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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  • Missisippi Robotics, Newton County Robotics

    Robotics Teams from around the state will be there to show off their robots, and the importance of robotics education.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Newton County Robotics

    When:

    • April 1, 2013
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    400 High St
    Jackson, MS 39201

  • Robot Comedy Show, Montana State University

    Hunter Lloyd will be performing the Robot Comedy Show at for National Robotics Week. The show is scheduled for 5 performances in the month of April.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Montana State University

    When:

    • April 1, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    Montana State University
    Bozeman, MT 59717

  • CTEEA CT SeaPerch Competition, Plainville High School

    SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.ThiS IS THE SECOND ANNUAL CONNECTICUT SEAPERCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

    Visit the CTEEA CT SeaPerch Competition website

    Hosted by CTEEA

    When:

    • April 4, 2013
      7:30am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    47 ROBERT HOLCOMB WAY
    plainville, CT 06062

    CTEEA CT SeaPerch Competition logo
  • Spokane FIRST Regional, Reese Court

    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 Spokane FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Washington FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    526 5th Street
    Cheney, WA 99004

    Spokane FIRST Regional logo
  • Colorado FIRST Regional, Colorado FIRST

    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 Colorado FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Colorado FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2201 East Asbury Ave
    Denver, CO 80208

    Colorado FIRST Regional logo
  • Silicon Valley FIRST Regional, FIRST Silicon Valley

    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 Silicon Valley FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by FIRST Siliicon Valley

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192

    Silicon Valley FIRST Regional logo
  • Razorback FIRST Regional, Arkansas FIRST

    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 Razorback FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Arkansas FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    285 Stadium Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Razorback FIRST Regional logo
  • SBPLI Long Island FIRST Regional, SBLI Long Island FIRST

    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 SBPLI Long Island FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by SBLI Long Island FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1000 Fulton Avenue
    Hempstead, NY 11550

    SBPLI Long Island FIRST Regional logo
  • Crossroads FIRST Regional, Indiana FIRST

    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 Crossroads FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Indiana FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5500 Wabash Avenue
    Terre Haute, IN 47803

    Crossroads FIRST Regional logo
  • Midwest FIRST Regional, Illinois FIRST 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 Midwest FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Illinois FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    525 S. Racine Ave
    Chicago, IL  6060

    Midwest FIRST Regional logo
  • Hawaii FIRST Regional, Robotics Organizing Committee Hawaii

    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 Hawaii FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Robotics Organizing Committee Hawaii

    When:

    • April 4, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1355 Lower Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822

    Hawaii FIRST Regional logo
  • Las Vegas FIRST Regional, FIRST Nevada

    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 Las Vegas FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by FIRST Nevada

    When:

    • April 4, 2013
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    Las Vegas FIRST Regional logo
  • Robofest Qualifying Event: Sugar Land, TX, Techno Chaos

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event: Sugar Land, TX website

    Hosted by Jeanette Breton

    When:

    • April 4, 2013
      5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    7320 Hwy 90A, Suite 210
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Robofest Qualifying Event: Sugar Land, TX logo
  • Design Night: Robots!, Autodesk Gallery

    Join us as we explore the amazing world of robotics. From robots that vacuum floors and weld cars to those that defuse bombs and fight cancer cells, the field of robotics has never been more exciting. So get your autonomous self over to Design Night and hear from all-star panel including: - Intel futurist Brian David Johnson - Bot & Dolly founder Jeff Linnell - 9th Sense Robotics co-founder Tasha McCauley - Roddenberry Entertainment CEO Rod Roddenberry Jr. Also, interact with a veritable galaxy of robots in our robot science fair and see SumoBots wrestle.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Autodesk

    When:

    • April 4, 2013
      6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    1 Market St, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Bedford FIRST Robotics, FIRST Michigan

    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 Bedford FIRST Robotics website

    Hosted by FIRST Michigan

    When:

    • April 5, 2013 - April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    8285 Jackman Road
    Temperance, MI 48128

    Bedford FIRST Robotics logo
  • Robotics Week Program at the National Air and Space Museum, National Air and Space Museum

    Join us for a robotics celebration in conjunction with National Robotics Week. In a full day of activities and presentations, the program will present two themes: robotics and young people, and the current state of robotics in space. The National Air and Space Museum is proud to partner with several organizations to present this program. These include NASA, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects), and Infamous Robotics, LLC, a private corporation that utilizes curricula it has developed to successfully educate children about Robotics Engineering™ and the related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields using a hands-on approach. Program Schedule: Student Robotics 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Students from five college robotics teams will describe each of their team’s project objectives through commentary and supporting media of their creations. Robotics Technology Demonstration (Location: Gallery 211) 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The college robotics teams will demonstrate their projects to the public, and Museum Education staff and Infamous Robotics will perform robotics demonstrations for a younger audience. In addition, DARPA roboticists will be presenting demonstrations of the DARPA ARM robot in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery. Sharing Space: the Human-Robot Partnership 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Experts from the field will present an overview of the current and future uses of robots in space. Topics will include how humans use robots on the Space Station, Mars exploration with the Curiosity Rover, and possibilities for better robots in the future. A question and answer session from the audience will follow.

    Visit the Robotics Week Program at the National Air and Space Museum website

    Hosted by Infamous Robotics

    When:

    • April 5, 2013
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    National Air and Space Museum
    Washington, DC, DC 20560

    Robotics Week Program at the National Air and Space Museum logo
  • ERAU SeaPerch Competition, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Campus

    SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

    Visit the ERAU SeaPerch Competition website

    Hosted by Embry-Riddle Sea Perch Project

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      7:00am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    600 S Clyde Morris Blvd
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    ERAU SeaPerch Competition logo
  • Sack Attack Wrap-up VEX Competition, Pembroke Academy

    This will be the last New England event of the season! It will be a great opportunity for new teams to play in this year's game, experienced teams to have one last chance to run their robots on the Sack Attack field, and an excellent opportunity for teams attending the VEX World Championship to hone their skills before heading to Anaheim.

    Visit the Sack Attack Wrap-up VEX Competition website

    Hosted by Pembroke Academy

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      7:30am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    206 Academy Road
    Pembroke, NH 03275

    Sack Attack Wrap-up VEX Competition logo
  • Greater San Diego BotBall Tournament, BotBall

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the Greater San Diego BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    8756 Mast Blvd.
    Santee, CA 92071

    Greater San Diego BotBall Tournament logo
  • Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests , Trinity College

    One of the world's best known and long-lived international robot competitions, the low-cost annual Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) will bring robot enthusiasts and engineers of all ages to Trinity’s campus in Hartford on the weekend of April 6, 2013. More than 120 teams, including several from international countries of China, Israel and Indonesia, are expected to participate in one of the contest’s divisions (Junior, Walking, High School, Senior, and Expert).

    Visit the Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests website

    Hosted by Trinity College

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      8:00am - 8:00pm
    • April 7, 2013
      8:30am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    300 Summit Street
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests  logo
  • Pine Tree Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, The Colisee

    The inaugural FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Maine! 40 high schools FIRST Robotics Competition teams from US and Canada will be competing in this year's challenge Ultimate Ascent! Ultimate Ascent is played with flying discs, and includes an endgame with robots climbing a 7.5 foot tower! Come join the fun! Free and open to the public!

    Visit the Pine Tree Regional FIRST Robotics Competition website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition Pine Tree Regional Planning Committee

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    190 Birch St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240

    Pine Tree Regional FIRST Robotics Competition logo
  • Livebots - Play with robots through the Internet!, Livebots

    Livebots is a platform for all the robots that people can interact with through the internet. Visit our website and try them for yourself!

    Visit the Livebots - Play with robots through the Internet! website

    Hosted by Livebots

    When:

    • April 6, 2013 - April 12, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Livebots - Play with robots through the Internet! logo
  • Alabama Robotics Contest, University of Alabama

    The Alabama Robotics Competition is an event where students write programs that navigate their robot across a series of obstacle courses. Awards will be given out in several categories across multiple grade levels (elementary school, middle school, and high school).

    Visit the

    Hosted by Dr. Jeff Gray

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    Building # 1251
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

  • Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon, MyRobots.com

    The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon is an invitation for all robotics hackers to create cloud-robotics applications during the National Robotics Week. There is not place or time restrictions, just hack in teams or individually, submit your project and get the change to win 3000$ in cash prizes

    Visit the Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon website

    Hosted by Global Cloud Robotics hackathon

    When:

    • April 6, 2013 - April 14, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon logo
  • Girls Connect: Introduction to Robotics & FLL, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Girls ages 8-13 are invited to attend in teams of 5 to be part of the Western MA Girls Connect event. This cool all-girl introduction to FIRST LEGO League matches teams up with coaches and professional engineers to learn how to build and program LEGO robots to do real-world tasks. Pre-registration required.

    Visit the

    Hosted by CAITE, FIRST, LEGO Education, Girls Incorporated of Holyoke, MGPHCC

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    140 Governor's Drive
    Amherst, MA 01003

  • Bridgewater-Raritan FIRST Robotics , 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 Bridgewater-Raritan FIRST Robotics website

    Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2013 - April 7, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    600 Garretson Road
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

    Bridgewater-Raritan FIRST Robotics  logo
  • IEEE Robot Challenge, Baltimore Museum of Industry

    It is an inexpensive team project designed to engage High School boys and girls in a 2 to 4 month activity that closely resembles the work a graduate engineer would be doing in the “real world”. They build a two or four leg robot during the months before the Challenge. On the day of the Challenge they will run their robot down a track for time. They also have to create a written report detailing their project and make an oral presentation to a group of judges from the local engineering community.

    Visit the

    Hosted by IEEE Baltimore Section

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 2:00pm
    • April 7, 2013
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1415 Key Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21230

  • S.E.T. in the City, Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative

    Girls in High School meet with STEM professionals to learn about careers and options in STEM professions, including robotics.

    Visit the S.E.T. in the City website

    Hosted by Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    8 St. Mary's Street
    Boston, MA 02215

    S.E.T. in the City logo
  • FTC Scrimmage, Lakeside Presbyterian Church

    FIRST Tech Challenge Scrimmage to prepare teams for the World Championships.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Central Mississippi Robotics and Mississippi FTC

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2070 Spillway Rd
    Brandon, MS 39047

  • Jubilee BEST Robotics, University of South Alabama - College of Engineering & School of Computing

    Jubilee BEST Spring Challenge! In partnership with the University of South Alabama, Jubilee BEST Robotics will host a Spring Robotics Challenge. Jubilee BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) teams will compete on April 6, 2013, Shelby Engineering Hall!

    Visit the Jubilee BEST Robotics website

    Hosted by Jubilee BEST Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    USA Campus
    Mobile, AL 36608

    Jubilee BEST Robotics logo
  • MSI Robot Block Party!, Museum of Science and Industry

    Come celebrate National Robotics Week, 2013! This year the Museum is going robot crazy again and we’re inviting you to join the fun! Check back soon for more details! See many of the Youth Robotics Team Demos on 4/6, 4/7, 4/13 and 4/14

    Visit the MSI Robot Block Party! website

    Hosted by Museum of Science and Industry

    When:

    • April 6, 2013 - April 14, 2013
      9:30am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    MSI Robot Block Party! logo
  • OMSI Robotics Display, OMSI

    Display and running of FTC Robot

    Visit the

    Hosted by OMSI

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1945 SE Water Ave
    Portland, OR 97214

    OMSI Robotics Display logo
  • Robot Roundup, MOSI

    Build, program, and play with robots in a variety of fun challenges in MOSI's makerspace, IdeaZone. Share your designs of what YOU would want robots to do in the future, pilot Arduino robot racers, and make robotic zoo creatures with LEGO and NXT. Robotic action and adventures for the whole family!

