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

  • NAO Challenge, Innovation Center

    Aldebaran launches the NAO Challenge in the US (Longmont, Colorado) in partnership with the Innovation Center for the first time this year! This competition already involves 220 teams in five European countries and is designed for high-school students, with one NAO robot as the grand prize! Registrations are open until March 15th. The competition starts on March 1st and finals will take place in Longmont, Colorado in June 2015. For more information or to register your team please visit our webpage!

    Visit the NAO Challenge website

    Hosted by Innovation Center

    When:

    • April 1, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1200 S. Sunset St.
    Longmont, CO 80501

    NAO Challenge logo
  • Waterloo Robotics, Monroe Public Schools

    Waterloo STEAM Elementary is proud to take part in the 2015 National Robotics Week. Robotics/Engineering is offered as an encore subject for grades K-6th at Waterloo. We use a variety of age and developmentally appropriate Lego Education materials to excite our students about robotics and STEM fields of study. This is an all day event that will take place during each class period. Our K-1st grade students will use the Lego Duplo Simple Machine set to build a Hockey player that incorporates a 40 tooth gear, crown gear and pulleys. Our 2nd-4th graders will be building an alligator using the Lego Wedo set. They will then learn to program the alligators sensor to open and closed when we place an object in its mouth. Finally, Waterloo's 5th-6th Graders are going be using our schools 18 EV3 robots by attempting challenges on the 2014 FLL World Class Challenge table. We will showcase our learning by posting various pictures and videos on our facebook page throughout the day.

    Visit the Waterloo Robotics website

    Hosted by Waterloo Robotics

    When:

    • April 1, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    1933 South Custer
    Monroe, MI 48161

    Waterloo Robotics logo
  • Queen City Regional FIRST, Cintas Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Queen City Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Queen City FIRST

    When:

    • April 1, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1624 Herald Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45207

    Queen City Regional FIRST logo
  • Arizona West Regional FIRST, Grand Canyon University Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Arizona West Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Minnesota FIRST

    When:

    • April 1, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3300 W. Camelback Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85017

    Arizona West Regional FIRST logo
  • DARPA Robots4US, DARPA

    The Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring a student competition on the future of robots for students in grades 9-12. It’s a great opportunity for a student in your school or district to win a trip to California to meet robotic experts and see the next generation robots. Through its new Robots4Us student video contest, DARPA is asking high school students to address issues like how the growing use of robots will change people’s lives and make a difference for society. DEADLINE IS APRIL 1- ENTER NOW!!!!!

    Visit the DARPA Robots4US website

    Hosted by DARPA

    When:

    • April 1, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    675 N. Randolph Street
    Arlington, VA 22203

    DARPA Robots4US logo
  • North Carolina Jr FLL Expo, Central Piedmont Community College

    Come see what Junior FIRST Lego League is all about

    Visit the North Carolina Jr FLL Expo website

    Hosted by NC FIRST Robotics

    When:

    • April 1, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28240

    North Carolina Jr FLL Expo logo
  • Lego EV3 Advanced Robotics Program, Bricks4Kidz

    NOW IS THE TIME FOR SERIOUSLY FUN EDUCATION! YOUR CHILD WILL THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BE CHALLENGED BY NEXT LEVEL ADVANCED CONCEPTS THAT ARE GEARED TOWARDS PROGRESSIVE LEARNING. IT IS OUR HONOR TO BRING TO YOUR COMMUNITY THE ENGAGING PROGRAM OF ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND JR ROBOTICS.

    Visit the Lego EV3 Advanced Robotics Program website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 1, 2015
      5:15pm - 6:45pm
    • April 8, 2015
      5:15pm - 6:45pm

    Where:

    9600 West Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89117

    Lego EV3 Advanced Robotics Program logo
  • Midwest Regional FIRST, UIC Pavilion

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Midwest Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Illinois FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    525 South Racine Avenue,
    chicago, IL 60607

    Midwest Regional FIRST logo
  • Silicon Valley Regional FIRST, Sn Jose University

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by FIRST Silcon Valley Regional

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95112

    Silicon Valley Regional FIRST logo
  • San Diego Regional FIRST, Valley View Casino Center

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the San Diego Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by San Diego FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3500 Sports Arena Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92110

    San Diego Regional FIRST logo
  • Lone Star Regional FIRST, George R. Brown Convention Center

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Lone Star Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Texas FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, TX 77010

    Lone Star Regional FIRST logo
  • Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional FIRST, Williams Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Minnesota FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1925 University Avenue SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional FIRST logo
  • Minnesota North Star Regional FIRST, Mariucci Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Minnesota North Star Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Minnesota FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1901 4th Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Minnesota North Star Regional FIRST logo
  • Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST, Knoxville Convention Center

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST website

    Hosted by Tennesee FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    701 Henley Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902

    Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST logo
  • Indiana District FIRST, Warren Central High School

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Indiana District FIRST website

    Hosted by Indiana FIRST

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    9500 E. 16th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46229

    Indiana District FIRST logo
  • MAR District - North Brunswick FIRST, North Brunswick High School

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the MAR District - North Brunswick FIRST website

    Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    98 Raider Road
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902

    MAR District - North Brunswick FIRST logo
  • FIM District - Troy Event FIRST, Troy Athens High School

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the FIM District - Troy Event FIRST website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    4333 John R Road
    Troy, MI 48085

    FIM District - Troy Event FIRST logo
  • FIM District - Bedford Event FIRST, Bedford High School

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the FIM District - Bedford Event FIRST website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    8285 Jackman Road
    Temperance, MI 48182

    FIM District - Bedford Event FIRST logo
  • FIM District - Lansing Event FIRST, Mason High School

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the FIM District - Lansing Event FIRST website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

    • April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1001 S. Barns Street
    Mason, MI 48854

    FIM District - Lansing Event FIRST logo
  • Mega Maker Class, R4-K2 classes

    Students will learn basic engineering concepts and building techniques Students will work on a gaming platform call Neurobotiks. This is an evolutionary robotics game and the students will be actively competing with other students in the Burlington area. Students will learn 3D modeling with Blender to create characters and objects that can be 3D printed or animated

    Visit the Mega Maker Class website

    Hosted by R4-K2 classes

    When:

    • April 2, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm
    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm
    • April 16, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm
    • April 30, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    182 Main Street 3rd fl
    Burlington, VT 05401

    Mega Maker Class logo
  • BEST Robotics Open House, Northwest-Shoals Community College

    Open House for the community - schools, students, parents, volunteers, anyone interested in learning more about NW Alabama BEST Robotics.

