National Robotics Week 2017 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2016! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The eighth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 8-16, 2017 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

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Remember it can be everything from bringing a robot to the library, to a demo at the science center, to a huge robot carnival! We just want to share the excitement of robotics around the US. If you hosted an event for 2016, thanks for joining us and please tell us about your event here.

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Event List

Robotic's Day, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Transform your understanding of robotics as we look at how robots work and why they are an important part of our daily lives. Watch demonstrations and participate in activities from IndianaFIRST, an organization dedicated to robotics and programs in the state of Indiana.
Hosted by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
When: April 1, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotic's Day logo
Where: 3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN
Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
Hosted by Imagination Station
When: April 1, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire logo
Where: 1406 Teal Road West
Lafayette, IN
Indiana State Championship, Huntington North High School
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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Indiana State Championship logo
Where: 450 McGahn Street
Huntington , IN
Notre Dame ROBOTIC Football team! Reddit Thread, University of Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Robotic Football Team will be doing an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit at 2pm ET Thursday April 6.
Hosted by The Notre Dame Robotic Football Team
When: April 10, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Notre Dame ROBOTIC Football team! Reddit Thread logo
Where: East Angela Blvd
Notre Dame, IN
Cisco Spark Robotics, Cisco Systems Inc.
Instructor Josh King will teach a course instructing Cisco Engineers to build rover robots using Raspberry Pi, Linux, and Python - all controlled by Cisco Spark!
Hosted by Josh King
When: April 13, 2017
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cisco Spark Robotics logo
Where: 11711 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN
Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship, Purdue University
It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's a drone! On Saturday (April 15), Purdue will host 48 pilots from schools across the nation during the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship.
Hosted by Purdue Drone Club
When: April 15, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship logo
Where: 610 Purdue Mall,
West Lafayette, IN
USI Regional Sea Perch Challenge, Mt Vernon Jr High
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Hosted by University of Southern Indiana
When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
USI Regional Sea Perch Challenge logo
Where: 701 Tile Factory Road
Mt Vernon, IN