    Visit the

    Hosted by MOSI

    When:

    • April 6, 2013 - April 7, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 10, 2013 - April 12, 2013
      12:00pm - 4:00pm
    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    4801 E. Fowler Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33617

  • Free Robotics Training, Columbia Gorge Community College

    The Gorge Tech Alliance is hosting two fun, hands-on robotics trainings in honor of National Robotics Week (April 6-14)! REGISTER YOUR STUDENT TODAY! April 6, 10am to 4pm, in The Dalles -OR- April 13, 10am to 4pm, at the OSU Extension Office in Moro FREE beginner and advanced training for students ages 9 to 14 on LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots with kits provided by the GTA and StRUT. Students will use sensors, motors and programming to win team challenges! Limit 20 students each day.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Gorge Tech Alliance

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    400 E. Scenic Dr.
    The Dalles, OR 97058

  • Robots at the Library, Graubner Library

    See robots at the local library and hear the cool work they are doing!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Romeo District Library

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    65821 Van Dyke
    Washington, MI 48095

    Robots at the Library logo
  • Robotics Park, Martin Middle School

    Now in its 22nd year, Robotics Park is an expo of robotic presentations and demonstrations created by K-12 students from across Rhode Island. Held annually in the spring, Robotics Park exhibits include an array of interesting robotic and mechanical inventions. Robotics Park is an event that includes ART to turn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into STEAM. Participants are encouraged to use art materials in their projects and use language arts to describe their work for the guests visiting the event. Robotics Park includes displays and demonstrations of : Robotic Animals in their Habitats Interactive Robotics and Mechanical Creations Robots on the Runway: A robot fashion show A Chain Reaction Machine A Robot Parade Scratch Programming Creature Feature Feeding Frenzy Junior FIRST LEGO League The Robotics Park teams will delight and entertain you with their clever and creative creations! The event includes over 100 robotic and mechanical projects. You’ll also discover opportunities to make LEGO jewelry, learn to program in Scratch, and participate in other hands-on activities designed to engage visitors in the design process.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Rhode Island School of the Future

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    111 Brown Street
    East Providence, RI 02914

  • Beyond Endeavour – Robots in Space, California Science Center

    troybots will host first annual robotics showcase in partnership with California Science Center. Parents and kids will be able to create models using Lego bricks provided by Lego Showcase grant. In addition, the event will also showcase Lego WeDo models built by our 3rd graders, obstacle course performance by 4th graders and 5th graders performance on the FLL Senior Solutions Obstacle course.

    Visit the Beyond Endeavour – Robots in Space website

    Hosted by troybots

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    700 State Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90037

    Beyond Endeavour – Robots in Space logo
  • Bright & Smart Robotics, Emma Lou Civic Center –

    Introductory Robotics Class

    Visit the

    Hosted by Bright & Smart

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1801 NE 6th St.
    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

  • FIRST Open House, Tabb Library

    We will have 3 levels of First Lego Robotics in one place. Junior FIRST Lego League, FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge. The teams will be having demos of their robots, questions and answers, team building activities and much more. Come and check us out.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Team6027.com

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      10:30am - 1:30pm

    Where:

    100 Long Green Blvd.
    Yorktown , VA 23693

  • Are You Chicken Enough for Robotics?, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    Discover the wonders of robotics as an exciting way to learn about science, engineering, technology, and math. FIRST Robotics Team 1540, The Flaming Chickens, will be at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to commemorate this event. The Flaming Chickens compete in the international FIRST Robotics Competition every year. They will be demonstrating this year's Frisbee-flinging robot to visitors, and sharing what FIRST is all about. You'll also have to opportunity to try your own hand at driving the robot!

    Visit the

    Hosted by FRC Team 1540: The Flaming Chickens

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1945 SE Water Ave.
    Portland, OR 97214

    Are You Chicken Enough for Robotics? logo
  • Social Robots Prototyping Session, The Tech Museum of Innovation

    Join The Tech’s exhibits team in our new makerspace, The Tech Studio, for hands-on robotics fun as we test prototypes for our upcoming social robots exhibition. We will also be 3D Printing robots and demonstrating quadracopters and other robotic technologies. Free with museum admission.

    Visit the Social Robots Prototyping Session website

    Hosted by The Tech Museum of Innovation

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    201 South Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Social Robots Prototyping Session logo
  • Drone Games @Stanford, Stanford University

    The Stanford Robotics Club is organizing and hosting a Drone Games sponsored hackathon at Stanford University on April 6th to kickoff National Robotics Week. The competition is part of our initiative to promote robotics as a fun and accessible field, provide hands-on experience and showcase the cleverness and technical competence of the Stanford community. About Drone Games Drone Games is a NodeCopter-Style programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript. Hackers will receive one Parrot AR Drone 2.0 so they can work on their project. Here is one of the drones in action. The day of the event hackers will get a chance to present their work to other attendees and judges. Judges Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, Creator of DIY Drones Community Star Simpson, Founder of Tacocopter Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet Hackers Participation is open to everyone! We hope anyone affiliated with Stanford including students, professors, and alumni will participate. Teams are encouraged! Challenges & Ideas Stanford Students Stanford students participating in the competition are eligible to receive an AR Drone for pre-competition hacking (limited availability). Email us at contactroboclub@lists.stanford.edu for details. Prizes Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Judged Awards will be given and there will be a Crowd Favorite award as well! Questions Email us at contactroboclub@lists.stanford.edu -- FAQs Q: Where can I buy a drone? A: You can buy your own AR Drone 2.0 on Amazon or locally here! Q: How do I program a drone? A: You can use any language. However, Felix Geisendörfer wrote a library to control the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 with javascript using node.js. Here are links to Setting Up Your Development Environment and Writing Your First AR Drone + NodeJS Program. Q: Where can I park and how much does it cost? A: Parking is free on weekends. The parking lot at Tresidder Union and Parking Structure 2 at Via Ortega and Panama Streets are both fairly convenient to Building 550.

    Visit the Drone Games @Stanford website

    Hosted by Stanford Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    416 Escondido Mall Building 550
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Drone Games @Stanford logo
  • South Dakota Robotics Association Classes, South Dakota Robotics Association

    We have lots of classes in robotics throughout April. Check our calendar and course listing for the full selection. Our classes focus on the basics for doing "good science." We practice accurate measurements, variable control, result verification, hypothesizing, and testing. Students explore the concepts for themselves, actually seeing how things work. Based on the understanding that different age groups learn differently, our instructional levels reinforce the basic science concepts and pair them with age-appropriate content. We're not just about playing with LEGO® building elements, we use those to engineer solutions to problems. The fun comes with the LEGO building, of course, but the students are surprised to find that the engineering and science is just as fun

    Visit the South Dakota Robotics Association Classes website

    Hosted by South Dakota Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    4103 S Southeastern Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

    South Dakota Robotics Association Classes logo
  • NERVE Center Open House, UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    Come to see the NERVE Center! At this open house, an iRobot SUGV will be demonstrated on the test courses in the NERVE Center, including the rain area, splash pools and fording basin. UMass Lowell's RASC-AL Robo-Ops team, the Rover Hawks, will also be at the open house to talk about their entry in the competition, which is taking place in June at the Johnson Space Center. This event is free and open to families, teachers, students, and anyone interested in robotics. Registration is not necessary.

    Visit the NERVE Center Open House website

    Hosted by UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    When:

    • April 6, 2013
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
    Lowell, MA 01854

    NERVE Center Open House logo
  • Robot Bugs at the Museum of Natural History, Infamous Robotics

    Infamous Robotics LLC, (Arlington, VA) will be showing off HEXBUG robot insects, donated by Innovation First Labs, Inc. These robotic bugs are inspired by nature and visitors can explore their eerie similarity to real life creepy crawlies. Come see the HEXBUGs at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's Insect Zoo found on the building's second floor.

    Visit the Robot Bugs at the Museum of Natural History website

    Hosted by Infamous Robotics

    When:

    • April 7, 2013
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    Constitution Ave NW
    Washington, DC, DC 20560

    Robot Bugs at the Museum of Natural History logo
  • Evil Genius Workshop #3: Killer Robots 2.0 Weaponizing!, LA Makerspace

    Electronics and robotics for the young mad scientist or apprentice level evil genius. Following the success of last month’s Killer Robot 1.0 class, we will continue to develop our deadly bots by adding motors, sensors, and pumps that will give our diabolic robotic devices the ability to squirt evil and dangerous water at annoying aliens, cats, super-heroes, or little brothers. For those who may have missed Killer Robots 1.0, they will have the opportunity to build a simple robot from the ground up using sensors and servos and a programmed arduino for a brain. There is no need to purchase an arduino for this class, but if you’d like to, a full inventor’s kit can be found here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11236 Laptops with the open source arduino programming language will also be available, but if you’d like to bring your own laptop you can install the programming environment here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software For any questions or comments feel free to contact Mike Wilson, aka Professor Evil, PhD mdwilson@gmail.com We made a Pinterest Board of Evil Robots to get the evil genius in you fired up: http://pinterest.com/lamakerspace/evil-robots/ Requirements: * Ages 10+. Under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian. * Bring your evil genius self.

    Visit the Evil Genius Workshop #3: Killer Robots 2.0 Weaponizing! website

    Hosted by Michael Wilson

    When:

    • April 7, 2013
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1933 S. Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Evil Genius Workshop #3: Killer Robots 2.0 Weaponizing! logo
  • Sumo Wrestling LEGO Robots, GEARS Inc

    SuGO Sunday is a free-build Sumo LEGO Robot competition. Teams of 2-4 are formed from friends and families. Construction starts at 1:00pm. Tournament begins at 3:00. All materials supplied (LEGOs, LEGOs and more LEGOs), light snacks are available for purchase. NXT bricks are pre-programmed, so it's all about building a robust, agile SuGObot that fits in the sizing box and weighs in under 26 Oz.

    Visit the

    Hosted by GEARS Inc.

    When:

    • April 7, 2013
      1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    116 Industrial Park Drive
    Accident, MD 21520

  • 4-H SuGO Sunday, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County

    SuGO is short for sumo-wrestling LEGO MINDSTORM NXTs. Join us for a build-and-battle robotics tournament open to 4-Hers and non-4Hers in 4th through 7th grades! No prior robotics experience required. For more information, including registration and permission forms, please vdownload our informational packet at 4HisTops.org.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Somerset County 4-H

    When:

    • April 7, 2013
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    310 Milltown Road
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

  • We Robot: Getting Down to Business, Stanford Law School

    The program committee for We Robot: Getting Down To Business invites you to join us for the second annual robotics and the law conference to take place April 8 and 9 at Stanford Law School. This year’s event is focused on the immediate commercial prospects of robotics and will include panels and papers on a wide variety of topics, including: ·Intellectual Property ·Tort Liability ·Legal Ethics ·Privacy By Design Join leading scholars, practitioners, and engineers as we discuss the best legal and policy infrastructure for the burgeoning robotics industry. With a special guest appearance from a producer of the hit show Futurama and demos of robots throughout the conference. Hope to see you there!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Stanford Center for Internet and Society

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    559 Nathan Abbott Way
    Stanford, CA 94305

  • Intelligrated hosts "Robotics in the Material Handling Industry" educational tours for students, Intelligrated

    Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, will host a series of educational events at its St. Louis facility April 8-12. The educational events will commemorate the fourth annual National Robotics Week and focus on building interest in robotics engineering for students of all ages. Intelligrated will host college students from Washington University and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Visits will include tours of the company’s Alvey® Robotics Lab, a 5,050-square-foot research and development facility that focuses on concepting and applying new robotic innovations. Following the tour, students will join Intelligrated engineers for a luncheon, presentation and Q&A session. Local elementary school students from the Rockwood school district who are currently learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles will also tour the robotics lab, view live demonstrations and interact with Intelligrated engineers.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Chelsea Knoke, marketing coordinator with Intelligrated

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      10:00am - 11:00am
    • April 11, 2013
      12:00pm - 2:00pm
    • April 12, 2013
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    9301 Olive Blvd
    Saint Louis, MO 63132

  • High School HUmanoid Robotics Course, New Albany - Plain Local Schools

    Thanks to a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, we are piloting a unique high school course using a NAO H25 Advanced Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics. Four high school girls, led by senior Lauryn Woodyard, are working with 5th grade science teachers. They have programmed "Henry" NAO to help 5th graders learn about Force & Motion. Henry will "bowl" to illustrate momentum, inertia and friction. He will also accept MatchBox cars from the kids, place them on a ramp, start and time the race, so kids can compute average velocity over several trials. Our objective, if this inter-generational experiment proves to aid in learning, is to create a network of high schools engaged in similar work. This will allow high school students to collaborate on multi-generational projects across the nation. Imagine: our high school can donate the code for the bowling and ramp races, while obtaining the code from another school for having a NAO robot help teach math, recite Shakespeare, help youngsters with vocabulary, and more.

