National Robotics Week 2018 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2017! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The ninth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 7-15, 2018 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

 
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Event List

  • Silicon Valley Regional FIRST, Sn Jose University

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by FIRST Silcon Valley Regional

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Silicon Valley Regional FIRST logo
  • San Diego Regional FIRST, Valley View Casino Center

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the San Diego Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by San Diego FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3500 Sports Arena Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92110

    San Diego Regional FIRST logo
  • Internatinoal RoboGames, San Mateo Event Center

    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.

    Visit the Internatinoal RoboGames website

    Hosted by Robotics SOciety of America

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      12:00pm - 8:00pm
    • April 5, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1346 Saratoga Dr
    San mateo, CA 94403

    Internatinoal RoboGames logo
  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House, University of Southern California

    The USC Viterbi Robotics Open House is a free event held every year during the National Robotics Week. On April 7th, our researchers innovate with robots that swim, fly, walk, learn, help, build, and collaborate. This is our most popular Open House of the year. Schools, individuals, and industry are welcome to this free event, and reservations are required for groups larger than ten people. Space is limited and filling up fast: http://bit.ly/USCrobotics2015 Everyone should check in at 3710 McClintock Ave. in order to get a map and guide to all of the open labs. This event reaches capacity each year. For this reason, we limit schools to groups of no more than 64, including teachers and adults (one adult is required for every 15 students). Schools are welcome to bring lunches and eat on campus, and USC has many cafes on campus where food can be purchased. Everyone is welcome to explore the campus before or after touring the labs, and the California Science Center is within walking distance if schools want to double up on field trips. Schools coming on buses will receive instructions for drop off and pick up of students; buses cannot park on campus. For smaller groups, we recommend coming to campus via the Expo Metro Line (exit either University Park or Vermont Ave.); parking on campus is $10 per car and street meters are available but may be limited.

    Visit the USC Viterbi Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      8:30am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3710 McClintock Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    USC Viterbi Robotics Open House logo
  • Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting, Qualcomm

    The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, also referred to as the STEM Lab, is the combination of a lab, makerspace, and classroom for middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to learn about STEM careers, as well as participate in engineering experiments to promote the importance of STEM opportunities and skills for all. Thinkabit has two main working areas. One area, the classroom, provides students with exposure to the world of work at Qualcomm by allowing students to experience what it is that engineers and supporting departments do at Qualcomm. The activities performed in this area combine brief lectures with team interactions. In the second area, students experience the lab and makerspace environment where they are led by an engineer as they create, manipulate, collaborate, and present their electronic experiments using electronic equipment, including laptop computers, Arduinos, servos, resisters, circuits, LEDs, breadboards, and solar panels. Students are limited only by their imagination and time. Students work together and are encouraged to innovate, partner and execute in ways that represent 21st century skills. During National Robotics Week we will be hosting three classes in the lab from Chula Vista, CA.

    Visit the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting website

    Hosted by Qualcomm

    When:

    • April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5880 Oberlin Dr
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting logo
  • CRUSER TechCon 2015, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host CRUSER TechCon 2015 to give members of the technical community of interest an opportunity to present their proposals related to concepts of interest generated during our September 2014 workshop. Although the event is free and open to the public, the campus is only accessible to those with access to military facilities.

    Visit the CRUSER TechCon 2015 website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 7, 2015 - April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    CRUSER TechCon 2015 logo
  • Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West, SRI International

    The robotics industry is at an inflection point. Self-driving cars, automated warehouses, and drone delivery systems are on the horizon. Commercial robots have become more capable and accessible, thanks to cheaper and more powerful sensors and computers, open-source software and hardware, and advances in 3D printing and connected devices. While giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have made big strides, a newer generation of robot startups and investors has emerged to solve problems in fields like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, and education. What are the real problems that robots can solve in these markets? How are startups and big companies thinking about the opportunities? And where will the U.S. and Silicon Valley rank in the global competition for commercial robotics? At Xconomy’s fourth annual robotics event at SRI International, top leaders in technology and business from the Bay Area and beyond will tackle these questions, and many more. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Jim McCollum, President and CEO, Restoration Robotics Alastair Bathgate, Co-founder and CEO, Blue Prism David Bruemmer, Co-founder and CEO, 5D Robotics David Cann, Co-founder and CEO, Double Robotics Steve Cousins, Founder and CEO, Savioke Roger Hine, Co-founder and CTO, Liquid Robotics John Hsu, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Open Source Robotics Foundation Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics Ryan Kuder, Managing Director, Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator (Powered by Techstars) Patryk Laurent, Director of R&D, Brain Corporation Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International Jacob Rosen, Co-founder, Applied Dexterity; Professor of Medical Robotics, UCLA Alex Vardakostas, Founder and CEO, Momentum Machines Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics Bilal Zuberi, Partner, Lux Capital TWITTER @Xconomy #XconRoboWest SCHEDULE Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Program: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Networking Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are transferable but not refundable. To inquire about press registration, email events@xconomy.com. DEMO SPACE Display your product or technology to the best in the west coast robotics community. To sign up, contact Jim at sales@xconomy.com. See you there April 7!

    Visit the Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West website

    Hosted by Xconomy

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West logo
  • 3rd Annual Robot Block Party, Southwest Branch Kern County Library

    This is an opportunity to share what Kern County is doing in the field of robotics. We invite all robots, makers, and robot fans to attend. Attendees will enjoy demonstrations and displays and interact with robots while gaining a deeper understanding of how robotic technology affects an ever changing society. Admission is FREE. Event is sponsored by Bakersfield Robotics, the University of La Verne and the Southwest Kern County Library.

