“Relayers” Bike Team Does Savioke Proud

Members of the Relayers Bike Team (from left to right) Phil Herget, Keith Berte, Vimal Parsotam, Clemens Drews, and Kevin Canoy

Members of the Relayers Bike Team (from left to right) Phil Herget, Keith Berte, Vimal Parsotam, Clemens Drews, and Kevin Canoy

Eight adventurous Savioke employees traded their car keys for bike helmets last month to compete in the Team Bike Challenge, a fun commute competition sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

The month-long cycling challenge tested the physical stamina and mental toughness of the group, who battled injury, business travel, spring flu, and laziness to finish the event with glory and bragging rights.  In the extra small company category, Savioke’s team rode almost 800 miles to rank third in Santa Clara county and tenth across the entire bay area. In the team category, the “Relayers” (named for our reliable, friendly delivery robot Relay) ranked 30 (out of more than 300) in Santa Clara country and 51st bay area wide.

Best of all, the Relayers burned 35,000 calories and saved 1439 lbs of CO2 emission over the course of the month. 

The Team Bike Challenge is a fun commute competition taking place during National Bike Month (May) that encourages friends and colleagues to form teams of two to five people to compete against other teams throughout the Bay Area. Team members will earn points every time they ride their bikes and for every mile they pedal. Whether you’re riding to work, school, the park or almost anywhere else, you will earn points along the way. One team will be crowned from each county.

 

 

 

Savioke CEO Wins Prestigious IERA Award

We’re honored to announce that our Founder & CEO, Steve Cousins received the IEEE/IRA Invention and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation (IERA) Award this week at the IEEE Robotics and Automation conference in Singapore.

The IERA Award recognizes Savioke's Relay robot as an invaluable contribution to the field of robotics. Steve was specifically honored for “his achievements in developing core technology in professional service robotics to a readiness level which enables a 24/7 operation in public, human-inhabited environments”.

Founded in 2004, the IERA Award highlights and honors the achievements of inventors with value-creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) jointly sponsor the award, underlining a shared determination to promote stronger collaboration between science and industry in robotics.

Savioke is honored to receive this illustrious recognition.

Relay Gets Rockstar Treatment at Black Girls Code Robot Expo 2017

Move over Justin Bieber--Relay, our amazing delivery robot, thrilled a packed crowd of very excited young technology enthusiasts this past week at the Black Girls Code Robot Expo in Dallas.

 The girls cheered and clapped as Relay came on stage and Savioke regional manager Rob Bueller brought robotics to life through an interactive demo and enthusiastic Q&A session. There were dozens of photo and video opps and individualized personal deliveries of BGC swag for a few lucky participants.

After the presentation, the girls got to see Relay up close--swarming and hugging him as he meandered around the campus.

BGC Robot Expo is a fun and captivating educational experience where girls learn about robots through hands-on activities using Lego WeDo and EV3 kits. The recent Dallas event, featuring the first live Relay robot demonstration for Black Girls Code, introduced the girls to more sophisticated robots and showed them real-world applications and uses for robotics.  

Black Girls Code, founded in 2011, is a global organization that introduces girls of color aged 7-17 to technical skills and careers. In 2012 - its first full year of programming - BGC engaged, educated and empowered 800 girls in 13 cities across the globe.

 Savioke is delighted to partner with Black Girls Code, a transformative global movement dedicated to providing girls of color with the skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. A big thank you to everyone at Black Girls Code Dallas for giving Relay such a warm reception. We hope to see you again soon!