    Visit the

    Hosted by New Albany High School

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Where:

    7600 Fodor Road
    New Albany, OH 43054

  • WeDo Robotics, Potlatch Elementary School

    Afterschool program for youth ages 5-14. Youth use the LEGO WeDo Robotics System to build interactive characters from a children's story and then use their robot characters to re-enact the story.

    Visit the

    Hosted by University of Idaho, Latah County Extension

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    510 Elm Street
    Potlatch, ID 83855

  • NRW @ the RBCC Alton, Riverbender.com Community Center

    Celebrate National Robotics Week at the Riverbender.com Community Center! Activities include: -AI Programming with Kodu Game Lab (Kodu bots and the Mars Rover!) -Robot Building with LEGO MindStorms (RCS 1.0 & Droid Developer Kit) -Robot Themed Movies and Videos (Transformers - I, Robot - Short Circuit - NOVA: Rise of the Drones - Robot Combat League, Episode 1) -Robot Design Contest (With Robotic Prizes!) [National Robotics Week activities are held during the Center's After School Program from 3-6pm. Admission is $5. Contest consists of manipulating a paper cutout, folded to resemble a robot. Winners will be chosen on Friday, April 12. Winners need not be in attendance.]

    Visit the

    Hosted by David Morris

    When:

    • April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013
      3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    200 W 3rd Street
    Alton, IL 62002

  • Robotics Open House, Hillsborough Community College BRANDON

    FLATE (the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence) and its host institution, Hillsborough Community College (HCC) are opening their doors to the community so everyone can explore different kinds of robots, robotic technologies and applications as well as get information about robotics programs in schools and colleges and extracurricular teams/camps. You will learn how robots and robotics are impacting your lives in ways you never dreamed of. Come join the fun and possibly win a week of robotic camp for a middle or high school child!

    Visit the Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by FLATE

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      3:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    10414 E Columbus Dr.
    TAMPA, FL 33619

    Robotics Open House logo
  • NASATalk Tweetup, NASA JPL DLN, KSC, Exploring Space Through Math, Electronic Professional Development & GA Tech

    NASA education specialists will talk/tweet about various robotics educational activities, including an update about the Mars Curiosity Rover.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University

    When:

    • April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    316 Washington Ave
    Wheeling, WV 26003

  • 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
  • Aragon High School Robotics Team at Foster City Library, Foster City Library

    The team will show off their practice robot and show footage from their last competition.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Foster City Library

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd
    Foster City, CA 94404

  • Robot Movie, Tennessee Technological University

    Popcorn and a robotics movie showing

    Visit the Robot Movie website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 8, 2013
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1000 North Dixie
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Robot Movie logo
  • Open House Casper College, Casper College

    Open house for the Electronics and Robotics Departments

    Visit the Open House Casper College website

    Hosted by Casper College

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      9:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    125 College Dr
    CAsper, WY 82601

    Open House Casper College logo
  • Yaskawa Motoman - Education Tour, Yaskawa Motoman

    In the spirit of National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman is hosting educational events at our facility in Miamisburg. HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS highly interested in robotics and automation technology are welcome to attend. See our robots in action! Talk to engineers and technicians regarding automation and career opportunities. One-hour sessions are available with a limit of 25 students per group. Registration is required.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

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

    Where:

    100 Automation Way
    Miamisburg, OH 45342

  • NPS CRUSER Technical Continuum 2013 & Robots in the Roses Research Fair, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) is hosting their annual NPS CRUSER Technical Continuum which furthers concepts developed during the September 2012 Warfare Innovation Workshop by showcasing NPS student and faculty work in advancing undersea operations capabilities. The Third Annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair is starting at 1500 on Thursday, 11 April. This provides a venue for NPS students and faculty to demonstrate their research in unmanned systems to students, and other faculty and staff across campus. There is a STEM event for family members to participate in. Join the CRUSER community of interest to receive e-mails about our other events through the year or follow us on Facebook.

    Visit the

    Hosted by CRUSER

    When:

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

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

  • Robot Demonstration, Tennessee Technological University

    The autonomous robotics club will demonstrate how far we have come in building and programming a robot to take to a competition. The robot avoids obstacles and is a work in progress but it does move.

    Visit the Robot Demonstration website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1000 North Dixie
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Robot Demonstration logo
  • Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot!, Storming Robots

    Free 45 minutes introductory session. You will have the opportunity to program the robot to react to its environment utilizing sensor feedback. Limited seats are available. Pre-Registration IS Required. No Walk-in will be accepted. Grade requirement: grade 4 to 9. IMPORTANT: If you register, you will take up a seat. If you think you will not attend, please inform us at least two weeks ahead. This will allow us to release the seat to someone else. Schedule: April 9th (Tue), 2013 Three Sessions available: 4:00-4:45PM, 5:00-5:45PM, and 6:00-6:45PM

    Visit the Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! website

    Hosted by Storming Robots

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      4:00pm - 7:45pm

    Where:

    3322 Rt. 22 West, Suite 402
    Branchburg, NJ 08876

    Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! logo
  • Robots in the Real World: Robotics at Oregon State University, Oregon State University

    This is a workshop with demos on the state of robotics at Oregon State University.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Logan Yliniemi

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Covell Hall 117
    Corvallis, OR 97331

  • WeDo flying Bird, The Discovery Museum

    Why do birds migrate? Students work in pairs to learn about migrating birds and migratory behavior and paths. They then create birdcalls using LEGO WeDo elements and software. Students then map the path of their migratory bird representing the birds behavior with LEGO WeDo elements. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 9-18.

    Visit the WeDo flying Bird website

    Hosted by Discovery Museum

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    3615 Auburn Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95821

    WeDo flying Bird logo
  • AUVSI Hill Day , AUVSI

    Join us for AUVSI Hill Day: National Robotics Week on 9 April . This annual members-only event is part of National Robotics Week, a nationwide effort to highlight the growing importance of robotics in a wide range of application areas. AUVSI Hill Day: National Robotics Week will feature a luncheon briefing in the Capitol Visitors Center, followed by meetings with members of Congress or their staffs. AUVSI will host an evening reception in the Cannon Caucus Room which will feature unmanned systems and robotics hardware exhibits for guests and attendees. Register today at http://www.auvsi.org/hillday to attend the event and to secure an opportunity to exhibit as space is limited.

    Visit the AUVSI Hill Day website

    Hosted by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    1st Street & Independence Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20515

    AUVSI Hill Day  logo
  • Intelligent Medical Robots Presentation, Tennessee Technological University

    Dr. Erdemir from Vanderbilt's Center for Intelligent Systems is coming to give a presentation about robots in the medical field. His presentation will cover nurse robots and his work on a bionic leg.

    Visit the Intelligent Medical Robots Presentation website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    1000 North Dixie
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Intelligent Medical Robots Presentation logo
  • New Frontiers in Robotics, Honeybee Robotics and HUGE Inc

    An evening of thought-provoking presentations and exciting live demonstrations in celebration of National Robotics Week 2013! Join us for the only event in New York celebrating robotics R&D in the New York City metro area. http://nycroboticsweek.com

    Visit the New Frontiers in Robotics website

    Hosted by Honeybee Robotics

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    45 Main St, Suite 220
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    New Frontiers in Robotics logo
  • Open Meeting and Making, LVL1 Hackerspace and Makerspace

    LVL1 is a hackerspace in Louisville. We have lots of cool tools and equipment. People are working on all sorts of projects including robotics.

    Visit the

    Hosted by LVL1 Hackerspace

    When:

    • April 9, 2013
      8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    814 East Broadway Ave
    Louisville, KY 40202

  • Georgia Tech - Open House, Robotics@GT, Robotics @ GT

    As part of National Robotics Week 2013, the Robotics & Intelligent Machines Center at Georgia Tech (RIM@GT) will host an open house for high school students on Wednesday, April 10. Please visit our website for the event schedule and parking information. Students will need to bring their own brown bag lunch, but drinks will be provided

    Visit the Georgia Tech - Open House, Robotics@GT website

    Hosted by Henrik I Christensen

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    801 Atlantic Dr
    ATLANTA, GA 30332

    Georgia Tech - Open House, Robotics@GT logo
  • Robots At Village School, Village School

    Robots from iRobot will visit Village School to show all the cool things they do.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Village School

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    93 Village Street
    Marblehead, MA 01945

  • Robot Block Party, Stanford

    The Silicon Valley Robot Block Party @ Stanford is back! In celebration of National Robotics Week, the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party returns to the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab @ Stanford on Wednesday, April 10 2013, from 1 to 6pm. Come and see robots on display from Silicon Valley companies representing the best in research, industrial and consumer robotics. Join in activities with robot clubs and STEM organizations. The Robot Block Party is co-hosted by CIS and Silicon Valley Robotics, with the assistance of Stanford Robotics Club and event sponsors. Please go to our web sign up form iff you are interested in exhibiting at the Robot Block Party or in joining a media tour of the robotics exhibitors. Organizer contact: Andra Keay Silicon Valley Robotics 650-ROBOT-56

    Visit the Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    473 Oak Road
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Robot Block Party logo
  • Robot Exhibition, University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

    University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences will exhibit some very cool robots! On display will be innovative robotic designs including R Robot, quadcopter and lynxmotion hexapod with concrete climbing sucker feet, as well as tours of the Fab lab and UVM campus.

    Visit the Robot Exhibition website

    Hosted by UVM CEMS

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    33 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05405

    Robot Exhibition logo
  • Long Beach National Robotics Week Event, Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council

    A celebration of robots, robotic images, conversation and more! Join us to see bipedal robots, rolling robots, treaded robots... ! LEGO Mindstorms demonstrations, Robotis demonstrations, robotics teams, robotic artwork and more. Brought to you by a collaboration that includes: Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council, Robotics Society of Southern California, Shared Science, the Cultural Alliance, Long Beach and Great Educational Experiences.

    Visit the

    Hosted by BSA Long Beach Area Council

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    5875 Appian Way
    Long Beach, CA 90803

  • Grand Opening of Robotic Arm Exhibit, Gateway to Science

    Gateway to Science will host a grand opening for a new Robotic Arm Exhibit in its gallery. Robotic Arm is designed and built by John Siegel of MRISAR Industries in New Leipzig, North Dakota. The general public is invited to experience this new exhibit at the grand opening as well as during our regular gallery hours: Monday-Thursday Noon to 7pm and Friday-Saturday 10am to 5pm.

    Visit the Grand Opening of Robotic Arm Exhibit website

    Hosted by Gateway to Science

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    1810 Schafer Street
    Bismarck, ND 58501

    Grand Opening of Robotic Arm Exhibit logo
  • FTC Teams Open House, Team Tesla

    Four FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams from Idaho qualified to advance to the the FIRST World FTC Championship Tournament in St. Louis, MO. The teams have been putting on open house events to promote the program.

    Visit the

    Hosted by College of Southern Idaho

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    315 Falls Ave
    Twin Falls, ID 83301

  • PCS Learning Center Open House & Robotic Challenge Night, PCS Learning Center

    Based in downtown Boise at 601 S. 9th Street, the PCS Learning Center has students ranging in age from 9 to 19 working on robotics challenges for National Robotics Week. Sumo wrestling robots, rope climbing robots, and more will be competing for prizes. There will be hands-on building opportunities, snacks, and fun for the whole family!

    Visit the PCS Learning Center Open House & Robotic Challenge Night website

    Hosted by PCS Learning Center

    When:

    • April 10, 2013
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    601 S. 9th
    Boise, ID 83702

    PCS Learning Center Open House & Robotic Challenge Night logo
  • Great Robot Race, Tennessee Technological University

    The goal is to complete a race course in the fastest time. Parallax Boe-Bot kits will be provided and participants are taught how to program it and are able to add sensors and program it in any way they want to get it across the finish line. No prior programming experience required.

    Visit the Great Robot Race website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      6:00am - 9:00am

    Where:

    1000 North Dixie
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Great Robot Race logo
  • Tween Robotics Team on TV, WGN Morning News via TheMakerMom.com

    A VEX Robotics team and a FLL team, both made up of 4th - 8th graders, will be featured on WGN Morning News (syndicated around North America). Estimated time of appearance is 7:40 AM Central Time.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Kim Moldofsky

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      7:30am - 8:00am

    Where:

  • Driving Rivets 2 Driving Automation, National Center for Aviation Training

    Come and learn from industry experts about the productivity and cost efficiences of incorporating automation into your operations. Presentations * Exhibits * Networking

    Visit the Driving Rivets 2 Driving Automation website

    Hosted by Curtis Richardson

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      8:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    4004 North Webb Road
    Wichita, KS 67226

    Driving Rivets 2 Driving Automation logo
  • The National Robotics Challenge, Marion County Fairgrounds

    The National Robotics Challenge is designed to provide students of all ages and levels of study the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, controls, robotics and other technologies through competitive engineering contests. Students are judged on their application of technology principles, engineering concepts and their ability to solve real-world problems through a team approach.

