Greetings!

If any of the info on this website was useful for your projects or made your head spin with creative ideas, and you would like to share a token of your appreciation- a donation would be massively appreciated!

Your donation will go to my Robotics Fund, straight towards more sensors, actuators, books, and journeys. It takes a lot to continue building these robots, and I’m really thankful of everyone who helps encourage me along the way.


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“A wise robot once said to me through Serial.println- that robots teach us about ourselves.”

About


^ 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.

Have a question, thought, or idea? Send me an email:




Making

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’.

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Recognition

• 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:
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

Article on 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




Presentations

  • 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

2013

  • Interviewed on Robots Podcast
  • C2MTL Intel Emerging Young Entrepreneurs finalist

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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:

2014

  • Adafruit – Erin RobotGrrl #ALD14 @findingada [link]

2013

  • 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)

2012

  • 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)
  • CTV Montreal:
    What’s On: Holiday entertainment for Montreal

2011

  • 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)




History…

2010

  • MANOI, hockey playing robot, shown on Discovery Channel
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Sophomore award for Computer Science, presented at Clarkson University’s Recognition Day

2009

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2007

  • 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)