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

  • Free Robot Virtual Worlds Webinar, Robomatter, Inc.

    We understand the challenges robotics classrooms face every day in terms of cost, number of robots, batteries, and homework. That is why we created Robot Virtual Worlds (RVW). With RVW, every student can experience the same benefits of learning robots, right on their computer. RVW currently simulates popular real-world VEX, LEGO, and TETRIX robots in a 3D environment; while using the same language, ROBOTC, to program both your virtual robot and your physical robot. To help you get started and get a better understanding of what RVW can do, we are offering a FREE webinar on Google Hangout on Monday April 8 at 4pm EST with project manager, Jesse Flot, and some members of his team! We will show you a brief tutorial on the specific topic of the day then take a few questions from the Google Hangout chat or on twitter using hashtag #RVWHangout. Topic: Using the RVW Curriculum Companion. - Free ROBOTC Curriculum, including programming challenges. - Programming challenges, along with the curriculum robots. - Solve one of the challenges. - Benefits of using RVW in addition to or in place of real robots. - Badges with RVW and on CS2N.

    Visit the Free Robot Virtual Worlds Webinar website

    Hosted by Cara Friez-LeWinter

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Free Robot Virtual Worlds Webinar logo
  • Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship, Mid Atlantic Robotics

    The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) stages short games played by robots. The robots are designed and built in six weeks (from a common set of parts) by a team of high-school-aged young people and a handful of engineers-Mentors. The students program and remotely control the robots in competition rounds on the field. The FIRST Robotics Competition Regional events are typically held in university arenas. They involve 40 to 70 teams cheered by thousands of fans over three days (two days for District events).

    Visit the Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship website

    Hosted by Mid Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 11, 2013 - April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship logo
  • Go Behind-the-Scenes of roboworld™, Carnegie Science Center

    Come and explore the nuts and bolts of roboworld™ during a hands-on workshop and exclusive tour of the world's biggest permanent robotics exhibit.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Carnegie Science Center

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    One Allegheny Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

  • Human Engineering Research Lab Tour, HERL

    Overview and tour of the HERL (Human Engineering Research Lab) including a demo of robotic wheelchairs.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Innovation Works / University of Pittsburgh / Veterans Administration

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      8:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    6425 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

  • UPenn GRASP Lab Open House, University of Pennsylvania

    In celebration of National Robotics Week the GRASP (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception) Lab will host an open house on Friday, April 12th. Attendees will have a chance to explore GRASP facilities, view robot demonstrations and speak with robotics researchers. GRASP graduate students will be showing off robots that fly, perform surgery, play soccer, high-five, walk on two legs and climb poles. The event is free and open to K-16 groups. Registration is required.

    Visit the UPenn GRASP Lab Open House website

    Hosted by GRASP Lab

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    3330 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    UPenn GRASP Lab Open House logo
  • PSU Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest, Penn State Abington

    Penn State Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest will be held Saturday April 13, 2013. Autonomous robots must navigate a maze, locate a lit candle, and extinguish the candle in minimum amount of time. There is also a multi-robot challenge and a robot talent show event. Registration is free. (This event is based on the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest.)

    Visit the

    Hosted by Penn State Abington

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    1600 Woodland Road
    Abington, PA 19001

  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics with Speaker: Daniel H. Wilson , New York Times Bestselling Author and Roboticist , Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

    April 18 12:00 p.m.: Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics Location: Rashid Auditorium, 4401 Gates and Hillman Centers Pre-registration is required. Speaker: Daniel H. Wilson , New York Times Bestselling Author and Roboticist Title: Sci-fi Destroys the Future, Science Builds It Abstract: Science fiction has long had a strong influence on real-world research and development, shaping the look and behavior of new inventions. But, so too have new advances worked to shape authors' sci-fi imaginings. From dystopia to utopia to boring old reality, how does the exchange of ideas between Hollywood and academia help prepare humankind for the disruptive changes that accompany brave new worlds of technology? Bio: Daniel H. Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of the techno-thriller Robopocalypse, as well as titles such as How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published over a dozen scientific papers, holds four patents, and has written eight books. Five of his books have been optioned for film, with Robopocalypse (Doubleday, 2011) in development to be the next film directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2008, Wilson hosted his own TV series, The Works, which aired on the History Channel in the United States and internationally. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. *** Teruko Yata was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute from 2000 until her untimely death in 2002. After graduating from the University of Tsukuba, working under the guidance of Prof. Yuta, she came to the United States. At Carnegie Mellon, she served as a post-doctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute for three years, under Chuck Thorpe. Teruko's accomplishments in the field of ultrasonic sensing were highly regarded and won her the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 1999. It was frequently noted, and we always remember, that "the quality of her work was exceeded only by her kindness and thoughtfulness as a friend." Join us in paying tribute to our extraordinary colleague and friend through this most unique and exciting lecture. A School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture

    Visit the

    Hosted by Robotics Institute

    When:

    • April 18, 2013
      12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  • BotsIQ, BotsIQ

    Working with a robotics curriculum based on the National Curriculum Standards and MIT mechanical engineering methodolgy, Southwewstern Pennsylvania students are taught to design, build and battle robots in a gladiator-style competition.

    Visit the BotsIQ website

    Hosted by BotsIQ

    When:

    • April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    250 University Avenue
    California, PA 15419

    BotsIQ logo
  • ROBOTICS INSTITUTE TOUR , Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

    The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the fourth annual National Robotics Week on April 19 with lectures, project demonstrations, the annual Mobot (mobile robot) races and a reception for Robotics Institute affiliated people.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Robotics Institute

    When:

    • April 19, 2013
      12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213