^ Photo by johngineer @ Open Hardware Summit 2011
Hi, I’m known as RobotGrrl. This is my blog where I document my various projects and share the learning process, hopefully they will be useful and inspiring to you.
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My favourite thing to do is making. I like making weird robots. Sometimes I prototype them in cardboard and tape, other times I use Autodesk Inventor and 3D print them on my Makerbot Replicator 1 (single extruder), nicknamed ‘The Red^Green Machine’.
• Intel Emerging Young Entrepreneur, 2013
• Ada Initiative Fellowship for Open Hardware Summit at MIT, 2013
• Maker Faire Educator’s Choice, 2012
• Apple WWDC student scholarship recipient, 2011
• Pi Mu Epsilon sophomore award for Computer Science, 2010
• Stanford University Educational Program for Gifted Youth Artificial Intelligence program, 2008
• McGill University – School of Computer Science (Robotics) Award, 2007
• Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Award, 2007
Maker Faire Bay Area 2015
Mini Maker Faire Ottawa 2014
Maker Faire NY 2012
– Educator’s Choice
Montreal Mini Maker Faire 2012
Maker Faire NY 2012
– Editor’s Choice (x2)
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012
– Editor’s Choice (x2)
– Makerbot Awesome Award 2012
Maker Faire NY 2011
– Editor’s Choice
Mini Maker Faire Ottawa 2010
, Forbes local newspaper, more links below!
Interviews / Videos
Google Developers Live
Robots Podcast with Sabine Hauert!
MAKE Editor’s Choice: Robots!
– RoboGames 2012 with
Lem from Robots Dreams about RoboBrrd and robotics in general
Maker Success Stories (Kingston Makerspace, 2014)
Maker Camp (Online, Google+ 2013, 2012)
Sharing the Inspiration with Robot Kits! (Open Hardware Summit 2012)
Eating Fruit – Apps for Arduino & RoboBrrd (SecondConf, September 2012
Homebrew Robotics Group – Show n Tell RoboBrrd (2012)
Theming your Physical Computing Projects! (Parsons The New School for Design, NYC, September 2011)
Recycling and mesh robots (Banff Centre presentation, Banff, Alberta, July 2011)
Ethical Dilemmas of the 3 Laws of Robotics (Freshman Clarkson University Honors Program Class, 2010)
Socializing a Social Robot with an Artificial Society (Poster presentation for Clarkson University’s SURE Conference, Summer 2010)
Social Robots (PechaKucha Montreal, QC presentation, May 2009)
Honours & Awards
Interviewed on Robots Podcast
C2MTL Intel Emerging Young Entrepreneurs finalist
RoboBrrd Indiegogo campaign successfully funded
RoboBrrd appeared on CTV Montreal broadcast (Nov, Dec)
Maker Faire NYC Educators Choice Award
Maker Faire NYC Editors Choice Award (x2)
Maker Faire Bay Area Editors Choice Award (x2)
Cloud Robotics Hackathon – Team LIGHTNINGBOTS – Won Montreal competition & global competition
StartupWeekend Montreal – Team EDUBOTICS – Made it through pitch fire round and delivered a final pitch
Maker Faire NYC Editors Choice Award
Invited to & presented at international workshop on recycling pervasive media and e-waste at the Banff Centre, in Banff, Alberta
WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference) Student Scholarship
Stwutter #5 Social Networking (Paid) in Mac App Store (US, April 20)
Won morning contest at Confoo YellowAPI HackFest
Yelling Robot #1 Entertainment (Free) in Mac App Store (US, Jan. 6)
Yelling Robot #11 Top Free in Mac App Store (UK, Jan. 6)
Features on Websites:
Adafruit – Erin RobotGrrl #ALD14 @findingada [link]
Adafruit – Erin Robotgrrl: 3Dx2013 Year In Review #AdafruitTopTen #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning #3D
[link] (Dec 2013) Adafruit – #3DxRobotics – RoboGrrl’s Open Hardware 3D Printed Buddy 4000 Chassis #3DThursday #3DPrinting
[link] (Nov 2013) Robots.net – Robots Podcast #140: Getting started with RobotGrrl
[link] (Oct 2013) MAKE – RobotGrrl Offering Tentacle Bot Kits
[link] (Oct 2013) Sugru – RobotGrrl has a new project – RoboTentacles!
[link] (Aug 2013)
Intel Platform – DIY Robot Kits [link] (May 2013) MAKE – RobotGrrl Introduces Buddy 4000
[link] (May 2013)
WIRED – Make Lil RoboBrrd With the littleBits Electronics Learning Kit [link] (June 2012) c128 – Robotgrrl in IEEE
[link] (Dec 2012)
WIRED – The RoboBrrd Kit for Kids — Simple, Powerful and Oh So Cute! [link] (Nov 2012)
DVICE – Want to get into robotics? Start with a RoboBrrd [link] (Nov 2012) Robert Lysik – RoboBrrd!
