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

  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Electronic Robot Art (Free) 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    When:

    • April 11, 2014
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Robotics Video Night (Free) logo
  • Greater New England Botball® Tournament, University of Massachussetts Lowell

    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 Greater New England Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

    When:

    • April 12, 2014
      8:00am - 5:30pm

    Where:

    261 Riverside Dr.
    Lowell, MA 01854

    Greater New England Botball® Tournament logo
  • Craft Bots (Free), Empow Studios

    Use your imagination and make-a-bot! Boxes, tin foil, paper towel tubes, construction paper, cans, plastic ups and paint- use it all and construct your own crafty robot!

    Visit the Craft Bots (Free) website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

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

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Craft Bots (Free) logo
  • InsectBot Workshop, Code & Circuit

    Help create an army of Arduino-powered InsectBots! Code & Circuit of Amesbury, MA will be hosting a robot building workshop! Teams of up to 4 people will follow easy steps to make, program and race their very own InsectBot! Recommended for ages 10 and up. Ages 15 and under must have adult supervision - no prior experience necessary. InsectBots are simple to create and are yours to keep! Space is limited. Pre-register for one of two sessions: 2:00-3:15PM or 3:30-4:45PM. Workshop cost of $30 per team is payable upon arrival. Please register additional teams if you wish to create more than one InsectBot.

    Visit the InsectBot Workshop website

    Hosted by Code & Circuit

    When:

    • April 13, 2014
      2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    36 Main St
    Amesbury, MA 01913

    InsectBot Workshop logo
  • NXT Robotics Workshop, Empow Studios

    Love LEGO™? You'll love LEGO Robotics! Students work in pairs and follow our expert building plans to build awesome NXT projects and make their creations move using an NXT programming language. Our teachers explain our specialty LEGO pieces and help all students understand principles of construction and movement. LEGO projects are not taken home, but photos of the event will be available to all participants. $15 Members, $20 Non-Members

    Visit the NXT Robotics Workshop website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 13, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    NXT Robotics Workshop logo
  • IEEE Int. Conf. on Technologies for Practical Robot Application (TePRA)s, Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn

    The 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 14-15, 2014. With an emphasis on practical applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals with a balanced forum in robotics science, engineering and technology. The presentations selected through IEEE's rigorous peer-review process highlights new uses of algorithms, components, and whole systems in practical robot applications.

    Visit the IEEE Int. Conf. on Technologies for Practical Robot Application (TePRA)s website

    Hosted by IEEE Boston Section

    When:

    • April 14, 2014 - April 15, 2014
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    15 Middlesex Canal Park Road
    Woburn, MA 01801

    IEEE Int. Conf. on Technologies for Practical Robot Application (TePRA)s logo
  • Collaborative Robots Workshop, Robotics Industries Association

    Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans without being caged in, are one of the newest trends in the robotics industry. This first-ever RIA Collaborative Robots Workshop (held in conjunction with The Vision Show) will examine all of the key issues in a fast-paced one day event. You’ll learn about the technology, the applications, capabilities and limitations, safety issues, key research efforts, and get a better understanding of where this trend is taking the industry and how quickly! Be sure to register early since space is limited!

    Visit the Collaborative Robots Workshop website

    Hosted by Robotics Industries Association

    When:

    • April 16, 2014
      7:30am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    900 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02115

    Collaborative Robots Workshop logo
  • NERVE Center Open House, UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    Come check out the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center! We invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to bring their robots and see what the NERVE Center has to offer, while socializing with one another. See new testing apparatuses in development and get a look at our facility. Light refreshments will be served. There will be robot demos from local robotics companies as well as a demo of the NERVE Center's 3D printer. If you plan on bringing a robot please e-mail Adam Norton, NERVE Center Manager, at anorton@cs.uml.edu. Parking Attendees can park in the main parking lot in front of the East Entrance of the building (in front of the blue COBHAM logo on the building). Attendees can then walk around to the back of the building and enter through the NERVE Center's main entrance. There will be signs directing attendees from the parking lot to the entrance. For a map of where to park, click here: http://nerve.uml.edu/location.php

    Visit the NERVE Center Open House website

    Hosted by NERVE Center

    When:

    • April 16, 2014
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
    Lowell, MA 01854

    NERVE Center Open House logo
  • ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market , MIT

    During this one-day seminar and networking event you will follow robots from imagination to state-of-the-art research and finally to market. Starting with a short introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest research, hear the newest startup pitches and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion with key actors in the field.