    Visit the BEST Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by Shoals Chamber of Commerce & Northwest-Shoals Community College

    When:

    • April 2, 2015
      5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    800 George Wallace Blvd.
    Muscle Shoals, AL 35662

    BEST Robotics Open House logo
  • CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND XFINITY CENTER, COLLEGE PARK MD

    A REGIONAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION INVOLVING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM MARYLAND AND SURROUNDING STATES IN THE REGION

    Visit the CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION website

    Hosted by FIRST ROBOTICS

    When:

    • April 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015
      8:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    XFINITY CENTER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
    COLLEGE PARK, MD 20742

    CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION logo
  • Kansas TSA VEX Skyrise, Kansas TSA VEX

    This VEX Robotics Competition is being held as part of the 2014 Kansas TSA Competitive Events Conference. Information about this year's TSA Competitive Events Conference can be found at http://www.kansastsaweb.org

    Visit the Kansas TSA VEX Skyrise website

    Hosted by Kansas TSA Vex

    When:

    • April 3, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2601 N. Ohio Street
    Salina, KS 67401

    Kansas TSA VEX Skyrise logo
  • NRW National Kick Off event, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, along with Infamous Robotics LLC (www.InfamousRobotics.com) bring the premier University robot teams from around the country and the ground breaking Robotics Inventors Club by Infamous Robotics LLC for the National Kick Off event to National Robotics Week. All types of exciting robots will be presented on stage and inside the museum during this unique event, with a special talk by CEO of Infamous Robotics LLC, Anthony 'Mr Roboto' Nunez on the status of Robotics in U.S. Free and open to the public, this is a once a year event you cannot miss.

    Visit the NRW National Kick Off event website

    Hosted by Infamous Robotics LLC

    When:

    • April 3, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    600 Independence Ave SW,
    Washington , DC 20560

    NRW National Kick Off event logo
  • Robotics Activities All Week!, Hands on Children

    Visit the Hands on Children's Museum in Olympia for robotics themed activities! Silkscreen robot t-shirts and prints, paint with circuits & sound, build a robot city with Little Bits or tinker with scribble bots. See our website for more details! http://www.hocm.org/

    Visit the Robotics Activities All Week! website

    Hosted by Hands On Children

    When:

    • April 3, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    414 Jefferson St. NE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Robotics Activities All Week! logo
  • NAO Workshop, The Children's Museum of the Upstate

    NAO became a star in the world of education. Find out why NAO became a preferred STEM educational tool in over 300 schools in the US! Meet Aldebaran team at the Children's Museum of the Upstate on Friday, April 3d, learn the basics of software and create NAO behaviors by combining vision, motion and audio. The workshops are available at 11 AM and 1PM. Please register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07earv5z6ceb575b83&llr=4vr9yycab

    Visit the NAO Workshop website

    Hosted by The Children's Museum of the Upstate

    When:

    • April 3, 2015
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    300 College street
    Greenville, SC 29601

    NAO Workshop logo
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Pacific Northwest District Championship Event 2015, Eastern Washington University

    This event is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) event happening at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Washington. Come see the robots developed by high school students in six weeks to play this year's game, Recycle Rush! Robots are autonomous and driver-controlled, built this year to stack storage boxes and recycling containers for maximum points! The top 64 teams from across Washington and Oregon will be there. Don't miss out on the fun!

    Visit the FIRST Robotics Competition Pacific Northwest District Championship Event 2015 website

    Hosted by PNWFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      8:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    526 5th St
    Cheney, WA 99004

    FIRST Robotics Competition Pacific Northwest District Championship Event 2015 logo
  • Colorado Space Grant Robotics Challenge, Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Students design and build autonomous robots that can survive the extreme environment at the Great Sand Dunes National Park (fine, blowing sand; cold temperatures; rocks and other obstacles). Teams participate in reviews leading up to the Challenge, culminating in demonstration of their robots in 6 different courses of increasing difficulty.

    Visit the Colorado Space Grant Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by Colorado Space Grant Consortium

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      8:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    11999 Hwy 50
    Mosca, CO 81146

    Colorado Space Grant Robotics Challenge logo
  • Robots at Infinity, INFINITY Science Center/Team Fusion Robotics

    The Infinity Science Center is partnering with Fusion Robotics to bring Elementary, Middle and High School Robots to the center. There will be robot demonstrations on 4 and 11 April and static displays on numerous robots will run 6-10 April. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 9AM until 4PM.

    Visit the Robots at Infinity website

    Hosted by Team Fusion

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1 Discovery Circle
    John C. Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

    Robots at Infinity logo
  • Warm-up for Worlds VEX Robotics Skyrise Challenge, Pembroke Academy

    This is a warm up competition for teams who have qualified for the VEX World Championship or a State/Regional Championship. This is meant to be a fun opportunity for teams to try out new strategies and designs just prior to a ship date. The event will consist of 1 competition field and a practice field. There with also be a VEX IQ event happening co-currently

    Visit the Warm-up for Worlds VEX Robotics Skyrise Challenge website

    Hosted by Pembroke Academy Robotics

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    209 Academy Road
    Pembroke, NH 03275

    Warm-up for Worlds VEX Robotics Skyrise Challenge logo
  • Future Learn `Begin Robotics' Free On-line Course, Future Learn - University of Reading

    Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free on-line course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations with the UK's University of Reading and Future Learn. - Free on-line course starts 15th June '15 - 4 weeks (3 hours per week) - Certificates available

    Visit the Future Learn `Begin Robotics' Free On-line Course website

    Hosted by University of Reading & Future Learn

    When:

    • April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Future Learn `Begin Robotics' Free On-line Course logo
  • Robojobs Fair, ROBOTS Association

    RoboJobs is a collaboration between the non-profit ROBOTS Association (the parent of both Robohub and the Robots Podcast) and Silicon Valley Robotics. RoboJobs connects both seasoned robotics experts and recent top graduates with entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking the brightest minds to fill their ranks. Resume posting is always free and during National Robotics Week all robot job posts are free too. USE COUPON "robots!" RoboJobs is promoted through the Robohub and Silicon Valley Robotics websites and newsletters, and our combined active readership (more than 75K unique visitors each month from across the world) is highly educated in robotics and related disciplines. For more information, contact us at info@robojobs.org.

