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

2017 Eastern Shore SeaPerch Challenge, UMES
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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-eastern-shore-seaperch-challenge-registration-32059006351
Hosted by Surface Combat Systems
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm
2017 Eastern Shore SeaPerch Challenge logo
Where: 31040 College Backbone Rd
Princess Ann, MD
21853
CSM Robotics Junior (LEGO) Division, College of Southern Maryland
Each year we will announce a new challenge for the competition. This year, the challenge is Trash Trek. Teams must build robots to compete in the challenge and complete a research project related to the challenge. During the competition, teams must also appear before panel of judges.
http://stem.csmd.edu/events_csmroboticsJunior.html
Hosted by College of Southern Maryland
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
CSM Robotics Junior (LEGO) Division logo
Where: 8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD
20646
US naval Academy Seaperch, US Naval Academy
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.
http://www.robonation.org/whats-happening-near-you/us-naval-academy-seaperch-regionals
Hosted by US Naval Academy
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
US naval Academy Seaperch logo
Where: 121 Blake Road
Annapolois, MD
21402
IEEE Robot Challenge, Baltimore Museum of Industry
The Robot Challenge is an inexpensive team project designed to engage High School students in a two to four month activity which closely resembles the work a graduate engineer would be doing in the "real world". Depending on the level of challenge students and teachers seek, they build 2 leg or 4 leg walking robots from scratch, decorate them, teach them to walk and climb hurdles, and complete with other teams while operating them either manually or autonomously, using open loop or closed-loop-feedback control. Students are also graded on writing reports and making presentations. Main event will be held in Baltimore, MD, Sunday, April 23, 2017, and a smaller event will be held there Saturday, April 22. Similar events will also be held in Lincroft, NJ on April 22, 2017, and on May 6, 2017 in Galloway, NJ.
http://www.thebmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2017-Robot-Guide-FINAL.pdf
Hosted by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
When: April 23, 2017
9:30am - 5:00pm
IEEE Robot Challenge logo
Where: 1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD
21230