    Visit the The National Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by The National Robotics Challenge

    When:

    • April 11, 2013 - April 12, 2013
      9:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    220 E. Fairground St.
    Marion, OH 43302

    The National Robotics Challenge 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
  • Chesapeake FIRST Regional, Maryland FIRST 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 Chesapeake FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by Maryland FIRST Robotics

    When:

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

    Where:

    One West Pratt Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    Chesapeake FIRST Regional logo
  • Texas TSA VEX Championship, Waco Convention Center

    his event is the state qualifying event for the National TSA VEX Event in Orlando, Florida this summer. It is open ONLY to registered Texas TSA Chapters. Limit is 2 robots per school. See the Texas TSA web site for more specific information: texastsa.org.

    Visit the Texas TSA VEX Championship website

    Hosted by TSA VEX

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      9:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 12, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    100 Washington Avenue
    Waco, TX 76701

    Texas TSA VEX Championship logo
  • Michigan FRC State Championship, FIRST in Michigan

    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 Michigan FRC State Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

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

    Where:

    799 N. Hewitt Road
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Michigan FRC State Championship logo
  • USC Robotics Open House, University of Southern California

    This all-day event will feature tours and demos from the many USC robotics research labs, covering robotics research including environmental robotics, health robotics, space robotics, and much more, and will feature robot helicopters, robot nurses and coaches, humanoid robots, robot dogs, reconfigurable robots, and much more. This annual event typically draws between 800 and 1000 visitors.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Maja Mataric

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    3710 McClintock Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Free Webinar- Fundamentals of Robotics, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

    As part of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA)’s Market Trends Webinar Series, this webinar will describe different kinds of robots, their suitability for various applications, integration methodologies and many proven solutions. These solutions will illustrate cell design with precise and fast real-time multitasking coordination of conveyors, racks, bins and peripheral equipment e.g., vision, force & torque sensing, and I/O control. See videos of impressive factory solutions in action (e.g., in automotive plants, packaging settings, and semiconductor manufacturing facilities.) From this webinar, you can expect to learn: • Different kinds of industrial robots. • Factory applications, integration methodologies and proven solutions. • Cell design with multitasking controls, product flow and peripheral equipment. • Example applications showcased with fast and proven factory solutions. Register free at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/278076456

    Visit the Free Webinar- Fundamentals of Robotics website

    Hosted by Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Where:

    900 Victors Way, Suite 140,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108

    Free Webinar- Fundamentals of Robotics logo
  • Xconomy Forum: Robots Remake the Workplace, SRI International

    For this special half-day event during National Robotics Week, we've sought out the founders and CEOs inventing real business models for the next phase of the robotics revolution—in manufacturing, health, schools, offices, energy, the home, and more—and the venture capitalists betting on their power to improve productivity and our quality of life. Meet them all at SRI International on April 11!

    Visit the Xconomy Forum: Robots Remake the Workplace website

    Hosted by Xconomy

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      1:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Ave.
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Xconomy Forum: Robots Remake the Workplace logo
  • Robofest Qualifying Event Culver, MN, SouthRidge Robotics

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students.

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event Culver, MN website

    Hosted by Cameron Lindner

    When:

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

    Where:

    8162 Swan Lake Rd
    Aurora, MN 55779

    Robofest Qualifying Event Culver, MN logo
  • NW Alabama BEST Robotics Competition - Open House, Northwest-Shoals Community College

    Get to know BEST! Meet the team members, sponsors & volunteers. Find out how your school can get involved and your students can benefit from BEST. Or find out how you can get involved and make a difference in students' lives. NW Alabama BEST is open to schools in NW Alabama, SC Tennessee and NE Mississippi. This event is open to the public.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Shoals Chamber of Commerce & NW-SCC

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    800 George Wallace Blvd.
    Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

    NW Alabama BEST Robotics Competition - Open House logo
  • Visalia FIRST Robotics Promotion, Linwood LEGO Robotics

    There will be an overview presentation of FIRST (a non-profit organization) and its robotics programs on April 11th @ 5:30 @ Brandman University, 649 S County Center (County Center & Noble). The two key programs being highlighted are FIRST LEGO League (FLL/ grades 4th-8th) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC/ grades 9th - 12th). We are looking for parents to help expand the FIRST LEGO League program. Teams can be formed in schools, neighborhoods, and churches. We will be discussing the formation of a district wide FRC team with a target launch date of school year 2014-2015. If your child(ren) is interested in Science, Technology or Math or he/she builds with LEGOS, I encourage you to come and learn about these two exciting opportunities that will help your child(ren) grow in their learning and confidence. FIRST programs can change schools, kids’ lives, and even make adults get a little excited as well. Fearless joy, Guido Niel Climer Linwood and LaJoya Parent Pastor, Disciples of Christ-Visalia Site Coordinator, Linwood LEGO Robotics Tournament Director, Quail Park Qualifying FLL Tournament www.usfirst.org/fll www.usfirst.org/frc http://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal

    Visit the

    Hosted by Linwood LEGO Robotics

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    649 S County Center
    Visalia, CA 93277

  • WeDo Reading Robotics, University of Idaho, Latah County Extension

    Youth Build characters from a book and then re-enact the story with their robotic, interactive characters.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Mary Jean Craig

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    220 E. 5th Street, #336
    Moscow, ID 83843

  • 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

  • #STEMchat on Robotics for Kids, TheMakerMom.com

    #STEMChat is a monthly Twitter chat that brings together parents, educators and STEM professionals to share ideas and resources to raise STEM-loving kids. On April 11, we'll be talking about what roots are, how they can be made at home and what it's like to start or run in robotics club.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Kim Moldofsky, The Maker Mom

    When:

    • April 11, 2013
      9:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

  • 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

  • E Week Open House, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Engineers Week at UNL culminates with a public open house when engineering students display their projects for hundreds of guests, including middle and high school classes. In its centennial year, UNL E-Week Open House adds a new feature: a Robotics Zone, featuring work by Nebraska Engineering students and faculty. Surgical robotics will be displayed, Nebraska’s Robo-Ops team will demonstrate their rover before competing at NASA, UNL’s NIMBUS Lab will present UAVs, CEENbots will offer hands-on opportunities to operate their robotics, and AIAA students will engage visitors in “junkyard wars” to build robots from old parts along with Arduino and micro-controllers.

    Visit the E Week Open House website

    Hosted by University of Nebraska- Lincoln

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      8:30am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    820 N. 16th St
    Lincoln, NE 68588

    E Week Open House logo
  • Support Your RoboChiefs, Craigmont High School

    USFirst Team 3516 is driving our robot around the school during two periods. We will allow students to come after school to get a closer look at it and also to talk to the students who built and competed with it.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Craigmont RoboChiefs

    When:

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

    Where:

    3333 Covington Pike
    Memphis, TN 38128

  • Let's Play Green Bay, Let's Play Green Bay

    Come see New Apple Corps FIRST Robotics team demonstrate their cool robot!

    Visit the Let's Play Green Bay website

    Hosted by Let's Play Green Bay- New APple Corps

    When:

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

    Where:

    1901 S Oneida St
    Green Bay, WI 54304

    Let's Play Green Bay logo
  • 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
  • Robofest Qualifying Event: Video Submission, Lawrence Technological University

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event: Video Submission website

    Hosted by Dr. CJ Chung

    When:

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

    Where:

    Received by April 12, 2013
    Southfield, MI 48075

    Robofest Qualifying Event: Video Submission logo
  • University of Kentucky GearUp Event, University of Kentucky

    The University of Kentucky and Council on Postsecondary Education GEARUP KY (GUK) will be co-hosting approximately 200 7th & 8th graders on the UK campus on April 12, 2013. At this event undergraduate student researchers will facilitate hands-on activities for the students. As part of National Robotics Week, a lego robotics event will be held for approximately 40 students. The robots will be showcased at a closing ceremony to increase public awareness of the growing importance of robotics in education, industry, and in the U.S. economy. Kentucky Gear-Up URL: http://gearupky.org

    Visit the University of Kentucky GearUp Event website

    Hosted by University of Kentucky

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    209 Student Center
    Lexington, KY 40506

    University of Kentucky GearUp Event logo
  • Youth Robotics Open House, Woodinville Library

    Come to a Robotics Open House hosted by Swerve Robotics Club and help us celebrate National Robotics Week! Meet robot makers, enthusiasts and professionals at the Woodinville Library on Friday April 12 from 1 pm - 3 pm. See robots on display and in action Learn about the various robotics programs available to youth K-12 – FIRST (www.usfirst.org), VEX, and more. Also learn about upcoming robotics competitions – the MATE International Underwater ROV Competition, the ISEC Space Elevator Robotics Competition and others.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Swerve Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    17105 Avondale Rd NE
    Woodinville, WA 98072

  • Robotics Open House, University of Wisconsin—Madison

    The Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences proudly hosts an afternoon event for the National Robotics Week. The event will feature research demos and presentations by the lab and the robot team including a demo of our humanoid robots, Wakamaru and Nao, and Quadcopter. K-12 students, parents, and teachers, and all members of the university and the public are invited to attend, interact with our robots, and hear about our research. Attendees can stop by any time between 1 pm and 4 pm and should plan on spending 15-45 minutes at the event.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Human-Computer Interaction Lab

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1210 W. Dayton St.
    Madison, WI 53706

  • USC CS101 Robot Demonstrations for Kids, USC

    Each Computer Science 101 student has created an interactive robot demo to educate a middle school student about Computer Science.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Dr Sheila Tejada

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    941 Bloom Walk,
    LA, CA 90089

  • IHMC Robotics Lab Open House, IHMC - Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

    The Robotics Lab at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) will celebrate National Robotics Week with an open house event on Friday, April 12th, from 4-7 PM. The lab houses several robots, ranging from fast running bipeds, exoskeletons, and humanoids. Researchers have converged here from around the world, including the Netherlands, Spain, Romania, France, and Germany. Of course, we also have several researchers from the US, representing MIT, Berkeley, Georgia Tech, Olin College, UF, FSU, FIT, UWF, and Embry Riddle. This event is great for families and is a perfect opportunity for kiddos to see science in action!

    Visit the

    Hosted by IHMC

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    100 S Alcaniz Street
    Pensacola, FL 32502

    IHMC Robotics Lab Open House logo
  • Robotics Open House, Indiana University

    This event showcases work by faculty and students from the School of Informatics and Computing in the fields of robotics, human-robot interaction, computer vision, cognitive science, and intelligent systems. Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations, simulations and student poster presentations related to research and education in these research areas. The event is open to the public and family-friendly.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Selma Sabanovic

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    919 E 13th Street
    Bloomington, IN 47408

  • Robofest Qualifying Event Redford, MI, Michigan Technical Academy

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students.

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event Redford, MI website

    Hosted by Kevin Marion

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    23750 Elmira
    Redford, MI 48239

    Robofest Qualifying Event Redford, MI logo
  • Yuri's Night, Virginia Air and Space Center

    FRC team 2363, Triple Helix, will be demonstrating our 2013 FIRST robotics competition robot, Genome Epsilon, at the Virginia Air and Space Center's Yuri's Night celebration from 7pm to 9:30pm.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Virginia Air and Space Center

    When:

    • April 12, 2013
      7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Where:

    600 Settler's Landing Road
    Hampton, VA 23669

  • RoboMania, Peoria Area FIRST Teams

    Join us on April 13th, as local FIRST Robotics Teams promote FIRST robotics and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Explore various informational booths, including ones on FIRST, FLL, Safety, and Careers in STEM. There, you can participate in selective robotic demonstrations.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Peoria Area FIRST Teams

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      12:00am - 4:00am

    Where:

    3001 W Grand Pkwy, Peoria, IL 61615
    Peoria , IL 61615

  • Avnet Tech Games - Robot Race Obstacle Course, Avnet

    The Avnet Tech Games (ATG) is an annual college technology competition that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios and compete for scholarships. Students compete in teams and each winning team member is eligible to receive a scholarship. Robot Race Obstacle Course Competition: Each team will have five hours to build and program a robot using a LEGO Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 (8547) robot kit provided by Avnet. The robot is built to complete two different table challenges. First table: A line following maze will award points based on the total distance and time achieved by the robot. Second table: A maze course that provides points when the robot performs up to 3 task(s) and/or navigates sections of the course.