    Visit the Robojobs Fair website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics & Robohub

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am
    • April 5, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Robojobs Fair logo
  • ServoCity / Actobotics Celebrate National Robotics Week!, ServoCity / Actobotics

    Visit the ServoCity / Actobotics Celebrate National Robotics Week! website

    Hosted by ServoCity / Actobotics

    When:

    • April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    ServoCity / Actobotics Celebrate National Robotics Week! logo
  • ROBOTC's VEX IQ Challenge, CMU Robotics Academy

    To celebrate National Robotics Week, we’ve opened up our FREE VEX IQ Virtual Challenge for everyone to participate!! The VEX IQ Virtual Challenge is part of an ongoing research project by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy and the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center designed to assist robotics teams learning to program. Participating students will learn programming that enables them to solve this year’s VEX IQ Virtual Highrise Challenge. As they learn they will also earn an Introduction to Robotics and Programming Certification. Robomatter is pleased to be working closely with the Robotics Academy to create high quality STEM learning experiences, and has agreed to provide access to all related materials FOR FREE to celebrate National Robotics Week!

    Visit the ROBOTC's VEX IQ Challenge website

    Hosted by ROBOTC

    When:

    • April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    ROBOTC's VEX IQ Challenge logo
  • Robot Block Party, Museum of Science and Industry

    Celebrate National Robotics Week 2015 with the Museum of Science and Industry by checking out the cool ‘bots designed by Chicago-area student and university teams, interacting with robot enthusiasts, and watching live robotics competitions.

    Visit the Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Museum of Science and Industry

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      10:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Robot Block Party logo
  • iMAGINE Upstate Festival, Downtown Greenville

    More than a festival, iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource is your all access pass to drones, battling robots, racecars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more! You decide your future – start at the iMAGINE Upstate Festival. Admission is Free! #Udecide www.imagineupstate.org The Main Street Experience Interactive Experiences from Our Partners Main Street will be lined with tents showcasing the latest and greatest technology. Learn about what is happening in the Upstate from local organizations, non-profits and educators. Stages and Shows Robotics Demo at Bosch INNOVATE Stage Gunter Theatre - 11:00am, 12:00pm & 1:00pm Take the journey from FIRST Lego League to FIRST Robotics battling LIVE on the Bosch INNOVATE Stage! Robotics teams from acrossthe Upstate are bringing out their battling robots to the iMAGINE Upstate Festival for a little friendly competition! Roper Mountain Science Center Show GE Power & Water ENGAGE Stage TD Stage - 11:00am, 12:00pm & 1:00pm Join Roper Mountain Science Center at the GE Power & Water ENGAGE Stage for an interactive EXTREME science experience! From chemical reactions, to explosions, we’ll make simple science look like magic, then explain how it all works. The finale’ is a full size bed of real nails. Just wait and see what we’ll do with it! The iMAGINE Challenge: An Interactive Gameshow at iMAGINE Upstate LAUNCH Stage Gunter Theatre - 3:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:00pm Bring your A game to the iMAGINE Challenge – an interactive live game show made for Upstate trivia masterminds of all ages. Don’t miss your chance to win tech prizes and throwdown your knowledge! Brooks Brothers Workforce of the Future Fashion Show at Fluor CREATE Stage TD Stage - 3:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:00pm Walk into the future with Fluor and iMAGINE Upstate with the Workforce of the Future Fashion Show. CREATED by Brookes Brothers, the Workforce of the Future Fashion Show is your inside look at the latest trends and a sneak peak of what the next generation of Upstate movers and innovators will be wearing. AJ Whittenburg Hovercraft Experience at Greenville Technical College LEARN Stage Wyche Pavilion - All Day (10:00am - 6:00pm) Hover over to the Greenville Tech LEARN Stage to build your own hovercraft with the help of AJ Whittenburg Elementary School! After you LEARN the science behind building hovercrafts, experience what it’s like to take one on a drive! Children's Museum of the Upstate Experience at Michelin MAKE Stage Village Green - All Day (10:00am - 6:00pm) Drop by the Michelin MAKE Stage with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. We are turning Village Green into the Imagination Playground filled with oversized building blocks and hands-on activities. General Information Parking: Parking is available at a variety of lots throughout the downtown Greenville. For more information about parking, download the area parking garage maps here. Event Rules: Pets, coolers, bicycles, inline skates or skateboards are not permitted within the festival. This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event. Cost of Attendance: Thanks to our awesome partners, the iMAGINE Upstate Festival is free to attend and participate in all day long. Food concessions will available for purchase during the day along with restaurants throughout downtown Greenville.

    Visit the iMAGINE Upstate Festival website

    Hosted by iMAGINE Upstate

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    318 S. Main St
    Greenville, SC 29601

    iMAGINE Upstate Festival logo
  • National Robotics Week At The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), The Museum of Science & Industry

    Do hands-on activities to learn real-life engineering disciplines including civil, materials, electrical, chemical, mechanical and more! Talk with engineers and learn about their jobs. Find out what engineers do for our community and how it affects you today and tomorrow. Design and build prototypes using high-tech fabrication equipment in Idea Zone. Discover the amazing things you can do as an engineer! Included with MOSI admission. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay E-Week Committee.

    Visit the National Robotics Week At The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) website

    Hosted by The Museum of Science & Industry

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      10:00am - 6:00pm
    • April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
      10:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 5, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    4801 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33617

    National Robotics Week At The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) logo
  • NAO at Imagine Upstate Festival, Imagine Upstate

    iMAGINE Upstate vision is to promote cultural and economic development with a celebration to showcase STEM, innovation, creative and entrepreneurial activity in Upstate South Carolina. The iMAGINE Upstate Festival is your all access pass to drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more! Aldebaran will demonstrate the coolest humanoid robot NAO during the day. Don't miss the chance to interact with NAO and see why it became the preferred educational tool in more than 70 countries!

    Visit the NAO at Imagine Upstate Festival website

    Hosted by Imagine Upstate

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      10:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    Main Street
    Greenville, SC 29601

    NAO at Imagine Upstate Festival logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype of recycled materials to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Jr. Lego League Showcase, Girl Scout Offices

    Come see what Jr FIRST Lego League is all about

    Visit the Jr. Lego League Showcase website

    Hosted by Girl Scouts Utah

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    445 East 4500 South
    Salth Lake City, UT 84107

    Jr. Lego League Showcase logo
  • Anchorage Makerspace National Robotics Week, Anchorage Makerspace

    Robotics events for robot builders of all ages, hosted at the Anchorage Makerspace Saturday 4th and 11th noon to 6pm. VEX, FRC, Arduino and Lego Mindstorm based robot kits will be made available.

    Visit the Anchorage Makerspace National Robotics Week website

    Hosted by Anchorage Makerspace

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      12:00pm - 6:00pm
    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    1406 West 33rd
    Anchorage, AK 99503

    Anchorage Makerspace National Robotics Week logo
  • Internatinoal RoboGames, San Mateo Event Center

    RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots - we invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled - but they're all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete - this means you.

