Posted in: SERVO Blog (04/08 at 09:30 AM)

Party with Robots that Can Perform Surgery, Protect Warriors in Combat

(PALO ALTO, CA) – The hottest robotic startups and the coolest robotic technology will be on display for all to see on April 8 at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party hosted by WilmerHale law firm and Silicon Valley Robotics, a professional association that supports innovation in robotic technologies.

More than 1,500 people and 40 robots are expected to join the celebration of National Robotics Week in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley Robot Block Party will feature a wide range of robots – from small ones that can use a person’s brain waves to control games to large ones that can protect warriors in combat or perform life-saving surgeries.

Visitors can interact with robotic technology from the Silicon Valley’s top robotics firms, hobbyists and the world’s next generation of geniuses.  This free event will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. at WilmerHale’s offices in Palo Alto.

The Silicon Valley Robot Block Party is one of the premier events of the sixth annual National Robotics Week. The week celebrates America’s leadership in robotics, educates the public about robotics, advocates for increased funding for robotics and seeks to inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.

What:            2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party
When:           Noon to 4 p.m., April 8
Where:          WilmerHale law firm
                        950 Page Mill Road
                        Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact:         Laura Mecoy
Visuals:          Robots of all sizes and shapes interacting with the public.