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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Introductory Robotics Class 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
  • 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

    NSF ATE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE HOSTS NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK IN TAMPA logo
  • 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

    FLATE Robotics Open House logo
  • SeaPerch Regional Competition, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    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 12, 2014
      8:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    SeaPerch Regional Competition logo
  • 10th Annual Florida Regional ROV Competition, Cocoa YMCA

    The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers. Working in partnership with the Marine Technology Society ROV Committee, MATE created the ROV competition as a way to: Engage students in STEM and expose them to science and technology careers Encourage students to develop and apply technical, teamwork, and problem solving skills Provide funds, materials, and technical expertise to support student learning provide industry with skilled individuals who can fill workforce needs The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks. The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.

    Visit the 10th Annual Florida Regional ROV Competition website

    Hosted by MATE Center

    When:

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

    Where:

    1519 Clearlake Rd
    Cocoa, FL 32922

    10th Annual Florida Regional ROV Competition logo
  • FIU Discovery Lab Open House, Florida International University, Discovery Lab

    National Robotics Week is coming to Florida International University. This series of robotics events hosted by School of Computing & Information Sciences and FIU Discovery Lab will take place on April 12th. Exciting and interesting robotics research projects will be demonstrated during the event.

    Visit the FIU Discovery Lab Open House website

    Hosted by FIU Discovery Lab

    When:

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

    Where:

    11200 SW 8 Street
    Miami, FL 33199

    FIU Discovery Lab Open House logo
  • Robofest Exhibition and Game - Ocala, FL- Qualifying Competition, The Cornerstone School

    The Cornerstone 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 - Ocala, FL- Qualifying Competition website

    Hosted by RoboFest, Lawrence Tech

    When:

    • April 19, 2014
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    2313 SE Lake Weir Rd
    Ocala, FL 34471

    Robofest Exhibition and Game - Ocala, FL- Qualifying Competition logo
  • 2014 Miami Robotics Symposium Third Biennial , Baptist Health South Florida Continuing Medical Education

    Our world-renowned leaders in robotic surgery will present advances in complex minimally invasive surgery through concurrent multispecialty sessions. In addition to focusing on specific areas of specialty, you will have the opportunity to learn strategies for launching a successful robotics program — from a single-robot center to a multi-robot world leading institution. You will also have the opportunity to watch as we perform “live” robotic surgeries.

    Visit the 2014 Miami Robotics Symposium Third Biennial website

    Hosted by Baptist Health South Florida

    When:

    • April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    4525 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach, FL 33140

    2014 Miami Robotics Symposium Third Biennial  logo
  • MATE Florida Regional ROV Competition, MAST Academy

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

    Visit the MATE Florida Regional ROV Competition website

    When:

    • April 27, 2014
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    3979 Rickenbacker Causeway
    Miami, FL 33149

    MATE Florida Regional ROV Competition logo