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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  • 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 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
  • Lego Robotics, University of Kentucky Ag Extension

    Workshop will give you hands on experience with the world of robotics. YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE ANS SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE!!! BY MARCH 25TH. 270-821-3650

    Visit the Lego Robotics website

    Hosted by University of Kentucky Ag Extension

    When:

    • April 1, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    75 Cornwall Dr.
    Madisonville, KY 42431

    Lego Robotics logo
  • Oklahoma State TSA event, Oklahoma State TSA

    The TSA-VEX Robotics Competition provides students with a hands-on, co-curricular competition for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and complements the existing technology-related competitions offered by TSA

    Visit the Oklahoma State TSA event website

    Hosted by Oklahoma State TSA

    When:

    • April 1, 2014 - April 3, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    5800 Will Rodgers
    Midwest City, OK 73110

    Oklahoma State TSA event logo
  • Seacoast Robotics Meetup, Seacoast Robotics

    Join us for more fun with robots! Introductions and "show and tell" begins at 6 PM. Each month, we will have a different Featured Project that will be revealed at the meet-up for you to play with. Each Featured Project is something very simple, designed to be approachable for people of all ages and skill levels. We hope these projects inspire inquiry and creativity, but they are always optional. If you're interested in participating in the Featured Project, you may occasionally be asked to bring materials. We will be building real live (simple) robots this time around! Participants will *not* be able to bring the finished robot home, but we'll provide you with a list of materials/instructions if you'd like to create your own at home.

    Visit the Seacoast Robotics Meetup website

    Hosted by Seacoast Robotics

    When:

    • April 2, 2014
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    68 Morning Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Seacoast Robotics Meetup logo
  • New Jersey TSA State Conference (High School VEX Competition), New Jersey TSA

    The Robot Skills Challenge and Head-to-Head Competition will be offered.

    Visit the New Jersey TSA State Conference (High School VEX Competition) website

    Hosted by New Jersey TSA

    When:

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

    Where:

    2000 Pennington Road
    Ewing, NJ 08628

    New Jersey TSA State Conference (High School VEX Competition) logo
  • CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION, Create Foundation

    The CREATE Foundation is proud to host the U.S. Open Robotics Championship, an opportunity for top VEX Robotics teams from across the world to compete with and against the best of the best. The US Open has five divisions. The two largest divisions are VRC format divisions; a High School Division and a Middle School Division.

    Visit the CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION website

    Hosted by Create foundation

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2825 Y St
    Omaha, NE 68107

    CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION logo
  • Bayou Regional, Bayou Regional

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Bayou Regional website

    Hosted by Bayou Regional

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    4545 Williams Blvd
    Kenner, LA 70065

    Bayou Regional logo
  • Colorado Regional, Daniel L. Ritchie Center

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Colorado Regional website

    Hosted by Colorado FIRST

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2201 East Asbury Ave
    Denver, CO 80210

    Colorado Regional logo
  • Las Vegas Regional, Las Vegas Regional

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Las Vegas Regional website

    Hosted by First Nevada

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    Las Vegas Regional logo
  • Alabama TSA State VEX Competition, Technology Student Association Vex

    State qualifier for teams moving on to TSA National VEX Competition.The TSA-VEX Robotics Competition provides students with a hands-on, co-curricular competition for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and complements the existing technology-related competitions offered by TSA

    Visit the Alabama TSA State VEX Competition website

    Hosted by Alabama TSA Vex

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    240 Bryant Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

    Alabama TSA State VEX Competition logo
  • Silicon Valley FIRST Regional, San Jose State University

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Silicon Valley FIRST Regional website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Silicon Valley FIRST Regional logo
  • MidWest Regional, UIC Pavilion

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the MidWest Regional website

    Hosted by Illinois FIRST

    When:

    • April 3, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    525 S. Racine Ave
    Chicago, IL 60607

    MidWest Regional logo
  • FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional Championship Sponsored by Rockwell Collins, Carver Hawkeye Arena

    Seventy Two (72) FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams representing 13 states will compete in the inaugural North Super-Regional Championship Tournament at the Carver Hawkeye Arena at the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, Iowa . The 'North' is one of 4 of the new Super Regional competition tier where teams from all over the US will compete to advance to the FTC World Championship in St. Louis, MO April 23-26, 2014. This years challenge "Block Party" is an exciting game for competitors and spectators alike! Attendance to FIRST events is free and open to the public.

    Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional Championship Sponsored by Rockwell Collins website

    Hosted by Rockwell Collins

    When:

    • April 3, 2014
      10:00am - 6:00pm
    • April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 6:30pm
    • April 5, 2014
      7:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1 Elliott Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242

    FIRST Tech Challenge North Super-Regional Championship Sponsored by Rockwell Collins logo
  • FIRST Tech Challenge EAST Super Regional Championship, York Expo Center

    Seventy Two (72) USFIRST® FIRST Tech Challenge teams from 12 states - Maine through Virginia - will compete in the inaugural East Super-Regional Championship Tournament at the York Expo Center, York, PA. The 'East' is one of 4 of the new Super Regional competition tier where teams from all over the US will compete to advance to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in St. Louis, MO April 23-26, 2014. This years challenge "Block Party" is an exciting game for competitors and spectators alike! Attendance to FIRST events is free and open to the public.

    Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge EAST Super Regional Championship website

    Hosted by Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 3, 2014
      12:00pm - 7:00pm
    • April 4, 2014 - April 5, 2014
      8:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    334 Carlisle Ave
    York, PA 17404

    FIRST Tech Challenge EAST Super Regional Championship logo
  • STEM with Legos Club, Gateway To Science

    It’s the best of both worlds! Some weeks you explore with Legos®, while other weeks you get to learn science through other exciting avenues. No matter the week, hands-on Science, Technology & Engineering will be our focus! Grades 4-8

    Visit the STEM with Legos Club website

    Hosted by Gateway to Science

    When:

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

    Where:

    1810 Schafer Street
    Bismarck, ND 58501

    STEM with Legos Club logo
  • Artisan's Asylum Intro to Robotics, Artisan's Asylum

    Intro to Robotics: Programming a Line-Following & Maze Solving Robot his class will go over the basics of robotics, Arduino, and programming. We will be using Sparki: http://arcbotics.com/products/sparki/, an open source robotics platform that works with the Arduino micro-controller development environment. Five robots will be provided to the class, so you will not have to purchase your own robot, and we'll be able to get started on making them move right away. We'll go over the basics of programming, and then build on that to solve problems. You'll see how few behaviors are needed to do something like following a line, but how much more quickly you can solve the same problem with a bit of processing. We'll continue to build upon those skills until we've got robots that can find their way out of a maze. There will be additional lab times provided for students that wish to have access to a Sparki outside of the regular class time. Both a weekday lab time, and a weekend lab time will be provided.

    Visit the Artisan's Asylum Intro to Robotics website

    Hosted by Artisan's Asylum

    When:

    • April 3, 2014
      7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Artisan's Asylum Intro to Robotics logo
  • SeaPerch Regional Competition, Bates Middle 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.

    Visit the SeaPerch Regional Competition website

    Hosted by SeaPerch

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      8:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    701 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    SeaPerch Regional Competition 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
  • Philly Robotics Expo, University of Pennsylvania

    The Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) is an annual robotics expo that is hosted by the RoboLancers and the GRASP Lab of the University of Pennsylvania. PRX showcases the field of robotics at multiple levels to students in the Philadelphia area. Exhibitors include both professionals who have experience in advanced engineering and students who will one day work alongside them. High schools from the Philadelphia area share their competition experiences and show off some of their robots. There is also robot building, programming workshops and robot demos run by the RoboLancers and GRASP Lab robotics demos for Philadelphia students.

    Visit the Philly Robotics Expo website

    Hosted by RoboLancers of Central High School

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      8:30am - 9:30am

    Where:

    3205 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Philly Robotics Expo 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
  • PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon State University District Event, Oregon State University

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon State University District Event website

    Hosted by Oregon FIRST

    When:

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

    Where:

    660 SW 26t
    Corvallis, OR 97331

    PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon State University District Event logo
  • Bedford FIRST Robotics District Competition, Bedford High School

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Bedford FIRST Robotics District Competition website

    Hosted by First in Michigan

    When:

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

    Where:

    8285 Jackman Road
    Temperance, MI 48182

    Bedford FIRST Robotics District Competition 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 - 5:00pm

    Where:

    6200 San Amaro Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

    We Robot 2014: Risks & Opportunities logo
  • Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition, Mason High School

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition website

    Hosted by First in Michigan

    When:

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

    Where:

    1001 S. Barns Street
    Mason, MI 48854

    Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition logo
  • Vex Midwest Scrimmage, RAMTEC- Tri Rivers

    World Vex Championship Scrimmage to prep for World event

    Visit the Vex Midwest Scrimmage website

    Hosted by RAMTEC-Tri Rivers

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 1:30pm

    Where:

    2222 Marion-Mt.Gilead Road
    Marion, OH 43302

    Vex Midwest Scrimmage logo
  • Lone Star Regional,

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Lone Star Regional website

    Hosted by Houston Texas FIRST

    When:

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

    Where:

    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, TX 77010

    Lone Star Regional logo
  • Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition, The Androscoggin Bank Colisee

    The 2014 game, AERIAL ASSIST, is played by two Alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete by trying to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two-minute and 30-second match. Additional points are earned by robots working together to score goals, and by throwing and catching balls over a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor as they move the ball down the field.

