PghTech Women NetworkTM
Informal Networking Reception featuring Seema Patel, CEO and Co-Founder, Interbots
Hear from one of Pittsburgh’s coolest robotics companies addressing the needs of children affected by Autism.
Please join us for an informal networking reception featuring Interbots CEO and Co-Founder Seema Patel as she shares her story, talks about their latest products and highlights plans for the future.
Interbots recently won a first prize of $25,000 for its plan to develop consumer robots that could help boost the social skills of autistic children in the nation’s first RoboBowl Competition. The CDC currently estimates that 1% of children in the United States will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Recent research has shown that children with ASD have an easier time interacting with robots than people. Interbots has leveraged these findings to create an affordable consumer robot and accompanying iPad/PC software that allows therapists and parents to guide children (ages 3-15) through activities that practice social referencing skills.
Interbot’s primary goal is to create compelling interactive characters who enable memorable experiences with their guests. To that end, they specialize in the design and construction of custom interactive characters (both physical and virtual), control software, and interactive multimedia content.
Quasi, their first animatronic character, was selected to be the mascot of the World’s Fair for Kids, and has made numerous television appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Evening News Eye on America, Regis and Kelly, the Science Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Their second character, Moxi, was built for the Singapore Science Center, where she is currently installed.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Seema Patel and connect with colleagues and friends. Please find more information on this event below:
|The PghTech Women NetworkTM is sponsored by
Google and SYCOR AMERICAS Inc.
|Date:||Wednesday, December 14|
|Time:||5 – 7 p.m.|
|Venue:||Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Drive, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219|
|Cost:||$25 Member | $175 Non-Member
(Want the Member rate? E-mail our Membership Team)
|Register:||firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.918.4229|
Seema Patel obtained a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Psychology from Harvey Mudd College before earning a Master’s in Computer Science while conducting research on affective robotics and human-robot interaction. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Her industry experience includes Vivendi Universal Games, Crystal Dynamics, and Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development.