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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.


  • In even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec), the meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.). Lunch arrangements for work sessions will be announced at the meeting but feel free to bring your own.

Upcoming Events


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.

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

  • October 18, 2014
    • FIRST Robotics Competition Team Demonstration - FIRST Robotics team 1983 will bring their robot for show and tell.
    • The meeting will be followed by an afternoon robot work session (until 5 p.m.). Bring a project to work on, questions to ask, or just hang out and see what others are working on.
  • November 15, 2014
    • Prototype to Retail: Evolution Controllers Drone - SRS Member James Wall is an electronics designer for Evolution Controllers and designed the internals of the Drone game controller, which is a compact game controller designed for use with mobile phones, tablets, and computers. He will be talking about retail product development, Kickstarter funding, and lessons learned.
  • May 16, 2015
    • Robotic Pets - Many people form significant relationships with pets, but factors such as economic status, mobility, and health conditions may prevent people from owning pets. These people may benefit from robotic pets. Amanda Lazar from the UW and her colleagues conducted focus groups with older adults to find out their attitudes towards robotic pets. These findings can inform designers of future robotic pets.

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.