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

  • Bots & Beer, Hacker Dojo

    Bots & Beer is the regular social meetup for roboticists and anyone interested in robotics in the Bay Area. Bring your bot along for 'show'n'tell' at our lightening talks or just enjoy.

    Visit the Bots & Beer website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 1, 2016
      7:00pm - 9:00pm
    • April 6, 2016
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    599 Fairchild Drive
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Bots & Beer logo
  • Arduino Day, Robot Garden

    Happy 12th Birthday Arduino! day.arduino.cc Robot Garden will be hosting a birthday party for the little microcontroller "Arduino". Since the Arduino ecosystem lives on sharing ideas and experiences, we will provide some demos. But this is not an One-Band-Show, so please bring your contraptions along, even if there is still some work needed. If you have a starter kit already (or just an Arduino board), but never got started playing with it, feel free to bring it as well. We did not really get a formal workshop together in the past years, but we have enough people to get you started. So please, if you're interested, leave a comment here at our MeetUp or send me an email at arduinoD16 at bytesalad dot org ;-) Some of my experiments with different Arduinos are here: http://marcoscorner.walther-family.org/category/arduino/ Marco, Fred & the rest of the Robot-Garden band

    Visit the Arduino Day website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    Arduino Day logo
  • Orange County Regional FIRST, Valencia High School

    In FIRST STRONGHOLDSM, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it. - See more at: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc#sthash.fzBKgIV4.dpuf

    Visit the Orange County Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Orange County FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    500 Bradford Avenue
    Placentia, CA 92870

    Orange County Regional FIRST logo
  • Arduino Day 2016 at Motherlode MakerLabs, Motherlode Makers

    Come hang out with us as we join groups around the world to celebrate and learn about one of our favorite electronics development platforms, Arduino. We're doing a whole day of demos and workshops, like last year. We hope you'll bring your Arduino project to show off. Or come try out Arduino programming for the first time. We'll have various prizes to give out, and snacks.

    Visit the Arduino Day 2016 at Motherlode MakerLabs website

    Hosted by Motherlode MakerLabs

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    251 Barretta St.
    Sonora, CA 95370

    Arduino Day 2016 at Motherlode MakerLabs logo
  • Robotics Festival, Robotix Institute

    The Robotix Institute is hosting it's First Annual Robotics Festival at our Fremont, CA location. The Festival will focus on STEM education and have robots, workshops, displays and family activities free to the public.

    Visit the Robotics Festival website

    Hosted by Robotix Institute

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      11:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    47810 Warm Springs Blvd
    Fremont, CA 94539

    Robotics Festival logo
  • (Not Just) Robot Swap Meet, Robot Garden

    You say you've got some robot parts... Look, we've all done it. Purchased say one too many gear motors for that special project we never seem to get to. Time to clean out the attic! Not JUST robot parts! Electronic components of all kinds are welcome. • Have a motor driver you don't need? Some machine screws that need a good home? • Stroll around a pick through treasure-laden parts collections. • Haggle for that power transistor gem. • Bring family and friends for a one-of-a-kind shopping spree! SEE YOU THERE!

    Visit the (Not Just) Robot Swap Meet website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      11:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    (Not Just) Robot Swap Meet logo
  • Programming Robots Study Group, Robot Garden

    Robots are coming! Let's be ready to program them :) This group is for aspiring roboticists. This week: • Sensors! Our order for GP2Y0A60SZLF Analog Distance Sensor, IMU, and RTCs should have come in. • This meetup occurs during Robot Garden's weekly open access. Programming experience comes in handy. Persons under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver and must be accompanied. • Become a member of our forum: http://prsg.freeforums.org/ • New to ROS? You can catch up online! See Programming Robots Study Group session notes at http://www.robotgarden.org/wiki/robotics/ • Remember to bring your computer WITH ROS DESKTOP. Using our Virtual Machine on your PC satisfies this requirement. Our virtual machine has the relevant software pre-installed. Read about it here: http://www.robotgarden.org/wiki/robotics/programming-robots/programming-robots-study-group-vm/.

    Visit the Programming Robots Study Group website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    Programming Robots Study Group logo
  • Open Source Robot Arm Group, Robot Garden

    Dawn of Drawbot! This week... We will look at stepper motor controllers and check in on progress. Hopefully folks will have found time to print the shoulder and elbow pulleys. Some resources: • A list of parts • A mechanical design • Github • Wiki We will be presenting using hangouts so others may join. We'll have a prototype @ RG for inspection. This is a project in association with the open source robot arm community. Join the robot arm project!

