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RoboBoston, one of the largest celebrations of robots and robotics of its kind, takes place in the innovative Boston Seaport neighborhood on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1. More than 40 companies and universities will gather to showcase cutting-edge robotics and technology in a series of professional and STEM-related events. RoboBoston will be held at Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston, and is free and open to the public.
“Massachusetts has long been a leading area for robotics companies to establish themselves, innovate and grow,” said Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot and board member of MassRobotics. “A decade ago, there were only a handful of robotics companies in Massachusetts. Today, we are 400+ strong and a significant part of the technology economy. I’m delighted that MassRobotics is again bringing RoboBoston to life and sharing the excitement of robotics with the technology community, students and future roboticists.”
RoboBoston will feature the following events:
- STEM Field Trip Day, September 30 for grades 7-12 includes interactive activities and demonstrations from FIRST robotics teams
- Robotics and AI Technical Career Fair, September 30, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- VIP reception for senior leaders and roboticists (by invitation)
- The 5th Annual Robot Block Party, October 1, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: A family-friendly event, free and open to the public
The Robotics and AI Technical Career Fair will feature dozens of companies hosting information sessions where candidates can learn more about each organization, discover open positions, understand what career tracks look like and schedule interviews. Participating companies are listed on the RoboBoston landing page. Job seekers must register for the event in advance on Eventbrite here. Robotics and AI companies interested in participating in the career fair should contact MassRobotics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Massachusetts is a national leader in robotic technology, and Boston’s Seaport is a hub for innovation in this sector. WS Development is excited to once again partner with MassRobotics to bring RoboBoston to Seaport. This two-day event offers an exceptional opportunity for robotics entrepreneurs and innovators to engage with community organizations and for young robot enthusiasts to get hands-on experience with some of the most groundbreaking technologies in the industry. The exciting event lineup will feature activities for the whole city to enjoy and is an annual highlight of the robotics industry nationwide,” said Ariel Foxman, General Manager of Seaport by WS Development.
Robot Block Party
The 5th Annual Robot Block Party will take place on October 1, 2022. The public can see and interact with exciting technology, including drones, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, humanoids, robot dogs and flying bionic birds. Visitors can enjoy popular Robot Block Party activities, including robot demonstrations, presentations from area robotics companies and universities, hands-on interactions with robots, games and more. The event is made possible with sponsorship from Toyota Research Institute, EF Explore America, the MITRE Corporation, MassTech Collaborative and iRobot, with the support of Boston Seaport by WS Development. More details can be found here.
“The world looks to our cluster for innovations and advances in robotics. RoboBoston is a chance to celebrate, recognize and share our robust community. We’re thrilled to grow our Robot Block Party of years past into a robotics celebration that’s larger than ever and engage the community in this showcase of cutting-edge technology,” said Tom Ryden, executive director, MassRobotics. “The excitement from students and families continues to grow; we host many STEM events and student visits at MassRobotics throughout the year. RoboBoston gives students and families a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about developments in the field and see how robots will impact their lives.”
MassRobotics is the result of the collective work of a global group of engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs with a shared vision to create a strong, vibrant robotics and IoT ecosystem. MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics and connected devices companies by providing entrepreneurs and innovative robotics and automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test and commercialize their products and solutions. See massrobotics.org for details.