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.
Company awarded Navy contract
Squishy Robotics has started work on a contract with the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). ONR fosters partnerships with academia, industry, and government to coordinate and sponsor scientific research and technology development for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
CITRIS Seed Award given for wildfire detection research
Dr. Alice Agogino, Squishy Robotics CEO and a UC Berkeley professor, and Dr. Becca Fenwick of UC Santa Cruz were joint recipients of one of the 2022 CITRIS Seed Awards. Their proposal, “Human-Drone-Robot Teaming for Wildfire Detection: Technology and Workforce Development,” focuses on better detection and prediction of wildfire events while also empowering fire professionals to leverage emerging technologies.
New pilot partnership with San Jose Fire Department
San Jose Fire Department (SJFD) is the newest municipal fire department to sign a pilot partnership agreement with Squishy Robotics. This department, which serves the third largest city in California, protects approximately 1.2 million residents within the San Jose city limits as well as in additional unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.
Company tensegrity wins IDA prize
Squishy Robotics is honored to announce that our tensegrity design concept was awarded the 2022 Silver prize by the International Design Awards (IDA).
Our robots deployed in FEMA search & rescue training
The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “is helping people before, during, and after disasters.” To meet its objectives, FEMA provides world-class training and education for first responders, emergency managers, and community members. Several Squishy Robotics team members were invited to participate in a regional training session with FEMA US&R CA-TF 3.
COO Deniz Dogruer, Lead Mechatronics Engineer Douglas Hutchings, and interns Kingston Chua, Jiaqi (Harold) Lian, and Oliver Parkin—as well as a few of the company’s sensor robots—joined more than three dozen Bay Area first responders in a hands-on FEMA confined space training exercise held earlier this year.