    Visit the Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition website

    Hosted by The Robotics Institute of Maine

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      9:00am - 7:00pm
    • April 5, 2014
      8:30am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    190 Birch St.
    Lewiston, ME 04240

    Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competition logo
  • Troy FIRST Robotics District Competition, Troy Athens High School

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Troy FIRST Robotics District Competition website

    Hosted by First in Michigan

    When:

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

    Where:

    4333 John R Road
    Troy, MI 48085

    Troy FIRST Robotics District 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
  • University of Maryland, University of Maryland

    ME Special Seminar | Biologically Inspired Soft Mechanisms in Robotic Incredible biological mechanisms have emerged through evolution, and provide a wellspring of inspiration for engineers. One promising area emerging from biological inspiration is the design of mechanisms and robots made of compliant materials, as part of a larger field of research in “soft robotics.” In this talk, the topics of designing soft biologically inspired mechanisms will be presented in two case studies: mechanical adhesives and soft wearable sensors.

    Visit the University of Maryland website

    Hosted by University of Maryland

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      10:30am - 11:30am

    Where:

    campus drive
    college park, MD 20742

    University of Maryland logo
  • Student Robotics Demonstrations, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    The Smithsonian National Air and Space museum commemorates National Robotics Week. Robotics has become an integral part of aeronautics, space exploration, and human spaceflight. Our museum exhibits a number of robotics milestones, such as DARPA’s ARM robot, Robonaut 1, the MER Mars Rover model, and the Google Car, among many others. College teams participating in National Robotics Week in Washington, DC will present their robotics work to visitors. These students will share video of their creations and describe their project's objectives. The participating teams are from the following schools and organizations: The Robotics Inventors Club by Infamous Robotics LLC George Washington University University of Maryland Cornell University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Florida International University University of Pittsburgh This program will be presented by Jennifer Levasseur, museum specialist at the National Air and Space Museum. National Robotics Week was established in 2010 by the House of Representatives, and has grown from 50 affiliated events in its first year to over 200 last year. We join in this commemoration by celebrating new innovation in robotics.

    Visit the

    Hosted by NASM & Infamous Robotics LLC

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    Independence Ave at 6th St, SW,
    Washington, DC, DC 20560

    Student Robotics Demonstrations logo
  • Robotics Expo: Celebrating National Robotics Week, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    The Smithsonian National Air and Space museum commemorates National Robotics Week. Robotics has become an integral part of aeronautics, space exploration, and human spaceflight. Our museum exhibits a number of robotics milestones, such as DARPA’s ARM robot, Robonaut 1, the MER Mars Rover model, and the Google Car, among many others. During this official National Robotics Week event, teams will demonstrate the projects they have created. The participating teams are from the following schools and organizations: The Robotics Inventors Club by Infamous Robotics LLC Cornell University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Florida International UniversityGeorge Washington University University of Maryland University of Pittsburgh The following organizations will also be giving demonstrations: DARPA Infamous Robotics LLC There will also be two sessions in Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113) in which each team will formally present their robotic project and will be interviewed by a Museum staff member. These sessions will take place at 11:00am and 1:00pm. National Robotics Week was established in 2010 by the House of Representatives, and has grown from 50 affiliated events in its first year to over 200 last year. We join in this commemoration by celebrating new innovation in robotics.

    Visit the

    Hosted by NASM & Infamous Robotics LLC

    When:

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

    Where:

    Independence Ave at 6th St, SW,
    Washington, DC , DC 20560

    Robotics Expo: Celebrating National Robotics Week logo
  • Student Robotics Demonstrations, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    The Smithsonian National Air and Space museum commemorates National Robotics Week. Robotics has become an integral part of aeronautics, space exploration, and human spaceflight. Our museum exhibits a number of robotics milestones, such as DARPA’s ARM robot, Robonaut 1, the MER Mars Rover model, and the Google Car, among many others. College teams participating in National Robotics Week in Washington, DC will present their robotics work to visitors. These students will share video of their creations and describe their project's objectives. The participating teams are from the following schools and organizations: The Robotics Inventors Club by Infamous Robotics LLC George Washington University University of Maryland Cornell University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Florida International University University of Pittsburgh This program will be presented by Jennifer Levasseur, museum specialist at the National Air and Space Museum. National Robotics Week was established in 2010 by the House of Representatives, and has grown from 50 affiliated events in its first year to over 200 last year. We join in this commemoration by celebrating new innovation in robotics.

    Visit the

    Hosted by NASM & Infamous Robotics LLC

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    Independence Ave at 6th St, SW,
    Washington, DC, DC 20560

    Student Robotics Demonstrations logo
  • 1st Annual STEM Symposium , South Suburban College

    On April 4th , South Suburban College will be hosting its First Annual STEM Symposium and career expo. Chicago South Suburban NSBE Jr. Chapter , NASCAR Ten 80 Team "Nubian Engineering" will demonstrate STEM RC Racing and discuss Ten 80 Student Challenge.

    Visit the 1st Annual STEM Symposium website

    Hosted by Bernard Key

    When:

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

    Where:

    15800 S. State St.
    South Holland, IL 60473

    1st Annual STEM Symposium   logo
  • 4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament, West Virginia University

    Youth team up in groups of 2 or 3 and build a Lego Robot. The team then enters their robot in the SuGo wrestling competition

    Visit the 4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament website

    Hosted by West Virginnia University Extension Service- Mineral County

    When:

    • April 4, 2014
      6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    County Route 220/5
    Keyser, WV 26726

    4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament logo
  • World Championship Vex Warm-up, Lakeshore Technical College

    We call this the "Wold Championship Warm-ups" however, all teams are invited wether you plan to attend the World Championships or not. Lakeshore Technical College does everything in it's power to keep this event at a reasonable cost and offer the ambiance of the World event.

    Visit the World Championship Vex Warm-up website

    Hosted by Lakeshore Technical College

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      7:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2901 North Avenue
    Cleveland, WI 53015

    World Championship Vex Warm-up logo
  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Kapolei, HI - Qualifying Competition, University of Hawaii- West Oahu

    University of Hawaii will host a qualifying competition for Robofest Exhibition and Game in which student teams design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.

    Visit the Robofest Exhibition and Game - Kapolei, HI - Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by RoboFest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      7:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    91-1001 Farrington Highway
    West Oahu, HI 96707

    Robofest Exhibition and Game - Kapolei, HI - Qualifying Competition logo
  • Mini-Urban Challenge, Mini-Urban Challenge

    Mini-Urban Challenge is a High School Robotics Competition currently held in 5 Regions across the entire United States. The primary sponsors are Doolittle Institute and Air Force Research Lab. Students create completely autonomous robots from LEGO® Mindstorms® kits and traverse a 42' x 10' Cityscape accumulating points along the way. The top 2 winning teams from each Region receive a travel stipend to compete in the National Competition which has been inside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC for the past 3 years. And the top 3 National winners receive prize money! MUC is in its 6th year of challenging thousands of students to come enjoy the world of robotics!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Mini-Urban Challenge

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      8:00am - 7:00pm
    • April 19, 2014
      8:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    620 Benton Rd
    Bossier City, LA 71111

  • SeaPerch Regional Competition, Woodson Middle 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.

    Visit the SeaPerch Regional Competition website

    Hosted by SeaPerch

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      8:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    10720 SOUTHVIEW ST
    Houston, TX 77047

    SeaPerch Regional Competition logo
  • 2014 Greater D.C. Botball® Tournament, Mt. Vernon High School

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition. Participants' robots compete with each other on a custom playing field in a fast paced, non-destructive regional tournament. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without the need for remote control. Come check it out and root for the students!

    Visit the 2014 Greater D.C. Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

    When:

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

    Where:

    8515 Old Mt. Vernon Rd.
    Alexandria, VA 22309

    2014 Greater D.C. Botball® Tournament logo
  • Potosi VEX Robotics Competition, Potosi HS

    Vex Competition

    Visit the Potosi VEX Robotics Competition website

    Hosted by Potosi HS

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      8:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    #1 Trojan Drive
    Potosi, MO 63664

    Potosi VEX Robotics Competition logo
  • Expanding Your Horizons, Inver Hills Community College

    The Green Girls FTC Team (7090) will be demonstrating robots at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference at Inver Hills Community College from 11:00 - 1:00. The conference will feature a keynote address by Yvonne Ng, president and founder of Engineer's Playground and interim executive director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul. Participants will take part in two career hands-on workshops; explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and interact with positive women role models who are active in math and science-related careers.

    Visit the Expanding Your Horizons website

    Hosted by Inver Hills Community College

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      8:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2500 80th St. E
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

    Expanding Your Horizons 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 race their robot on a track for competition at the First IEEE NJ Coast Robot Competition this April 5th, 2014. The students begin by creating a theme for their 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 racing 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. The time it takes to build the robot and complete their project varies, depending on the time the students devote to their project. The students are given their robot in January, so that they can be ready for the annual April Robot Competition. It generally can take 3 hours a week for 3 months to complete. The teams go through three judged events: Fabrication, Oral and Track. The written report 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 receive guidance 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
  • College of Southern Maryland Lego Robotics Championships, College of Southern Maryland

    Lego Robotics Championship

    Visit the College of Southern Maryland Lego Robotics Championships website

    Hosted by College of Southern Maryland

    When:

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

    Where:

    8730 Mitchell Road
    La Plata , MD 20646

    College of Southern Maryland Lego Robotics Championships 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
  • The Secret Life of Robots, SPACE

    The exhibition by artist Toby Atticus Fraley features a dozen scenes of robots in everyday scenarios, which are domestic vignettes presenting an unpolished look into the unseen, and often mundane, lives of robots. Approximately 4- to 5-feet-tall, the robots are constructed from vintage thermoses, picnic coolers, and various found objects. Some robots include animatronic elements and custom built electronics packages that control illuminated elements, such as their eyes and accent lights. Peaking into the daily activities of a typical robot through various stages of their lifespan reveals a glimpse of our lives through the looking-glass. Through April 27, 2014

    Visit the The Secret Life of Robots website

    Hosted by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

    When:

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

    Where:

    812 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    The Secret Life of Robots logo
  • Robotics Articles at Taylor & Francis, Taylor & Francis

    In celebration of RoboWeek 2014, we have compiled a selection of our best robotics articles and made them free to view for the remainder of 2014 – including one by a George Lucas! You can also get a 20% discount and free shipping on robotics books from CRC Press.