[link] (Nov 2012)
IEEE Automaton – Video Friday […] RoboBrrds [link] (Nov 2012) MAKE – Learn About Robotics With RoboBrrd
[link] (Nov 2012) Robots.net – Help Give Wings to RoboBrrd and STEM
[link] (Nov 2012) EMSL – RoboBrrd on Indiegogo
[link] (Nov 2012) Seeedstudio – RoboBrrd!!!
[link] (Nov 2012) Adafruit – RoboBrrd – A fun introductory experience into the world of robotics engineering! Designed as a do-it-yourself kit!
[link] (Nov 2012) Techfieber – [Roboter-Fieber] RoboBrrd – bauen, lernen, programmieren
[link] (Nov 2012) Hacked Gadgets – RoboBrrd by RobotGrrl
[link] (Nov 2012) LaunchLab – CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBOTGRRL!
[link] (Nov 2012) Adafruit – @adafruit Visits @RobotGrrl @makerfaire
[link] (Oct 2012) Adafruit – KTOWN, Robotgrrl & Ladyada!
[link] (Sept 2012) Super Awesome Sylvia – RoboBrrd to the Rescue!
[link] (Aug 2012)
Forbes – Robotics Goes Social With RoboBRRD and Erin Kennedy [link] (May 2012) MAKE – RobotGrrl’s Heathkit Build Continues
[link] (May 2012) EMSL – The Heathkit Build – Part 2 – Building
[link] (May 2012) EMSL – The Heathkit Build – Part 1 – Unboxing & Components
[link] (May 2012)
What’s On: Holiday entertainment for Montreal
IEEE Spectrum – RoboBrrd Highlight Reel: RoboBrrdalicious [link] (Dec 2011) NFC Rumors – NFC robot project shows the future of toys
[link] (Nov 2011) Adafruit Industries – Make Your Own RoboBrrd!
[link] (Nov 2011)
Arduino Blog – Matatino Lets Arduino Connect To Your Mac Apps [link] (Nov 2011) Dangerous Prototypes – Matatino lets Arduino connect to Mac apps
[link] (Nov 2011) Adafruit Industries – #ADA11 – Erin RobotGrrl, Robot builder and iOS & Mac developer
[link] (Oct 2011)
MAKE Blog – A RobotGrrl and Her Bots [link] (Sept 2011) Maker Masters – Teen Scientist shows how to control Robots with an Ipad
[link] (July 2011) Maker Masters – Teen Roboticist Controls Robot from Ipad
[link] (July 2011) Maker Masters – Meet RoboBrrd
[link] (July 2011) Maker Masters – Meet Robotgrrl – Making Robots from Popsicle sticks and Arduino.
[link] (July 2011) Adafruit Industries – Adafruit + RobotGrrl Team Up
[link] (March 2011)
MANOI, hockey playing robot, shown on Discovery Channel
Pi Mu Epsilon Sophomore award for Computer Science, presented at Clarkson University’s Recognition Day
MANOI, personal humanoid robot, shown on Discovery Channel
Guest on the internet TV show: Fat Man and Circuit Girl (it’s really cool)
Accepted into Honors Program at Clarkson University, Potsdam NY
The Clarkson School 4.0/4.0 GPA Award
Top 10 Dvice MAKE Cylon Competition
Certificate of Recognition For Outstanding Effort and Participation in the Regional Science Fair, Kuper Academy
Silver Medal Finalist Bell Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair
Gold Medal Finalist Bell Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair
McGill University – School of Computer Science (Robotics) Award
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Award
Track & Field Team MVP (2007 & 2006)
Adafruit Industries – Refurbishing a Robot using Motor Shield and MintyBoost
[link] (July 2010) MATLAB Central (Link Exchange) – Arduino to Matlab – Read in sensor data!
[link] (Jan 2010) The Amp Hour – The Amp Hour #12 — Dave Is Back And Blogging! (they mentioned the Robot Party)
[link] (Oct 2010) BotJunkie – Merry Christmas (Or Whatever) From BotJunkie
[link] (Dec 2009) MAKE – Hockey playing robot looks meaner than Gretsky
[link] (Nov 2008) DVICE – Styrobots: Stanford student bankrolls her tuition with adorable robots
[link] (June 2008) uCHobby – RobotGrrl Styrobots Arrive!
[link] (June 2008) Robots.net – Help Send RobotGrrl to Stanford
[link] (June 2008) RoboJenny – Interview with RobotGrrl
[link] (June 2008) MAKE – MAKE Flickr pool weekly roundup
[link] (June 2008) Robots.net – Random Robot Roundup
[link] (June 2008) Nucleus Learning – RobotGrrl
[link] (June 2008) uCHobby – RobotGrrl needs our help!
[link] (May 2008) MAKE – Build a BristleBot to clean up your apartment
[link] (March 2008)