    Visit the Avnet Tech Games - Robot Race Obstacle Course website

    Hosted by The University of Advancing Technology

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      7:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2625 W. BASELINE RD
    Tempe, AZ 85283

    Avnet Tech Games - Robot Race Obstacle Course logo
  • CSM Robotics Challenge Junior (LEGO) Division, College of Southern Maryland

    The CSM Robotics Challenge was started in 2007. Each year we will announce a new challenge for the competition. This year, the challenge is "Lego Green City". Teams must build robots to compete in the challenge and complete a research project related to the challenge.

    Visit the CSM Robotics Challenge Junior (LEGO) Division website

    Hosted by College of Southern Maryland

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      8:00am - 9:00am

    Where:

    8730 Mitchell Road,
    La Plata, MD 20646

    CSM Robotics Challenge Junior (LEGO) Division logo
  • USNA Sea Perch, US Naval Academy

    SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.After building the robot during class time, some students will work after school to prepare their robots for the competition at the Naval Academy. We have engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center coming to work with the students after school to help them modify the existing robot and prepare for the competition.

    Visit the USNA Sea Perch website

    Hosted by USNA STEM

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      8:00am - 2:30pm

    Where:

    590 HOlloway Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402

    USNA Sea Perch logo
  • New Mexico BotBall Tournament, NMSU-James B. Delameter Activity Center

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the New Mexico BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    1518 East University Ave
    Las Cruces, NM 88001

    New Mexico BotBall Tournament logo
  • Quadrotor Build-and-Fly Camp, Sci-Tech Discovery Center

    Campers (ages 14-18) will assemble and test a quadrotor RPA with mission-specific equipment through first-responder test scenarios. The construction of their team's vehicle and completion of these challenges will build STEM skills, critical thinking & an understanding of real-world robotics applications. The event uniquely allows Boy Scouts to fulfill all the requirements for the BSA Robotics Badge.

    Visit the Quadrotor Build-and-Fly Camp website

    Hosted by Sci-Tech Discovery Center

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      8:00am - 12:00pm
    • April 14, 2013
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    8004 N Dallas Pkwy
    Frisco, TX 75034

    Quadrotor Build-and-Fly Camp logo
  • EcoBot Challenge, Education Foundation of Harris County

    The EcoBot Challenge is an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to develop critical problem-solving skills in real-world situations that will help prepare them for 21st century jobs. Teams must integrate math, physics and computer skills from the classroom to design and build robots that perform real-world environmental tasks. The Challenge not only reinforces the skills students learn in school, it shows them how improving those skills could help them lead productive lives.

    Visit the EcoBot Challenge website

    Hosted by All Earth EcoBot Challenge

    When:

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

    Where:

    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022

    EcoBot Challenge logo
  • Robofest Qualifying Event: Canton, MI, Canton Charter School

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event: Canton, MI website

    Hosted by Cathy Henkenberns

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    49100 Ford Road
    Canton, MI 48187

    Robofest Qualifying Event: Canton, MI logo
  • Robofest Qualifying Event Fremont, CA, American High School

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event Fremont, CA website

    Hosted by American High School

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    36300 Fremont Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94536

    Robofest Qualifying Event Fremont, CA logo
  • 7th Annual U Missouri Robotics Design Challenge, University of Missouri

    Robotics Design Challenge is an event for K-8 youth, where they build LEGO-robots with a variety of sensors, and program them to accomplish a given task. The Challenge has been hosted annually since 2006 by the Center staff, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, 4-H and other community organizations. The goal is to introduce STEM skills at a an early age, and to motivate them to pursue science and engineering caree

    Visit the 7th Annual U Missouri Robotics Design Challenge website

    Hosted by University of Missouri

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    W1025 Lafferre Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211

    7th Annual  U Missouri Robotics Design Challenge logo
  • Carolinas MATE ROV Regional Competition, MATE

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the Carolinas MATE ROV Regional Competition website

    Hosted by MATE

    When:

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

    Where:

    755 S Carolina 544
    Conway, SC 29526

    Carolinas MATE ROV Regional Competition logo
  • EYH Conference - Las Cruces, New Mexico State University

    Two Robotics Workshops within our one-day Expanding Your Horizons Conference! Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in middle and high school. This one-day event includes hands-on activities in computing, different sciences, technology, engineering, and math (CSTEM). At the conference, girls will also have a chance to meet CSTEM role models and near-peers, and learn more about careers in these fields!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Young Women in Computing

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1290 Frenger Mall
    Las Cruces, NM 88003

  • MATE Gray's Reef ROV Competition, MATE ROV

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the MATE Gray's Reef ROV Competition website

    Hosted by Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

    When:

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

    Where:

    7240 Sallie Mood Drive
    Savannah, GA 31406

    MATE Gray's Reef ROV Competition logo
  • Robofest Qualifying Event: Detroit, MI, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event: Detroit, MI website

    Hosted by Robert Smith

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    315 East Warren
    Detroit, MI 48201

    Robofest Qualifying Event: Detroit, MI logo
  • Robot Rumble, Museum of Life and Science

    Are you ready to Robot Rumble? Enter the arena and test out the Museum’s fleet of combat robots. Play robot hockey with the Carolina Combat Robots, and meet other members of the Robot Fighting League. See underwater robots that explore the ocean, marvel at medical robots that save lives, and take part in LEGO robotics workshops and see a Lego Sumo Competition!

    Visit the Robot Rumble website

    Hosted by Nancy

    When:

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

    Where:

    433 W. Murray Avenue
    Durham, NC 27704

    Robot Rumble logo
  • TCEA State Robotics Competitions, TCEA

    The Annual State Robotics Competition hosted by TCEA will be held April 13, 2013, in Deer Park, Texas. TCEA is a non-profit education organization dedicated to helping educators innovate teaching and learning through professional development opportunities and exposure to new and emerging technologies. The goal of the TCEA Robotics Competition is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Robotics is an invaluable resource for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. It also develops critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving, along with other 21st century skills such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, innovation, and self-confidence. TCEA provides students with the opportunity to explore robotics by holding 20 Regional competitions that reach rural as well as urban areas throughout the state of Texas. The winning teams from these regional competitions then have the opportunity to compete at the state-level. Advancing to the State Competition will be 180 teams (700 students).

    Visit the

    Hosted by TCEA

    When:

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

    Where:

    710 West San Augustine
    Deer Park, TX 77536

  • 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

  • Robofest Qualifying Event: Brecksville, OH, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest Qualifying Event: Brecksville, OH website

    Hosted by Nanci Coleman

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    8001 Brecksville Road
    Brecksville, OH 44141

    Robofest Qualifying Event: Brecksville, OH logo
  • SeaPerch PRROMVA Mission, Puerto Rico ROV Association

    A mission that will worki with students who have designed the SeaPerch rover in the collection of maritime data for a census and a simulation of a maritime animal rescue

    Visit the SeaPerch PRROMVA Mission website

    Hosted by Puerto Rico ROV Association

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    Parque Central
    San Juan, PR 00907

    SeaPerch PRROMVA Mission logo
  • FAME, Inc. of Delaware's National Robotics Week, FAME, Inc.

    FAME, Inc. of Delaware hosts the second annual National Robotics Day! Co Hosted by Barclay's Bank, the day will start with a panel discussion and then culminate with an indoor "Robotics Block Party" showing off plenty of cool robots.

    Visit the FAME, Inc. of Delaware's National Robotics Week website

    Hosted by FAME, Inc. and Barclays Bank

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    125 South West Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    FAME, Inc. of Delaware's National Robotics Week logo
  • Robot Building Workshop, National Electronics Museum

    Whether you are wanting to build your very first robot, or are a seasoned pro, this is the workshop for you. This workshop is available for anyone ages 13 and older. Advanced registration is required and limited space is available, so make sure to check out our webpage for more information.

    Visit the

    Hosted by National Electronics Museum

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1745 W Nursery Rd
    Linthicum, MD 21090

  • Robot Day at The Works Museum, The Works Museum

    Come to The Works museum with your curious kids to spend a day with our robot friends and helpers. See robots from FIRST Robotics, FIRST Lego League, local businesses and more! It's a day full of robotic fun celebrating National Robotics Week.

    Visit the

    Hosted by The Works Museum

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    9740 Grand Ave S
    Bloomington , MN 55420

    Robot Day at The Works Museum logo
  • Family Robot Challenge, OC Fair

    The Showcase is a collaboration of the corporate, education, and non-profit worlds coming together to create an engaging and interactive Career Exploration program experience. Featuring industry and education displays, exhibits, and workshop presentation all focused on inspiring middle and high school students to Explore, discover, and Connect to their future career. We will have an activity booth where children and adults can build and race their robots (ages 6-8) or compete in bugbots sumo (ages 9 and up).

    Visit the Family Robot Challenge website

    Hosted by Youth Expo- Vital Links STEM & Art Showcase

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    88 Fair Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Family Robot Challenge logo
  • Discovery Lab National Robotics Week, Discovery Lab

    National Robotics week is coming to Florida International University. This series of robotics events hosted by School of Computer and Information Sciences and Discovery Lab will take place on April 13th. Exciting and interesting robotics research projects will be demonstrated from 10am to 4pm. Hosted by DiscoveryLab

    Visit the Discovery Lab National Robotics Week website

    Hosted by DiscoveryLab

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    11200 SW 8th St
    Miami, FL 33199

    Discovery Lab National Robotics Week logo
  • Mott Spring Football Game, University of Michigan

    Michigan hosts the annual Spring Game to benefit Mott Children's Hospital. Robots will be a special guest this year- with some pretty cool surprises!

    Visit the Mott Spring Football Game website

    Hosted by University of Michigan

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1201 S. Main St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Mott Spring Football Game logo
  • Dallas Personal Robotics Group exhibit at Tanner Electronics, Dallas Personal Robotics Group

    The Dallas Personal Robotics group and Dallas Makerspace will hold a joint exhibit of robotic and other technology at Tanner Electronics in Farmers Branch. The Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG), founded in June of 1984, is one of the nation’s oldest special interest groups dedicated to the development and use of personal robotics. The DPRG is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization. DPRG members are interested in autonomous robots, movie replica robots, vintage robots, robot and kinetic art, as well as just about anything involving electronics, technology, or science

    Visit the

    Hosted by Jimmy Tanner

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1100 Valwood Pkwy #100
    Carrollton, TX 75006

  • Robotics Society of Southern California Meeting, California State University, Long Beach

    This is our monthly robotics society meeting free to all who like robots of any kind, no need to register! RSSC has been around since the 1980's Please see for directions: http://rssc.org/content/directions-rssc-meeting-location 10-11:00 am Leaf - An AI robot special interest group - we discuss www.leafproject.org 11:00-12:00 Class of special effects and animatronics 12:00 - 12:30 break - bring your own snacks 12:40 - 1:00 business meeting - we plan our next classes and competitions 1:00 - 1:45 Sumo robot competition - rules are found on our website 1:45 - 3:00 Shown and Tell - bring all your projects and shows us what you got. People bring their starting projects or completed projects to demo

    Visit the Robotics Society of Southern California Meeting website

    Hosted by Walter Martinez

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1331 Palo Verde Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90840

    Robotics Society of Southern California Meeting logo
  • Let's Operate - Explore the World of Robotic Surgery, The MOST

    Become a surgeon in training for the day! Crouse Hospital and The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology invite you to a unique, hands-on opportunity to discover how surgeons are using robotic technology to revolutionize surgery and bring minimally-invasive procedures to more patients. Try your hand at using the da Vinci robot and meet the Crouse surgical experts who operate the robot! Included with the price of museum admission.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Crouse Hospital and The MOST museum

    When:

    • April 13, 2013 - April 14, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    500 S Franklin St
    Syracuse, NY 13202

  • Annual RF SumoBot Competition, Thanksgiving Point

    Join us for the first Annual RF SumoBot Competition! Prizes will be awarded! Participants will be competing for the title of Top Bot in these classes: - Standard (with a mass of up to 3 kg and fitting inside a 20 cm by 20 cm box, any height) - Mini (Up to 500 g mass, 10 cm by 10 cm, any height) - Micro (Up to 100 g mass, must fit in a 5 cm cube.) SumoBots will be further classified into the following categories: autonomous, remote controlled, and r/c humanoid (without the given size restrictions) More information on the event schedule, entry pricing, awards, and competition rules will be available on the event website ASAP.

