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Here’s What Went Down At the 14th Annual Robot Block Party in Oakland


The 14th Annual Robot Block Party was jam-packed with activities and an agenda for all its attendees and partners. From robot demos to tech talks, the Robot Block Party mounted by the non-profit coalition Silicon Valley Robotics, provided a hub that showcased the exciting world and future of robotics.

There were robot demonstrations all day that allowed attendees to play with the ever-popular Spot the robot dog/painter/model/enforcer/etc., attend a MechLabs Robot Building Workshop, and listen in on robotics tech talks from Viam, Hackster, and more.

For those who are looking for a career in robotics, there was a Robojobs Fair and an All Day Job Wall for attendees to check out. The Robot Block Party also provided an avenue where people can build networking groups, which encouraged attendees to create valuable connections.

Whether you are a robotics enthusiast, hobbyist, or already making a living out of robots, the Robot Block Party was certainly a great event to be a part of that gave everyone a glimpse of what’s to come in the world of robotics.

Linda Takahashi

American-born New Yorker Linda Johnson has been fascinated with robotic machines since she was a teenager, when her father, a surgeon, would introduce to her the machines that he used to perform keyhole surgeries. This interest led her to pursue a tech degree at the University of Washington, where she met Sota Takahashi. They married and now have two children. Linda’s father developed dementia later on and was given a robot pet as a companion. She saw how much having a robot pet friend helped her father, which is what led her to create this website and advocate to spread word about robot pets and how they can help both children and the elderly.

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