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

  • "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening, University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia K-12 public schools are invited to join us for a screening of the documentary Underwater Dreams – the epic story of how a team of boys from undocumented families learned to build underwater robots and compete against MIT in the process. This event will open with a keynote speaker and close with a panel discussion lead by college students from the Philadelphia area. Light refreshments will be served.

    Visit the "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening website

    Hosted by University of Pennsylvania GRASP LAB

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      9:00am - 11:30am

    Where:

    3205 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

     "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening logo
  • Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships, Stabler Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships website

    Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethleham, PA 18015

    Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships logo
  • The Robots of Tomorrow, AlphaLab Gear

    An event with teachers, middle school students, researchers, and business people. Special guest Mayor Peduto and guest speaker Chris Atkeson, Carnegie Mellon University, who developed the soft robot for Big Hero 6. The event will culminate with a robotic challenge.

    Visit the The Robots of Tomorrow website

    Hosted by AlphaLab Gear

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    6024 Broad Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    The Robots of Tomorrow logo
  • Litebot and Ollie, Carl Sandburg

    Carl Sandberg Middle School Computer Club will meet and explore lightbot and use Sphero Ollie. Guest Speaker is Arta Szathmary from Techgirlz@bccc Arta.Szathmary@bucks.edu

    Visit the Litebot and Ollie website

    Hosted by CS Middle School

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    30 Harmony Rod
    Levittown, PA 19056

    Litebot and Ollie logo
  • PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier, VEX IQ

    PA-TSA MS VEX IQ Competition - TSA National Qualifier VEX IQ Highrise

    Visit the PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier website

    Hosted by VEX IQ

    When:

    • April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier logo
  • PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier, VEX

    PA-TSA MS VEX Competition - TSA National Qualifier Skyrise - skills only competition

    Visit the PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier website

    Hosted by VEX IQ

    When:

    • April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier logo
  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson Abstract: While the futuristic vision of micro and nanorobotics is of intelligent machines that navigate throughout our bodies searching for and destroying disease, we have a long way to go to get there. Progress is being made, though, and the past decade has seen impressive advances in the fabrication, powering, and control of tiny motile devices. Much of our work focuses on creating systems for controlling micro and nanorobots as well as pursuing applications of these devices. As systems such as these enter clinical trials, and as commercial applications of this new technology are realized, radically new therapies and uses will result that have yet to be envisioned. Bio: Brad Nelson received mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. 1984) and the University of Minnesota (M.S. 1987), and a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University (1995). He has been the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich since 2002 and has received a number of awards for his work in robotics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. He serves on the advisory boards of a number of academic departments and research institutes across North America, Europe, and Asia and is on the editorial boards of several academic journals. Prof. Nelson has been the Department Head of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH, Chairman of the ETH Electron Microscopy Center, and is a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of three Swiss companies. Before moving to Europe, Prof. Nelson worked as an engineer at Honeywell and Motorola and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa. He has also been a professor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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 Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics website

    Hosted by Debra Tobin

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics logo
  • Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Week Celebration, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    The Robotics Institute will celebrate the sixth annual National Robotics Week on April 16 & 17 with lectures, project demonstrations, the 21st annual Mobot (mobile robot) races and a reception for RI affiliated people. April 17 12:00 - 4:00 pm: ROBOTICS INSTITUTE LAB TOURS Pre-registration is required. 12:00 - 4:00 pm: ROBOTICS INSTITUTE ROBOT DEMONSTRATIONS Location: Planetary Robotics Lab Highbay - 1st floor, Gates and Hillman Centers Open to the public. 12:00 - 2:00 pm: 21st ANNUAL MOBOT RACE Location: Walkway outside of Wean Hall Open to the public. 3:00 - 4:00 pm: THE 15TH GATE: MOBOT AWARD CEREMONY and WRAP-UP Location: Rashid Auditorium – Gates & Hillman 4401 Open to the public. 4:00 - 6:00 pm: ROBOT RECEPTION Location: Planetary Robotics Lab Highbay - 1st floor, Gates and Hillman Centers Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rinrw If you have any specific questions about the National Robotics Week open house please email Debbie Tobin at dmz@cs.cmu.edu.

    Visit the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Week Celebration website

    Hosted by Debra Tobin

    When:

    • April 17, 2015
      12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University National Robotics Week Celebration logo
  • Best Robotics Informational Exhibit, Carnegie Science Center

    Two-time regional champion, Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy, presents an informational exhibit in promotion of BEST Robotics. Details concerning this competition will be provided to educators. This booth will be apart of the Stem Summit expo held at the Carnegie Science Center. Please contact the Carnegie Science Center for admission prices.

    Visit the Best Robotics Informational Exhibit website

    Hosted by Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy

    When:

    • April 20, 2015
      7:00am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    1 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Best Robotics Informational Exhibit logo
  • Philly Robotics Expo, University of Pennsylvania

    Central High School’s RoboLancers will unveil the newest and most exciting advances in the field of robotics at the Philly Robotics Expo hosted by the RoboLancers and the GRASP Lab of the University of Pennsylvania. Highlights will include FIRST robotics demonstrations from Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC, and FRC teams; tours of the GRASP Labs including Flying Robots, Humanoids, and “Upennalizers” Soccer Robots; presentations by professors and graduate students; and activities and demos from exhibitors.

    Visit the Philly Robotics Expo website

    Hosted by Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania GRASP lab

    When:

    • April 20, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    3205 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Philly Robotics Expo logo
  • Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Competition, Drexel University

    The Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge is open to middle schools and high schools in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware region. The goal is to increase student interest in robotics, science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to introduce students to naval engineering. The event is structured to give students an overall experience in the engineering process.

    Visit the Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Competition website

    Hosted by Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch

    When:

    • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Competition logo