November 19, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

*Precise Motor Control Considerations for Autonomous Mobile Robot Systems
Friday, November 19, 2021, 02:00 PM EST

let's look at swarms of cooperative robots and their coordination

Suppose you have thousands of identical, small robots, each communicating with peers by some means, perhaps global, perhaps regional. How do you coordinate them to achieve a common goal without having a Master? See:
https://bilge.pyrate.m... (https://bilge.pyrate.mailbolt.com/FRC/DistributedControlForRoboticSwarmsUsingVoronoiTesselations--ShelleyRoundsThesis.pdf)
https://bilge.pyrate.m... (https://bilge.pyrate.mailbolt.com/FRC/MotionControlWithDistributedInformation--MartinezCortesBullo.pdf)
https://bilge.pyrate.m... (https://bilge.pyrate.mailbolt.com/FRC/CoverageControlForMobileSensingNetworks-CortesMartinezKaratasBullo.pdf)
I don't pretend to know all these, even if I understand some of the principles. But I thought learning this stuff together might be fun, and be an impetus to actually reading and mastering these.

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Robot Block Party

Seaport Common

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