More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where the latest robotics technology and startups will be on display.
The block party, hosted by WilmerHale law firm and Silicon Valley Robotics, a professional association that supports innovation in robotic technologies, will be held today, April 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at WilmerHale's offices, 950 Page Mill Road.
Eventgoers will be able to interact with robotic technology from Silicon Valley's top robotics firms, hobbyists and the world's next generation of robot experts, according to a press release. The event will feature a range of robots from small ones that can use a person's brain waves to control games to larges one that can protect soldiers in combat or perform life-saving surgeries.
The sixth annual National Robotics Week celebrates the United State's "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," the press release reads.