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

  • MidWest Regional, UIC Pavilion

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the MidWest Regional website

    Hosted by Illinois FIRST

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    525 S. Racine Ave
    Chicago, IL 60607

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  • Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU, Northeastern Illinous University | UBMS

    A two day celebration of exploring robotics, practice VEX robotics competitions and workshop. The event will be hosted by the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at Northeastern Illinois University in collaboration with the Computer Science department and Academic Affairs.

    Visit the Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU website

    Hosted by TRIO UBMS at NEIU

    When:

    • April 4, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5500 N. St. Louis Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU logo
  • 1st Annual STEM Symposium , South Suburban College

    On April 4th , South Suburban College will be hosting its First Annual STEM Symposium and career expo. Chicago South Suburban NSBE Jr. Chapter , NASCAR Ten 80 Team "Nubian Engineering" will demonstrate STEM RC Racing and discuss Ten 80 Student Challenge.

    Visit the 1st Annual STEM Symposium website

    Hosted by Bernard Key

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    15800 S. State St.
    South Holland, IL 60473

    1st Annual STEM Symposium   logo
  • MSI Robot Block Party!, Museum of Science and Industry

    Robot Block Party: National Robotics Week, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago April 5-13, 2014, 9:30am-5:30pm daily, check our website www.msichicago.org for schedule details. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is again hosting our Robot Block Party to celebrate National Robotics Week. We will be demonstrating several different kinds of robots from the U.S. and around the world, offering lectures from some of the top university scholars and presenting special workshops and hands-on activities. Several FIRST after-school and hobbyist roboticists will be presenting their work on the weekends, as will representatives from many universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Rice University, and the University of Pennsylvania. We’ll also be hosting a BotBall competition on April 13th. These events are suitable for all ages and are included in general Museum admission. Schedules and availability are all subject to change.

    Visit the MSI Robot Block Party! website

    Hosted by Museum of Science and Industry

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 13, 2014
      9:30am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    57th and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    MSI Robot Block Party! logo
  • Robotics Fun for Families, Barrington Area Library

    Barrington resident and President of Paradise Robotics, Kathy Moseler, will provide an interactive workshop and overview of the latest robotics trends. Materials included. Adult Services Department.

    Visit the Robotics Fun for Families website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

    Robotics Fun for Families logo
  • Family Science Day, Illinois State University

    Family Science Day is a public outreach event to educate and inspire K-8 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual research scientists and science educators. In addition, the event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our society. This year we welcome back the Central Illinois Robotics Club for their BotBrawl 2014!

    Visit the Family Science Day website

    Hosted by CeMaST

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    Redbird Arena
    Normal, IL 61761

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  • Electronic Jewelery Making, Barrington Area Library

    Jewelery that lights up! Robin and Marty Lawson, founders of Lumen Electronic Jewellery, will share their story and provide examples of their work. Adult Services Department.

    Visit the Electronic Jewelery Making website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

    Electronic Jewelery Making logo
  • In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations, BIR Training Center

    CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour - BIR Event during National Robotics Week BIR Training Center, a FANUC Robotics Certified Training and Education Site will be hosting an educational tour at its CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility. High School students, public, and industry professionals interested in computerized manufacturing, CNC, robotics, 3D printing, and automation technology are welcome to attend. Visitors will tour our CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a FANUC Robot cell and simulators. Guests will have the opportunity to talk to professionals regarding automation and manufacturing career opportunities. No tour pre-registration is required. Private Tours are available upon request. Any inquiries for a special appointment should be referred to the CNC department manager, Tim Fenner 773-977-1445 or TFENNER@BIRTraining.EDU. When: April 10, 2014 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm What: CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour Where: BIR Training CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab 5338 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, IL 60630 No appointment necessary. Everyone welcome.

    Visit the In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations website

    Hosted by BIR Training Center

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      1:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5338 N. Northwest Hwy
    Chicago, IL 60630

    In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event! Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1800 Lakewood Blvd
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

    FANUC for Education Tours logo
  • Greater St. Louis Botball® Tournament, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition. Participants' robots compete with each other on a custom playing field in a fast paced, non-destructive regional tournament. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without the need for remote control. Come check it out and root for the students!

    Visit the Greater St. Louis Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

    When:

    • April 12, 2014
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    1 Hairpin Dr.
    Edwardsville, IL 62025

    Greater St. Louis Botball® Tournament logo
  • Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament, Museum of Science and Industry

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition. Participants' robots compete with each other on a custom playing field in a fast paced, non-destructive regional tournament. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without the need for remote control. Come check it out and root for the students!

    Visit the Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

    When:

    • April 13, 2014
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    5700 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament logo
  • Gardening and Robotics, Barrington Area Library

    A garden that can be active even when you’re out of town! Keith Weber of Emvion, Inc. will demonstrate a hydroponic system that can survive on solar power. Learn basic tips for getting started. Adult Services Department.

    Visit the Gardening and Robotics website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 13, 2014
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

    Gardening and Robotics logo
  • Make Your Own Bristlebot, Barrington Area Library

    Join our Youth Services Librarian Aly and Adult Services Librarian Gwyn to create a simple robot with common household supplies! Materials included. Youth Services Program Room.

    Visit the Make Your Own Bristlebot website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 19, 2014
      10:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington, IL 60010

    Make Your Own Bristlebot logo
  • MATE Midwest Regional MATE Competition, UIC Natatorium

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of four different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the MATE Midwest Regional MATE Competition website

    When:

    • April 26, 2014
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    2035 W Taylor St
    Chicago, IL 60612

    MATE  Midwest Regional MATE Competition logo