    Visit the Robotics Articles at Taylor & Francis website

    Hosted by Robotics Journals at Taylor & Francis

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 13, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Robotics Articles at Taylor & Francis logo
  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Warren, MI - Qualifying Competition, Macomb Christian School

    Macomb Christian School will host a qualifying competition for Robofest Exhibition and Game in which student teams design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.

    Visit the Robofest Exhibition and Game - Warren, MI - Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by Robofest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

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

    Where:

    28501 Lorraine Ave
    Warren, MI 48093

    Robofest Exhibition and Game - Warren, MI - Qualifying Competition 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. On April 5 and 12 we have a Lego robotics class for everyone from ages 2-15. 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 Association

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    4103 S Southeastern Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

    South Dakota Robotics Association Classes logo
  • 9th Annual Universit of 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 careers.

    Visit the 9th Annual Universit of Missouri Robotics Design Challenge website

    Hosted by Center for Computational Neurobiology – University of Missouri

    When:

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

    Where:

    South 5th Street
    Columbia, MO 65211

    9th Annual Universit of  Missouri Robotics Design Challenge logo
  • Delaware's Third Annual Robotics Day, Barclays Bank

    On Saturday, April 5th FAME will join other STEM groups around the nation in celebrating the 5th Annual National Robotics Week (NRW). The event will be hosted by Barclays Bank and shall begin with presentations from top researchers and a panel discussion from 9:15am -10:30am and then culminate with an indoor “robotics block party” from 10:30am -1pm. The event is open to the public but space is limited so guests are asked to RSVP in advance. Guests are asked to RSVP here. FIRST Robotics Teams interested in registering for the “block party” should contact Simon Hamermesh, FAME Robotics Coordinator, for registration details and display space. Robotics and Science related companies interested in sponsorship and/or exhibiting space should request to speak with Chonnie Blair, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships Manager. Vouchers will be provided for parking in the Barclays garage (located at 400 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801) at the registration table. Simon Hamermesh shamermesh@famedelaware.org 302.777.3254 Chonnie Blair cblair@famedelaware.org 302.777.3254

    Visit the Delaware's Third Annual Robotics Day website

    Hosted by FAME, Inc.

    When:

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

    Where:

    400 Justison Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Delaware's Third Annual Robotics Day logo
  • Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests , Trinity College

    For over 20 years, Trinity College has been welcoming teams from across the country and around the globe to its annual robotics competitions. This year, more than 100 teams are expected to participate in the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest and the RoboWaiter Competition. Registration is open through March 20, 2014. Volunteers and spectators are always welcome. Learn more online at www.trincoll.edu/events/robot

    Visit the Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests website

    Hosted by Trinity College

    When:

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

    Where:

    300 Summit Street
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Trinity College Fire-Fighting and RoboWaiter Contests  logo
  • Hopkins Robotics Cup, Johns Hopkins University

    The Center for Educational Outreach at the Whiting School of Engineering is pleased to host the second annual Hopkins Robotics Cup, the Championship for Baltimore City Public Schools. All City Schools VEX teams are invited to participate in this tournament. Teams will compete in either the Middle School or High School division.

    Visit the Hopkins Robotics Cup website

    Hosted by Johns Hopkins University

    When:

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

    Where:

    3400 N. Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    Hopkins Robotics Cup logo
  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Canton, MI - Qualifying Competition, Canton Charter Academy

    Canton Charter Academy will host a qualifying competition for Robofest Exhibition and Game in which student teams design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.

    Visit the Robofest Exhibition and Game - Canton, MI - Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by Robofest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

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

    Where:

    49100 Ford Road
    Canton, MI 48187

    Robofest Exhibition and Game - Canton, MI - Qualifying Competition logo
  • Mississippi FTC Showcase, University of Mississippi

    Mississippi FTC Teams demonstrate their robots at schools, town halls, shopping centers throughout the state all week. The celebration starts on Saturday at the Bayou Regional in New Orleans.

    Visit the Mississippi FTC Showcase website

    Hosted by Mississippi FTC

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1111 Jackson Ave W.
    Oxford, MS 38655

    Mississippi FTC Showcase logo
  • 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition South Florida Regional, Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

    Dubbed the “varsity sport for the mindTM,” FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources and time constraints, 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™. They can also earn a place in the Championship and qualify for over $18 million in college scholarships. Get Involved! Event is free and open to the public.

    Visit the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition South Florida Regional website

    Hosted by FIRST

    When:

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

    Where:

    1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

    2014 FIRST Robotics Competition South Florida Regional 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
    • April 6, 2014
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1415 Key Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21230

    IEEE Robot Challenge logo
  • SeaPerch Regional Competition, 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.

    Visit the SeaPerch Regional Competition website

    Hosted by SeaPerch

    When:

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

    Where:

    121 Blake Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402

    SeaPerch Regional Competition 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
  • Greenbelt VRC Exhibition Scrimmage, Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire

    This event is an exhibition scrimmage held at the 2014 Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire, a small community celebration of "maker" activities from a wide variety of science, technology, arts, and craft fields. Robotics is one of four focus areas of the faire.

    Visit the Greenbelt VRC Exhibition Scrimmage website

    Hosted by Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire

    When:

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

    Where:

    125 Centerway
    Greenbelt, MD 20770

    Greenbelt VRC Exhibition Scrimmage logo
  • 2nd Annual HCS RoboGames, East Hoke Middle School

    Hoke County School is inviting all students in the elementary, middle school, and high school to join its 2nd Annual HCS RoboGames on April 5, 2014 at East Hoke Middle School. Registration and entrance is free. There will be six different robot games, a STEM exhibit, and lots of trophies and medals to be awarded. RoboMaze is game where the robot will find its way on the maze. RoboClimb is about robots climbing on a steep ramp and leaving a flag on the summit then descend to the base. RoboRace is a fun racing game of robots following the line using their light sensors. RoboSumo is a popular game involving two robots pushing each other out of the ring. RoboSoccer is a fun game using autonomous goalies and remote controlled striker robots. Lastly, RoboHoop is a basketball game where robots try to drive and shoot balls to the hoop. This is a free and fun event where everybody is a winner. We hope that you could come and celebrate this event with us. For more details, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/hcs-robotics or email Mario at mmalabunga@hcs.k12.nc.us

    Visit the 2nd Annual HCS RoboGames website

    Hosted by Hoke County Schools

    When:

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

    Where:

    702 Fayetteville Road
    Raeford, NC 28376

    2nd Annual HCS RoboGames logo
  • Robot Building Workshop, National Electronics Museum

    The National Electronics Museum will be offering a Robot Building Workshop during National Robot Week. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 5th, from 9am to 1pm, and is available for anyone 10 years or older. Participants will learn how to solder while building and programming their own robot. The cost of the workshop is $70 with limited space available and advanced registration required.

    Visit the Robot Building Workshop website

    Hosted by National Electronics Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    1745 W Nursery Rd
    Linthicum, MD 21090

    Robot Building Workshop logo
  • 2014 Connecticut State TSA Competition, Connecticut TSA

    This TSA VEX Competition is part of a larger CT-TSA State Conference and Competitive Events. during the day along with the VEX competition there will be dozens of other competitive events going on

    Visit the 2014 Connecticut State TSA Competition website

    Hosted by Connecticut TSA

    When:

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

    Where:

    2623 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06508

    2014 Connecticut State TSA Competition logo
  • Robotics at St. Mary's Academy, St. Mary's Academy

    Youth ages 9-14 will construct and program robotics, and then demonstrate their new skills in friendly competitions.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Marty Willie

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1112 Cherry Heights Rd
    The Dalles, OR 97058

  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Brazoria, TX - Qualifying Competition, Masters Academy of Fine Arts

    Masters Academy of Fine Arts will host a qualifying competition for Robofest Exhibition and Game in which student teams design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.

    Visit the Robofest Exhibition and Game - Brazoria, TX - Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by RoboFest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

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

    Where:

    131 North Dixie Drive
    Lake Jackson, TX 77566

    Robofest Exhibition and Game - Brazoria, TX - Qualifying Competition logo
  • DCS Junior Robotics Camp, Delhi Charter School

    Our robotics club is hosting a robotics camp for 4th and 5th graders at our school on Saturday, April 5th. The kids are going to build and program a robot using the LEGO mindstorm kits, then at the end of the day they'll compete in a robot-soccer tournament.

    Visit the DCS Junior Robotics Camp website

    Hosted by Delhi Charter School Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    6940 Hwy 17
    Delhi, LA 71232

    DCS Junior Robotics Camp logo
  • Edventures Lab Robotics Celebration, PCS Edventures Lab

    Throughout April the PCS Edventures Lab located in Boise, Idaho will be featuring classes and challenges highlighting robotics as an industry, a hobby, a learning tool, a career opportunity, and something that is JUST PLAIN EXCITING! PCS Edventures has timed a major product launch of the Brain 5.0, our very own robotic microcontroller, for the month of April. Students will start working with the new Brain and Cortex programming language with the kickoff of National Robotics Week! Wahoo! Call to schedule a facility tour and see robotics in action. The listed dates are class times that you can call (800) 429-3110 and schedule students grades 4-12. Classes subject to availability!

    Visit the Edventures Lab Robotics Celebration website

    Hosted by Edventures Lab

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      9:30am - 10:45am
    • April 7, 2014
      2:15pm - 3:15pm
    • April 8, 2014
      2:15pm - 6:30pm
    • April 9, 2014 - April 10, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:30pm
    • April 11, 2014
      1:00pm - 5:15pm
    • April 12, 2014
      9:30am - 10:45am

    Where:

    345 Bobwhite Ct.
    Boise, ID 83706

    Edventures Lab Robotics Celebration logo
  • MSI Robot Block Party!, Museum of Science and Industry

    Robot Block Party: National Robotics Week, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago April 5-13, 2014, 9:30am-5:30pm daily, check our website www.msichicago.org for schedule details. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is again hosting our Robot Block Party to celebrate National Robotics Week. We will be demonstrating several different kinds of robots from the U.S. and around the world, offering lectures from some of the top university scholars and presenting special workshops and hands-on activities. Several FIRST after-school and hobbyist roboticists will be presenting their work on the weekends, as will representatives from many universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Rice University, and the University of Pennsylvania. We’ll also be hosting a BotBall competition on April 13th. These events are suitable for all ages and are included in general Museum admission. Schedules and availability are all subject to change.

    Visit the MSI Robot Block Party! website

    Hosted by Museum of Science and Industry

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 13, 2014
      9:30am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    57th and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    MSI Robot Block Party! 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

    Alabama Robotics Contest logo
  • Expanding Your Horizons Conference @ NMSU, New Mexico State University

    The ultimate goal for the EYH Conference is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. EYH is a conference for girls in middle and high school. This one-day event includes hands-on activities in computing and provides young women with the chance to meet computing role models and near-peers, and learn more about careers in these fields. Workshops include PicoCricket Robotics, Scratch Programming, Google SketchUp, and more!

    Visit the Expanding Your Horizons Conference @ NMSU website

    Hosted by Young Women in Computing

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      10:00am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    1290 Frenger Mall, PO Box 30001, MSC CS
    Las Cruces, NM 88003

    Expanding Your Horizons Conference @ NMSU logo
  • STEMfestival, Glen Ridge First

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Maker Village Exhibitors: Liberty Science Center, Robotics Teams, Maker Village, etc. Come see working robots, a dinosaur exhibit and a fossil dig, interactive exhibits from the Math Museum, Maker Village, Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League showcase and much more. Come & participate in interactive demos and hands-on activities.

    Visit the STEMfestival website

    Hosted by Glen Ridge First

    When:

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

    Where:

    219 Ridgewood Avenue
    Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

    STEMfestival logo
  • Gulf Coast MakerCon Robotics Showcase, Florida Fairgrounds

    Our 3rd Annual Festival of the DIY Inventive Spirit in Tampa Bay will feature a front and center Robotics Showcase that will include FIRST K-12 youth robotics teams and 15 lb and under class fighting robots from the National Robotics League, organized by the University of South Florida's Robotics Interest Group. A variety of other robotics displays will also be on hand for a full weekend of technical, creative and professional exhibits, workshops and sessions covering everything from patent development and the inventive process, to 3D printing, programming, mechanical and electrical design, green tech and open source technologies, with a special Young Makers section for kids and families, as well.

    Visit the Gulf Coast MakerCon Robotics Showcase website

    Hosted by Learning is for Everyone, Inc.

    When:

    • April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    4800 US Hwy. 301 North
    Tampa, FL 33610

    Gulf Coast MakerCon Robotics Showcase logo
  • The Saturday Thing, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    The Saturday Thing is driven by the imagination. It is a place for unstructured learning in a relaxed and supportive environment. It is an informal community of learners who like to have fun, tinker, and be creative with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). We never know exactly what we will be doing, but projects and activities of all kinds are encouraged. The ASRA Saturday Thing is primarily geared toward middle and high school ages, but anyone can participate and bring in project ideas. Older kids and adults can act as volunteers, mentors, role models, and elders. Parents must be present if a child is 12 or younger.

    Visit the The Saturday Thing website

    Hosted by University of Alaska Fairbanks

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    505 South Chandalar Drive
    Fairbanks, AK 99775

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  • Robot Block Party, Pizzitola Center at Brown University

    Rhode Island School of the Future, in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, showcases how robots are used in research, manufacturing, healthcare and education in Rhode Island. Participants include: Yushin America, Nordson EFD, igus, inc., URI, Brown University, Roger Williams University, FIRST, AIR 4-H, Rhode Island Computer Museum, Providence Children's Museum, FabNewport; and dozens of K-12 schools. This event is free and open to the public from 11 AM - 4 PM. Sponsored by National Grid, Yushin America, IEEE and igus, inc. Info at: https://www.facebook.com/RIRobotBlockParty

    Visit the Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Rhode Island School of the Future, in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University

    When:

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

    Where:

    Hope and Lloyd
    Providence, RI 02906

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  • Robotics Fun for Families, Barrington Area Library

    Barrington resident and President of Paradise Robotics, Kathy Moseler, will provide an interactive workshop and overview of the latest robotics trends. Materials included. Adult Services Department.

    Visit the Robotics Fun for Families website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

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  • 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

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  • UPenn Robotics Fair, University of Pennsylvania

    The Science and Technology Wing and Women in Computer Science host the University of Pennsylvania's annual Robotics Fair. In this fair noted professors from the university will talk about all that is robotics, and leading researchers will demo their cutting-edge projects. Come and see robotics at penn, and share your enthusiasm about technology with others! Event will be catered by Chipotle. This event is open to the public but a valid ID is required to enter the building.

    Visit the UPenn Robotics Fair website

    Hosted by Science and Technology Wing

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    3465 Sansom St
    Philadelphia, PA 33013

    UPenn Robotics Fair logo
  • CruBotics Presentation at Boone County Public Library, Boone County Public Library Main Branch

    St. Henry District High School's FIRST Tech Challenge team, Cru-Botics, is holding a presentation at the Main Branch Library in Boone County Kentucky. We will have two different robots that attendees can both drive and watch, as well as lots of information about both our team and FIRST Tech Challenge robotics.

    Visit the

    Hosted by SHDHS Cru-Botics FTC 5931

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1786 Burlington Pike
    Burlington, KY 41005

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  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Flint, MI - Qualifying Competition, Baker College

    Baker College will host a qualifying competition for Robofest Exhibition and Game in which student teams design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.

    Visit the Robofest Exhibition and Game - Flint, MI - Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by RoboFest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

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

    Where:

    1050 West Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507

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  • A Visit with iRobot (FREE), Empow Studios

    iRobot designs and builds robots that are real people use in their daily lives. Learn about the ways these robots are helping people in today's world through videos and demonstrations. Then, kids have the chance to touch and play with iRobot robots like the Roomba (the well known Robot Vacuum Cleaner), the Scooba (a wet floor Robot Cleaner), the Looj (A Gutter Cleaning Robot), and the First Look (take a look at it to figure out what it can do). Pre-registration is not required but recommended as seats are limited. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the A Visit with iRobot (FREE) website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 5, 2014
      2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

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  • MINDSTORMS Build Session 1, BuildIt Labs

    If your kids are interested in LEGO building, or robotics, combine those loves with our MINDSTORMS classes! In honor of National Robotics Week (April 5-13), we’ll be opening our doors on Sunday, April 6, so that your kids, age 8-12, can try out MINDSTORMS. For an hour, either from 11;30 – 12:30 or from 3:30 – 4:30, come in and build robots. Free. Space is limited, though, so you must register!

    Visit the MINDSTORMS Build Session 1 website

    Hosted by BuildIt Labs

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      11:30am - 12:30pm

    Where:

    203 South Avenue East
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    MINDSTORMS Build Session 1 logo
  • Youth Robotics Open House, Redmond 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 Redmond Library on Sunday, April 6 from 1-4 pm. See robots on display and in action. Learn about the various robotics programs available to youth K-12 – FIRST (www.usfirst.org), VEX, MATE and more. Also learn about upcoming robotics competitions – the MATE Underwater ROV Competition, the ISEC Space Elevator Robotics Competition and others. See a custom-built quadrocopter, a working 3D printer and more.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Swerve Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    15990 NE 85th St
    Redmond, WA 98052

    Youth Robotics Open House logo
  • LA Multirotors Makerspace , Ctrl.Me Robotics

    As Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems begin to change the World, You’re invited to Learn, Build, Program and Fly Drones, Multirotors, MAVs & UAS in the heart of Venice Beach at the Ctrl.Me UAS Showroom & Makerspace/ R & D Lab. Inside the Ctrl.Me UAS Showroom, MeetUp Members can network with passionate pilots of all types, discuss the Future of UAS and their multitude of uses, learn about upcoming releases and watch custom 3D builds being printed in real-time from the Ctrl.Me product line. LA Drones & Multirotors is proud to partner with Ctrl.Me's Makerspace Lab for its Build-a-Multirotor Program --- $20 per build (up to 3 people can participate in a build). This costs only applies to those utilitizing the services of the Makerspace Lab. Attending this MeetUp is free. Builders will have full access to Ctrl.Me’s Makerspace Lab, Dedicated assistance from Ctrl.Me’s team, Lessons and Support on the basic fundamentals, component functions, controller configuration, indoor testing & troubleshooting. Completed Builds generally take 1-3 sessions and All Flights are Guaranteed with purchases made from Ctrl.Me. For more information on Drones, UAS and Multirotors, Please visit http://Ctrl.Me/Quadcopters-101 LA Drones and Multirotors MeetUps for Learning, Building, Developing and Flying are every Sunday from 1-5pm, across from Vice News and Lemonade on Abbot Kinney at Venice Blvd. with free parking. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to flying with together!

    Visit the LA Multirotors Makerspace website

    Hosted by Ctrl.Me Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • April 13, 2014
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    606 Venice Blvd Suite E
    Venice, CA 90291

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  • Long Beach Celebrates National Robotics Week, Long Beach BSA

    A celebration of robots at the Long Beach Sea Base! Please bring your robot to share! Lots of robots, electronics, hands on, drawn, and more! We will also kick off the BrickQuilt project!

    Visit the

    Hosted by Makersville

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5875 Appian Way
    Long Beach, CA 90803

  • Electronic Jewelery Making, Barrington Area Library

    Jewelery that lights up! Robin and Marty Lawson, founders of Lumen Electronic Jewellery, will share their story and provide examples of their work. Adult Services Department.