    Visit the Internatinoal RoboGames website

    Hosted by Robotics SOciety of America

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      12:00pm - 8:00pm
    • April 5, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1346 Saratoga Dr
    San mateo, CA 94403

    Internatinoal RoboGames logo
  • Robo Capture the Flag class, R4-K2 classes

    In these beginner classes students will work in teams to build remote control Lego Ev3 robots that compete in progressively more difficult capture the flag challenges. This class is great for beginners and focuses on the building of the robots rather than the programming.

    Visit the Robo Capture the Flag class website

    Hosted by R4-K2 classes

    When:

    • April 4, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • April 18, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    182 Main Street 3rd fl
    Burlington, VT 05401

    Robo Capture the Flag class logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 5, 2015
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening, University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia K-12 public schools are invited to join us for a screening of the documentary Underwater Dreams – the epic story of how a team of boys from undocumented families learned to build underwater robots and compete against MIT in the process. This event will open with a keynote speaker and close with a panel discussion lead by college students from the Philadelphia area. Light refreshments will be served.

    Visit the "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening website

    Hosted by University of Pennsylvania GRASP LAB

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      9:00am - 11:30am

    Where:

    3205 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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  • Kickstarter launch - Flying security camera!, Eight Six Ninety-One Technologies

    It's the launch of Jackie, a flying security camera for the consumer market that syncs straight to your phone! Led by two graduate students in the Masters of Robotics program at Northwestern, Jackie is a UAV computer vision platform that gives consumers peace of mind to see anything at home.

    Visit the Kickstarter launch - Flying security camera! website

    Hosted by Eight Six Ninety-One Technologies

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Kickstarter launch - Flying security camera! logo
  • Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms, EV3 Lessons

    Learn to program your EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Robot using free, open source tutorials from EV3Lessons.com.

    Visit the Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms website

    Hosted by Droids Robotics

    When:

    • April 6, 2015 - April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms logo
  • Robotics Week at Discovery World, Discovery World

    To celebrate National Robotics Week, Discovery World in partnership with Rockwell Automation, will host a robot invasion on our promenade. See robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses, and meet the makers behind them. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, universities, and Rockwell Automation professionals will showcase their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, used in industry, and developed for entertainment. Experience the innovation right here in Milwaukee!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Discovery World website

    Hosted by Discovery World

    When:

    • April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
      9:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    500 N Harbor Dr.
    Milwaukee , WI 53202

    Robotics Week at Discovery World logo
  • Robotics at the Academy, Serendipity Academy

    We are allowing each of our classrooms an opportunity to do robotics for a week during class to raise awareness, and to understand the many things associated with robotics.

    Visit the Robotics at the Academy website

    Hosted by Serendipity Academy

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    4315 Tumwater Valley Drive
    Tumwater, WA 98501

    Robotics at the Academy logo
  • IA Robotics Week, Independence Academy

    We will be working through the BristleBots Design Workbook in my science classes, at Independence Academy - a program within Adams 12 school district for students individualized education plans and behavioral challenges.

    Visit the IA Robotics Week website

    Hosted by Lori Clark

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    550 E 124th Ave
    Thornton, CO 80241

    IA Robotics Week logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • The Goddard Challenge, The Goddard School Simpsonville SC

    Join us this year during robotics week as our Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students discover Robots. They will spend time researching and developing a plan for a robot before building and programming a robot of their very own. From Collaboration to Creativity, students will use all of their 21st Century and STEAM skills, while participating in this project! Monday: Robotics Research Tuesday: Brainstorming Session Wednesday: Creating a Visual Thursday: Building a Robot Friday: Robotics Programming

    Visit the The Goddard Challenge website

    Hosted by The Goddard School

    When:

    • April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
      10:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    8 Five Forks Plaza Court
    Simpsonville, SC 29681

    The Goddard Challenge logo
  • Tech Time with the Jackson Preparatory School Robotics Team, Mississippi Children

    The Jackson Preparatory School Robotics Team will teach visitors about the engineering and technology involved when designing robots for local and state-wide competitions. The students will set-up stations of deconstructed robots to highlight the design and computer programming stages of the creation process.

    Visit the Tech Time with the Jackson Preparatory School Robotics Team website

    Hosted by Mississippi Children

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      12:00pm - 2:00pm
    • April 7, 2015 - April 8, 2015
      3:15pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    2145 Museum Blvd
    Jackson, MS 39202

    Tech Time with the Jackson Preparatory School Robotics Team logo
  • Robotics Expo, Case Western Reserve University

    Curious about robots? Interested in seeing what robotics groups are doing around campus? Come see robots from all different departments, companies, and research groups at our Robotic Expo event. Representatives from each group will be present to answer all your questions. Beverages will be provided.

    Visit the Robotics Expo website

    Hosted by CWRU Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    11038 Bellflower Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44106

    Robotics Expo logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics 5th-6th grades, Bricks4Kidz

    In this fun, educational class, students will experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as students work in pairs to solve challenges by building robots using LEGO Mindstorms Robotics. Our curriculum introduces children to STEM principles of science, technology, engineering and math. All new lessons each session and a new model build each week. Projects are not taken home. Every student will take home one custom made Minifigure and an Official Builder backpack tag.

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics 5th-6th grades website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      2:30pm - 3:30pm
    • April 13, 2015
      2:30pm - 3:30pm
    • April 20, 2015
      2:30pm - 3:30pm
    • April 27, 2015
      2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Where:

    3933 E 91st
    Tulsa, OK 74137

    Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics 5th-6th grades logo
  • Robotics Seminar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Robotics seminar by Dr. Stephen Nuske from CMU discussing his recent work on Robust Vision Systems in the Field.

    Visit the Robotics Seminar website

    Hosted by Nimbus Lab and CSE Department

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      3:45pm - 4:45pm

    Where:

    Avery Hall
    Lincoln, NE 68588

    Robotics Seminar logo
  • Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot!, Storming Robots

    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: Grades 4 to 8. 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: Three Sessions available on April 6th/Monday : 4:00-4:45PM, 5:00-5:45PM, and 6:00-6:45PM To Reserve a seat: Please note that seats are limited. Reply to admin@stormingrobots.com or call us at 908-595-1010 to register for the time slot you are interested in.

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

    Hosted by Storming Robots

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      4:00pm - 6:45pm

    Where:

    3322 Rt. 22 West
    Branchburg, NJ 08876

    Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class, Bricks4Kidz

    How would you like to turn your next LEGO? creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz? new Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO? bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed wee

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
    Rogers, AR 72758

    Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class logo
  • Robotics Week FREE Family Night, Bricks 4 Kidz

    RSVP for your FREE Family Night Robotics Week Experience! Drop by your Bricks 4 Kidz Provo Studio to explore ways youth can increase their S.T.E.M. skills while having fun together as a family. Space is limited, please enter each family member who will be attending.

    Visit the Robotics Week FREE Family Night website

    Hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz Utah County

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      5:00pm - 8:45pm

    Where:

    1675 N Freedom Bvld 5A
    Provo, UT 84604

    Robotics Week FREE Family Night logo
  • Robotics Talk, Tennessee Tech University

    Dr. Canfield, professor at TTU will speak about his experience in robotics including research, industry, and educationally. Free Pizza, drinks, and robot USB flash drives will be given away to TTU students with valid ID

    Visit the Robotics Talk website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 6, 2015
      6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Robotics Talk logo
  • USC Viterbi Robotics Open House, University of Southern California

    The USC Viterbi Robotics Open House is a free event held every year during the National Robotics Week. On April 7th, our researchers innovate with robots that swim, fly, walk, learn, help, build, and collaborate. This is our most popular Open House of the year. Schools, individuals, and industry are welcome to this free event, and reservations are required for groups larger than ten people. Space is limited and filling up fast: http://bit.ly/USCrobotics2015 Everyone should check in at 3710 McClintock Ave. in order to get a map and guide to all of the open labs. This event reaches capacity each year. For this reason, we limit schools to groups of no more than 64, including teachers and adults (one adult is required for every 15 students). Schools are welcome to bring lunches and eat on campus, and USC has many cafes on campus where food can be purchased. Everyone is welcome to explore the campus before or after touring the labs, and the California Science Center is within walking distance if schools want to double up on field trips. Schools coming on buses will receive instructions for drop off and pick up of students; buses cannot park on campus. For smaller groups, we recommend coming to campus via the Expo Metro Line (exit either University Park or Vermont Ave.); parking on campus is $10 per car and street meters are available but may be limited.

    Visit the USC Viterbi Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      8:30am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3710 McClintock Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    USC Viterbi Robotics Open House logo
  • Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting, Qualcomm

    The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, also referred to as the STEM Lab, is the combination of a lab, makerspace, and classroom for middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to learn about STEM careers, as well as participate in engineering experiments to promote the importance of STEM opportunities and skills for all. Thinkabit has two main working areas. One area, the classroom, provides students with exposure to the world of work at Qualcomm by allowing students to experience what it is that engineers and supporting departments do at Qualcomm. The activities performed in this area combine brief lectures with team interactions. In the second area, students experience the lab and makerspace environment where they are led by an engineer as they create, manipulate, collaborate, and present their electronic experiments using electronic equipment, including laptop computers, Arduinos, servos, resisters, circuits, LEDs, breadboards, and solar panels. Students are limited only by their imagination and time. Students work together and are encouraged to innovate, partner and execute in ways that represent 21st century skills. During National Robotics Week we will be hosting three classes in the lab from Chula Vista, CA.

    Visit the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting website

    Hosted by Qualcomm

    When:

    • April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5880 Oberlin Dr
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting logo
  • Underwater Dreams Screening, The White House

    As part of the National Robotics Week in April, the White House screen the Underwater Dreams documentary on April 7 for an audience including local students from the area and from the Society for Hispanic Professionals Engineers (SHPE). SHPE will organize an additional 150 screenings for students across the country In addition to the White House screening, Underwater Dreams will be available for hundreds of special screenings across the country and for viewing free at EPIX.com beginning April 7th and continuing through the week. See White House Press Release https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-over-240-million-new-stem-commitmen

    Visit the Underwater Dreams Screening website

    Hosted by Epix and the White House

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20500

    Underwater Dreams Screening logo
  • Great Robot Race, Tennessee Tech University

    LEGO MindStorm kits and Arduino Boe-Bot kits will be available to program to complete a track. Participates need not have ANY prior robotics experience, example code will be given and participants will try to get their robot to drive around a course. 3D printed trophies will be given to those who complete the track. Free pizza, drinks, and tshirts will be given out to TTU students with valid ID

    Visit the Great Robot Race website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Great Robot Race logo
  • CRUSER TechCon 2015, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host CRUSER TechCon 2015 to give members of the technical community of interest an opportunity to present their proposals related to concepts of interest generated during our September 2014 workshop. Although the event is free and open to the public, the campus is only accessible to those with access to military facilities.

    Visit the CRUSER TechCon 2015 website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 7, 2015 - April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    CRUSER TechCon 2015 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 Miamisburg on April 7. 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. Registration is required. Session times: 9:00 – 10:00 am; 1:00 – 2:00 pm. More times may be added as required.

    Visit the Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman website

    Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      9:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    100 Automation Way
    Miamisburg, OH 45342

    Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West, SRI International

    The robotics industry is at an inflection point. Self-driving cars, automated warehouses, and drone delivery systems are on the horizon. Commercial robots have become more capable and accessible, thanks to cheaper and more powerful sensors and computers, open-source software and hardware, and advances in 3D printing and connected devices. While giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have made big strides, a newer generation of robot startups and investors has emerged to solve problems in fields like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, and education. What are the real problems that robots can solve in these markets? How are startups and big companies thinking about the opportunities? And where will the U.S. and Silicon Valley rank in the global competition for commercial robotics? At Xconomy’s fourth annual robotics event at SRI International, top leaders in technology and business from the Bay Area and beyond will tackle these questions, and many more. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Jim McCollum, President and CEO, Restoration Robotics Alastair Bathgate, Co-founder and CEO, Blue Prism David Bruemmer, Co-founder and CEO, 5D Robotics David Cann, Co-founder and CEO, Double Robotics Steve Cousins, Founder and CEO, Savioke Roger Hine, Co-founder and CTO, Liquid Robotics John Hsu, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Open Source Robotics Foundation Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics Ryan Kuder, Managing Director, Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator (Powered by Techstars) Patryk Laurent, Director of R&D, Brain Corporation Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International Jacob Rosen, Co-founder, Applied Dexterity; Professor of Medical Robotics, UCLA Alex Vardakostas, Founder and CEO, Momentum Machines Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics Bilal Zuberi, Partner, Lux Capital TWITTER @Xconomy #XconRoboWest SCHEDULE Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Program: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Networking Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are transferable but not refundable. To inquire about press registration, email events@xconomy.com. DEMO SPACE Display your product or technology to the best in the west coast robotics community. To sign up, contact Jim at sales@xconomy.com. See you there April 7!

