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

Robofest at Troy_Bethany, Bethany Christian School
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
http://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=Troy_Bethany_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest  at Troy_Bethany logo
Where: 2601 John R. Road
Troy, MI
48083
Robofest at Canton_CCA, Canton Charter Academy
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
http://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=Canton_CCA_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest at Canton_CCA logo
Where: 49100 Ford Rd.
Canton, MI
48188
FIM District - East Kentwood Event, East Kentwood 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22677
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - East Kentwood Event logo
Where: 6230 Kalamazoo Avenue
Kentwood, MI
49508
FIM District - Howell Event, Parker Middle 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22581
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Howell Event logo
Where: 400 Wright Road
Howell, MI
48843
FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event , Lake Superior State University
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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22715
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event  logo
Where: 650 Meridian Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
49783
FIM District - Troy Event , Troy Athens 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22561
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Troy Event  logo
Where: 4333 John R Road
Troy, MI
48085
Arduino Day at Pillar, Pillar
We'll be building fun embedded computer projects throughout the day. Come join us and learn how easy it is to build projects with these simple but powerful computers. We'll build projects with radios, motors and other devices. - See more at: http://www.pillartechnology.com/events#sthash.ZZlrZi9v.dpuf
http://info.pillartechnology.com/arduinoday2017
Hosted by Pillar
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When: April 1, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Arduino Day at Pillar logo
Where: 301 East Liberty Street, Suite 700
Ann Arbor, MI
48104
FIM District - Livonia Event, Churchill 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22579
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Livonia Event logo
Where: 8900 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI
48150
FIM District - Marysville Event, Marysville 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22617
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Marysville Event logo
Where: 555 E. Huron Blvd.
Marysville, MI
48040
FIM District - Shepherd Event, Shepherd 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=27433
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Shepherd Event logo
Where: 100 E Hall Street
Shepherd, MI
48883
FIM District - Traverse City Event, Traverse City 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.
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=22555
Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition
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When: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
FIM District - Traverse City Event logo
Where: 1150 Miliken Drive
Traverse City, MI
49686
Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD, Western Campus, Wayne County Community College District
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
http://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=Belleville_WCCCD_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD logo
Where: 9555 Haggerty Rd.
Belleville, MI
48111
Robofest at SterlingHts_Parkway, Parkway Christian School
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
http://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=SterlingHts_Parkway_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest  at SterlingHts_Parkway logo
Where: 14500 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights, MI
48312
Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo, Midland Center for the Arts
Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, hop like a frog into the FIRST LEGO League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=26355
Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.
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When: April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo logo
Where: 1801 St. Andrews Street
Midland, MI
48640
National Robotics Week Demo, Kent District Library
That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the team's supervision. There will also be Tetrix and LEGO built robots to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.
http://www.kdl.org/events/plainfield-township-branch/2017-04-10/national-robotics-week-demo
Hosted by That ONE Team - Our Next Engineers
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When: April 10, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
April 10, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
National Robotics Week Demo logo
Where: 2650 5 Mile Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI, University of Michigan
Michigan Robotics Day 2017 is organized by National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) at U of M in Building 18, North Campus Research Complex. Robofest is a program and registered trademark of Lawrence Technological University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Math and Computer Science.
http://robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=AnnArbor_UofM_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI logo
Where: 2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Robofest at AnnArbor, Michigan Robotics Day 2017 at U of M
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
https://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=AnnArbor_UofM_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 11, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Robofest at AnnArbor logo
Where: 2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Michigan Robotics Day, University of Michigan
This free event is open to all ages. Come experience the cutting-edge advances made by Michigan robotics' companies and research organizations, hear from leading minds in the field, and see how students are diving into the field at the high school and collegiate levels. The day will be filled with keynotes, demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.
http://mirobotics.org
Hosted by National Center for Mfg Sciences
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When: April 11, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
April 11, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
Michigan Robotics Day logo
Where: 2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
Michigan State FIRST Championship, Saginaw Valley State University
The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/index.php
Hosted by FIRST in Michigan
When: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Michigan State FIRST Championship logo
Where: 7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI
48604
FIRST Michigan State Championship, Saginaw Valley State University
FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championship. 160 FRC teams compete 4/12/17 thru 4/15/17
http://www.firstinspires.org
Hosted by FIRST
When: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
FIRST Michigan State Championship logo
Where: 7400 Bay Rd.
Saginaw, MI
48710
Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour, Michigan Technological University
Join robotics researchers and undergraduate students in the NAS Lab at Michigan Tech for a live tour. Watch as students navigate their mini car robots through a microgrid obstacle simulation. Which design will do the best? Find out by joining in through Facebook Live and Twitter #mtulive.
http://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/
Hosted by NAS Lab
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When: April 12, 2017
11:15am - 12:00pm
Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour logo
Where: 1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI
49931
Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition, Alpena High School and Alpena County Plaza Pool
The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to tackle missions based on scenarios from the workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate and advanced complements the educational pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks. The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students prepare technical reports, poster displays, and presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. The MATE competition encourages students to work together, network, and learn from technical professionals and each other. MATE’s philosophy is that collaborative learning experiences best simulate the real world and will serve students - and their future employers - well in the workplace.
http://www.marinetech.org/rov-competition-2/
Hosted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
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When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition logo
Where: 3303 S 3rd Ave
Alpena, MI
49707
Robofest at Canton, Gallimore Elementary School
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
https://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=Canton_Gallimore_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 22, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest  at Canton logo
Where: 8375 N. Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI
48187
Robofest at WestBloomfield, West Bloomfield High School
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
https://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=WestBloomfield_WBHS_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 22, 2017
11:00am - 4:00pm
Robofest  at WestBloomfield logo
Where: 4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
48322
Robofest USA_Video_Qualifier, LTU Robofest
If there is no qualifying site near the team location or for special circumstances, the teams may register on-line for the Video Submission site. Video submission teams are required to pay the same registration fee. The coach must submit the signed Robofest Video Submission Form to include a link to the video (YouTube, Vimeo etc) to Robofest@ltu.edu. It must be received by 11pm EDT April 23, 2017. The following is the suggested video contents: Start with the team and team member introduction, around 5 seconds for each member. Introduce features of the robots, around 5 seconds for each robot. Demonstrate the games or exhibitions; the video should not be edited, once the demo started. Rolling credit and/or acknowledgement (recommended). Adults may help produce the video. If students were involved in the video production work, it should be acknowledged in the rolling credit.
https://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=USA_Video_Qualifier&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 23, 2017
11:00pm - 11:30pm
Robofest  USA_Video_Qualifier logo
Where: 21000 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield , MI
48075
Robofest at Detroit, Emerson School
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. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.
https://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getGenericSiteWebPage&year=2017&location=Detroit_Emerson_MI&superAdminMenu=1&siteAdminMenu=1&coachMenu=1
Hosted by RoboFest
When: April 28, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Robofest at Detroit logo
Where: 18240 Huntington Rd
Detroit, MI
48219
West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase, West Bloomfield High School
Open to West Bloomfield teams
http://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=27725
Hosted by West Bloomfield High
When: April 29, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase logo
Where: 4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
48323