    Visit the Open Source Robot Arm Group website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    Open Source Robot Arm Group logo
  • Robot Day, San Diego Public Library

    Join us for our 2nd annual Robot Day, the largest event at San Diego Public Library. Dress up like a robot, participate in a hands on activity, attend a workshop, or watch a robot competition to celebrate robotics education and development. This is free event for all ages.

    Visit the Robot Day website

    Hosted by San Diego Public Library

    When:

    • April 3, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    330 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Robot Day logo
  • The Kindergarten Robot Parade, Ridgewood School

    Each day of the week I will feature a different robot in my kindergarten classroom, including programming and demonstration, as well as connected reading, writing, and mathematics activities.

    Visit the The Kindergarten Robot Parade website

    Hosted by August Deshais

    When:

    • April 4, 2016
      8:15am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    2060 Ridgewood Dr
    Eureka, CA 95503

    The Kindergarten Robot Parade logo
  • Thinkabit Lab Robocrafting, Qualcomm

    Each day we host 6th, 7th and 8th grade students for a full day, out of school experience to learn about the world of work at Qualcomm and to have a hands on experience with #engineering. Last year students created more than 1,500 robotic creations during our lab season from Sept to May. This year we've already created more than 2,000 robocrafts. Our mission is to inspire future inventors. Our program takes place five days per week during the school year on-site at Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego, California at our Thinkabit Lab. You can learn to build the basics of a robocraft by selecting our event website link to see our "how to" videos to code an LED and Servo or cut and past this link: http://www.uctv.tv/steam/thinkabit/

    Visit the Thinkabit Lab Robocrafting website

    Hosted by Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

    When:

    • April 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5880 Oberlin Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Thinkabit Lab Robocrafting logo
  • Silicon Valley Regional presented by Google.org, San Jose State University

    Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, this is the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. Watch as student-built-robots compete in the 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Regional presented by Google.org website

    Hosted by FIRST

    When:

    • April 6, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    290 South 7th Street
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Silicon Valley Regional presented by Google.org logo
  • Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, Jabil

    Join the rolling, roving, singing, dancing robots at Jabil's Blue Sky Center. Organized by Silicon Valley Robotics, the not-for-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Robots on display will be out of this world (literally!), from the latest space research to the most sophisticated manufacturing robots, from the newest startups, to the youngest robot makers.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2016
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    6375 San Ignacio Ave
    San Jose, CA 95119

    Silicon Valley Robot Block Party logo
  • International RoboGames, Alameda County Fairgrounds

    The world's largest robot competition, with over 50 different robot events - humanoids, sumo, fire fighting, combat, and more.

    Visit the International RoboGames website

    Hosted by Robotics Society of America

    When:

    • April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
      12:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    2100 Valley Ave.,
    Pleasanton, CA 94566

    International RoboGames logo
  • Evergreen School District Robotics Challenge, Katherine Smith Elementary School

    The Evergreen Robotics Challenge is an intra-district completion that engages students to create and program robots. School teams work on challenges using the Lego Mindstorms robotic platform to learn about coding, science, mathematics, and engineering. In addition to STEAM exposure, students practice creativity, cooperation, communication and critical thinking.

    Visit the Evergreen School District Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by Manuel Munguia

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    2025 Clarice Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95122

    Evergreen School District Robotics Challenge logo
  • 2nd ANNUAL ALL GIRLS VEX SHOWCASE, LA REINA HIGH SCHOOL

    This showcase event will not qualify to anything. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for girls in the VEX Robotics program to be able to come together to celebrate their accomplishments, compete and meet new people. This event is only open to all girls VEX Robotics teams.

    Visit the 2nd ANNUAL ALL GIRLS VEX SHOWCASE website

    Hosted by VEX Robotics

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    106 West Janss Road
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

    2nd ANNUAL ALL GIRLS VEX SHOWCASE logo
  • Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting, CSULB.EDU

    We meet every second Saturday of the month. We focus on autonomous robots. One of the oldest robotics societies in the world. http://rssc.org

    Visit the Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting website

    Hosted by RSSC

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1331 Palo Verde Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90840

    Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting logo
  • RoboTech Fest, Long Beach Sea Base and Aquatics Center

    STEM Education Outreach event in its fourth year offering robotics, science, technology and engineering related expo with workshops, booths, displays and family activities free to the public. Participating organizations include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Algalita Marine Research, Long Beach Boy Scouts, Digital Revolution, and hosted by Shared Science

    Visit the RoboTech Fest website

    Hosted by Shared Science

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5875 E. Appian Way
    Long Beach, CA 90803

    RoboTech Fest logo
  • Robotics Festival, Robotix Institute

    The Robotix Institute is hosting it's First Annual Robotics Festival at our San Gabriel, CA location. The Festival will focus on STEM education and have robots, workshops, displays and family activities free to the public.

