Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of Robot Launch, global robotics startup competition, cofounder of Robot Garden hackerspace, mentor at hardware accelerators, startup advisor and angel investor. Talk to her about growing your own robotics cluster.
Andra is a Director at Robohub.org, the global site for news and views on robotics, where she launched the annual “25 women in robotics you need to know about” list to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, and also the Professional Women in Robotics network. Join WomeninRobotics.org
Currently talking about; a. Good Robot Design; b. Building Successful Value Driven Technology Clusters; c. Robotics Industry And Investment Trends; Andra has keynoted at major international conferences including Strata+Hadoop 2017, Design 2017, USI 2016, WebSummit 2016, 2015, 2014, Collision 2016, 2015, Automatica 2016, Pioneers Festival 2014, JavaOne 2014, Solid 2014 and SxSW 2015. See JavaOne 2014 Community Keynote highlights: https://www.oracle.com/openworld/live/on-demand/index.html#javaone
52-Insights “The Future is Here: How Robotics Will Change Our Lives” Interview: http://www.52-insights.com/inspirations/the-future-is-here-how-robotics-will-change-our-lives/
Women Mean Business Interview: http://www.womenmeanbusiness.com/2015/12/4967/
Andra graduated as an ABC film, television and radio technician in 1986 and obtained a BA in Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia, in 1998, where she taught interaction design from 2009 to 2010, and interaction theory in 2016 at CCA in San Francisco. She obtained her MA in Human-Robot Culture at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2011, and was selected as an HRI Pioneer in 2010.