    Visit the Electronic Jewelery Making website

    Hosted by Barrington Area Library

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    505 N. Northwest Highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

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  • MINDSTORMS Build Session 2, BuildIt Labs

    If your kids are interested in LEGO building, combine those loves with our MINDSTORMS classes! In honor of National Robotics Week (April 5-13), we’ll be opening our doors on Sunday, April 6, so that your kids, age 8-12, can try out MINDSTORMS. For an hour, either from 11;30 – 12:30 or from 3:30 – 4:30, come in and build robots. Free. Space is limited, though, so you must register!

    Visit the MINDSTORMS Build Session 2 website

    Hosted by BuildIt Labs

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    203 South Avenue East
    Westfield, NJ 07090

    MINDSTORMS Build Session 2 logo
  • Afternoon with Wolfram Research (Free), Empow Studios

    Learn how to make awesome robots that can help you understand and explore the world around you. There will be a variety of hands on activity stations where you can program robots to navigate mazes, compete in races, and conquer all sorts of challenges. Come play with us and discover how fun an easy robotics can be! Participants will have the opportunity to talk with technology professionals with a passion for robotics and education. Pre-registration is not required but recommended as seats are limited. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 6, 2014
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

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  • Robotics for Early Learners, The Goddard School located in Rock Hill

    The Goddard School in Rock Hill, South Carolina will offer a weeklong open house demonstrating how early learners (1 year to 5 years) can learn about the fun and exciting world of robotics. Schedule: Monday - Robotics and ELA, Tuesday - Robotics and Art, Wednesday - Robotics and Engineering, Thursday - Robotics and Computer Science, Friday - The Complete Robot

    Visit the Robotics for Early Learners website

    Hosted by Amy Alenky

    When:

    • April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    415 Clouds Way
    Rock Hill, SC 29732

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  • Robotics for Early Learners, The Goddard School located in Fort Mill

    The Goddard School in Fort Mill, South Carolina will offer a weeklong open house demonstrating how early learners (1 year to 5 years) can learn about the fun and exciting world of robotics. Schedule: Monday - Robotics and ELA, Tuesday - Robotics and Art, Wednesday - Robotics and Engineering, Thursday - Robotics and Computer Science, Friday - The Complete Robot

    Visit the Robotics for Early Learners website

    Hosted by Elena Sederstrom

    When:

    • April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    868 Gold Hill Road
    Fort Mill, SC 29708

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  • The Goddard Challenge, The Goddard School

    We are challenging the children in our Jr. Kindergarten program to conduct a weeklong project that involves brainstorming, designing, building, and programing a robot using Legos. This is a great way for the children to learn about robots and develop their STEM skills in a project based learning environment. Monday: Let's learn about Robots! Tuesday: Let's Brainstorm! Wednesday: Design Time! Thursday: Let's Get Building! Friday: Programming the Product!

    Visit the The Goddard Challenge website

    Hosted by The Goddard School

    When:

    • April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    8 Five Forks Plaza Court
    Simpsonville, SC 29642

    The Goddard Challenge logo
  • Drone 3D Vision and Synthetic Holography 3D Display Technology for Robotic Systems, NMHU

    Demonstration of a multi-copter vision system utilizing the Robotic Operating System (ROS) and specialized computer vision algorithms for 3D vision and 3D model building. Additionally a HeNe laser based synthetic holography 3D display test bed will be demonstrated utilizing specialized ray tracing algorithms for computation of near real time interference patterns for presentation to the laser light for reconstruction of wavefront of the 3D model.

    Visit the Drone 3D Vision and Synthetic Holography 3D Display Technology for Robotic Systems website

    Hosted by Dr. Gil R. Gallegos

    When:

    • April 7, 2014
      10:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    Box 9000
    Las Vegas, NM 87701

    Drone 3D Vision and Synthetic Holography 3D Display Technology for Robotic Systems logo
  • Electronic Robot Art (Free), Empow Studios

    Make your own artistic robot! We're recycling keyboards, computer mice, laptops and a variety of retired electronics to make some creative robot sculptures. Come and make your own robot friend - sculptures will be taken home. No technical expertise required - this is just creative fun. Geared for Grades 2-8. Pre-registration is not required but recommended as seats are limited. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the Electronic Robot Art (Free) website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 7, 2014
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

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  • Introductory Robotics Class, Collier City Library

    A 60 minutes introductory robotics class open to children 7-13 years old. This is a discovery class where children have the opportunity to work in teams of 4, sharing responsibilities during the hands-on building and programming of a robot to do some fun tasks.

    Visit the Introductory Robotics Class website

    Hosted by Bright & Smart Robotics

    When:

    • April 7, 2014
      6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    2800 NW 9th Ct
    Pompano Beach , FL 33069

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  • Alumni Speaks on Robotics, Tennessee Technological University

    Tennessee Technological University alumni and Robotics Club founder, Hunter McClelland, will give a presentation on his masters work at MIT and PhD work at Virginia Tech.

    Visit the Alumni Speaks on Robotics website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 7, 2014
      7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38501

    Alumni Speaks on Robotics logo
  • Artisan's Asylum Intro to Arduino, Artisan's Asylum

    Intro to Arduino In this class, students of all levels will learn how to program and use an Arduino, an easy-to-learn open source microcontroller board that takes all sorts of sensor inputs, follows user-generated programs, and outputs data and power to the world. Arduinos are commonly used in robotics, mechatronics, and all manners of electronics projects around the world, and are supported by a huge community of people. This class will provide what you need to get started!

    Visit the Artisan's Asylum Intro to Arduino website

    Hosted by Artisan's Asylum

    When:

    • April 7, 2014
      7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Artisan's Asylum Intro to Arduino logo
  • Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

    Promoting Dual-Use Robotics and Autonomous Systems Technology Between the Defense and Commercial Sectors

    Visit the Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum website

    Hosted by National Center for Manufacturing Services

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      8:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    38500 Mound Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48310

    Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum logo
  • NW Alabama BEST Robotics - at the Shoals High School Career Fair, CrossPoint Church of Christ

    BEST Robotics will be represented at the Shoals High School Career Fair, helping 11th grade students from Colbert & Lauderdale counties explore technical, as well as business & marketing careers.

    Visit the NW Alabama BEST Robotics - at the Shoals High School Career Fair website

    Hosted by Shoals Chamber of Commerce

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      8:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1350 Cox Creek Parkway
    Florence, AL 35633

    NW Alabama BEST Robotics - at the Shoals High School Career Fair logo
  • The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in Massachusetts, IBM Innovation Center

    MassTLC is partnering with AUVSI NE to provide a seminar and panel to discuss The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in MA. Carter Hunt, VP Defense Sector initiatives, Mass Development Joint Base Cape Cod, will be presenting a brief history and describing the formation of the Northeast Unmanned Aircraft systems (UAS) Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR). He will be providing information about the FAA test site award and potential platform and sensors testing and discussing policy and regulations. the presentation will be followed by diverse panel discussion and audience Q&A participation

    Visit the The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in Massachusetts website

    Hosted by Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      8:30am - 10:30am

    Where:

    One Rogers Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in Massachusetts logo
  • Georgia Tech Robotics Tours & Demos, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Since the launch of National Robotics Week in 2010, Georgia Tech has participated annually in the event by sponsoring an open house and conducting lab tours and demonstrations for middle school and high school students. More than 400 students participated in our 2013 event, with one group traveling from as far away as Tennessee to attend. Sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), our 2014 event promises to be even bigger and better than last year! Tours will be held in multiple locations, offering participants a chance to learn more about research projects in different robotics labs. Please visit our event website for more details and to complete a registration form.

    Visit the Georgia Tech Robotics Tours & Demos website

    Hosted by Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    801 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332

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  • STREB/UNL Students Dance with Drones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    For the past several months, a talented group of UNL students from the Colleges of Dance, Computer Science & Engineering, and Architecture have been preparing for the arrival of Elizabeth Streb and her company of dancers in Lincoln. Since January, these students have been collaborating to create an innovative exhibition combining architectural designs created by UNL students, choreography developed by UNL dancers featuring found objects and props, and robots from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s NIMBUS Lab. On April 8, the students will meet and connect with STREB company dancers in person, share their work, and continue to develop the project under the expert guidance of STREB’s Extreme Action Heroes and Elizabeth Streb’s groundbreaking perspectives on the theory of action. Together, STREB and UNL students will explore the intersection of technology, science, design and movement over an extensive three-day residency centered on "dancing with drones." A public performance will take place on April 11 at 6:30 PM.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Lied Center for Performing Arts

    When:

    • April 8, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    301 N 12th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68588

    STREB/UNL Students Dance with Drones logo
  • BottleSumo Camp, Charles Wright Museum

    Charles Wright Museum will host a BottleSumo robotics camp in which student teams vie to be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table..

    Visit the BottleSumo Camp website

    Hosted by RoboFest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

    • April 8, 2014 - April 9, 2014
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    315 E Warren Ave
    Detroit, MI 48202

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  • CRUSER TechCon 2014, Naval Postgraduate School

    In conjunction with National Robotics Week, the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will hold its 3rd annual Technical Continuum (TechCon) on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8th and 9th 2014 on the NPS campus in Monterey CA. TechCon is designed for all NPS students and faculty interested in education, experimentation and research related to employing unmanned systems in operational environments. Our intent with TechCon is to showcase concepts of interest from recent Warfare Innovation Workshops, highlight currently funded research, and offer a venue to discuss potential FY15 research interests. All presentations are unclassified. Although the CRUSER TechCon is free and open to the public, the campus is not. Gate access will need to be arranged.

    Visit the CRUSER TechCon 2014 website

    Hosted by CRUSER

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    777 Dyer Road
    Monterey , CA 93943

    CRUSER TechCon 2014 logo
  • 'The Robot Online Mall' Grand Opening Ceremony and Robotics Technology Road Show, IBM CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER

    The main purpose of the event is to show and discuss global collaboration with three different features. First is to celebrate on going global project called " The Robot Online Mall" Grand Opening, Second is to share Robotics Technology through Road Show with Korean and New England Robotics Cluster together. This is open road show to robotics companies with no fee. Please bring your robots to share! Last feature is to deliver ideas from each sector in global robotics industry. Please join us!