    Visit the Annual RF SumoBot Competition website

    Hosted by Robot Fanatics of Utah

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    3003 N. Thanksgiving Way
    Lehi, UT 84043

    Annual RF SumoBot Competition logo
  • Free Robotics Training, OSU Extension Office

    The Gorge Tech Alliance is hosting two fun, hands-on robotics trainings in honor of National Robotics Week (April 6-14)! REGISTER YOUR STUDENT TODAY! April 6, 10am to 4pm, in The Dalles -OR- April 13, 10am to 4pm, at the OSU Extension Office in Moro FREE beginner and advanced training for students ages 9 to 14 on LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots with kits provided by the GTA and StRUT. Students will use sensors, motors and programming to win team challenges! Limit 20 students each day.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Gorge Tech Alliance

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    66365 Lonerock Road
    Moro, OR 97039

  • Robotics at the Hangar, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

    Come engage, experience and explore the cutting-edge technology of robotics on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Robotics at the Hangar. Robots in today’s society are doing great things—things that humans can’t do, such as: • Exploring the planets and taking photos of the solar system • Performing high-risk and precise surgeries • Fighting fires by spraying water or moving debris to keep firefighters out of danger Wings Over the Rockies and the amazing robotic community in Colorado invite the community to experience this thriving, cutting-edge field and meet with roboticists, inventors, and robot enthusiasts and observe real robots. Local robotic-related companies will be onsite at the Museum to increase awareness of their services and products, including FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology), Computer Explorers and the SHARC Colorado Robotics. Price of admission is $11.00 for adults, $6.00 for children (under 4 are free) and $9.00 for seniors, active military and veterans. All activities are included with Museum admission and Museum Members are free. Located at the Historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1 near Alameda and Quebec.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    7711 East Academy Boulevard
    Denver, CO 80230

  • OpenWorld Learning ePortfolio TECH Competition and Community Fair, Bruce Randolph Middle School

    OpenWorld Learning (OWL) is holding it's first annual one-day tech competition and family resource fair. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! The ePortfolio Tech Competition and Community Fair is an event that has morphed from the 2012 Colorado Tech Fair and the longstanding OWL ePortfolio online competition. This year’s event will feature over 30 projects created by middle school and elementary students in the OpenWorld Learning after school program. Categories for competition include: art and animation, game design, Interactive learning projects, writing/research, robotics, graphic design, and stop motion animation. By challenging each student to excel within this competition we are creating new and exciting opportunities that can benefit them for years to come. While we will have prizes for our top competitors, every single student that challenges themselves to participate will be a winner.

    Visit the

    Hosted by OpenWorld Learning

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    3955 Steele Street
    Denver, CO 80205

  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School’s FIRST Robotics Team demo, Adventure Science Center

    Join us as Team Sparta Bot (Stratford STEM Magnet High School’s Engineering Team) demonstrates its award-winning Frisbee-throwing robot at Adventure Science Center. Included with General Admission.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Adventure Science Center

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    800 Fort Negley Boulevard
    Nashville, TN 37203

  • Family Science Day, Illinois State University

    Family Science Day is a public outreach event to educate and inspire K-8 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual research scientists and science educators. In addition, the event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our society. This year's event will focus on Robotics and will feature the Central Illinois Robotics Club Bot Brawl 2013 tournament.

    Visit the

    Hosted by CeMaST

    When:

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

    Where:

    Redbird Arena
    Normal, IL 61761

  • Robo Day, College Southern Nevada

    Robo Day is a free robotics education expo geared toward informing Las Vegas on how robots can create jobs, accelerate education, and strengthen the economy. Robotics presentations in the Speaker Portion fall under 3 themes: Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Education. The Interactive Area features robots from the Air Force, High Schools competing in FIRST, and Vegas companies that work and play with robots.

    Visit the Robo Day website

    Hosted by CSN, Cleantech Open, REvitalize Las Vegas

    When:

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

    Where:

    3200 East Cheyenne Ave.
    North Las Vegas, NV 89030

    Robo Day logo
  • Robot Party, University of La Verne

    In honor of National Robotics Week, Bakersfield Robotics will be hosting the Central Valley’s first ‘Robot Party’ on April 13, 2013. We hope to provide an outlet for robotics enthusiasts of all ages to come, participate, and showcase their projects. The effort is meant to increase public awareness of the multi-faceted uses of robotics — from space to healthcare to just plain fun. Attendees will enjoy demonstrations and displays and interact with robots while gaining a deeper understanding of how robotic technology affects society. The event will run from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the University of La Verne 1201 24th Street, Suite D-200 Bakersfield, CA 93301 Admission is free.

    Visit the Robot Party website

    Hosted by Stephen Mears

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1201 24th Street, Suite D-200
    bakersfield, CA 93301

    Robot Party logo
  • Robot Zoo, Cambridge Public Library

    Introducing the Robot Zoo at the Science Carnival You’ve been to the Franklin Park Zoo and the Roger Williams Zoo, but have you ever visited a Robot Zoo? Come check out amazing robotics technology and activities from: 3-Spark LLC Adept MobileRobots Aldebaran Robotics Inc. Aptima, Inc. Artisan’s Asylum Barrett Technology Boston University College of Engineering Corindus Vascular Robotics Democratech Draper Laboratory Empow Learning Harvard Biodesign Lab Harvard Microrobotics Lab Harvest Automation iRobot Kiva Systems McCall Middle School MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) MIT CSAIL Robotic Vision and Sensor Networks MIT Lincoln Laboratory MIT Media Lab - The Personal Robots Group MIT Robot Locomotion Group MIT Sea Grant MIT Society of Women Engineers Mrs. Nic’s Academia Norwood High School Robotics NuVu Studio Robotech Center Trellis Community Learning Winchester High School Robotics Team Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) - IPASS WPI - Cyber Physical Systems WPI Team Oryx Robot Zoo presented by: iRobot and MassTLC

    Visit the Robot Zoo website

    Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    449 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Robot Zoo logo
  • Do you robot?, Girl Scouts of South Eastern MI

    This event is a hands on experience for the Girl Scouts of South Eastern Michigan (4th-12th grade) aboard Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The girls will have demonstrations from iRobot as well as have the opportunity to maneuver military robots through a series of obstacles. Along with photo ops, the girls will also have the opportunity to take apart and put back together various robots and construct one of several basic robot kits.

    Visit the

    Hosted by GSSEM

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    No. 1435 N. Perimeter rd
    Mt Clemens, MI 48045

  • FIRST Robotics, Family Museum

    Demonstration of Jr. FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) robots

    Visit the

    Hosted by Riverdale Heights Robotics

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2900 Learning Campus Drive
    Bettendorf, IA 52722

    FIRST Robotics logo
  • Robot Expo, Kentucky Robotics/ FRC team 3259

    Robot expo with Frc teams and Fll teams at a local mall. Join us to celebrate robotics and get more people involved!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Rachel and roger riquelme and Frc Team 3259

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    100 Mall rd.
    Somerset , KY 42503

  • Robotics in Tucson, Himmel Library

    Students! Mentors! Engineers! Volunteers! This open house for robotics in Tucson celebrates National Robotics Week. Test-Drive our robots. See a 3-D Printer in action. Learn about programs for Summer and next year. Sign up for competitive robotics or learn how to create your own team. Hosted by Jackalope Science and FIRST Robotics Competition team 4183 The Bit Buckets. This event is suitable for ages 6+. Teens, girls and women, minorities, and professional engineers are especially invited to attend.

    Visit the Robotics in Tucson website

    Hosted by The Bit Buckets 4183 & Jackalope Science

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1035 N Treat Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Robotics in Tucson logo
  • KarmetiK Machine Orchestra: Samsara, KarmetiK Machine Orchestra

    Brilliant musicmakers are allied with fantastical robotic instruments in this paradigm-shifting performance that invokes “samsara”—the Sanskrit concept of the cycle of birth, life, death, and reincarnation—as the Machine Orchestra offers musical interpretations of several traditional Indian fables drawn from the Panchatantra and the Jataka Tales. Musicians, electro-mechnical instruments, dancers, and multiple speakers are dispersed in and around the audience for this “rebirth” of ancient morality tales in the technologically ingenious 21st century. Samsara is directed by Ajay Kapur and Michael Darling. Special guest artists include interactive electronic performers Curtis Bahn and Tomie Hahn, choreographer Raakhi Kapur and the legendary kinetic sculptor and musician Trimpin.

    Visit the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra: Samsara website

    Hosted by Karmetik

    When:

    • April 13, 2013
      8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    631 West 2nd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    KarmetiK Machine Orchestra: Samsara logo
  • Greater Chicago BotBall Tournament, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the Greater Chicago BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    57th street and Lakeshore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Greater Chicago BotBall Tournament logo
  • Pioneers in Engineering Scrimmage, University of California, Berkeley

    Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) is a student organization at UC Berkeley that encourages underprivileged high schools from the Bay Area into STEM by hosting annual robotics competitions. PiE offers two main resources for each high school team: a full-fledged robotics kit designed, developed, and manufactured in-house and trained UC Berkeley college students as mentors. The 8-week-long competition season culminates in the high school teams competing their robots against other teams' robots in a challenge created by PiE. Scrimmage is the dry-run for the Final Competition, at which teams test their robots on the field against competitors in order to decide how they can improve their robots before the Final Competition.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Pioneers in Engineering

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Hearst Memorial Mining Building
    Berkeley, CA 94720

  • 2nd Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week (NDNRW) Exhibition , University of Notre Dame

    You’ve probably heard of R2D2 and C-3PO, the robots from “Star Wars,” or the Transformers, an alien robotic race featured in another movie. But robots are so much more than what you see on the big screen. Join us at the Notre Dame Stepan Center on Sunday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to celebrate National Robotics Week and learn more about the fantastic things that robots can do. See robotic football players, play games with autonomous robots, and find out more about the incredible things robots and sensors can do — from drawing and playing music to helping with autism and stroke therapies. You can even talk to the students who are helping make it happen!

    Visit the 2nd Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week (NDNRW) Exhibition website

    Hosted by University of Notre Dame

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    Stepan Drive
    Notre Dame, IN 46556

    2nd Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week (NDNRW) Exhibition  logo
  • HOPKINTON FESTIVAL 2013, NECAB

    Located on the Common of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, displays by the US Army and FIRST Robotics teams will highlight this special weekend which is the day before the public holiday, Patriots Day. This event is held in Hopkinton during what they refer to as Marathon Race Week End, April 13-15, the annual Boston Marathon Race starts at Hopkinton and finishes in Copley Square Boston.

    Visit the

    Hosted by New England Community Advisory Board

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      10:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    Center of town
    Hopkinton, MA 01748

  • RoboCupJunior NY/NJ Competition, Liberty Science Center

    This is an annual RoboCupJunior US competition with Robotics Soccer, Search and Rescue, and Dance competitions for school age students (up to 18 year old). It will be held at the Liberty Science Center.

