Squishy Robotics was selected as one of 10 finalists for the University of California 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge is held in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world's largest tech-for-good startup competition. As a chosen finalist, Squishy Robotics will make a pitch at the Global Corporate Venturing Digital Forum in late January 2021.
Squishy Robotics was among the recipients of the inaugural "Good Robot" Industry Awards presented by the non-profit industry association, Silicon Valley Robotics (SVR). The SVR Industry Awards celebrate the robotics, automation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will help the world solve global challenges.
Squishy Robotics, Inc. received word in early August that the company had been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for continued R&D work on our rapidly deployable mobile robots. As the article below relates, the company was awarded an SBIR Phase I in June 2018.
The $734,000 Phase II grant, which will be awarded over the next two years, will enable our company to further develop our product platform while continuing to test, improve, and sell our Stationary Robot. In addition to helping Squishy Robotics perform the R&D that will assist us to de-risk future products, the SBIR Phase II grant will also match 50 percent of any investor funding up to $500,000. The grant award is well-timed as Squishy Robotics is currently raising a funding round.
Alice M. Agogino, Co-Founder and CEO of Squishy Robotics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Established in 1995, the award honors is the highest US award for teachers and mentors.
Berkeley, CA, Squishy Robotics, Inc. at SkyDeck, June 2018 – has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on Shape-Shifting Robots for Disaster Rescue, Monitoring and Education.