UBR-1 will be hanging out at the Bay Area HomeBrew Robotics Club on Wednesday November 20th 2013 at the Crusher Tech Talk on the Google campus. Unbounded Robotics founders will be giving a short talk about the company, UBR-1, and showing off some of the software that runs on UBR-1. The HomeBrew Robotics Club was resurrected from the ashes of the original HomeBrew Computer Club by a group enthusiasts who were interested in the emerging field of robotics. HBRC members have a range of expertise in robotics that includes beginners, experienced amateurs and professionals. HBRC members welcome new members of all skill levels and encourage people interested in robotics to attend their monthly general meetings to get involved. To find out more about the club please visit: http://www.hbrobotics.org.
UBR-1 had a lot of fun last week with Halloween trying on all manner of costume looking for just the right costume for trick-or-treating. It was really a tough decision for UBR-1 with so many good looking hats and mustaches to choose from, what is a robot to do! However in the end UBR-1 was really a fan of the Fedora and bow tie look. Then on Saturday UBR-1 headed to the city to take part in the Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day at AT&T Park. UBR-1 traded in the Fedora for a very good looking San Francisco Giants hat and got up on stage to cut the ribbon, officially opening the fun filled Discovery Day.
Alongside 15 other robotics companies from the Bay Area, Unbounded Robotics showed off UBR-1 manipulating blocks and let children and their families dress up UBR-1 in different costumes. The block demo let children see what the robot sees as it decides to pick up a block and move it across the table. At the photo booth children could touch UBR-1 and position the head and arm giving them a deeper understanding of how UBR-1 physically worked and moved.
We had a lot of fun at this year’s Bay Area Science Festival and hope to see you there next year!