The Robot Couple, Simone Davalos & David Calkins

San Francisco Chronicle recently featured one of our favorite couples Simone Davalos and David Calkins (who also happen to be Laughing Squid guest bloggers). Chronicle journalist Julian Guthrie visited their home in Mill Valley, California and interviewed them for the piece, Robot making the mechanics of couple’s love, which talks about their history with robots, el Español Borracho (their cocktail robot), and their upcoming robot events: BarBot and RoboGames.

Details on their two upcoming Bay Area robot events:

BarBot 2012: March 2 and 3, 2012 at pariSoma in San Francisco, California from 8 PM to Midnight. Tickets are available now.

BarBot is a celebration of cocktail culture and man-machine interface. Get a drink from an actual robot. Chat up a snarky electronic bartender. Listen to some graceful tunes being played by robotic music makers. And, after downing your sixth martini, you can finally admit that it’s the geeks who shall inherit the earth.

RoboGames: April 20 to 22, 2012 at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California. Tickets are available now.

RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots – we invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled – but they’re all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete – this means you.

David & Simone

photos by Scott Beale and Brant Ward (for San Francisco Chronicle)

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff