National Robotics Week 2018 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2017! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The ninth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 7-15, 2018 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

 
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Event List

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Illinois 4-H

    When:

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

    Where:

    201 East Peabody Drive
    Champaign, IL 61820

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 we welcome back the Central Illinois Robotics Club for their BotBrawl 2014!

    Visit the Family Science Day website

    Hosted by CeMaST

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    Redbird Arena
    Normal, IL 61761

    Family Science Day logo