MassRobotics launches inaugural Robo Boston Festival

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MassRobotics announces RoboBoston event featuring the Robot Block Party

MassRobotics announces RoboBoston event featuring the Robot Block Party. | Image credit: MassRobotics

Robo Boston will take place in the innovative Boston Seaport neighborhood on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2021. More than 40 companies and universities will gather to showcase cutting-edge robotics and technology in a series of professional and STEM-related events. The event will include the annual MasRobotics Robot Block Party! Robo Boston will be held at and around Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA.


Event Details:

What: Robo Boston

When: October 1-2, 2021

Where: Large Tent near Seaport Common,  85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robo-boston-robot-block-party-tickets-168121236143


“As the birthplace of practical robotics, it is great to see MassRobotics celebrating the continued growth and development of the industry,” said Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot and board member, MassRobotics. “Regardless of whether you are eager to begin a career in the field or curious about the state of the art, this year’s Robo Boston Festival is set to be a game-changing event for the community.”

Robo Boston will feature the following events:

  • The Robotics Executive Forum, October 1: An invite-only speaking engagement featuring key leaders in the robotics industry.
  • Robotics and AI Technical Career Fair, October 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.:  Public career fair that will be focused on AI and robotics jobs. Participating companies include iRobot, Boston Dynamics, Piaggio Fast Forward, and more to be announced.
  • The 4th Annual Robot Block Party, October 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: A family-friendly event, open to the public, including a STEM pop-up experience where participants can build and program robots.

Find a job in robotics!

The Robotics and AI Technical Career Fair will feature more than a dozen companies hosting information sessions where candidates can learn more about each organization, discover open positions, understand what career tracks look like, and schedule interviews. Job seekers must register for the event in advance on Eventbrite here. Robotics and AI companies interested in participating in the career fair should contact MassRobotics at info@massrobotics.org.

“WS Development is proud to partner with MassRobotics to showcase groundbreaking technologies and celebrate innovation in the Seaport by providing our neighbors with the opportunity to experience and enjoy the most cutting-edge enterprises in the robotics world,” says Yanni Tsipis, senior vice president, development at WS Development. “Seaport has quickly become the epicenter for innovation in Boston and is home to the region’s top tech and science practitioners, making the neighborhood the ideal location to showcase the very best that the Massachusetts robotics community has to offer.”

The Robot Block Party is back!

Expanding upon popular Robot Block Party activities from past years – including robot demonstrations, presentations from area robotics companies and universities, hands-on interactions with robots, games and more – this year’s 4th Annual Robot Block Party will be held on October 2, 2021. The event is made possible with sponsorship from iRobot, the New Horizons Studio, Toyota Research Institute and the MITRE Corporation and with the support of Boston Seaport by WS Development. More details and registration can be found here.

The Robot Block Party lets the public see and interact with exciting technology, including vertical lift transport vehicles, drones, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, humanoids, and even a robot dog from Boston Dynamics.  The STEM pop-up will host hands-on activities geared towards children of all ages with educational kits that all participants will enjoy using to learn about the world of robotics.

“The world looks to our cluster for innovations and advances in robotics, and Robo Boston is a chance to celebrate, recognize and share our robust community. We’re thrilled to grow our Robot Block Party of years past into a robotics celebration that’s larger than ever before and engage the community in this showcase of cutting-edge technology,” said Tom Ryden, executive director, MassRobotics. “The excitement from students continues to grow; we host many STEM events and student visits at MassRobotics throughout the year. Robo Boston gives students and families a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about developments in the field and see how robots will impact their lives.”

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