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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Robo Day in Pittsburgh 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Healthy Kids and GEMS logo
  • International Space Apps Challenge, TechShop-Pittsburgh

    The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges. It will be hosted at TechShop in Pittsburgh, PA on April 12-13, 2014.The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing open-source solutions to global challenges. One of the main challenge categories is robotics.

    Visit the International Space Apps Challenge website

    Hosted by Space Challenges, Inc

    When:

    • April 12, 2014
      9:15am - 11:30pm

    Where:

    192 Bakery Square Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    International Space Apps Challenge logo
  • Greater Philadelphia Seaperch Challenge, Drexel 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 Greater Philadelphia Seaperch Challenge website

    Hosted by SeaPerch

    When:

    • April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    3141 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Greater Philadelphia Seaperch Challenge logo
  • BotsIQ, BotsIQ of Southwestern Pennsylvania

    SWPA BotsIQ is an educational robotics competition for high school age students. It provides these students with a unique, hands-on experience that allows them to discover the possibilities of a career in the manufacturing sector, and other science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields.

    Visit the BotsIQ website

    Hosted by BotsIQ of Southwestern Pennsylvania

    When:

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

    Where:

    250 University Ave
    California, PA 15419

    BotsIQ logo