Squishy Robotics in the News
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.
Squishy Robotics’ engineering team members were busy building and shipping robots in April. Our new generation of robots were sent to several states and to Australia.
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 made 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.
Blueforce Development Corporation develops software that shares and disseminates data among people, systems, and machines. Helping people form secure workgroups using mobile devices, Blueforce (which is based in Newburyport, MA) has built a customer base among military, homeland security, law enforcement, and emergency response personnel.
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.
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