    Visit the 'The Robot Online Mall' Grand Opening Ceremony and Robotics Technology Road Show website

    Hosted by Robot Enterprises Promotion Association (REPA)

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      11:00am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    One Rogers Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    'The Robot Online Mall' Grand Opening Ceremony and Robotics Technology Road Show logo
  • Robot Demo, Tennessee Technological University

    The Autonomous Robotics Club will be demonstrating different robots that the organization works on throughout the year. FREE robot USB flash drives will be given out at this event to celebrate National Robotics Week.

    Visit the Robot Demo website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38501

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  • 4-H LEGO WeDo Robotics Class, Montrose Academy

    The University of Idaho 4-H/Extension office will be conducting a weekly LEGO WeDo Robotics class for seven weeks. WeDo Robotics is designed for 5-9 year olds. The WeDo construction set consists of LEGO with electronic components which interfaces with a computer to make, programmable, interactive LEGO creations.

    Visit the

    Hosted by University of Idaho 4-H/Extension

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1400 East 7th Street
    Moscow, ID 83843

    4-H LEGO WeDo Robotics Class logo
  • Explore the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot!, Storming Robots

    Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! 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 8th (Tue), 2014 Three Sessions available: 4:00-4:45PM, 5:00-5:45PM, and 6:00-6:45PM To Reserve a seat: Email to admin@stormingrobots.com or call us at 908-595-1010 for the time which you are interested. You may visit our website at http://www.stormingrobots.com to obtain more details.

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

    Hosted by Storming Robots

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

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

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  • Oak Hill Jr FLL Expo, Oak Hill Elementary School

    Chantilly Robotics will be hosting Oak Hill Elementary School's FIRST Night: Jr. FLL Expo & Awards Ceremony.

    Visit the Oak Hill Jr FLL Expo website

    Hosted by Chantilly Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    3210 Kinross Circle
    Oak Hill, VA 20171

    Oak Hill Jr FLL Expo logo
  • Hands on experiment with the NAO humanoid robot, Aldebaran Robotics

    National Robotics Week is right around the corner, and Aldebaran Robotics (Boston) would like to invite you to a free hands-on robotics workshop at WeWork (Tuesday, April 8 at 5 PM). Our NAO Robot is bringing the next wave of computing technology and the careers of tomorrow directly in to your classroom. Join us and spend time learning how to program with NAO, and work through a Common Core aligned curriculum that’s bringing excitement to STEM education at all levels. Graduate from LEGO and VEX and improve your school’s college and career readiness initiatives with a platform that’s defining the future of STEM careers. Passionate guest speakers and Aldebaran Robotics engineers will be answering your questions about our fully programmable, autonomous NAO robot. Come enjoy our three robotics stations: Programming NAO with Choregraphe, ASK NAO initiative, NAO’s API for Python, C++, and enjoy food and drinks with like-minded professionals! Date and time: Tuesday April 8, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM Location: WeWork Office – 51 Melcher St. Boston MA, 02110 Contact: ldarddascot@aldebaran-robotics.com Phone number: (617) 963-0394 We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

    Visit the Hands on experiment with the NAO humanoid robot website

    Hosted by Aldebaran Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    51 Melcher St.
    Boston , MA 02110

    Hands on experiment with the NAO humanoid robot logo
  • Future of Collaborative Robots, Purdue University

    Traditional industrial robots have been difficult to integrate into factories, especially small factories. They need to be caged for safety and need to have long production runs in order to be economically viable. Rethink Robotics has tackled these problems and developed a new low-cost robot that is being adopted in a variety of production environments. Baxter is a two-armed robot -- with seven degrees of freedom on each arm -- available to researchers. Rethink Robotics believes that once there are thousands of people with access to open source manipulators, they will invent all sorts of new applications for robots, in health care and in elder care.

    Visit the Future of Collaborative Robots website

    Hosted by Purdue Robotics Accelerator

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

    Future of Collaborative Robots logo
  • Virginia Western Community College [VWCC ] Spring 2014 Autonomous Robot Competition, Virginia Western Community College

    This evening of robots and fun is similar to the Fall 2013 competition held at VWCC and will use the same track format and robot design guidelines using a Parallax Boe-Bot kit, and all teams will be responsible for any extra parts. In addition to the competition, the Roanoke Robotics club will be exhibiting autonomous and remote control sumo-bots during the evening.

    Visit the

    Hosted by VWCC

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3094 Colonial Ave
    Roanoke, VA 24015

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  • The Iron Giant Screening, Tennessee Technological University

    The Autonomous Robotics Club at Tennessee Technological University will be playing the Iron Giant in Clement Hall room 212 for anyone who would like to participate! Robot USB flashdrives, pizza, and drinks will be available for FREE!

    Visit the The Iron Giant Screening website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 8, 2014
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38501

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  • Robo Day in Pittsburgh, AlphaLab Gear

    This breakfast briefing will celebrate robotic business owners, researchers, and students and provide them with an opportunity to network with the general public, interact with their peers, and hear from a group of robotic experts from various industries, and see demonstrations. Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour AlphaLab Gear's awesome facility and mingle with a group of robotic and hardware entrepreneurs that recently launched companies.

    Visit the

    Hosted by AlphaLab Gear

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      8:30am - 11:00am

    Where:

    6024 Broad Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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  • How To Train Your Robot - Robot Comedy Show, Missoula Area Schools

    4/9-4/11 : Hunter Lloyd, Looney the Robot, plus several other robots will be performing the Robot comedy show at numerous schools in the Missoula, Montana area. The "How to Train Your Robot" show with Hunter and Looney will be visiting 50 schools this academic year.

    Visit the How To Train Your Robot - Robot Comedy Show website

    Hosted by Missoula School District

    When:

    • April 9, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    901 South Avenue
    Missoula, MT 59801

    How To Train Your Robot - Robot Comedy Show logo
  • Robotics T Shirt Day, Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics c/o Northeast Alabama Community College

    All participants in Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics are being asked to wear their 2013 Game Day T Shirt to school on Wednesday, April 9 to promote BEST Robotics and robotics in general. Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics will sponsor related contests for the school with the most students participating, etc. and photos will be posted to the Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics Facebook page.

    Visit the Robotics T Shirt Day website

    Hosted by Northeast Alabama BEST Robotics

    When:

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

    Where:

    Robotics T Shirt Day logo
  • National Robotics Week Expo, UT Arlington Research Institute

    Join us to celebrate National Robotics Week with demonstrations of the most innovative robotics technology in Dallas/Fort Worth

    Visit the National Robotics Week Expo website

    Hosted by UT Arlington Research Institute

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S.
    Ft. Worth, TX 76118

    National Robotics Week Expo logo
  • Robot Block Party, WilmerHale

    Celebrate National Robotics Week with Silicon Valley Robotics at WilmerHale in Palo Alto. See the most advanced robotics research in Silicon Valley, the hottest robot startups, the coolest robot companies and all the just plain fun robots you can imagine. This will be our fifth year of holding the most amazing Robot Block Party ever, so whether you know your way around with lidar and ROS or just want to make a robot dance - come join us! It's a free event and open to the public from 1-4pm.

    Visit the Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    950 Page Mill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

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  • Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ingenuity Center at Madison College, MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    Come celebrate with us at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the College’s new Ingenuity Center. A new 62,000 square foot addition, the Ingenuity Center focuses on advancing manufacturing in the Madison College district. Gaining real world experience in design, automation, industrial maintenance, machining and quality control techniques, students will be well-prepared to help manufacturers compete in a complex and global marketplace. The Ingenuity Center houses a state-of-the-art machining training center, a hands-on CNC simulation lab, a rapid prototyping lab with complex 3D printing and an advanced robotics lab.

    Visit the Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ingenuity Center at Madison College website

    Hosted by Madison Area Technical College - School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      3:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1701 WRIGHT ST
    MADISON, WI 53704

    Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ingenuity Center at Madison College logo
  • Empow Robot Zoo, Empow Studios

    Explore our Robot Zoo and generations of movable LEGO! Empow Master Builders have assembled a variety of interactive LEGO builds for you to check out, including the new Ev3. This is a free workshop and a National Robotics Week event. Seats are limited. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the Empow Robot Zoo website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Empow Robot Zoo logo
  • Laramie Robotics Club, Laramie Robotics Club

    Come have fun learning to make robots do stuff at the Laramie Robotics Club. It's free. Any HS or MS students can come join. Each week we'll learn how to get a robot to accomplish a goal like getting through a maze, making art, dancing, etc. The goal is to have fun and learn robotics and programming. Meetings are weekly in the Engineering Building at University of Wyoming. Parents are welcome too!

    Visit the Laramie Robotics Club website

    Hosted by Laramie Robotics club

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • April 16, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    4059 Engineering Building
    Laramie, WY 82071

    Laramie Robotics Club logo
  • Intro to Electronics and Robotics for Kids!, The Exploratory

    Have you ever wondered what electrical engineering really is? What makes a robot a robot? Join Allen Pan as he demystifies circuits, electronic component, micro-controllers, bread boards, transistors and more. You will get learn enough electronics to get you on the path to exploring Arduino projects and inspire you to learn more. A great 6 part introduction into how electronics can translate into useful objects in our world.

    Visit the Intro to Electronics and Robotics for Kids! website

    Hosted by The Exploratory

    When:

    • April 9, 2014
      4:00pm - 5:30pm
    • April 16, 2014
      4:00pm - 5:30pm
    • April 23, 2014
      4:00pm - 5:30pm
    • April 30, 2014
      4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    11840 Jefferson Blvd
    Culver City , CA 90230

    Intro to Electronics and Robotics for Kids! logo
  • LWGMS STEAM Fair, Lake Washington Girls Middle School

    The STEAM Fair is a celebration of all things STEAM at LWGMS: traditional science fair projects, claymation films, engineering projects, and lego robotics. Lake Washington Girls Middle School students will display their FuerzaBots robots and show attendees what the robots can do!

