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

  • New England District - Boston Event, Boston 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 New England District - Boston Event website

    Hosted by New England FIRST

    When:

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

    Where:

    925 Commonwealth Ave
    Boston, MA 02215

    New England District - Boston Event logo
  • Robofest Competition - Creation Station, Westford Creation Station

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Teams can register at http://robofest.net/

    Visit the Robofest Competition - Creation Station website

    Hosted by Nandu Vellal

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1 Park Drive Suite 9
    Westford, MA 01886

    Robofest Competition - Creation Station logo
  • Robo!Lab at Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Museum

    Spark!lab transforms into Robo!Lab for Robotics Week 2016! Practice driving a remote control robot through a maze of straws, program a friend, design your own robot prototype, build a working circuit, or choreograph a robot dance!

    Visit the Robo!Lab at Berkshire Museum website

    Hosted by Kendra

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      10:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 3, 2016
      12:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016
      11:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 9, 2016
      10:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 10, 2016
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robo!Lab at Berkshire Museum logo
  • Arduino Day 2016, "You-do-it" Electronics Center

    Please Please Join Us At “You-do-it” Electronics Center For Arduino Day! Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11am to 4pm -Learn About Arduino & What It Is -Meet & Greet Other Arduino Enthusiasts -See Arduino Project Demonstrations Raffles, Product Specials, Refreshments & More! Featured Vendors: Sparkfun, Adafruit, Osepp & Actobotics! No registration needed. Just stop by anytime during scheduled hours!

    Visit the Arduino Day 2016 website

    Hosted by "You-do-it" Electronics Center

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    40 Franklin Street
    Needham, MA 02494

    Arduino Day 2016 logo
  • 2nd Annual Easton STEAM Day , Easton Public School

    The Town of Easton is proud to announce its 2nd Annual STEAM Day to be hosted at the Easton Middle School on April 5, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Featuring thought leaders from the public and private sectors, the conversation will focus on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education for workforce training and community competitiveness. Panel speakers include: Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Easton Selectman and Economic Development Council Chairman Daniel Smith, Superintendent of Easton Schools Dr. Andrew Keough, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lisha Cabral, Science from Scientists Founder and Executive Director Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, Lisa Freed of iRobot, and Tom Foley of Siemens. The event will be moderated by JD Chesloff of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.

    Visit the 2nd Annual Easton STEAM Day website

    Hosted by Easton Public Schools

    When:

    • April 5, 2016
      12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    98 Columbus Ave
    Easton, MA 02356

    2nd Annual Easton STEAM Day  logo
  • Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI presents Healthcare and Medical Robotics Innovation Forum, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Driven by an increasingly tech-savvy and mobile society, a growing aging population, and increasing healthcare costs, quality, and access challenges, healthcare continues to evolve and move outside of such centralized facilities as hospitals and clinics. Technological innovations have been a key enabler in the significant and growing opportunity to deliver new ways of care in skilled nursing and rehabilitative centers, the community and rural areas, home, workplace, etc. Join in the discourse. Goals of this forum: For attendees to inform and foster a dialog around these new ways of delivering and improving care and the opportunities for technological innovations using robotics to enable them. For industry (technology companies, healthcare providers, other organizations focused on the healthcare industry) and WPI researchers (faculty and students) to showcase their innovations to foster dialog and potential collaborations that could lead to commercialization.

    Visit the Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI presents Healthcare and Medical Robotics Innovation Forum website

    Hosted by Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI

    When:

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

    Where:

    60 Prescott Street
    Worcester, MA 01609

    Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI  presents Healthcare and Medical Robotics Innovation Forum logo
  • iRobot demo at Empow Studios, Empow Studios

    Come join us on April 8th at 6:30pm to see iRobot give us a background on the newest innovations in robotics. This event is FREE and open to the public. Celebrate Robotics Week with one of the worldwide leaders in robotics. If that’s not enough to get you excited, we’ll be serving FREE pizza and refreshments! Book now; this event WILL fill up! Parents and kids are invited! Make sure you register all of the attendees who are expected to come, that way we order enough food!

    Visit the iRobot demo at Empow Studios website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 8, 2016
      6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02152

    iRobot demo at Empow Studios logo
  • Merit Badge University, Harvard College Friends of Scouting

    The Harvard College Friends of Scouting in conjunction with Spirit of Adventure (formerly Boston Minuteman) Council presents Merit Badge University (MBU) 2016. Merit Badges (MBs) are an important part of the Boy Scout Program. At MBU, Scouts may earn up to three MBs that are not typically available in a camp or troop setting.

    Visit the Merit Badge University website

    Hosted by Harvard Friends of Scouting

    When:

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

    Where:

    33 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Merit Badge University logo
  • 2nd Annual Vecna Cares Robot Race and Human 5K, Vecna Cares

    The Human 5K is a family-friendly 5K race for individuals, families and teams. Dress up as a robot or bring your unique gadgets and enhancements for special prizes. OR register a robot for the Robot Race. This year’s Robot Race will feature three heats of robots: tele-operated, autonomous, and minis. Please review the attachments below for each for more details.