    Visit the RoboCupJunior NY/NJ Competition website

    Hosted by RoboCupJunior US

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    222 Jersey City Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    RoboCupJunior NY/NJ Competition logo
  • Robo-Palooza, Children's Museum of NH

    Seacoast Robotics is co-hosting the event with the Children's Museum as a grand finale to National Robotics Week. Robotics programs and teams from all over the Seacoast will converge on the museum for an afternoon of fun with robots. Visitors can watch robots from local FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition in action, along with SeaPerch underwater remote-operated vehicles. Everyone will also have a chance to meet and talk with the kids and adults involved in all of these robotics programs, and learn more about how to get involved. No reservations are required for Robo-Palooza

    Visit the

    Hosted by Seacoast Robotics

    When:

    • April 14, 2013
      1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    6 Washington St
    Dover, NH 03820

  • April Vacation Robotics Camp, Maine Robotics

    The camp meets for 5 days in the lobby classroom of the Museum and youth spend the week learning to build and program LEGO robots. As the week progresses, more skills are learned and the challenges get more complex. A great combination of fun and learning. Snacks are included. Campers need to bring their own lunch. Grades 3rd to 8th (9 to 14 years of age)

    Visit the

    Hosted by Maine Robotics

    When:

    • April 15, 2013 - April 19, 2013
      8:45am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    74 Main St
    Bangor, ME 04401

  • SeaGlide Workshop, Mt Edgecumbe High School

    Students and their teachers will undertake a two week intensive course on building Autonomous Underwater Gliders incooperation wtih the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in Bethesda

    Visit the SeaGlide Workshop website

    Hosted by Juneau Economic Development Council STEM AK

    When:

    • April 15, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1330 Seward Ave
    Sitka, AK 99835

    SeaGlide Workshop logo
  • SeaGlide Workshop, Polaris School

    Students and their teachers will undertake a two week intensive course on building Autonomous Underwater Gliders incooperation wtih the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in Bethesda

    Visit the SeaGlide Workshop website

    Hosted by Juneau Economic Development Council STEM AK

    When:

    • April 15, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    6200 Ashwood St
    Anchorage, AK 99507

    SeaGlide Workshop logo
  • Michigan Celebrates National Week, NCMS/University of Michgian

    The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences is excited to be co-hosting 2013 Michigan National Robotics Day with the University of Michigan. Join us to learn about the amazing advances made by Michigan robotics companies and research organizations, hear from some of the leading minds in the field, and learn from students and experts how robotics will help shape the future of our state.

    Visit the Michigan Celebrates National Week website

    Hosted by University of Michigan School of Engineering

    When:

    • April 15, 2013
      9:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    1201 South Main Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Michigan Celebrates National Week logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond, MIT Museum

    Robots are a favorite of science museum visitors around the world. Tour the MIT Museum's unique collection with Debbie Douglas, curator of science and technology, discover some of back stories and even see an artifact or two not on display! Recommended for all ages. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available day-of on a first come, first served basis.

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond website

    Hosted by MIT Museum/Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 15, 2013
      10:30am - 11:30am

    Where:

    265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond logo
  • University of Utah Design Day, University of Utah

    The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Enginering Design Day is an exciting display of engineering projects. The main focus is the Senior Design Showcase showing their work for the year. Also part of the festivities are the robotic competitions where freshman design, sophomore thermodynamics and junior mechatronics student teams compete.

    Visit the University of Utah Design Day website

    Hosted by University of Utah Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    When:

    • April 16, 2013
      11:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    50 S. Central Campus Dr.
    Salt Lake City , UT 84112

    University of Utah Design Day logo
  • AIM High Challenge - CEENBoT Division, AIM Institute

    This event brought to you in collaboration with the AIM Institute provides an exciting challenge to even seasoned robotics teams. With three different divisions, CEENBoT, VEX and OBot, there is a challenge no matter what platform you are using.

    Visit the AIM High Challenge - CEENBoT Division website

    Hosted by AIM Institute

    When:

    • April 17, 2013
      7:30am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    455 North 10th Street
    Omaha, NE 68102

    AIM High Challenge - CEENBoT Division logo
  • ROBAUTO Community Robotics Exhbition, ROBAUTO

    ROBAUTO is a robotics research company focused on increasing the widespread adoption of robotics. During the month of April 2013, we will be hosting a public exhibition including opportunities for the general public to experience first-hand robotics. The exhibition will coincide with Jacksonville's OneSpark 2013 technology showcase. Come and learn the basics of robotics including how to build and program your own prototype. School groups welcome.

    Visit the ROBAUTO Community Robotics Exhbition website

    Hosted by ROBAUTO

    When:

    • April 17, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    5 West Forsyth St
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    ROBAUTO Community Robotics Exhbition logo
  • VEX Robotics World Championships, Anaheim Convention Center

    The VEX Robotics World Championship is a gathering of top robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with/against the best of the best. The 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from over 230 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from May 2012 to March 2013. Teams will play the game Sack Attack for the 2012-2013 season.

    Visit the VEX Robotics World Championships website

    Hosted by VEX Robotics

    When:

    • April 17, 2013
      12:00pm - 8:00pm
    • April 18, 2013 - April 20, 2013
      7:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    800 W. Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92802

    VEX Robotics World Championships logo
  • Robotics Demo at ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Board Meeting , ACEC meeting

    FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 3509 PHOENXTRIX will demo their robot at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California Sierra Chapter

    Visit the

    Hosted by FTC Team 3509 PHOENXTRIX

    When:

    • April 17, 2013
      5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    220 Harvard Street
    Sacramento, CA 95815

  • 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

  • MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics, MIT Museum

    Dive into our exhibit halls with Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections. Learn about MIT's numerous connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics. Recommended for older teens and adults. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available day-of on a first come, first served basis.

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 18, 2013
      3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics logo
  • Robotics Demo during Boy Scouts El Dorado District Recognition Dinner, Boy Scout El Dorado District

    FIRST Tech Challenge (FC) team 3509 PHOENXTRIX will demo their robot at El Dorado District Recognition Dinner

    Visit the

    Hosted by FTC Team 3509 PHOENXTRIX

    When:

    • April 18, 2013
      6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    3431 Hacienda Road
    Cameron Park, CA 95682

  • 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 Demo at Folsom High Engineering Fair, Folsom High School

    During the Engineering Fair at Folsom High School, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 3509 PHOENXTRIX will demo their robots

    Visit the

    Hosted by Folsom High

    When:

    • April 19, 2013
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1655 Iron Point Road
    Folsom, CA 95630

  • 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

  • 10th Annual International RoboGames, RoboGames

    The olympics of robots! Teams from around the world bring thousands of robtos to compete in 60 different robot competitions, in hopes of winning gold, silver, or bronze medals.

    Visit the 10th Annual International RoboGames website

    Hosted by RoboGames

    When:

    • April 19, 2013 - April 21, 2013
      12:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    Saratoga Dr
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    10th Annual International RoboGames logo
  • Design Challenge: Battlebots, Artisan's Asylum

    Artisan's Asylum is proud to announce that it is teaming up with the Cambridge Science Festival to bring Battlebots to Boston! If you've ever wanted to design and build your own robot from scratch, this competition is for you.Artisan's Asylum will be hosting a 2-day build-a-thon for up to 8 competing teams. We will provide teams with a kit of parts, access to a decked out set of workshops (including machine shops, welding shops, electronics fabrication areas, and more in one facility), mentorship from world-class robot builders, and 45 hours to build 12-pound Battlebots. The robots will then compete in a public double-elimination tournament at the end of the Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday, April 21st. The winning team will receive major bragging rights and four Artisan's Asylum gift certificates for $100.

    Visit the Design Challenge: Battlebots website

    Hosted by Artisan's Asylum

    When:

    • April 19, 2013
      6:30pm - 11:45pm
    • April 20, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm
    • April 21, 2013
      4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Design Challenge: Battlebots logo
  • Rube Goldberg and Robotics, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

    Join Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey for Rube Goldberg and Robotics! Meet Hillsborough High School FIRST Robotics Team 75, help operate the team’s robot, learn about simple machines and part-take in a challenge to make a complex machine to perform a simple task after which you will earn our council’s own Robotics Badge!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

    When:

    • April 19, 2013
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1171 Route 28
    North Branch, NJ 08876

  • MATE New England, MATE

    The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competitions also expose students to ocean-related career opportunities and help them to see the pathways to those careers.

    Visit the MATE New England website

    Hosted by MATE New England

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      7:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    101 Academy drive
    Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

    MATE New England logo
  • Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament, Mount Vernon HS

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    8515 Old Mount Vernon Road
    Alexandria, VA 22309

    Greater DC/Virginia BotBall Tournament logo
  • Greater St. Louis BotBall Tournament, BotBall

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament

    Visit the Greater St. Louis BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    1 Hairpin Drive
    Edwardsville, IL 62025

    Greater St. Louis BotBall Tournament logo
  • Broken Arrow Rookie Tournament- VEX, Sequoyah Middle School

    A VEX Robotics competition geared towards thos teams with three years or less of experience to give them more opportunities to experience the routine and excitement of a VEX Competition

    Visit the Broken Arrow Rookie Tournament- VEX website

    Hosted by Broken Arrow Vex

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      8:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    2701 S. Elm Place
    Broken Arrow, OK 74013

    Broken Arrow Rookie Tournament- VEX logo
  • Roborodentia XVII, Cal Poly

    Roborodentia is an annual robotics competition at Cal Poly held during Cal Poly Open House in April. Last year's competition drew over 1000+ spectators and approximately 17 robot entries and teams. This year's competition is a head-to-head double elimination tournament where the object of the competition is to collect small cans. Organized by Eta Kappa Nu, this year's Roborodentia is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 as part of the Cal Poly Open House activities.

    Visit the Roborodentia XVII website

    Hosted by Cal Poly Computer Engineering

    When:

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

    Where:

    1 Grand Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

    Roborodentia XVII logo
  • Monteray Bay Regional MATE ROV Competition, MATE

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the Monteray Bay Regional MATE ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE Monterey Bay

    When:

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

    Where:

    100 Mariner Way
    Aptos, CA 95003

    Monteray Bay Regional MATE ROV Competition logo
  • Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) LEGO Robotics Competition, Texas Tech University

    GEAR (Get Excited About Robotics) is a 6-8 week LEGO robotics challenge for elementary and middle school students during which student teams build and program LEGO robots (using the MINDSTORMS NXT kits) to perform specified tasks. To solve the challenge, students learn engineering skills through a teaming exercise in designing, building, programming, testing, and troubleshooting wheeled LEGO robots that perform and compete on an eight foot by eight foot field. This year's competition theme is called Dr. Roboto and on April 20th all participating teams will compete for awards.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Dr. Tanja Karp, Whitacre College of Engineering

    When:

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

    Where:

    Box 42151
    Lubbock, TX 79404

  • Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition, MATE ROV

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE ROV

    When:

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

    Where:

    3303 S Third Ave
    Alpena, MI 49707

    Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition logo
  • Earth Day Demo, The SmartLiving Center

    The Mercy Tech Tigers will demonstrate their FIRST robot at the 27th annual Earth Day Celebration

    Visit the Earth Day Demo website

    Hosted by SmartLiving Center

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      9:30am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    297 Boston Post Road
    Orange, CT 06477

    Earth Day Demo logo
  • Middle TN Robotics Arts Society on display at the , Williamson County Library

    The Middle TN Robotic Arts Society will be in attendance for the "Make-A-Thon: A festival of creativity" event in Franklin, TN at the Williamson County Library. MTRAS will have on display all kinds of Robotic and gadget related goodies. Want to learn how to build a robot that follows you around while carrying your things? Or how about hack that old robo toy that stopped working and make it better, smarter, cooler? When was the last time you got to see a 6ft plus Mech Themed tank treaded robot? Got your attention??? Come see us and all the rest of the great things on display from other tech and maker related groups such as the Hacker Consortium and their 3D printers. For more info check out MTRAS.COM. See ya there!

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    Hosted by Williamson County Library

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1314 Columbia Avenue
    Franklin , TN 37064

  • Workshop: Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms, MIT Museum

    Students ages 10 and older will learn to program a LEGO Mindstorms robot and take a tour of the Robots & Beyond exhibition with a Museum educator. See Attila and Pebbles, two of MIT's experimental robots designed for planetary exploration, and think about how you could use artificial intelligence to navigate unfamiliar environments! $10 per student; advance payment required (opens mid-March), includes Museum admission

    Visit the Workshop: Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      10:30am - 12:30pm

    Where:

    265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Workshop: Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms logo
  • Illinois 4-H Statewide Robotics Competition, University of Illinois

    This statewide event is an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H robotics to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments, and interact with others who share an interest in robotics.

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    Hosted by Illinois 4-H

    When:

    • April 20, 2013
      1:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    201 East Peabody Drive
    Champaign, IL 61820

  • TePRA, IEEE

    The 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 22-23, 2013. TePRA is aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers.

    Visit the TePRA website

    Hosted by IEEE

    When:

    • April 22, 2013 - April 23, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    15 Middlesex Canal Park
    Woburn, MA 01801

    TePRA logo
  • Robotics Club Showcase at East Calloway Elementary, East Calloway County Elementary

    This showcase is open to all students, family members, and employees of East Calloway Elementary in Murray, KY. Approximately 25 students who have participated in a robotics club throughout the year will showcase what they have learned by completing tasks that will impress everyone. Programming their autonomous robots will allow them to complete different types of turns in order to maneuver through obstacle course after obstacle course, while communicating with their partners to problem solve and design solutions for completion.

