Successful communications testing at California National Guard Base

Squishy Robotics COO Dr. Deniz Dogruer said that she and fellow engineers were grateful for the opportunity to perform tests during several days at Camp Roberts. “The testing location presented a unique opportunity to conduct some communications tests that, thus far, had been difficult to conduct.”

Dogruer, along with Lead Mechatronics Engineer Douglas Hutchings and Software Engineer Adam Goldstein, traveled to Camp Roberts, a California National Guard Base near Paso Robles in Southern California in late October. The reason for the journey was to participate in a multi-day Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) event.

Agogino recounts history, looks to future in tensegrity robots speech

Squishy Robotics CEO Dr. Alice Agogino holds up a tensegrity toy (the Skwish) during her talk at IROS. In the photo below, Agogino (c.) poses with two former students, Andrew Sabelhaus (l.) and Edward Zhu (r.), during the conference.
Company CEO Dr. Alice Agogino was one of the invited speakers at the 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) earlier this month. Established in 1988, IROS is the premier flagship conference for the robotics and AI research community. This year’s conference was held in Detroit and attracted approximately 4,000 attendees.

TEEX testing, analysis help  advance robot communications

A three-person Squishy Robotics team has returned from almost a week of extensive testing assessing the resiliency of the communications of our sensors in operationally relevant environments at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Disaster City. This TEEX-tested effort was funded through our National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Public Safety Communications Research grant for continued user testing with our public safety agency partners Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR), San Jose Fire Department (SJFD), and TEEX.

Company CEO Agogino named to the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 List 

Demonstrating that age is not an obstacle to innovation, Squishy Robotics CEO Dr. Alice Agogino—who was 64 years old when she co-founded the company—was selected for the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 List. Now in its third year, the Forbes List recognizes female leaders, entrepreneurs, creators, and change makers that are smashing the economic and social limitations often encountered by women over 50.

Public safety summit in San Diego

In two-way radio communications, “five by five” is the confirmation of a clear, strong signal. This year’s 5×5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit brought together leaders in public safety, academia, government, and industry to share information and discuss the latest in communications technology.

Robots withstand detonation and flammability testing

Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR), a Squishy Robotics pilot partner since 2020, is well-known within the fire service for being a leader in the integration of new technologies for HazMat response. Such technologies must be safe to operate in even the most extreme of environments.

Squishy Robotics featured in NASA publication

With the tag line, “there’s more space in your life than you think,” Spinoff profiles technologies that got their start because of NASA investment and support.  In Spherical Robots to the Rescue, the publication explains how NASA Early Stage Innovations (ESI) funding for spherical robots that could explore planetary and lunar surfaces led to disaster response tensegrity robots that provide situational awareness to first responders on Earth.

RMUS Canada is new reseller

Squishy Robotics is pleased to announce that the company has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with RMUS Canada, extending the availability of tensegrity 4-GasPLUS  sensor robot sales and support to the Canadian market. RMUS Canada is the fifth reseller to join the Squishy Robotics’ network of value-added resellers.  Rocky Mountain Unmanned Solutions (RMUS) is a leading provider of […]

Robots deployed during train derailment clean-up operations

“Our company was started to provide first responders with the situational awareness to keep themselves and the public they serve safe,” said Squishy Robotics COO Deniz Dogruer, “so it was gratifying to learn that the HazMat team members at our long-time partner Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR) were using our 4-GasPLUS sensor robots to perform air monitoring during the department’s recent activities related to a train derailment in their county.”

Testing, demonstrations with Southern California first responders 

Lead Mechatronics Engineer Douglas Hutchings took a trip to Southern California earlier this month to meet with several fire departments and to demonstrate Squishy Robotics 4-GasPLUS tensegrity robots. One of the highlights of his trip was meeting with members of the Corona Fire Department.