    Visit the 2nd Annual Vecna Cares Robot Race and Human 5K website

    Hosted by Vecna Cares

    When:

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

    Where:

    36 Cambridge Park Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02140

    2nd Annual Vecna Cares Robot Race and Human 5K logo
  • The Classroom of Tomorrow, Swarm Robots in Education, swissnex Boston

    Learn how EPFL in Lausanne is making robots that are the pencils of tomorrow’s classroom - and try them yourself. This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival! - See more at:

    Visit the The Classroom of Tomorrow, Swarm Robots in Education website

    Hosted by swissnex

    When:

    • April 15, 2016
      6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    420 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Classroom of Tomorrow, Swarm Robots in Education logo
  • Paper Circuits in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum

    Using copper tape and LEDs, create your own artistic light up cards, paper models, and more. This program uses small button batteries and is not suitable for young children.

    Visit the Paper Circuits in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 16, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Paper Circuits in the Idea Hub logo
  • Science Carnival & Robot Zoo!, Cambridge Science Festival

    Prepare yourself...for a Carnival of the Sciences! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways. Are you ready?

    Visit the Science Carnival & Robot Zoo! website

    Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 16, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    449 Broadway St
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Science Carnival & Robot Zoo! logo
  • Worthy of AtTENtion: 10 years in 10 minutes, MIT Museum

    The world has changed dramatically in the last ten years since the Cambridge Science Festival began. Hear from ten different researchers as they reflect on developments in their fields over the last ten years. Find out what scientists now know about memory, gravitational waves, CRISPR, exoplanets, robotics, and more. As you’d expect, each presenter will convey their exciting overview in just ten minutes! Cash bar available. Free.

    Visit the Worthy of AtTENtion: 10 years in 10 minutes website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 16, 2016
      6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Worthy of AtTENtion: 10 years in 10 minutes logo
  • Arduino Workshop, Lowell Makes

    You must purchase tickets to attend. This workshop is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. It’s easier than you think! We will put together basic single component electrical circuits, learn about analog and digital, input and output, basic programming concepts, practice very basic Serial communication, and briefly cover basic virtual prototyping.

    Visit the Arduino Workshop website

    Hosted by Lowell Makes

    When:

    • April 17, 2016
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    115 Merrimack Street
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Arduino Workshop logo
  • Chain Reaction Design Lab: Linking the Virtual to the Physical, MIT Museum

    In the Museum's Idea Hub, create a unique chain reaction contraption that mixes virtual technology (using Scratch and LEGO WeDos) with physical items such as ramps, string, tape, and motors. Visitors will work in teams to design and build a parts of a contraption with the aim of connecting all the links together to create a large chain reaction contraption!

    Visit the Chain Reaction Design Lab: Linking the Virtual to the Physical website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 17, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Chain Reaction Design Lab: Linking the Virtual to the Physical logo
  • Einstein's Workshop Robotics, Einstein's Workshop

    Intro to Robotics & Programming with LEGO WeDo (G K-1)

    Visit the Einstein's Workshop Robotics website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Einstein's Workshop Robotics logo
  • Empow Tech Camp, Empow Studio

    It’s the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, Music Production, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless, and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive.

    Visit the Empow Tech Camp website

    Hosted by Empow Studio

    When:

    • April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Lexington Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Empow Tech Camp logo
  • Empow Tech Camp, Empow Studio

    It’s the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, Music Production, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless, and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive.

    Visit the Empow Tech Camp website

    Hosted by Empow Studio

    When:

    • April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    333 Nahanton Street
    Newton, MA 02459

    Empow Tech Camp logo
  • Empow Tech Camp, Empow Studio

    It’s the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, Music Production, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless, and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive.

    Visit the Empow Tech Camp website

    Hosted by Empow Studio

    When:

    • April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2 Concord Ave
    Belmont, MA 02478

    Empow Tech Camp logo
  • Robots and Beyond Mini Tour, MIT Museum

    Does your child seem to know everything about robots? Then explore the MIT Museum’s historic robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator, and learn the back stories about some of the unique collection! Limited to 25 participants per tour; for families with children under age 12 only. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Visit the Robots and Beyond Mini Tour website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 18, 2016
      10:15am - 10:45am

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Robots and Beyond Mini Tour logo
  • Robots and Beyond Mini Tour, MIT Museum

    Does your child seem to know everything about robots? Then explore the MIT Museum’s historic robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator, and learn the back stories about some of the unique collection! Limited to 25 participants per tour; for families with children under age 12 only. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Visit the Robots and Beyond Mini Tour website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 18, 2016
      11:00am - 11:30am

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Robots and Beyond Mini Tour logo
  • Einstein's Workshop Robotics, Einstein's Workshop

    Robotics & Programming with ALL NEW LEGO WeDo 2.0 (G 1-3)

    Visit the Einstein's Workshop Robotics website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Einstein's Workshop Robotics logo
  • Workshop: Mission to Mars with MIT's Society of Women Engineers, MIT Museum

    It is year 2050, and you have been selected to join an elite team of engineers to design rovers for discovering water resources on Mars. This is a critical mission in order for humans to live on Mars! Learn the design process to create your own Mars rover using simple machines and Newton's laws of motion. You can only bring a small supply of materials and oxygen to Mars in your spacecraft, so you'll have scarce resources and limited time to build a rover to traverse through the mysterious planet and find water. Are you up for the mission? Pre-registration required. $10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Ages 9-12.

