Andra Keay

Andra Keay

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Robotics, USA

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of the Robot Launch global startup competition and a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI.

Andra cofounded Robohub, the global robotics research news site, building on her background in film, television and media production, internet and computing technologies, with degrees in Interaction, Communication and Human/Robot Cultural Studies. Andra also cofounded Robot Garden, a robotics makerspace and teaches Interaction Design and Theory. Andra has a particular interest in understanding diversity and representation in robotics and AI and started the Women in Robotics community. Andra speaks regularly to international audiences on robotics/AI ethics, innovation, commercialization and interaction.

Fun fact: Andra used to play in early Australian punk rock bands.


Panel Discussion

AI & Robotics Driving the Edge of Innovation: Promises, Limitations & the Rules of Play

Angelika Huber-Straßer | KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Germany (Moderator)

Chris Boos | arago GmbH, Germany

Stacia Carr | Zalando, Germany

Andra Keay | Silicon Valley Robotics, USA

Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta | European Space Agency (ESA), France

Sophie Mathur | Linklaters LLP, UK