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Welcome to the Seattle Robotics Society!

The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in learning about and building robots. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of a diverse group of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors, engineers and tinkerers. Our passion is the creation of cybernetic creatures that challenge the old definitions of life, intelligence, and practicality.

See the SRS Programs page for information on the activities that the SRS does to help promote robotics. There is also information there on getting started in robotics.

Announcements

  • Due to remodeling on Renton Tech's campus, our meeting location has changed. We now meet in room J-305.
  • Meetings will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

Upcoming Events

Meetings

Our regular meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Renton Technical College. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

Note that it's always a good idea to check this page before the meeting in case inclement weather or a holiday forces a cancellation.

If you would like to present at a meeting, or know someone who would, please email Steve Kaehler.

Below are the planned presentations for upcoming meetings. The Presentations page contains an archive of presenters and their topics.

  • August 20, 2016
    • Robots that understand people and their environment - To interact and collaborate with people in a natural way, robots must be able to recognize objects in their environments, accurately track the actions of humans, and estimate their goals and intentions. The last years have seen dramatic improvements in robotic capabilities to model, detect, and track non-rigid objects such as human bodies, hands, and their own manipulators. These recent developments can serve as the basis for providing robots with an unprecedented understanding of their environment and the people therein.
      Dieter Fox from the University of Washington will use examples from his team's research on modeling, detecting, and tracking articulated objects to highlight these advances and discuss open problems that still need to be addressed.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • September 17, 2016
    • Thurman Gillespie - Details coming soon. Please check back.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • October 15, 2106
    • Dick Curtiss - Details coming soon. Please check back.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

Monday Night Chat

The Seattle Robotics Society hosts a "Monday Night Chat" each week. Official time is 7 - 9 p.m. Pacific Time, but people are often around outside this timeframe as well. Details are on the Contact Us page.