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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.

Page last updated: 10/15/2017

Announcements

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

  • We now meet at the FIRST Washington Fieldhouse at 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA (as of January 2017).
  • Yellow signs in the building will direct you either upstairs to the conference room or straight through the building to the warehouse highbay.
  • Meetings will usually be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 4 p.m., see Upcoming Events below) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit, a project to work on, questions to ask, or be a resource or sounding board for others.

Upcoming Events

Robothon

Robothon will be at Seattle Center Armory on Saturday, September 30, 2017. It is open to the public and admission is free. Check the Robothon page for event details and activities. Click here for a printable poster you can put up to spread the word.

Meetings

Our regular meetings start at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the FIRST WA Field House, 21238 68th Ave South, Kent, WA. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

See "Events" on the SRS Facebook page for the meeting agedas and planned presentations for upcoming meetings. See the Past Presentations page for an archive of presenters, their presentation slides (if provided), and their topics.

Presentations Coming

October 21st
  • Tom Carroll will present on the mechanical aspects of building robots.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve Kaehler.
November 18th
  • Paul Verhage from the Boise Robotics Group will share solar eclipse pictures from his high altitude program that helps inspire student interest in science. His students build BalloonSats and program them to collect images and other science data.
  • Come for the SRS Special Contest Day.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: Steve Kaehler.
December 16th
  • Carol Hazlett will lead a discussion on PID controllers.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
January 20th
  • Steve Kaehler will lead a facilitated discussion about the roles of robots on our lives. They can be companions, assistants, protectors, pets, entertainers, and many other things. Where is robot technology headed? What surprises might the future hold? Is this good, bad, or ???...Join us for a lively discussion on this topic.
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
February 17th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
March 17th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
April 21st
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
May 19th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
June 16th
  • This slot (~11-noon) is currently available (*).
  • An SRS Robot workshop will follow the meetng. Workshop Host: TBD.
* Contact Steve Kaehler (SeattleRoboticsRobotics (at) Gmail.com, Subject: "SRS Presentation") if you are interested in presenting or have contact information for someone who is.

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.