    Visit the 3rd Annual Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Bakersfield Robotics

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    8301 Ming Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

    3rd Annual Robot Block Party logo
  • Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, WilmerHale

    Celebrate National Robotics Week with Silicon Valley Robotics at WilmerHale in Palo Alto on April 8 2015 from 12 to 4pm. See the most advanced robotics research in Silicon Valley, the hottest robot startups, the coolest robot companies and all the just plain fun robots you can imagine. This will be our sixth year of holding the most amazing Robot Block Party ever, so whether you know your way around with lidar and ROS or just want to make a robot dance - come join us! It's a free event and open to the public from 12-4pm.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    950 Page Mill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Silicon Valley Robot Block Party logo
  • NIMROD 1.0, SRI International

    About the conference: The pace of innovation in healthcare is astounding and being pushed in large by groundbreaking surgical, implantable, wearable, and programmable technologies many of which can also collect data. The concept of introducing robotics into healthcare is to improve disease management and make conventional machines more intelligent. Humans have limited capability compared to what we can produce with machines and clinicians can use this technology to create a distributable form of healthcare. NIMROD provides a platform to showcase these novel technologies and companies while facilitating conversations among the leaders and drivers of this enormous emerging sector within healthcare. When is the last time you attended a conference that taught you something novel and connected the dots? Robotics will take healthcare beyond the limitations of human capabilities. Expand the definition of robotics as tools and intelligent medical devices. Topics To Be Covered Identifying robotic applications – is faster and accurate/precise enough, or will future robots need to do things that are not currently do-able Integrating NIMRODs with their bio-environment – designing visual, tactile, auditory, and chemical sensors. Financing NIMRODs What’s the end game Non-FDA regulated NIMRODs in healthcare (wearable) Non-moving intelligent medical devices – Challenges and opportunities Integrating IMRODs with the Cloud and Bigdata Emerging biomaterials for IMRODs Robotic exoskeletons and prostheses Integrating IMRODs with the CNS and visual system From data to therapy

    Visit the NIMROD 1.0 website

    Hosted by Nimrod 1.0

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      7:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    NIMROD 1.0 logo
  • TinkerLab Robotics! , Prospect Sierra

    Celebrating National Robotics Week with various activities during lunchtime TinkerLab! Come learn about robots and help build some in TinkerLab.

    Visit the TinkerLab Robotics! website

    Hosted by Prospect Sierra

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    2060 Tapscott Ave
    El Cerrito, CA 94530

    TinkerLab Robotics!  logo
  • CRUSER Tech Expo 2015, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 -Guided tours of campus unmanned systems labs will leave every 15 minutes from the Ingersoll Hall end of The Quad beginning at 1100. This event is designed to increase campus awareness of all the robotics related work currently underway, and give researchers the opportunity to showcase their work that is not easily transported outside for the formal research fair Although the event is free and open to the public, the campus is only accessible to those with access to military facilities.

    Visit the CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 logo
  • 5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is pleased to host our fifth annual "Robots in the Roses" research fair, designed to showcase the variety robotics and unmanned systems related work underway across the campus. The event is free, and open to all those with access to military bases.

    Visit the 5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair logo
  • Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE, Griffiths Middle School

    Griffiths Middle School is proud to host our First Annual VEX Skyrise SCRIMMAGE. The event is open to middle and/or high school VEX teams. For those teams that will not be competing in the World Championships, we would like to offer one last competition for students to participate in. This event will not qualify teams for anything

    Visit the Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE website

    Hosted by Griffiths Middle School

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    9633 Tweedy Lane
    Downey, CA 90240

    Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE logo
  • LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12, Sacramento Public Library - Pocket branch

    This event is already full (with a long waitlist!), but we will be teaching simple computer programming to elementary students using LEGO WeDo kits.

    Visit the LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12 website

    Hosted by Sacramento Public Library

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    7335 Gloria Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95831

    LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12 logo
  • Robot Day, San Diego Public Library

    It’s National Robotics Week. Learn how robotics technology impact society and inspire students of all ages to study robotics, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Bring a robot to show others who you made it and what it can don. Dress up like a robot to show your support and we'll even provide a free workshops and materials for you to make a simple robot to take home!

    Visit the Robot Day website

    Hosted by San Diego Public Library

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    330 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Robot Day logo
  • Lego Mindstorms Challenge, Rolling Robots

    "Bulls In the Ring" Lego Mindstorms Challenge will be held at Rolling Robots Palos Verdes Location. Participants will build and program a Lego Mindstorms robot with the goal to push as many "bulls" out of the ring as possible in two minutes. Top two wining teams will receive robot kits as awards. Every participant will receive a gift from Rolling Robots.

    Visit the Lego Mindstorms Challenge website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    700 Silver Spur Road
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

    Lego Mindstorms Challenge logo
  • The NOrthern California Botball® Tournament, BotBall

    At the Botball® Regional Tournament, students will get the chance to showcase all their hard work by competing in an autonomous robotics tournament. It's a great opportunity for students, team leaders, mentors and parents to network and interact with others who share an interest in educational robotics.

    Visit the The NOrthern California Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by Northern California BotBall

    When:

    • April 18, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Moffett Blvd
    Moffett Field, CA 94035

    The NOrthern California Botball® Tournament logo
  • Cal Poly Roborodentia, Cal Poly

    This year's competition is a head-to-head double elimination tournament where the object of the competition is to place rings onto poles. Organized by Eta Kappa Nu, this year's Roborodentia is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1pm as part of the Cal Poly Open House activities. Student teams are required to register with their intent to compete in Roborodentia. See Registration for details.

    Visit the Cal Poly Roborodentia website

    Hosted by Cal Poly Eta Kappa Nu chapter

    When:

    • April 18, 2015
      1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    1 Grand Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

    Cal Poly Roborodentia logo