Objectives

To bring together roboticists, researchers and disabled people across Europe and the world.

Our group uses robots and other consumer technologies to expand the reach of those us with profound disabilities. Whether those robots are used to scratch an itch or visit a museum half a world away, robots have a central place in the future of assistive technology.

Methods

We raise awareness of the project through giving talks at conferences, running online campaigns, and by reaching out to members of the press.

We test new robots and user interfaces where possible, using experience gained working with Robots for Humanity and Brown University.

We will start our own projects where possible, dependent upon funding and good ideas! Keep an eye out for a quadriplegic enabled Quadcopter.

Resources

At the momentresources we have available are: (1) the time and energy of the founder Stuart Turner,(2) an accessibility consultant, (3) a web developer and (4) access to advice from professors from a couple of top universities.

Partnering with more universities is a top priority for Robots and Cake!. We use whichever communication channels are necessary to find universities engaged in robotics research and asking to be involved. Simple, but it's worked so far.


Timetable

  1. 2013

    Stuart began flying drones in August 2013.

  2. 2014

    We launched this project on the 23th of June, 2014.

    Stuart began touring museums around the world in August 2014.

    Check out the blog for updates and proposed projects.

  3. 2015

    Stuart gave the keynote at the Second Machine Age conference in Manchester. Here's the transcript.

    Stuart spoke at the wonderfully named Wuthering Bytes in Yorkshire.

    Stuart spoke at the Dots Conference in Brighton

  4. 2016

    Stuart spoke at the Inspiring Minds Conference in Mexico City.

    Robots and Cake launched a spin-off website called Inventability.

    Stuart was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the very awesome Google Firestarters Event.

  5. 2017

    With help from some very awesome folks at Twillio, Stuart launched Magic Fingers, his first Open Source project that that makes it easier to call for help via his mobile phone.


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