Inaugural Robo Boston Festival, Including the MassRobotics Robot Block Party, Celebrates the Commonwealth’s Amazing Robotics Cluster

BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / September 9, 2021 / Robo Boston, one of the largest celebrations of robots and robotics of its kind, 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. Robo Boston will be held at and around Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA.

“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.

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 [email protected].

“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.”

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.”

About MassRobotics
MassRobotics is the result of the collective work of a global group of engineers, rocket scientists and entrepreneurs with a shared vision to create a strong, vibrant robotics and IoT ecosystem. MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics and connected devices companies by providing entrepreneurs and innovative robotics/automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test and commercialize their products and solutions. See massrobotics.org for details.

About Boston Seaport
Culture, industry and community converge making Boston’s Seaport district a dynamic and vibrant area that has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting neighborhoods and destinations in the country. Seaport is currently Boston’s single largest development project. WS Development is transforming 33 acres of waterfront land with a carefully selected mix of residential, hotel, office, retail, entertainment, civic and cultural uses, and public open space across the district. Combining the best of historic and modern-day Boston, Seaport is the destination for fashion, culture, arts, dining and entertainment, and technology and life sciences, expanding Boston’s position as one of the top cities in the world for innovation, science, and quality of life. For more information visit www.bostonseaport.xyz, follow Boston Seaport on Facebook, and @SeaportBos on Instagram and Twitter.

About WS Development
Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit www.wsdevelopment.com, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.

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