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

  • Robot and Technology Expo, Mineral Area College

    Part robot competition part technology exhibition. It's a full day of robot fun for the entire family!

    Visit the Robot and Technology Expo website

    Hosted by Lab:Revolution

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      8:45am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5270 Flat River Rd.
    Park Hills, MO 63601

    Robot and Technology Expo logo
  • Mineral Area VEX Challenge at the Robot and Technology Expo, Mineral Area College

    The 2017 Mineral Area VEX Challenge is an event that takes place during the annual Robot and Technology Expo on the campus of Mineral Area College. It is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming. There will be a VEX Starstruck competition, VEX Skills Challenge Competitions,a Robofest Game Competition, Robofest Exhibition opportunity, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO building competition. Youth may participate in one, some or all of the events. Many organizations have been invited to set up demonstrations and hands-on activities related to robotics, technology, and programming. This event, which takes place late in the competition season is great for teams who want a challenging final competition experience before attending the World Championships, or a relaxed event with lots of fun, extra activities. There's something for everyone.

    Visit the Mineral Area VEX Challenge at the Robot and Technology Expo website

    Hosted by Vex Robotics

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5270 Flat River Road
    Park Hills, MO 63601

    Mineral Area VEX Challenge at the Robot and Technology Expo logo
  • Robofest at ParkHills_LabRevolution, Mineral Area College

    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.

    Visit the Robofest at ParkHills_LabRevolution website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    5270 Flat River Road
    Park Hills, MO 62601

    Robofest  at ParkHills_LabRevolution logo
  • 12th Annual Robotics Design Challenge – 2017, University of Missouri

    Robotics Design Challenge is an event for K-8 youth, where they build LEGO-robots with a variety of sensors, and program them to accomplish a given task. The Challenge has been hosted annually since 2006 by the Center staff, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, 4-H and other community organizations. The goal is to introduce STEM skills at a an early age, and to motivate them to pursue science and engineering careers.

    Visit the 12th Annual Robotics Design Challenge – 2017 website

    Hosted by University of Missouri

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    S college Ave
    Columbia, MO 65211

    12th Annual Robotics Design Challenge – 2017 logo
  • Mid MO FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo, Osage Beach Elementary

    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?

    Visit the Mid MO FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo website

    Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1241 Nichols Rd
    Osage Beach, MO 65065

    Mid MO FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo logo
  • Official Expo at SMOS, St. Margaret of Scotland School

    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?

    Visit the Official Expo at SMOS website

    Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    3964 Castleman Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63110

    Official Expo at SMOS logo
  • Missouri State TSA VEX, Havener Center

    In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!

    Visit the Missouri State TSA VEX website

    Hosted by Vex Robotics

    When:

    • April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1346 North Bishop Avenue
    Rolla, MO 65409

    Missouri State TSA VEX logo
  • FIRST Championship - St. Louis, America's Center/Dome

    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.

    Visit the FIRST Championship - St. Louis website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    901 N Broadway
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    FIRST Championship - St. Louis logo
  • FIRST LEGO League ANIMAL ALLIES - 2017 World Festival - St. Louis, America's Center

    Teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO robots that perform autonomous "missions". Get ready. Get set. Roar! Or you could bark, quack, or squeak, because the 2016 ANIMAL ALLIES season is all about our furry, feathered, and finned friends. In the 2016/2017 FIRST LEGO League Challenge, more than 28,000 teams of students age 9 to 14 will look into the eyes of our ANIMAL ALLIES. What might become possible when we learn to help each other?

    Visit the FIRST LEGO League ANIMAL ALLIES - 2017 World Festival - St. Louis website

    Hosted by FIRST LEGO League

    When:

    • April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    701 Convention Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    FIRST LEGO League ANIMAL ALLIES - 2017 World Festival - St. Louis logo
  • FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships - St. Louis, St. Louis Union Station

    Middle and high school teams use a modular robotics platform - powered by Android technology - to design, build, and compete. This season's challenge is VELOCITY VORTEX presented by Qualcomm and includes a 30 second autonomous period followed by a 2 minute driver controlled period.

    Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships - St. Louis website

    Hosted by FIRST Tech Challenge

    When:

    • April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1820 Market St.
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships - St. Louis logo
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. World Festival Expo - St. Louis, St. Louis Union Station

    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?

    Visit the FIRST LEGO League Jr. World Festival Expo - St. Louis website

    Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    When:

    • April 27, 2017 - April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1820 Market St.
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    FIRST LEGO League Jr. World Festival Expo - St. Louis logo