    Visit the Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West website

    Hosted by Xconomy

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West logo
  • 3rd Annual Robot Block Party, Southwest Branch Kern County Library

    This is an opportunity to share what Kern County is doing in the field of robotics. We invite all robots, makers, and robot fans to attend. Attendees will enjoy demonstrations and displays and interact with robots while gaining a deeper understanding of how robotic technology affects an ever changing society. Admission is FREE. Event is sponsored by Bakersfield Robotics, the University of La Verne and the Southwest Kern County Library.

    Visit the 3rd Annual Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Bakersfield Robotics

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    8301 Ming Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

    3rd Annual Robot Block Party logo
  • PCS EdventuresLab Open House!, PCS EdventuresLab

    PCS EdventuresLab offers both after school programs and school break camps that introduce students to the many applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)! Join us for our Robotics Week Open House April 7th in Eagle, April 8th in Boise 5:30-7:30pm. We will have Sumo-bots, the Oculus Rift, Extreme Robot Challenges on display, and of course snacks and tours! Come join the fun.

    Visit the PCS EdventuresLab Open House! website

    Hosted by Caitlin Basel

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    94 N Fisher Park Way
    Eagle, ID 83616

    PCS EdventuresLab Open House! logo
  • Girls Who Code Co-Robots (Humanoids), Marquette University

    Marquette University's Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab will host Girls Who Code for a Co-Robot programming session and robot dance contest. This event is funded by the National Science Foundation National Robotics Initiative grant for Co-Robots for CompuGirls led by Dr. Andrew B. Williams (PI) and Dr. Kimberly Scott (Co-PI).

    Visit the Girls Who Code Co-Robots (Humanoids) website

    Hosted by Marquette University HEIR Lab

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1637 W. Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI 53201

    Girls Who Code Co-Robots (Humanoids) logo
  • That ONE Team Demonstration , Kent District Library

    That ONE Team will be demonstrating the robot from last year's First Robotics competition. After discussing what the team does there will be a demonstration of what the robot can do and there will be time for questions about the team and robot. Then the audience will get a chance to drive the robot under the drive team's supervision. There will also be small lego robots and mentors to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.

    Visit the That ONE Team Demonstration website

    Hosted by That ONE Team

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    2650 5 Mile Rd. NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    That ONE Team Demonstration  logo
  • DC Robotics Group Bots and Brews, Georgetown University CCT

    Working on an interesting project or startup idea? Making good progress on an Arduino kit? Share your work with other area roboticists, learn what others are working on, and meet some great people. All are welcome, and demos are encouraged! We'll break to a nearby watering hole just down the street for the only robotics-themed happy hour in DC. We'll be hosted by Georgetown graduate students at the CCT studio. After the demos, we'll head to Tombs for networking and drinks.

    Visit the DC Robotics Group Bots and Brews website

    Hosted by DC Robotics Group

    When:

    • April 7, 2015
      7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    3520 Prospect St NW
    Washington, DC 20007

    DC Robotics Group Bots and Brews logo
  • USD Robotic Programming Contest for High School Teams, University of South Dakota

    Out of the computer lab and into the robotic arena, high school programmers will put their skills to the test in a battle of 'bots at USD's Muenster Unviersity Center. The competition's new format will have students programming their USD-provided robots at their schools leading up to a robot-race showdown at USD on April 8.

    Visit the USD Robotic Programming Contest for High School Teams website

    Hosted by University of South Dakota Computer Science Dept

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    414 E Clark St,
    Vermillion, SD 57069

    USD Robotic Programming Contest for High School Teams logo
  • Georgia Tech Robotics Open House and Tours, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech

    Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) will host an open house featuring demos of robots and tours of labs on campus. Robot trading cards will also be given to all attendees. The event is open to middle school and high school students. Chaperones are encouraged to attend.

    Visit the Georgia Tech Robotics Open House and Tours website

    Hosted by Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    801 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332

    Georgia Tech Robotics Open House and Tours logo
  • FIRST in Michigan District Championship, DeltaPlex Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the FIRST in Michigan District Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm
    • April 8, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm
    • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2500 Turner Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 48544

    FIRST in Michigan District Championship logo
  • Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships, Stabler Arena

    The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

    Visit the Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships website

    Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethleham, PA 18015

    Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships logo
  • UTARI National Robotics Week Showcase, UT Arlington Research Institute

    Bring students, family, friends, business colleagues to learn more about STEM and robotics in the North Texas area.

    Visit the UTARI National Robotics Week Showcase website

    Hosted by UT Arlington Research Institute

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

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

    UTARI National Robotics Week Showcase logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, WilmerHale

    Celebrate National Robotics Week with Silicon Valley Robotics at WilmerHale in Palo Alto on April 8 2015 from 12 to 4pm. 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 sixth 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 12-4pm.

    Visit the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party website

    Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    950 Page Mill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Silicon Valley Robot Block Party logo
  • Robots Unplugged, Pensacola MESS Hall

    What goes into the mechanical design of a robot? Learn about how robots move during this drop-off program during National Robotics week. Program is for students in grades 2-4 and is from 3:30 – 5 PM. Registration required.

    Visit the Robots Unplugged website

    Hosted by Pensacola MESS Hall

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    116 N Tarragona St
    Pensacola, FL 32502

    Robots Unplugged logo
  • Laramie Robotics Club, University of Wyoming

    Come have fun playing with robots! It's free! Every week during the school year middle school and high school students learn robotics with University of Wyoming professors and graduate students. Join the fun at http://www.laramieroboticsclub.org

    Visit the Laramie Robotics Club website

    Hosted by Jeff Clune

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 15, 2015
      4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • April 1, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 22, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 29, 2015
      4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    1000 E. University
    Laramie, WY 82071

    Laramie Robotics Club logo
  • LEGO WeDo Robots, Library Barrington Area

    LEGOs come to life when you build and program robots in this introductory class.

    Visit the LEGO WeDo Robots website

    Hosted by Library Barrington Area

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Where:

    505 n. northwest highway
    Barrington , IL 60010

    LEGO WeDo Robots logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. and Advanced Robotics Class, Bricks4Kidz

    How would you like to turn your next LEGO? creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz? new Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO? bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed wee

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. and Advanced Robotics Class website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
    Rogers, AR 72758

    Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. and Advanced Robotics Class logo
  • PCS EdventuresLab Robotics Week Open House, PCS EdventuresLab

    PCS EdventuresLab offers both after school programs and school break camps that introduce students to the many applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)! Join us for our Robotics Week Open House April 7th in Eagle, April 8th in Boise 5:30-7:30pm. We will have Sumo-bots, the Oculus Rift, Extreme Robot Challenges on display, and of course snacks and tours! Come join the fun.