    Visit the Workshop: Mission to Mars with MIT's Society of Women Engineers website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 19, 2016
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Workshop: Mission to Mars with MIT's Society of Women Engineers logo
  • Sailing Science: Robotic Sailing & Environmental Science at Community Boating, Inc., Community Boating Boathouse

    an you program a model sailboat to sail on its own? We think you can! The RoboSail program at Community Boating gives high school students the knowledge and skills to translate their sailing knowledge into code for a computer. Come try out our fleet of boats, see how the sensors, motors, and Arduino mini-computer work, and write some code of your own.

    Visit the Sailing Science: Robotic Sailing & Environmental Science at Community Boating, Inc. website

    Hosted by Community Boating Boathouse

    When:

    • April 20, 2016
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    21 David G Mugar Way,
    Boston, MA 02114

    Sailing Science: Robotic Sailing & Environmental Science at Community Boating, Inc. logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Made @ MIT Tour, MIT Museum

    Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Ann Neumann, will introduce you to the creative and engaging MIT student-made pieces on display in Projects and Prototypes. Learn how the works were chosen, what motivated the artists and engineers to create their pieces, and try some of them yourself. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 25 participants - teens and adults only.

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Made @ MIT Tour website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 20, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Made @ MIT Tour logo
  • WPI Robotics Major Qualifying Projects, WPI

    WPI Project Presentation Day

    Visit the WPI Robotics Major Qualifying Projects website

    Hosted by WPI Robotics Engineering

    When:

    • April 21, 2016
      10:00am - 12:30am

    Where:

    100 Institute Rd
    Worcester, MA 01609

    WPI Robotics Major Qualifying Projects logo
  • Workshop: Introduction to Robotics, MIT Museum

    Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming robots. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. Pre-registration required. $1

    Visit the Workshop: Introduction to Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 21, 2016
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Workshop: Introduction to Robotics logo
  • Workshop: Introduction to Robotics, MIT Museum

    Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming robots. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. Pre-registration required. $10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Ages 12+.

    Visit the Workshop: Introduction to Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 21, 2016
      2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Workshop: Introduction to Robotics logo
  • Workshop: Fish 'n' Ships, MIT Museum

    Design, build, and test mechanisms for ship propulsion in this introduction to nature-inspired engineering at MIT. This workshop for middle and high school students features examples from MIT research labs and the Museum's Hart Nautical Collections as well as a mini-tour of the Museum's Robots & Beyond gallery. Pre-registration required. $10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Ages 12+.

    Visit the Workshop: Fish 'n' Ships website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 22, 2016
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Workshop: Fish 'n' Ships logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics Tour, MIT Museum

    Dive into our exhibit halls with Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections. Learn about MIT's numerous connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics. Limited to 25 participants - teens and adults only. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics Tour website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 22, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics Tour logo
  • MIT Museum Open House, MIT Museum

    Enjoy all that the Museum has to offer during this free day, Under the Dome! Take a gallery tour, try your hand at building a chain reaction contraption, learn about slide rules, Polaroid cameras, kinetic art and more at any of our demonstration stations. Free.

    Visit the MIT Museum Open House website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 23, 2016
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Open House logo
  • Chain Reaction Design Lab, MIT Museum

    Using a variety of items (provided), such as ramps, string, tape, and motors, challenge yourself to design and build a contraption that can be linked to others’ to create a unique chain reaction contraption right in the Museum’s galleries! Free.

    Visit the Chain Reaction Design Lab website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 23, 2016
      10:30am - 12:30pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Chain Reaction Design Lab logo
  • 3D Printing Cambridge in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum

    See (and build) Cambridge, MA from a new perspective. Explore 3D models of the city, customize individual building designs, and help build a 3D-printed, crowd-sourced map for display in the Museum. Free.

    Visit the 3D Printing Cambridge in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 23, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    3D Printing Cambridge in the Idea Hub logo
  • Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum

    Explore the interface of art and engineering by creating a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys.

    Visit the Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 24, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub logo
  • New England Regional 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 New England Regional Botball Tournament website

    Hosted by Botball

    When:

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

    Where:

    275 Riverside St
    lowell, MA 01854

    New England Regional Botball Tournament logo