Senior Ethan Steeg has been spending his summer as an intern at Silicon Valley Robotics, a nonprofit organization that supports the robotics and artificial intelligence industry in a variety of fields, including agriculture, retail and transportation.
Steeg is currently leading an effort to create face shields for Circuit Launch, an Oakland-based maker space that has partnered with Silicon Valley Robotics. “Circuit Launch hosts innovative, early-stage robotics, [augmented reality/virtual reality] and AI startups and has a wide variety of machining capabilities,” Steeg said. The goal is to create 5,000 face shields before summer’s end. “From the beginning of the summer to present, my team has produced over 1,500 face shields and we expect to produce 3,500 more by the end of the summer,” he said.