Party with Robots that Can Perform Surgery, Protect Warriors in Combat

Celebrate National Robotics Week April 8 at the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party

(PALO ALTO, CA) - The hottest robotic startups and the coolest robotic technology will be on display for all to see on April 8 at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party hosted by WilmerHale law firm and Silicon Valley Robotics, a professional association that supports innovation in robotic technologies.


More than 1,000 people are expected to join the celebration of National Robotics Week in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley Robot Block Party will feature a wide range of robots - from small ones that can use a persons brain waves to control games to large ones that can protect warriors in combat or perform life-saving surgeries.

Visitors can interact with robotic technology from the Silicon Valleys top robotics firms, hobbyists and the worlds next generation of geniuses. This free event will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. at WilmerHales offices in Palo Alto.

The Silicon Valley Robot Block Party is one of the premier events of the sixth annual National Robotics Week. The week celebrates Americas leadership in robotics, educates the public about robotics, advocates for increased funding for robotics and seeks to inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.

What: 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party
When: Noon to 4 p.m., April 8
Where: WilmerHale law firm
950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact: Laura Mecoy
WilmerHale
310.546.5860
310.529.7717
laura@mecoy.net
Visuals: Robots of all sizes and shapes interacting with the public.

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