    Visit the ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market website

    Hosted by swissnex Boston

    When:

    • April 17, 2014
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2 Amherst St
    Cambridge , MA 02142

    ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market  logo
  • Robot Zoo, Cambridge Science Festival

    You've been to The Franklin Park Zoo, The Bronx Zoo, but have you ever been to a Robot Zoo? The 2013 Robot Zoo was fantastic - last year we saw 15,000 attendees come through the Carnival & Robot Zoo at the Cambridge Public Library.

    Visit the Robot Zoo website

    Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 19, 2014
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    449 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Robot Zoo logo
  • Intro to Robotics with Lego (K-3), Einstein's Workshop

    New to LEGO robotics? Then this is the class for you. Students will investigate motorized models with Lego WeDo. They will learn about gears, belts, motors, sensors, and basic programming. After building each model, students will be given challenges that may include controlling the model with sensors and a program, or modifying the model to accomplish specific goals. These challenges will exercise their creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving their understanding of how the machines work.

    Visit the Intro to Robotics with Lego (K-3) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Intro to Robotics with Lego (K-3) logo
  • Intro to Robotics with Lego (3-8), Einstein's Workshop

    Always wanted to make your own robot but don't know where to start? We'll take you from the basics of making it move to more advanced concepts, such as using digital and analog sensors, and teaching the robot how to make decisions for itself.

    Visit the Intro to Robotics with Lego (3-8) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Intro to Robotics with Lego (3-8) logo
  • MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms, MIT Museum

    Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming! Students will program LEGO Mindstorms to get their robots sensing, thinking, and moving. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. Pre-registration required. $10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Ages 12+

    Visit the MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms website

    Hosted by MIT Museum Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 21, 2014
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms logo
  • MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms, MIT Museum

    Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming! Students will program LEGO Mindstorms to get their robots sensing, thinking, and moving. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. Pre-registration required. $10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Ages 12+

    Visit the MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms website

    Hosted by MIT Museum Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 21, 2014
      3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms logo
  • Robots for Empowering Humans, Nu Cafe

    Velin Dimitrov from Worcester Polytechnic Institute presents current robotics research at our next science cafe. Robots are being deployed in applications from disaster response to healthcare, from agriculture to manufacturing. This talk will review the current state of robotics research and development. We will discuss control strategies from teleoperation to full-autonomy and control interfaces such as voice, and brain signals. Our examples will include smart wheelchairs, personal assistance robots and humanoids, and aerial robots as well.

    Visit the Robots for Empowering Humans website

    Hosted by Science Cafe Woo

    When:

    • April 21, 2014
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    335 Chandler Street
    Worcester, MA 01602

    Robots for Empowering Humans logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond, MIT Museum

    Discover the history of robots and artificial intelligence - fan favorites at science centers all over the world -- on a tour of the MIT Museum's unique collection of robots with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator. Learn some of back stories about these MIT inventions, and even see an artifact or two not on display! Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 25 participants - best suited for families with young children.

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond website

    Hosted by MIT Museum Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 23, 2014
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics, MIT Museum

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

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 24, 2014
      3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics logo
  • Artisan's Asylum Autonomous Fighting Robots Final Competition, Artisan's Asylum

    A massive maker space. Cutting-edge tools. Expert mentors. Two weeks to craft the most devastating robot possible. Assemble at the Grand Finale of the Cambridge Science Festival to witness the culmination of two weeks of design and fabrication by eight teams of sentient robotic warriors bravely battling each other behind a barricade of bulletproof glass. See a video from last year's event here! Given a golden ticket to Artisan's Asylum, one of the world's largest maker spaces, contestants will have access to various and sundry tools, components, and engineering mentors from MathWorks, Autodesk, and SparkFun to fully customize their ferocious creations and wage battle to win prizes from all of the sponsors. The Grand Finale is free and open to the public on Sunday the 27th of April at TK

    Visit the Artisan's Asylum Autonomous Fighting Robots Final Competition website

    Hosted by Artisan's Asylum

    When:

    • April 27, 2014
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Artisan's Asylum Autonomous Fighting Robots Final Competition logo