    Visit the PCS EdventuresLab Robotics Week Open House website

    Hosted by Caitlin Basel

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    345 Bob White Ct
    Eagle, ID 83616

    PCS EdventuresLab Robotics Week Open House 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. Robots will be demoing throughout the NERVE Center, roaming the hallways, or within a test course. Be sure to come check them out! Full demo list TBA. If you have a robot you'd like to demo during the event, please send an e-mail to nerve[at]cs.uml.edu While attendance is free, please register at the URL listed in this entry so we can maintain a proper headcount for food.

    Visit the NERVE Center Open House website

    Hosted by UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
    Lowell, MA 01854

    NERVE Center Open House logo
  • Big Hero 6 Movie Showing, Tennessee Tech University

    The new Disney movie Big Hero 6 will be available for viewing for a max occupancy of 50 people! Free tshirts, pizza, and drinks will be given to TTU students with a valid ID!

    Visit the Big Hero 6 Movie Showing website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 8, 2015
      7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Big Hero 6 Movie Showing logo
  • NIMROD 1.0, SRI International

    About the conference: The pace of innovation in healthcare is astounding and being pushed in large by groundbreaking surgical, implantable, wearable, and programmable technologies many of which can also collect data. The concept of introducing robotics into healthcare is to improve disease management and make conventional machines more intelligent. Humans have limited capability compared to what we can produce with machines and clinicians can use this technology to create a distributable form of healthcare. NIMROD provides a platform to showcase these novel technologies and companies while facilitating conversations among the leaders and drivers of this enormous emerging sector within healthcare. When is the last time you attended a conference that taught you something novel and connected the dots? Robotics will take healthcare beyond the limitations of human capabilities. Expand the definition of robotics as tools and intelligent medical devices. Topics To Be Covered Identifying robotic applications – is faster and accurate/precise enough, or will future robots need to do things that are not currently do-able Integrating NIMRODs with their bio-environment – designing visual, tactile, auditory, and chemical sensors. Financing NIMRODs What’s the end game Non-FDA regulated NIMRODs in healthcare (wearable) Non-moving intelligent medical devices – Challenges and opportunities Integrating IMRODs with the Cloud and Bigdata Emerging biomaterials for IMRODs Robotic exoskeletons and prostheses Integrating IMRODs with the CNS and visual system From data to therapy

    Visit the NIMROD 1.0 website

    Hosted by Nimrod 1.0

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      7:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    NIMROD 1.0 logo
  • New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Culminating an intense month of qualifying events in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, Worcester Polytechnic Institute will host 60 FIRST Robotics Competition teams in the final district event of the NEFIRST season. On Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11, the New England District Championship will take place to determine the New England FIRST Champions and the 35 teams that will represent New England at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis at the end of April. This is the second year that the New England District Championship has taken place in Massachusetts and the first year that the event has been held at WPI. The event is free and open to the public. Teams participating in the New England District Championship have been working intensely since January 3, to design, build, program and test robots to play this year's FRC game, RECYCLE RUSH. The recycling-themed game is played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking shipping totes on scoring platforms on their side of the field, topping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of litter, represented by pool noodles. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season. About FIRST® FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization designs programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. With support from three of every five Fortune 500 companies and more than $21 million in college scholarships, FIRST hosts the following robotics programs: • The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) for Grades 9–12 • The FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®), also for Grades 7–12 • The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) for Grades 4–8 • The Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K–3

    Visit the New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship website

    Hosted by NEFIRST

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      8:00am - 8:00pm
    • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      8:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609

    New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship logo
  • U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ Division, Mid-America Center

    The CREATE Foundation is proud to host the U.S. Open Robotics VEX IQ Challenge, an opportunity for elite Robotics teams from across the country to compete with and against the best of the best.

    Visit the U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ Division website

    Hosted by CREATE Foundation

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    1 Arena Way
    Council Bluffs, IA 51501

    U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ Division logo
  • Texas TSA VEX Qualifying Tournament, Texas TSA VEX

    This tournament is the qualifying tournament for the National TSA VEX event in Dallas this summer. All teams and team members MUST be members of Texas TSA and National TSA to compete.

    Visit the Texas TSA VEX Qualifying Tournament website

    Hosted by Texas TSA VEX

    When:

    • April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    100 Washington Ave
    Waco, TX 76701

    Texas TSA VEX Qualifying Tournament logo
  • TinkerLab Robotics! , Prospect Sierra

    Celebrating National Robotics Week with various activities during lunchtime TinkerLab! Come learn about robots and help build some in TinkerLab.

    Visit the TinkerLab Robotics! website

    Hosted by Prospect Sierra

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    2060 Tapscott Ave
    El Cerrito, CA 94530

    TinkerLab Robotics!  logo
  • 2015 Michigan Robotics Day, University of Michigan

    Please join us on Thursday April 9, 2015 at the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor for an event co-hosted by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the University of Michigan. This free event is open to all ages. 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 are diving into the field at the high school and college levels. The day will be filled with keynotes, demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.

    Visit the 2015 Michigan Robotics Day website

    Hosted by National Center for Mfg Sciences/University of Michigan

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    2800 Plymouth Rd.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    2015 Michigan Robotics Day logo
  • U.S. Open Robotics Champoinship - VEX High School and Middle School Division- , VEX

    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 six separate tournaments. The two largest are VRC format tournaments; a High School Tournament and a Middle School Tournament.

    Visit the U.S. Open Robotics Champoinship - VEX High School and Middle School Division- website

    Hosted by VEX

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1 Arena Way
    Council Bluffs, IA 51501

    U.S. Open Robotics Champoinship - VEX High School and Middle School Division-  logo
  • The Robots of Tomorrow, AlphaLab Gear

    An event with teachers, middle school students, researchers, and business people. Special guest Mayor Peduto and guest speaker Chris Atkeson, Carnegie Mellon University, who developed the soft robot for Big Hero 6. The event will culminate with a robotic challenge.

    Visit the The Robots of Tomorrow website

    Hosted by AlphaLab Gear

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    6024 Broad Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    The Robots of Tomorrow logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • The National Robotics Challenge, Marion County Fairgrounds

    The National Robotics Challenge is designed to provide students of all ages and levels of study the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, controls, robotics and other technologies through competitive engineering contests. Students are judged on their application of technology principles, engineering concepts and their ability to solve real-world problems through a team approach.

