Company Participates in Initial Safe Tech Technology Pitch
Squishy Robotics COO Deniz Dogruer spent last Tuesday representing our company and talking about our tensegrity sensor robots during the inaugural Safe Tech Pitch. The virtual event brought together first responders and members of the U.S. armed forces to see the different technologies that the 20 companies selected to participate had to offer. Both international and U.S. companies were among the chosen presenters.
“We were delighted to learn that Squishy Robotics was selected as a semi-finalist for this pitch event,” Dogruer said. Only four companies were selected for each of the five designated technology sectors. Dogruer explained that Squishy Robotics competed in the Robotics/UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) technology sector. “Since our sensor robots are often referred to as ‘drone multipliers,’ I believe that our innovative solution straddles both spheres.”
The pitch event was sponsored by Make Safe Tech Inc (Safe Tech). Based in College Station, Texas, Safe Tech is an organization that connects technology providers to first responder and military users. The event featured three keynote speakers:
- Ret. U.S. Army Colonel Rosendo “Ross” T. Guieb, executive director of Texas A&M University’s George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC)
- Major Alexander J. Goldberg, Texas Lead for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and DARPA Fellow; DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and DIU are both within the Department of Defense (DoD)
- Edward Parkinson, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority)
“We are honored to have participated this in first-ever event, Dogruer said. “I learned so much from the keynote speakers as well as from seeing such a wide range of providers who are working on technology for first responders.”