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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. There is also information there on getting started in robotics.

Announcements

  • Due to remodeling on Renton Tech's campus, our meeting location has changed. We now meet in room J-305.
  • Meetings will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

Upcoming Events

Meetings

Our regular meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Renton Technical College. See the meetings page for details on location and directions.

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

If you would like to present at a meeting, or know someone who would, please email Steve Kaehler.

The Presentations page contains an archive of presenters and their topics.

Below are the planned presentations for upcoming meetings. The Presentations page contains an archive of presenters and their topics.

  • January 16, 2016
    • High Reliability Systems - In this presentation, Lloyd Moore will explore various software techniques that can be used to harden a software system and make it more reliable in a harsh environment. Specifically, we will be looking at cases where the software needs to be more reliable than "average" but does not justify investment in a formal specification such as MISRA or DO-178B.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • February 20, 2016
    • Service Robots - Prof. Maya Cakmak will explore various applications of service robots in household applications.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • March 19, 2016
    • Presentation TBA - Please check back later for information on this month's presentation.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • April 16, 2016
    • Presentation TBA - Please check back later for information on this month's presentation.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • May 21, 2016
    • Jim Wright - The subject of this talk will be announced later.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • June 18, 2016
    • Janitorial Robots - Jeremy Williams will talk about the applications of janitorial robots.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • July 16, 2016
    • Presentation TBA - Please check back later for information on this month's presentation.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • August 20, 2016
    • Available - Please contact Steve Kaehler if you'd like to present at this month's meeting.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.) where we'll build and program the Parallax BOE-Bot Arduino Robots. Bring your kit (available for $125), a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.

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.