About Squishy Robotics
Squishy Robotics provides lifesaving and cost-saving information in real time through our rapidly deployable mobile sensor robots.
Our robots are impact-resilient tensegrity structures that enable a sensitive payload of sensors and other electronics to be safely airdropped from drones or other aerial vehicles from heights up to 1,000 feet. Additionally, future robots will soon be able to maneuver on the ground, even in rough terrain.
Squishy Robotics is a spinoff of research at UC Berkeley with NASA to develop planetary probes for space exploration. The probe could orbit a planet and drop to the surface and survive to provide scientific monitoring. Squishy Robotics has commercialized this technology for a range of applications on planet Earth: disaster response, military applications, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and package delivery.
About the Squishy Robotics Team
A majority female-owned start-up, the Squishy Robotics team has a proven track record in technological innovation, while promoting diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Alice Agogino
Dr. Alice Agogino is the Chief Executive Officer of Squishy Robotics. She is currently the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is affiliated faculty at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Her prior research includes related topics in machine learning, tensegrity robotics, sensor fusion, and education. See her publications.
Dr. Brian Cera
Director of Controls Engineering, Co-Founder
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Dr. Deniz Dogruer
COO & Co-Founder
Ph.D. in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education, UC Berkeley
Lead Mechatronics Engineer
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Employees, Mentors, & Interns
Lyn Barnett joined the Dawnbreaker team in 2001 and brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, business development, planning, and management to organizations that include start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. Prior to her role at Dawnbreaker as business acceleration manager and with sales, Ms. Barnett led the marketing efforts for Hewlett-Packard’s ProCurve Networking business to achieve the #2 worldwide market share position behind Cisco Systems.
Marc Meyer is an executive, technologist, and venture capitalist. Meyer received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science at UC Berkeley and his career includes 15 years at research labs including UC Berkeley and Xerox PARC. He has founded five companies and served as CEO, CTO, SVP of engineering, and chief architect at various firms including Tibco, Activeweave, BuzzLogic, and Persefon Ventures. Meyer also sailed across the Pacific Ocean on a 40-foot ketch.
LouAnn Conner worked at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Genesys, PG&E, and Honeywell before founding SagaciousThink, LLC, in 2008 as a management consultant offering insights on strategy and successful execution of comprehensive restructuring, from global expansion to M&A integration and process/system overhaul. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a NACD Governance Fellow.