    Visit the Robotics Festival website

    Hosted by Robotix Institute

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      11:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5716 N Vista St
    San Gabriel, CA 91775

    Robotics Festival logo
  • Robot Garden Open Access, Robot Garden

    Open hours for anyone to come and explore Robot Garden, community makerspace with robots!

    Visit the Robot Garden Open Access website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      11:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    Robot Garden Open Access logo
  • Intro to Robots, Robot Garden

    "Out of the lab and into our lives" presentation by Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics See a selection of videos of the latest research robots, (space robotics, soft robotics, microrobots, bioinspired robotics) and learn what technologies are actually leaving the lab and entering our lives in the latest robotic startups.

    Visit the Intro to Robots website

    Hosted by Robot Garden

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2324 Second St
    Livermore, CA 94550

    Intro to Robots logo
  • Robots Rock One Day Workshop, Rolling Robots

    Learn to make robots!

    Visit the Robots Rock One Day Workshop website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 10, 2016
      9:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    10955 W. Pico Blvd
    West LA, CA 90064

    Robots Rock One Day Workshop logo
  • Tell us a story, NAO!, Hacker Dojo

    NAO is a humanoid robot built by Aldebaran. He is cute, friendly and fully programmable. In this workshop, you'll discover NAO, his hardware and his software. Thanks to Choregraphe, the graphical user interface provided with NAO, you'll discover how to program the robot in an easy way. This event is a workshop for kids Once you'll be familiar with the programming logic, you'll write a story for NAO and you'll then have the opportunity to test your creation on a real robot. Sounds fun? Join us!

    Visit the Tell us a story, NAO! website

    Hosted by Devoxx4Kids USA

    When:

    • April 10, 2016
      10:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    599 Fairchild Drive
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Tell us a story, NAO! logo
  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Visit all the robotics research labs at USC Viterbi School of Engineering to see cutting-edge advancements in societally relevant robotics in health care, rescue, and robot cooperation. Free and open to the public. http://rasc.usc.edu/roboticsopenhouse/

    Visit the USC Viterbi Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by VAST: Viterbi Adopt-a-School, Adopt-a-Teacher

    When:

    • April 14, 2016
      9:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    3710 McClintock Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781

    USC Viterbi Robotics Open House logo
  • Northern California Botball Tournament, Botball

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project.

    Visit the Northern California Botball Tournament website

    Hosted by Botball

    When:

    • April 16, 2016
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    Zook Road
    Moffett Field, CA 94035

    Northern California Botball Tournament logo
  • Robots Rock One Day Workshop, Rolling Robots

    Learn to make robots!

    Visit the Robots Rock One Day Workshop website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 17, 2016
      9:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1800 South Brand Blvd. #101
    Glendale , CA 91204

    Robots Rock One Day Workshop logo
  • Robots Rock One Day Workshop, Rolling Robots

    Learn to make robots!

    Visit the Robots Rock One Day Workshop website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 17, 2016
      9:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    700 Silver Spur Road #101
    Palos Verdes, CA 90274

    Robots Rock One Day Workshop logo
  • Battlebots!!, LA Hangar Studios

    The second season of BattleBots will continue to wow viewers with next generation robots – bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before. The robots will again wage battle in a single elimination Tournament until there is one champion. The Tournament will double in size and feature an expanded field to include expert roboticists, garage builders, families on a mission, as well as past winners returning to defend their turf.

    Visit the Battlebots!! website

    Hosted by Battlebots

    When:

    • April 19, 2016 - April 24, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2627 Medford Street Studio A,
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Battlebots!! logo
  • CRUSER's 5th Annual Robots in the Roses, Naval Postgrad

    CRUSER's annual research fair is an opportunity for the NPS CRUSER community of interest members to showcase their work – and an excellent way to inspire students of all ages to deepen their study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). There is also a hands-on, robotics-related activity for elementary and secondary students. Come celebrate National Robotics Week with CRUSER, and come see the robots!

    Visit the CRUSER's 5th Annual Robots in the Roses website

    Hosted by Naval Postgraduate School

    When:

    • April 21, 2016
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monteray , CA 93943

    CRUSER's 5th Annual Robots in the Roses logo
  • Greater San Diego Botball Tournament, West Hills High School

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.

    Visit the Greater San Diego Botball Tournament website

    Hosted by Botball

    When:

    • April 30, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    8756 Mast Blvd
    Santee, CA 92071

    Greater San Diego Botball Tournament logo
  • 2016 MATE Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition, Aptos High School

    The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers.

    Visit the 2016 MATE Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE

    When:

    • April 30, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    100 Mariner Way
    Aptos, CA 95003

    2016 MATE Monterey Bay Regional ROV Competition logo