Squishy Robotics in the News

Several articles have come out about Squishy Robotics, Inc., a spin-off of BEST Lab research.

UAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) News picked up on our partnership with Aerosystems West: Aero Systems West And Squishy Robotics Mobile Sensing Robots Drop Test.

Reuters published an article that has been picked up by various news media (Oct 2020): As wildfires approach Silicon Valley, tech firms struggle to find the backing to fight them. See: Video of Douglas Hutchings, Lead Mechatronics Engineer, published by the World Economic Forum.

Born at the University of California, Berkeley, Squishy Robotics’ device – a ball that can be dropped into a fire to detect gases and use cameras to show firefighters what is happening on the ground – was designed for industrial fires. But Squishy chief operating officer Deniz Dogruer said the company wants to adapt it for use with wildfires.

IEEE Spectrum Video Friday (18 Sep 2020) picked up on a video made by NSF. Squishy Robotics, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is developing mobile sensor robots for use in disaster rescue, remote monitoring, and space exploration. The shape-shifting, mobile, senor robots from UC-Berkeley spin-off Squishy Robotics can be dropped from airplanes or drones and can provide first responders with ground-based situational awareness during fires, hazardous materials (HazMat) release, and natural and man-made disasters. See video on YouTube.

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