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

Buckeye Regional, Cleveland State University - Wolstein 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 1, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Buckeye Regional logo
Where: 2000 Prospect Street
Cleveland, OH
The National Robotics Challenge, Marion County Fairgrounds
Founded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1986 as the Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge under the guidance and inspiration of Tom Meravi and Dr. James Hannemann. Known as the National Robotics Challenge since 2005, this event is the longest continually operating robotics event in the United States, and is the premier educational event for open-platform robotics competition.
Hosted by The National Robotics Challenge
When: April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
April 8, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
The National Robotics Challenge logo
Where: 220 East Fairground Street
Marion, OH
Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition, The Ohio State University
Enjoy engineering, fun and robots during the 23rd annual Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition! First-year engineering students at The Ohio State University will showcase their cornerstone design projects in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Program (FEH) robot competition at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). The university community and public are invited to watch student teams compete to see who has designed the best autonomous robot to meet the design competition specifications. The competition requires each team of three to four students to design, build and program an autonomous robot using creativity and engineering principles. A significant portion of their assignment involves planning, managing and documenting their work on the project.
Hosted by The Ohio State University College of Engineering
When: April 8, 2017
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition logo
Where: 337 W 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH
Kent State Mini Maker Faire 2017, Kent State University Library
Makers across all disciplines, from art and design to technology and science have the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their unique talents in one environment at the annual Kent State Mini Maker Faire®, held at the University Library. Developed in collaboration between the Fashion School’s TechStyleLAB in the College of the Arts, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, University Libraries and LaunchNET Kent State, the Kent State Mini Maker Faire offers a venue for students, faculty/staff and alumni, as well as the greater Kent community, to exhibit their work, explore new technologies and creative processes and talk firsthand with makers while sharing information and resources.
Hosted by Kent State University
When: April 14, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Kent State Mini Maker Faire 2017 logo
Where: 1125 Risman Dr
Kent, OH
Robotics Showcase, Case Western Reserve University
A showcase for all of CWRUbotix's robots along with robotics themed activities.
Hosted by Case Western Reserve University
When: April 15, 2017
11:00am - 12:30pm
Robotics Showcase logo
Where: 10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman, Yaskawa Motoman
In honor of National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman is hosting educational events at our headquarters in Miamisburg, OH on Wednesday, April 19. High school and college students are invited to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to talk to engineers and technicians regarding automation and career opportunities. One-hour sessions are available with a limit of 100 students per group. Registration is required. Session times: 9:00 – 10:00 am 10:30 – 11:30 am 12:30 – 1:30 pm 2:00 – 3:00 pm 3:00 – 4:00 pm More times may be added as required.
Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman
When: April 19, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
Where: 100 Automation Way
Miamisburg, OH
Mansfield FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo, Mansfield SDA 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?
Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.
When: April 28, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Mansfield FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo logo
Where: 1040 W. Cook Rd
Mansfield, OH