    Visit the LWGMS STEAM Fair website

    Hosted by Lake Washington Girls Middle School

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      6:00am - 8:00am

    Where:

    810 18th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98144

    LWGMS STEAM Fair logo
  • New England FIRST Robotics Championship, Boston University

    New This Year! Welcome to the big stage! New England FIRST Robotics Teams that qualify through the nine New England District Events will be eligible to compete for the honor of being named the first FIRST New England District CHAMPIONS! The New England District Championship event will be held at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Larger and more exciting than last years regional competition. Bring the family! Be inspired!

    Visit the New England FIRST Robotics Championship website

    Hosted by NEFIRST

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      8:00am - 8:00pm
    • April 11, 2014
      7:30am - 7:00pm
    • April 12, 2014
      7:30am - 6:30pm

    Where:

    925 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215

    New England FIRST Robotics Championship logo
  • Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman

    Yaskawa Motoman, a leading robotics company in the Americas, is hosting educational events at its facility in Miamisburg on April 10. HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS highly interested in robotics and automation technology are welcome to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to 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. Session times: 9:00 - 10:00 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm. More may be added as required. To schedule your group, please contact Kelly Thomas: kelly.thomas@motoman.com or call 937-847-3483.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      8:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    100 Automation Way
    Miamisburg, OH 45342

    Robotics Educational Tours logo
  • Autodesk PNW FRC Championship, Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Autodesk PNW FRC Championship website

    Hosted by Oregon FIRST

    When:

    • April 10, 2014 - April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    300 Winning Way
    Portland, OR 97205

    Autodesk PNW FRC Championship logo
  • Michigan FRC State Championship, Eastern Michigan University

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC 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 robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

    Visit the Michigan FRC State Championship website

    Hosted by First in Michigan

    When:

    • April 10, 2014 - April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    900 Oakwood St
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Michigan FRC State Championship logo
  • 2014 Michigan Robotics Day, University of Michigan

    Come experience the cutting-edge advances made by Michigan robotics’ companies and research organizations, hear from leading minds in the field, and see how students at the collegiate and high school levels are involved with these exciting new technologies!

    Visit the 2014 Michigan Robotics Day website

    Hosted by National Center for Mfg Sciences/University of Michigan

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      9:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    2800 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    2014 Michigan Robotics Day logo
  • Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman, Yaskawa Motoman

    Yaskawa Motoman, a leading robotics company in the Americas, is hosting educational events at our facility in Irvine, CA on April 10. HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS highly interested in robotics and automation technology are welcome to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to 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. Session times: 9:00 – 10:00 am; 1:00 – 2:00 pm. More times may be added as required. To schedule your group, please contact Diane Burton: diane.burton@motoman.com or call 949-263-2654.

    Visit the Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman website

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1701 Kaiser Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92614

    Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering opens its robotics labs to the public, schools, and industry for tours, demonstrations, and activities.

    Visit the

    Hosted by USC Viterbi Outreach

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      9:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    3607 Trousdale Pkwy
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    USC Viterbi Robotics Open House logo
  • Qualcomm RoboCraft @ Thinkabit Lab, Qualcomm

    From April 7th to the 11th, 40 High School students are participating in a one week camp called QWOW! or Qualcomm World of Work. The purpose is to provide students with exposure to the broad world of work at Qualcomm, especially in STEM careers. As part of this camp, one day is focused on robotics. Students will work with Arduino to create RoboFloats with the help of local FIRST teams that will be helping with and judging the RoboFloat projects. The Thinkabit Lab is a dedicated Qualcomm space that is part makerspace, lab and classroom for students, primarily at the middle school level, to experience STEAM via hands on projects lead by Qualcomm engineers.

    Visit the Qualcomm RoboCraft @ Thinkabit Lab website

    Hosted by Qualcomm

    When:

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

    Where:

    5880 Oberlin Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Qualcomm RoboCraft @ Thinkabit Lab logo
  • Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman, Yaskawa Motoman

    Yaskawa Motoman, a leading robotics company in the Americas, is hosting educational events at our facility in Rochester Hills on April 10. HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS highly interested in robotics and automation technology are welcome to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to 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. Session times: 9:00 – 10:00 am; 1:00 – 2:00 pm. More times may be added as required. To schedule your group, please contact Yashan Young: yashan.young@motoman.com or call 248-668-8800.

    Visit the Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman website

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    2050 Austin Avenue
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
  • The National Robotics Challenge, Marion County Fairgrounds

    Founded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1986, the National Robotics Challenge is the longest continually operating robotics event in the United States, and is the premier educational ?event for open-platform robotics competition. With entry fees that are low and no mandatory kit to buy, teams have more money to spend on the materials and equipment to build robots.

    Visit the The National Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by The National Robotics Challenge

    When:

    • April 10, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    220 E. Fairground St.
    Marion, OH 43302

    The National Robotics Challenge logo
  • Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University NRW Events, Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University

    The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the fifth annual National Robotics Week beginning on April 10th with the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture with special guest speaker Marc Raibert, Chief Technical Officer & Director of Boston Dynamics followed by a satellite screening and performance of the Robot Film Festival. The celebration will continue on April 11th with project demonstrations, lab tours, the annual Mobot (mobile robot) races and a reception for Robotics Institute affiliated people.

    Visit the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University NRW Events website

    Hosted by Debra Tobin

    When:

    • April 10, 2014 - April 11, 2014
      12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University NRW Events logo
  • Xconomy Presents Robo Madness 2014, SRI International

    Will you be able to build your next robot at home from parts made on a 3D printer? Will a DARPA contest give birth to a new generation of humanoid rescue or helper robots? And when did Google become a robotics company, anyway? Robots have always excelled at dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs like building cars, finding nuclear-reactor leaks, or exploring the oceans and planets, but now they're turning up in all sorts of new and surprising places, and being groomed to work right alongside humans. They're driving on our highways, moving medical supplies, connecting remote workplaces, and even teaching our children. If the next big frontier for robots is the home, the hospital, or the classroom, what does that mean for the businesses buying robots, the people working with them, and the inventors building them? At Xconomy's third annual robotics forum—hosted by SRI International during National Robotics Week—we'll grapple with the social, economic, and entrepreneurial questions arising as the robotics revolution hits home. Featured Speakers: Helen Greiner, Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works Scott Hassan, CEO, Suitable Technologies Curt Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation Vikas Gupta, Founder and CEO, Play-i Rich Mahoney, Director of the Robotics Program, SRI International David Mindell, Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, MIT Keller Rinaudo, CEO, Romotive Melonee Wise, Co-founder and CEO, Unbounded Robotics Special Guest: John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times Twitter: @Xconomy #xconbot Schedule: Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Program: 1:00 - 5:30 pm Networking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Visit the Xconomy Presents Robo Madness 2014 website

    Hosted by Xconomy

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      12:00pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Xconomy Presents Robo Madness 2014 logo
  • In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations, BIR Training Center

    CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour - BIR Event during National Robotics Week BIR Training Center, a FANUC Robotics Certified Training and Education Site will be hosting an educational tour at its CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility. High School students, public, and industry professionals interested in computerized manufacturing, CNC, robotics, 3D printing, and automation technology are welcome to attend. Visitors will tour our CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a FANUC Robot cell and simulators. Guests will have the opportunity to talk to professionals regarding automation and manufacturing career opportunities. No tour pre-registration is required. Private Tours are available upon request. Any inquiries for a special appointment should be referred to the CNC department manager, Tim Fenner 773-977-1445 or TFENNER@BIRTraining.EDU. When: April 10, 2014 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm What: CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab Facility Tour Where: BIR Training CNC and Robotics Manufacturing Lab 5338 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, IL 60630 No appointment necessary. Everyone welcome.

    Visit the In honor of National Robotics Week, BIR Training will be hosting facility tour and demonstrations website

    Hosted by BIR Training Center

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      1:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    5338 N. Northwest Hwy
    Chicago, IL 60630

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  • 4th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is pleased to announce our annual research fair will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 10 May 2014 on the NPS campus in Monterey CA. This annual “Robots in the Roses” research fair is an opportunity for the NPS CRUSER community of interest members to showcase their work, and attract thesis students. It is also an opportunity for new and continuing NPS students to survey the work of campus researchers and survey potential thesis topics. This research fair has also proved to be a very effective vehicle for STEM outreach, as we have incorporated community partners to offer a hands-on robotics related activity for elementary and secondary students. Local high school robotics clubs are also included, and the venue allows them valuable interaction with NPS robotics researchers and students.

    Visit the 4th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair website

    Hosted by CRUSER

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    777 Dyer Road
    Monterey, CA 93943

    4th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair logo
  • Lego Robotics Camp, Uintah County Library

    Teens Ages 11-18 can learn the Lego Mindstorm Robotics Lego Robotics Camp. Design, build and program robots to compete in robotics competitions. Explore different robots types like driving robots, tread-based robots and stationary robots to find the best robot suited for any task. Create different mind-blowing robots to solve problems in challenging real-world situations using the award-winning LEGO® MINDSTORM® NXT and MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics kit

    Visit the Lego Robotics Camp website

    Hosted by Uintah County Library

    When:

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

    Where:

    152 e. 100 n.
    vernal, UT 84078

    Lego Robotics Camp logo
  • IHMC Robotics Lab Tours and Demos, IHMC Robotics Lab

    The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) is celebrating the 5th annual National Robotics Week by opening the Robotics Lab to the public for tours and demonstrations. The goal is to educate and inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This free, 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. Robots on display will include Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the FastRunner and HexRunner prototypes, micro air vehicles, and NASA's X1 Exoskeleton.

