Squishy Robotics recently participated in a prescribed burn event in Novato, CA that was run by F.I.R.E. Foundry and a local fire department.
The Olathe Fire Department is now a Squishy Robotics pilot partner. Squishy Robotics shipped three tensegrity robots in mid-August to the Kansas fire department, which coordinated the robot delivery with the department’s delivery of a new DJI Matrice 300 drone for emergency response.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Squishy Robotics a Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) supplement to our Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant, which was awarded in 2019.
Squishy Robotics’ sensor robots were among the innovative public safety solutions included in a Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR) HazMat training exercise held in late June. The training exercise, which simulated a HazMat leak from a railroad tanker car, was conducted at a chemical facility in Manatee County, Florida.
Squishy Robotics is excited to be a finalist in Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), a global competition enabling young companies to show how their innovations and ideas can address the greatest crises facing humanity and our planet. Squishy Robotics is among 56 finalists selected from 3,735 applicants, and will compete in the Transportation & Smart Cities category. Beginning in […]
Soft robotics was the focus of a recent Axios technology story. The news website interviewed company CEO Dr. Alice Agogino and devoted a significant portion of its video news piece to Squishy Robotics tensegrity robots. The story illustrated the many advantages that our technologies offer for safety, information gathering, and communications.
Southern Manatee Fire and Rescue (SMFR) and the Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) signed pilot partnership agreements with Squishy Robotics in June 2020 and September 2020, respectively. The pilot partnerships sent several Squishy Robotics drone-droppable sensor robots to both departments for testing and use in 2020 and 2021. Firefighters and HazMat teams will provide regular feedback and advice during the pilot partnerships that will help advance the efficiency and performance of our robots and software.
Michelle Quinn, Voice of America’s Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, interviewed company CEO Dr. Alice Agogino and published this video news piece that explains how technology that was first designed for space exploration is now assisting and protecting first responders.