Andra Keay

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Robotics

Andra Keay is recognized as a global thought leader and ecosystem builder in the emerging sectors of robotics as the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies.

The Silicon Valley area is home to the world’s largest robotics and AI cluster, with over 600 robotics companies, 50 robotics/AI research facilities, and 50% of the world’s global investment in robotics, or $7.5 billion, in 2018 alone. 

Andra is an experienced futurist and is also the founder of Robot Launch, a global robotics startup competition, cofounder of Robot Garden hackerspace, mentor at hardware accelerators, startup advisor, and investor, dedicated to growing equitable and ethical Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS).

Andra also 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 and was selected as a Human-Robot-Interaction (HRI) Pioneer in 2010. 

About Silicon Valley Robotics
Silicon Valley Robotics is the largest cluster of robotics and AI technology innovation and investment in the world. We are a non-profit organization started by the robotics and AI industry to support the emerging new robotics and AI industry, including medical, social, retail, logistical, transport and space robotics networks.