    Visit the

    Hosted by IHMC's Robotics Lab

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    100 S Alcaniz St
    Pensacola, FL 32502

    IHMC Robotics Lab Tours and Demos logo
  • Stop Motion Robotics Workshop, Empow Studios

    Start some stop motion robots! Students learn the principles of stop motion animation while making a robot-themed movie. After learning our special animation software, students will make their story, create their artwork and film their masterpiece! All final movies will be available for home viewing. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the Stop Motion Robotics Workshop website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Stop Motion Robotics Workshop logo
  • AUVSI Hill Day, U.S. House of Representatives

    Join AUVSI for a day on Capitol Hill to promote robotics technology and innovation. This event is part of National Robotics Week, a nationwide effort to highlight the growing importance of robotics in a wide range of application areas.

    Visit the AUVSI Hill Day website

    Hosted by AUVSI

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    South Capitol Street & Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20515

    AUVSI Hill Day logo
  • Great Robot Race, Tennessee Technological University

    The Great Robot Race is open to kids and adults of all ages from any (or none) level of experience in robotics. We will have LEGO MindStorms and a competition track. Build and program your robot to navigate the course in the fastest time to win a prize! Food and robot USB drives will be available for free for a limited number of people.

    Visit the Great Robot Race website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38501

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  • Fairfield County Robotics Meetup 2: introduction to ROS, Fairfield County Makers

    The Fairfield County Makers' Guild makerspace (FCMG) sponsors a monthly robotics meetup. Join us during 2014 RoboWeek for this special meetup: Robot Operating System (ROS) could be described as "Linux for robots" and provides many useful software components. This meeting will begin with a presentation that reviews the history of ROS and demonstrates of some of the more interesting parts. For those who have not yet visited the space, parking info can be found on this page: http://makersguildfc.com/fcmg-parking/

    Visit the Fairfield County Robotics Meetup 2: introduction to ROS website

    Hosted by Fairfield County Makers

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    327 Main Ave
    Norwalk, CT 06851

    Fairfield County Robotics Meetup 2: introduction to ROS logo
  • Information Session on the FIRST Family of Programs, Chester County Library & District Center

    Come and learn more about the FIRST Family of Programs with FTC7244-Out of the BOX Robotics! Jr.FIRST Lego League - stem program for K-Gr.3, FIRST Lego League - stem program for Gr.4-8, FIRST Tech Challenge - stem program for Gr.7-Gr.12 & FIRST Robotics Challenge - stem program for Gr.9-Gr.12. What is involved? How to get started? Local contacts and more.

    Visit the

    Hosted by FIRST Tech Challenge Team 7244 - Out of the BOX Robotics

    When:

    • April 10, 2014
      6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    450 Exton Square Parkway
    Exton , PA 19341

    Information Session on the FIRST Family of Programs logo
  • Pennsylvania Technology Student Association VEX Competition, Pennsylvania Technology Student Association

    PA-TSA VEX competition will be part of the PA-TSA State Leadership Conference. PA-TSA will be running a "Skills Only" event like the TSA National VEX Competition.

    Visit the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association VEX Competition website

    Hosted by Pennsylvania Technology Student Association

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      7:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Dr.
    Champion, PA 19562

    Pennsylvania Technology Student Association VEX Competition logo
  • Texas TSA National Qualifying VEX Toss Up Tournament, Texas Technology Student Association

    This will be skills only--Driver Control and Autonomous. Will follow the rules for skills play as outlined in the VEX Toss Up rules. Top 3 teams in each area (Autonomous and Driver Control) for HS and MS will be recognize (12 awards). Limited to 2 robots per school. MUST be registered TSA students for 2013 -14

    Visit the Texas TSA National Qualifying VEX Toss Up Tournament website

    Hosted by Texas TSA

    When:

    • April 11, 2014 - April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    100 Washington Ave.
    Waco, TX 76701

    Texas TSA National Qualifying VEX Toss Up Tournament logo
  • Mid Atlantic Robotics Championship Event, Stabler Arena

    This will be the Mid Atlantic Robotics championship event to determine who goes to the FIRST National Champs event from the Mid Atlantic Robotics District. (PA, NJ, DE). Up to 56 teams will compete in FIRST 2014 Arial Assist Game. See 140 lb. robots built by high school student FRC teams compete in 3 team alliances. These robots have to inbound a 25 inch ball, pass, and shoot into a 7 foot goal. Think basket ball on steroids!!! This event will be held at the Stabler Arena. If you come bring safety glasses to tour the pits. Kids will love to interact with students. Ask questions about how it all works.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Mid Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      9:00am - 7:00pm
    • April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Dr.
    Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Mid Atlantic Robotics Championship Event logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event. Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    25951 Commercentre
    Lake Forest, CA 92630

    FANUC for Education Tours logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event. Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    7700 Innovation Way
    Mason, OH 45040

    FANUC for Education Tours logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event! Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    3900 W. Hamlin
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309

    FANUC for Education Tours logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event! Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1800 Lakewood Blvd
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

    FANUC for Education Tours logo
  • FANUC for Education Tours, FANUC America Corp.

    In honor of National Robotics Week, FANUC America is hosting facility tours and demonstrations. Students, parents and school faculty are invited to this special automation event. Please register to attend a one-hour session.

    Visit the FANUC for Education Tours website

    Hosted by FANUC America Corp.

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    13245 Reese Blvd.
    Huntersville, NC 28078

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  • Robot Building Demo at Santa Monica Global Festival, Rolling Robots

    To celebrate the National Robotics Week and support the YWCA of Santa Monica, Rolling Robots will participate the Santa Monica Global Festival at 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica on April 11, 12 and 13 from 10am to 10pm. We will demonstrate how to build a remote control robot from scratch, and show off the robots built by Rolling Robots Roboteers (members of Rolling Robots Roboteers Club). We will also bring lots of D.I.Y. robotic, electronic, and mechanical kits with us for those who are excited to build their own machines at home. So come to celebrate the National Robotics Week with #RollingRobots @SantaMonica Global Festival. More info: www.RollingRobots.com, www.global-festival.com.

    Visit the Robot Building Demo at Santa Monica Global Festival website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 11, 2014 - April 13, 2014
      10:00am - 10:00pm

    Where:

    1300 3rd Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 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 robot, Nao, our Quadcopter, and our telepresence robotcs. 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.

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    Hosted by Human-Computer Interaction Lab

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1210 W. Dayton St
    Madison, WI 53706

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  • NSF ATE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE HOSTS NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK IN TAMPA, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)

    Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, the National Science Foundation Center of excellence for high-tech manufacturing in Tampa is celebrating national robotics week. As part of this effort FLATE is partnering with local engineering and robotics clubs throughout Tampa bay to showcase applications of robotics technology in industrial and everyday settings. Educators, students, industry professionals, or anyone interested in STEM and robotics are invited to participate in this interactive event which will be held on April 11, 2013 at HCC in Brandon from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    Visit the NSF ATE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE HOSTS NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK IN TAMPA website

    Hosted by Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    10414 E. Columbus Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33619

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  • FLATE Robotics Open House, Hillsborough Community College

    The FLATE Robotics Open House Serves as a Hotspot for STEM & Robotics Enthusiasts. FLATE—the National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in manufacturing at Hillsborough Community College—partners with local engineering and robotics clubs in Tampa bay to celebrate national robotics week. The event showcases the various dimensions of robots and robotics technology at play. Robots serve as a “hook” in helping steer students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The robotics open house bring students, educators, parents and industry professionals from across the Tampa bay region. The robotics open house is an educational experience, not only for first timers, but for returning visitors as well.

    Visit the FLATE Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE)

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    10414 East Collumbus Drive
    Tampa, FL 33619

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  • Robotics Club, MakersFactory

    LEGOs and robots are a perfect mix; in this club we’ll be using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kit to design, build, and program robots to perform, compete, and amaze! The Mindstorms software teaches basic programming and robotics concepts in an easy-to-learn and kid-friendly environment. Students will collaborate in small groups, working together to design and build in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Students need no prior experience with LEGO Mindstorms, or computer programming in order to attend.

    Visit the Robotics Club website

    Hosted by MakersFactory

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    877 Cedar Street Ste 122
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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  • Bit Buckets Robotics Demonstration, City High School

    At the Pennington Street Block Party, the Bit Buckets Robotics Team will demonstrate their 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition robot and will allow attendees to drive their 2014 Vex Robotics Competition robot. Will also offer information on robotics programs, electronics, hydraulics and other wonders of science.

    Visit the Bit Buckets Robotics Demonstration website

    Hosted by Bit Buckets Robotics Team

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    48 E Pennington
    Tucson, AZ 85716

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  • Robotics Open House, School of Informatics and Computing

    SOIC invites students, faculty, staff, and the Bloomington community to the Robotics Open House to be held on April 11th 2014 from 4-6pm at the R-House Lab. This event showcases work from research and education in robotics, human-robot interaction, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science including live demonstrations and computer simulations. Come see the state-of-the-art research and education on robotics and other emerging technologies at IU! This event is family-friendly. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

    Visit the Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by Selma Sabanovic

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    919 E 13th Street
    Bloomington, IN 47408

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  • Healthy Kids and GEMS, Franklin YMCA

    GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) will be presenting their robots and other girls in STEM activities at the Franklin YMCA

    Visit the Healthy Kids and GEMS website

    Hosted by Franklin YMCA

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    Elk Street
    Franklin, PA 16323

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  • Robotics Video Night (Free), Empow Studios

    Kids will have a blast at our Robotics Video Night! From robotics pets to self-driving cars, we’re showcasing a variety of entertaining and educational videos exploring the wide world of robotics! This is a free workshop. Seats are limited. Children 7 years old and younger must be with a parent. When registering, please register only the children – parent registration is not required.

    Visit the Robotics Video Night (Free) website

    Hosted by Empow Studios