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    Hosted by Murray State University/College of Education - Robotics

    When:

    • April 22, 2013
      4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Pottertown Road
    Murray, KY 42071

  • FIRST Championships, FIRST Robotics

    The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League World Festival Expo.

    Visit the FIRST Championships website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 24, 2013 - April 27, 2013
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    901 N Broadway
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    FIRST Championships logo
  • Northern California BotBall Tournament, independence High School

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the Northern California BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    1776 Educational Park Drive
    San Jose, CA 95133

    Northern California BotBall Tournament logo
  • Maryland BotBall Tournament, BotBall

    Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.

    Visit the Maryland BotBall Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD 20723

    Maryland BotBall Tournament logo
  • Robofest: Michigan Championships, Lawrence Technological University

    Robofest is an annual robotics festival and competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 - 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program autonomous robots. Robofest.net

    Visit the Robofest: Michigan Championships website

    Hosted by Dr. CJ Chung

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      8:30am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    21000 West 10 Mile Rd. Field House
    Southfield, MI 48075

    Robofest: Michigan Championships logo
  • Florida Regional MATE ROV Competition , MATE ROV

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the Florida Regional MATE ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3979 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, FL 33149

    Florida Regional MATE ROV Competition  logo
  • MATE ROV Texas Regional Competition, NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the MATE ROV Texas Regional Competition website

    Hosted by MATE Texas

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    13000 Space Center Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77059

    MATE ROV Texas Regional Competition logo
  • MATE ROV Midwest Regional Competition, Shedd Aquarium

    MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

    Visit the MATE ROV Midwest Regional Competition website

    Hosted by Shedd Aquarium Midwest MATE

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    700 S Halsted St #2029
    Chicago, IL 60607

    MATE ROV Midwest Regional Competition logo
  • Maine Robot Track Meet, Maine Robotics

    Teams of students come prepared to compete in the 10 different LEGO Robot track meet events. Who has the fastest robot? Who has the strongest robot? Who can get the most ping pong balls in the goals in the ping-pong-shot-put competition. Grades 3rd to 8th

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    Hosted by Maine Robotics

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    120 Wescott Road
    South Portland, ME 04106

  • Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge Workshop, Cornell University

    CUAUV will be hosting its 2nd annual Robotics Merit Badge Workshop with local troops. We will have scouts from around Ithaca area come in and learn about robotics, engineering and the different robotics fields. Then they will get an opportunity to build their own robot with the SeaPerch robotics kits.

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    Hosted by Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Project Team

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    124 Hoy Rd
    Ithaca, NY 14853

    Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge Workshop logo
  • JSC Block Party, Space Center Houston

    This annual event will showcase robotic development activities in the Houston area. There will be student designed robot concepts, Legos™, space robots, and more.

    Visit the JSC Block Party website

    Hosted by Aerodyne Industries

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1601 NASA PARKWAY
    Houston, TX 77058

    JSC Block Party logo
  • LSU/Red Stick Robotics Open House, Louisiana State University

    As part of the National Robotics Week, the LSU College of Engineering and Red Stick Robotics will be co-hosting an Open House for elementary/middle/high school students, educators, hobbyists, and the general public on Saturday, April 27, 2013. At the event, Louisiana “Roboticists” will be showcasing their robots. The purpose of the Open House is to increase the public awareness about the growing importance of robotics in education, industry, and the U.S. economy. The schedule and more information will be forthcoming on the event website.

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    Hosted by LSU College of Engineering and Red Stick Robotics

    When:

    • April 27, 2013
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    Nicholson Drive Extension
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803

  • Gateway to Science Robotics Workshop, Gateway to Science

    All day workshop for students in grades 4-6 on robotics. The workshop is co sponsored by Gateway to Science and Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy.

    Visit the Gateway to Science Robotics Workshop website

    Hosted by Gateway to Science

    When:

    • April 29, 2013
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1425 Schafer Street
    Bismarck, ND 58501

    Gateway to Science Robotics Workshop logo
  • The Robot Zoo Exhibit @The Children's Museum of the Upstate, The Children's Museum of the Upstate

    This 2,500-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Three robot animals and seven hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon and a platypus. Also featured is a house fly with a 3-foot wingspread. Machinery in the robot animals simulates the body parts of their real-life counterparts. In the robot animals, muscles become pistons, intestines become filtering pipes and brains become computers. Sensory activities include “Swat the Fly,” a test of the visitor’s reaction time (one-twelfth as fast as a house fly’s), and “Sticky Feet,” where visitors wearing special hand and knee pads can try to stick like flies to a sloped surface. Triggering the “Tongue Gun” demonstrates how a real chameleon shoots out its long, sticky-tipped tongue to reel in a meal. THE MUSEUM IS NOT OPEN MONDAYS

    Visit the The Robot Zoo Exhibit @The Children's Museum of the Upstate website

    Hosted by The Children's Museum of the Upstate

    When:

    • April 1, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 6, 2014
      11:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 8, 2014 - April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 13, 2014
      11:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 15, 2014 - April 20, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 22, 2014 - April 27, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 29, 2014 - April 30, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    300 College Street
    Greenville, SC 29601

    The Robot Zoo Exhibit @The Children's Museum of the Upstate logo
  • 2014 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, University of Maryland

    Come see robots built and operated by high school teams play AERIAL ASSIST, this season's FIRST Robotics Competition. Teams from many states compete for the right to head to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis. Competitions on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 at the Univ. of Maryland's Comcast Center. Free and open to the public.

    Visit the 2014 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition website

    Hosted by FIRST

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      8:30am - 6:00pm
    • April 5, 2014
      8:30am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Paint Branch Drive
    College Park, MD 20740

    2014 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition logo
  • BEST Robotics Information Booth at Northeast Alabama Regional Technology Fair, Northeast Alabama Community College

    Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics will have an informational booth at the Northeast Alabama Regional Technology Fair, to be held at Northeast Alabama Community College on April 4, 2014. Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics volunteers will share with regional technology fair participants the opportunities available in BEST Robotics. Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics serves DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall Counties in Alabama and is hosted by Northeast Alabama Community College.

    Visit the BEST Robotics Information Booth at Northeast Alabama Regional Technology Fair website

    Hosted by Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    138 Old Highway 35
    Rainsville, AL 35986

    BEST Robotics Information Booth at Northeast Alabama Regional Technology Fair logo
  • We Robot 2014: Risks & Opportunities, University of Miami School of law

    We Robot 2014: Risks & Opportunities” is a conference at the intersection of the law, policy, and technology of robotics. Participants include academics, practitioners, and developers in the form of scholarly papers or presentations of relevant projects. Through this interdisciplinary gathering, we are encouraging conversations between the people designing, building, and deploying robots, and the people who design or influence the legal and social structures in which robots will operate. Topics include: * Risks and opportunities of robot deployment in the workplace, the home, and other contexts where robots and humans work side-by-side. * Issues related to software-only systems such as automated trading agents. * Regulatory and licensing issues raised by robots in the home, the office, in public spaces (e.g. roads), and in specialized environments such as hospitals. * Design of legal rules that will strike the right balance between encouraging innovation and safety, particularly in the context of autonomous robots. * Issues of legal or moral responsibility, e.g. relating to autonomous robots or robots capable of exhibiting emergent behavior. * Usage of robots in public safety and military contexts. * Privacy issues relating to data collection by robots, either built for that purpose or incidental to other tasks. * Intellectual property challenges relating to robotics as a nascent industry, to works or inventions created by robots, or otherwise peculiar to robotics. * Issues arising from automation of professional tasks such as unauthorized practice of law or medicine. * How legal scholars should think about robots, and how roboticists should think about the legal code.

    Visit the We Robot 2014: Risks & Opportunities website

    Hosted by University of Miami School of law

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 10:00am
    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    6200 San Amaro Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

    We Robot 2014: Risks & Opportunities logo
  • Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU, Northeastern Illinous University | UBMS

    A two day celebration of exploring robotics, practice VEX robotics competitions and workshop. The event will be hosted by the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at Northeastern Illinois University in collaboration with the Computer Science department and Academic Affairs.

    Visit the Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU website

    Hosted by TRIO UBMS at NEIU

    When:

    • April 4, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5500 N. St. Louis Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU logo
  • IEEE NJ Coast Robot Challenge, Brookdale Community College

    The event involves a group of (usually 4 or 5) High School STEM students that organize, create, test, fabricate and track their robot for competition at the Robot Competition this April 5th, 2014. The robot kit is the same for all teams. The kit costs approximately $60.00 (includes a manual) that either the school or WIE provide. The students begin by creating a theme for the team/robot with a carrying case and a flag. Most of the students dress up in costumes in line with their theme. They follow sketches, plan and keep a log for their entire project to aid them with a written report that will detail their experience, including problems encountered and solutions. Now they compete by running their Robot on a 6 inch track with two 1/2 in hurdles and finish the day with an Oral report in front of the judges. Depending on the time the students devote to their project, the duration of time to complete varies, generally 3 hours a week for 3 months will suffice. The suggestion is for them to start in January to be ready for the annual April Robot Competition. The teams go through three judged events: Fabrication, Oral and Track. There is also a Written Report that is handed in a week before the actual Race Day. The Teams first go to Fabrication table where the construction of their Robot is checked to ensure it fits the documented criteria from the manual. A trial run is done at the fabrication table with their robot, where each team member controls one leg of the robot. If the robot is ready to run, they go to track. If not, they are allowed to go to the Pit, where they get help in getting their robot ready to compete. They are allowed to go to the pit even when they are on track if something goes wrong. After the Robot walks the whole track. They do an Oral presentation where they are judged on teamwork, creativity, ingenuity, problem solving and learning lessons. Inspiration for this event is by the Baltimore Chapter of IEEE (http://www.robotchallenge.com/), who has been sponsoring Robot Challenge Events for about 18 years.

    Visit the IEEE NJ Coast Robot Challenge website

    Hosted by IEEE NJ Coast

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    765 Newman Springs Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

    IEEE NJ Coast Robot Challenge logo
  • USA/BEST Spring Challenge, Jubilee BEST Robotics and the University of South Alabama

    The University of South Alabama (School of Computing and College of Engineering) will host an off-season robotics competition for the Jubilee BEST Robotics teams located on the gulf coast. BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) has become a premier educational and workforce development program across the nation.

    Visit the USA/BEST Spring Challenge website

    Hosted by Jubilee BEST Robotics and the University of South Alabama

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    Old Shell Rd. & University Blvd.
    Mobile, AL 36608

    USA/BEST Spring Challenge logo
  • IEEE Robot Challenge, Baltimore Museum of Industry

    It is an inexpensive team project designed to engage High School boys and girls in a 2 to 4 month activity that closely resembles the work a graduate engineer would be doing in the “real world”. They build a two or four leg robot during the months before the Challenge. On the day of the Challenge they will run their robot down a track for time. They also have to create a written report detailing their project and make an oral presentation to a group of judges from the local engineering community. The event is held on Saturday April 5 from 9:00 am to 2 pm and Sunday April 6 from 12 to 3

    Visit the IEEE Robot Challenge website

    Hosted by IEEE Baltimore Section

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1415 Key Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21230

    IEEE Robot Challenge logo
  • 2014 New York City FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, NYC FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

    Dubbed a “varsity sport for the mind,” FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real world” engineering that a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) get to: Learn from professional engineers. Build and compete with a robot of their own design. Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software. Be exposed to design, project management, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking and Coopertition™. Earn a place in the Championship. Qualify for over $18 million in college scholarships.

    Visit the 2014 New York City FIRST Robotics Regional Competition website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014
      9:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    655 West 34th Street
    New York, NY 10001

    2014 New York City FIRST Robotics Regional Competition logo
  • Alabama Robotics Contest, University of Alabama

    Participants test their computer programming skills and compete with other Alabama students for cool prizes! A fun day is planned with educational experiences, food and social activities. The Alabama Robotics Competition is an event where students write programs that navigate their robot across a series of obstacle courses (as opposed to remote control navigation). Awards will be given out in several categories across multiple grade levels (elementary school, middle school, and high school).

    Visit the Alabama Robotics Contest website

    Hosted by Dr. Jeff Gray

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    240 Paul W Bryant Dr
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487