National Robotics Week 2018 Events

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

 
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Event List

  • 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
  • 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

    LA Multirotors Makerspace  logo
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

    Robot Block Party 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Robot Building Demo at Santa Monica Global Festival logo
  • 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

    Robotics Club logo
  • The Ninja Robo Warrior 48 Hour Challenge , The Exploratory

    Will your robot conquer The Gauntlet of The Exploratory? You will have 48 hours to build a robot that will be able to conquer our six-stage obstacle course. Bring your micro controller development board and we will provide you a Challenge Bot Box at the maker space to build your robot. The Grand Prize will be free membership to The Exploratory for 1 year ($1200 value)! How it works: Purchase a Challenge Bot Box at The Exploratory. Pre-order your box before April 9th for $50, or $75 thereafter. You can pick up your box on Friday, April 11 after 5pm. Building of the robots will commence at 6pm on Friday, April 11. Make sure to bring your laptop and preferred micro controller development board. Doors close at 10pm. The Exploratory will be open from 9am-9pm on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm for you to come in and use the space to build your robot. You must know how to code for your robot. There will be no teachers or tutorials at this event. Throughout the 48 hours, you can test your bot as many times as you like on the obstacle course. You must leave your bot here. You may not take it home to work on it during the challenge. To win the Grand Prize, your bot will need to finish the course in the shortest amount of time. *Owners of Lego Mindstorm (not part of challenge) can do the obstacle course for free.

    Visit the The Ninja Robo Warrior 48 Hour Challenge website

    Hosted by The Exploratory

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      6:00pm - 10:00pm
    • April 12, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm
    • April 13, 2014
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    11840 Jefferson Blvd
    Culver City , CA 90230

    The Ninja Robo Warrior 48 Hour Challenge  logo
  • ROBOTIS STEAM CUP, ROBOTIS

    We are hosting ROBOTIS STEAM CUP at the OC Fair Grounds Imaginology! You can come and compete in the ROBOTIS STEAM CUP with our on-site, hands-on robots and win prizes! Our booth will also have, several activities to have fun and explorer with robots. There will be bug bot battles, bug bot obstacle courses, bug bot soccer, and free building! ROBOTIS is a manufacturer and developer of innovative teaching and learning solutions for STEM education. Our fun and educational robotic platforms are used worldwide. We offer classes, seasonal camps, event activities, birthday parties, teacher workshops and more!

    Visit the ROBOTIS STEAM CUP website

    Hosted by OC Fair Event Center- Imaginology STEAM Ahead

    When:

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

    Where:

    88 Fair Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    ROBOTIS STEAM CUP logo
  • Cal Poly Roborodentia, Cal Poly

    Roborodentia is an annual robotics competition at Cal Poly held during Cal Poly Open House in April. The event draws over 1000+ spectators and over 15 robot entries and teams on a yearly basis.

    Visit the Cal Poly Roborodentia website

    Hosted by Cal Poly Eta Kappa Nu

    When:

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

    Where:

    Via Carta
    san luis obispo, CA 93407

    Cal Poly Roborodentia logo
  • Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting, Robotics Society of Southern California

    RSSC is an experimental robotics association formed in 1989 around the time when many computer clubs where being formed. The need for robotics specific club was met by forming one of the first robotics clubs in the world. We meet once a month on the second Saturday of the month at California State University Long Beach in the ECS building, room 302. Parking is free on the street. Our meetings start at 10 AM with classes, special interest groups on subjects such as AI, motor control to a short business meeting followed by a short break then a competition plus a show and tell of the various projects our members are working on and it ends around 3pm. See Announcements on the right of this page for the latest topics. Our society is FREE to join for anyone interested in robotics and other exponential technologies such as 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence www.leafproject.org and for any age group! Come and learn! We have presenters from student projects, Battlbot builders to Mars rover drivers and leaders from the robotics community.

    Visit the Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting website

    Hosted by Walter Martinez

    When:

    • April 12, 2014
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1331 Palo Verde Ave
    Long Beach, CA 90840

    Robotics Society of Southern California Monthly Meeting logo
  • Bakersfield Robotics Robot Block Party, Unversity Of La Verne, Kern County Campus

    Bakersfield Robotics Robot Block Party is an opportunity to educate and inspire youth and adults in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event will provide hands-on activities and robot demonstrations to showcase the Robotic community. Come check us out! Admission is free.

    Visit the Bakersfield Robotics Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Bakersfield Robotics

    When:

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

    Where:

    1201 24th Street, Suite D200
    Bakersfield, CA 93301

    Bakersfield Robotics Robot Block Party logo
  • 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Vex World Championships

    The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with and against the best teams from around the world. The 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from over 400 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from June 2013 to March 2014. Teams will play the game Add It Up during the 2013-2014 season.

    Visit the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation website

    Hosted by Vex

    When:

    • April 26, 2014
      7:30am - 8:30am
    • April 24, 2014 - April 25, 2014
      7:30am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    800 W. Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92802

    2014 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation logo