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

FIRST Mid-Atlantic Distric Championship Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Lehigh University - Stabler Arena
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.  | 
When: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: 124 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem , PA
Maze Runner Maze Completion Tournament, Washington Crown Center
Washington Robotics Society and Titanium Titans Robotics are inviting Washington County LEGO robotics enthusiasts to kick-off National Robotics Week with MAZE Runner at Washington Crown Center. Each team must: consist of 2-4 students Grades 4th to 9th; be student led; have a supervising coach or adult present; bring an EV3 or NXT “task-bot” capable of navigating a maze. One EV3 or NXT ‘brain’ per robot will be allowed. No non-LEGO attachments allowed.
When: April 8, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: 1500 W Chestnut Street
Washington, PA
5x5 Robotics Camp, TechShop Pittsburgh
Innovation Works and TechShop Pittsburgh are partnering to offer this free, five-day robotics camp, taking place during Pittsburgh Public School's spring break and National Robotics Week. Ten students aged 12-18 will spend each day building a different robotic component, and on the last day these independently functioning robots will be put together to form one big one! Each day students will also get the opportunity to meet a different professional in the field of robotics.
When: April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 192 Bakery Square Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge, Villanova University
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Teams to Participate in Underwater Robotics Challege ****************************************** Local students develop underwater robots and learn how they help to keep our seaports safe at MATE PA ROV Challenge to be held at Villanova University April 15- Villanova, PA –Thirty teams from NY, PA, NJ, MD, and DC are set to compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Challenge’s 8th Annual Student ROV Competition. Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROV’s are tethered underwater robots used to complete tasks in underwater environments. The teams will compete using an ROV they designed and built during the past school year. MATE’s ROV competition encourages students to learn and apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to complete tasks that simulate real world problems from the ocean workplace. To learn entrepreneurial skills, student teams must form “companies” that produce ROV products to pilot their vehicle to complete tasks such as constructing an underwater “hyperloop” system, sampling sediment for contaminants, and investigating a container that fell from a cargo ship to the seafloor. In addition, teams must prepare technical documentation for their vehicle, make a product presentation to a panel of university and industry judges, and create a marketing display for awards. The top two teams move onto MATE International. For more information contact: V. Vanessa Morris, Regional Coordinator,  | 
When: April 15, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 50 N. Ithan Avenue
Villanova, PA
BotsIQ Finals Competition, California University of Pennsylvania
BotsIQ is engaging manufacturing's next generation in a full contact innovation competition of 15 pound bots in a head-to-head gladiator-style battle.
Hosted by BotsIQ
When: April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 250 University Avenue
California, PA