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Commentary by S.D. Kaehler

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9/19/20: This month's meeting had an online turnout of 25 people. The meeting was facilitated by Steve Kaehler. We met online.

The meeting was kicked off with a video Shape-Shifting Kirigami Balloon From Harvard Might Reshape Soft Robotics.

Club Business

  • We talked about the ongoing need for backup meeting leaders who can run things when Steve isn't available. There are a couple people who have done this but the more available folks the better. Contact Steve via SeattleRoboticsSociety(at) if you can help.
  • The slides presented are provided here.
  • Steve is looking for people interested in sending out emails to invite potential presenters to come talk to us. It currently takes about eights asks to get one accept. This means it could take a hundred speaker requests to fill the calendar for a whole year. He needs people willing to research potential presenters and then send them a customized template email addressed. He can provide the template and general instructions. Include the SeattleRoboticsSociety(at) address in the cc: line so he can see any responses and address them. It is time-consuming to find and contact so many people and help would be greatly appreciated, especially if we want to have a full schedule of presenters.
  • We talked about the demise of Yahoo Groups on December 15 and encouraged member transition from SeattleRobotics@YahooGroups to The Contact Us pages has been updated with information for joining and using this new list host.
  • If you have ideas, comments, or presenter contact info, please email me at SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)


The following people shared information/projects.

  • Lloyd M. asked about repairing HP48GX display. Not feasible given the labor costs involved. Better to just use an emulator or buy one off eBay.
  • Bob H. is looking for a 40-50 ft-lb torque DC motor. Suggestions: Actobotics/Servocity.
  • Steve K. shared waking up a couple Arduino UNO robots with DC Motor Shields.

Feature Presentation

The following links were shared with everyone via MS Teams Chat:

Researchers Developed Shape-Shifting Kirigami Balloon
What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration: Major, Laura, Shah, Julie: 9781541699113: Books
TMF8801-1B ams | Sensors, Transducers | DigiKey
US Testing Creepy $40 millions Robots to Replace Horse: Legged Squad Support System - YouTube
Johnny Cab (Total Recall) - Google Search
Robot Exhibition. Highlights from CES 2020. The Coolest Robots and Incredible Gadgets! - YouTube
ROS | Mobile Robot Navigation using SLAM - YouTube
Simple A.I. Demo with Jetson Nano - YouTube
UKMARS Minos 2020 - Contest timer robot detection - YouTube
Virtual Robotics Competition - YouTube
Automatic Snow Clearing Robot Contest - YouTube
Robots playing diabolo: An analytical model for robotic learning and control - YouTube
Future of Tech: Robots - YouTube
E1140 Rising Stars of SaaS 6: Dishcraft Robotics CEO Linda Pouliot on scaling Robots-as-a-Service - YouTube
Extremely Fast Way to Prototype in Robotics! - YouTube
Yahboom AI Robot for NVIDIA Jetson Nano 4GB B01 A02 - YouTube
Nvidia Jetson Nano: Thoughts and Unboxing - YouTube
☀️Waveshare AI Racing Robot Powered by Jetson Nano NOT included JetRacer AI Kit JetRacer AI - YouTube
T265 on my robot . - YouTube
The Freakishly Fast World of Robot Sumo - YouTube

The Workshop

    Brief afternoon gathering of a few folks after the meeting.

If you have comments or opinions on this writing, please email me at SeattleRoboticsSociety(at)

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