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

SBPLI Long Island Regional, Hofstra University
The FIRST Robotics Long Island Regional Competition (FRC), hosted by SBPLI, is held annually in March/April at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. The competition brings together teams of students and their mentors from roughly 50 Long Island schools, schools from the Metropolitan area as well as visiting teams from around the country and abroad.
Hosted by SBPLI
When: April 1, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
SBPLI Long Island Regional logo
Where: 245 Hofstra Northern Blvd
Hempstead, NY
Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Exp, White Plains High School
LEARN about career opportunities in the engineering field and about career opportunities in fields from bridge and building design to the world of nanotechnology and biochemical. Learn about college curriculum offerings, admission requirements and financial aid information. MEET representatives of over 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions including Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, RPI and SUNY. DISCOVER aisles of interactive displays and exhibits focusing on engineering and higher learning opportunities to help you meet the challenges of today’s economic uncertainties. Don’t miss this opportunity to take control of your educational future, visit this year’s Engineering EXPO. Learn . . . Meet . . . Discover! . . . You can be an engineer!
Hosted by Hudson Valley Engineering Expo
When: April 2, 2017
11:00am - 3:30pm
Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Exp logo
Where: 550 North Street
White Plains, NY
New York City Regional, The Armory Track & Field Center
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 9, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
New York City Regional logo
Where: 216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
The GST BOCES Scrimmage is intended for new teams to get a feel for what it takes to compete in a VRC Event. ****This event does not qualify teams for State or World Championships*****
Hosted by Vex Robotics
When: April 7, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 777 South Main Street
Elmira, NY
2nd Annual Champlain Valley Robot Expo and Mini Maker Faire, Champlain Centre
Members of local robotics teams from CVTM Robotics will host the 2nd Annual Champlain Valley Robot Expo featuring robot and 3D printing demonstrations, along with additional robot themed activities. FTC 6966, FTC 8527, FLL 2211, FLL 2212, & FLL 2213 will be joined by area makers and the Adirondack & Lake Champlain Railroad Group for a day filled with family friendly activities.
Hosted by CVTM Robotics
When: April 8, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
2nd Annual Champlain Valley Robot Expo and Mini Maker Faire logo
Where: 60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY
Robots and Artificial Intelligence, Rochester Museum & Science Center
Help the University of Rochester and Rochester Museum & Science Center celebrate National Robotics Week! See an exhibit about Robotics research that is happening at the University of Rochester's Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.The exhibit will feature demonstrations of robot perception, motion planning, and human-robot interaction for mobile robots and robotic manipulators.
Hosted by University of Rochester
When: April 8, 2017
11:00am - 3:00pm
Robots and Artificial Intelligence logo
Where: 657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Robot Petting Zoo, Fayetteville Free Library
Drop in any time to check out all the different types of robots the library has to offer! Play with our Dash Robots, Spheros, Ozobots, Mecchanoids, and watch our Lego Robots in action!
Hosted by Fayetteville Free Library
When: April 12, 2017
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Robot Petting Zoo logo
Where: 300 Orchard Street
Fayetteville, NY