    Visit the The National Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by EduEverything, Inc.

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      11:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 10, 2015
      9:00am - 6:00pm
    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    220 East Fairground Street
    Marion , OH 43302

    The National Robotics Challenge logo
  • Robot Demonstration!, Tennessee Tech University

    The Robotics Club at Tennessee Technological University has a lot of projects they have been working on! They will have them all out and roaming the area in front of the library on TTU's campus to show them off and answer any questions. Spoiler: We have a 3D printed arm that can replicate the movement of yours!

    Visit the Robot Demonstration! website

    Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      11:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Robot Demonstration! logo
  • CRUSER Tech Expo 2015, Naval Postgraduate School

    The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 -Guided tours of campus unmanned systems labs will leave every 15 minutes from the Ingersoll Hall end of The Quad beginning at 1100. This event is designed to increase campus awareness of all the robotics related work currently underway, and give researchers the opportunity to showcase their work that is not easily transported outside for the formal research fair Although the event is free and open to the public, the campus is only accessible to those with access to military facilities.

    Visit the CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 logo
  • 5th 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 host our fifth annual "Robots in the Roses" research fair, designed to showcase the variety robotics and unmanned systems related work underway across the campus. The event is free, and open to all those with access to military bases.

    Visit the 5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair website

    Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA 93943

    5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair logo
  • Litebot and Ollie, Carl Sandburg

    Carl Sandberg Middle School Computer Club will meet and explore lightbot and use Sphero Ollie. Guest Speaker is Arta Szathmary from Techgirlz@bccc Arta.Szathmary@bucks.edu

    Visit the Litebot and Ollie website

    Hosted by CS Middle School

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    30 Harmony Rod
    Levittown, PA 19056

    Litebot and Ollie logo
  • IHMC Robotics Lab Open House, IHMC

    To celebrate National Robotics Week, IHMC's Robotics researchers will welcome the public on April 9th to an Open House event in hopes of inspiring young people to seek out careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The family-friendly event encouraged scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about robots from IHMC's researchers and educators. Last year, roughly 900 people from the local community walked through the lab during the open house, including 475 children. Visitors touring the lab had a chance to operate the Atlas robot through Dynamixel arms that scooped candy down a chute to them, as well as run down the street alongside the HexRunner fast-running prototypes. NASA-IHMC’s X1 Exoskeleton was on display, giving visitors a look into a mobility assistance device for rehabilitation and exercise. The MicroAirVehicle team also had their quadcopters flying. This year will include a new and improved Atlas robot, NASA-IHMC's X1, Grasshopper, MAVs, and others for a fun-filled night of hands-on robot demos.

    Visit the IHMC Robotics Lab Open House website

    Hosted by IHMC

    When:

    • April 9, 2015
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    201 E Wright St
    Pensacola, FL 32502

    IHMC Robotics Lab Open House logo
  • The Goddard School of Keller, The Goddard School of Keller

    The Goddard School of Keller will be constructing their own classroom robots. Ages involved in the process will be 2-5yrs. We are looking forward to watching their creations come alive.

    Visit the The Goddard School of Keller website

    Hosted by The Goddard School of Keller

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    8801 Ray White Road
    Keller, TX 76248

    The Goddard School of Keller logo
  • We Robot 2015, University of Washington School of Law

    Fourth annual conference on robotics law and policy.

    Visit the We Robot 2015 website

    Hosted by Ryan Calo

    When:

    • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    4293 Memorial Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98195

    We Robot 2015 logo
  • Robofest Site: Ocala, FL, Marion Technical Institute

    Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots. Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.

    Visit the Robofest Site: Ocala, FL website

    Hosted by Marion Technical Institute

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1614 East Fort King Street
    Ocala, FL 34471

    Robofest Site: Ocala, FL logo
  • Robotics Awareness Week at Cascade High School, Cascade High School

    Cascade Bruin Robotics will increase awareness, support and recruitment for FIRST Robotics and FTC and FRC competitions with outreach activities during homeroom and drive the robot demonstrations at lunchtime.

    Visit the Robotics Awareness Week at Cascade High School website

    Hosted by Cascade Bruin Robotics

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      9:15am - 12:15pm

    Where:

    801 East Casino Road
    Everett, WA 98203

    Robotics Awareness Week at Cascade High School logo
  • Robotics Club at UCF DEMO, Robotics Club at UCF

    The Robotics Club at UCF will be hosting a small event at our Lab in Partnership II near the UCF Campus displaying and demoing our autonomous robots. Not all are built, and none are finished and polished, however you can see how we test and operate our vehicles and experience our competing robots first hand.

    Visit the Robotics Club at UCF DEMO website

    Hosted by Robotics Club at UCF

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      11:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    3100 Technology Pwky
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Robotics Club at UCF DEMO logo
  • Robotics Lab Open House, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    The UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory will proudly host a half-day event for the National Robotics Week. The event will feature research demos and presentations by the lab including a demo of our humanoid robots. 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 2 pm and 5 pm and should plan on spending 15-45 minutes at the event.

    Visit the Robotics Lab Open House website

    Hosted by Allie Sauppé

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    1210 West Dayton St.
    Madison, WI 53703

    Robotics Lab Open House logo
  • Robotics Seminar, Purdue University

    Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania ESE/CIS professor, will present his work on “Five Challenge Problems with Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things.”

    Visit the Robotics Seminar website

    Hosted by Purdue Robotics Accelerator

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

    Robotics Seminar logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class, Bricks4Kidz

    How would you like to turn your next LEGO? creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz? new Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO? bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed wee

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
    Rogers, AR 72758

    Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class logo
  • 4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament, West Virginia Extension Service- Mineral County

    SuGO is a specific competition format designed for Sumo Bots built using LEGO® and LEGO MINDSTORMS® components. Sumo Bots are a modern twist on the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo Wrestling. Small robots compete attempting to push each other off the ring.

    Visit the 4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament website

    Hosted by West Virginia Extension Service- Mineral County

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Where:

    356 Golden Drive
    Ridgeley, WV 26753

    4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament logo
  • Robot Rumble, Techno Chaos

    EARLY Robotics Rumble Strengthen your ingenuity and game strategy in using robotics. Even better see how nifty of an attachment you can build to get the most points during an EARLY Robotics competition. Sumobots Robot Rumble Teams compete to 'stay in the ring' and attempt to push each other off the field or to disable their opponent. Each team will have multiple matches during the Robot Rumble to compete with other SumoBots. Teams must bring their robot ready to rumble! Note the field is solid black and there is a white line as the boundary of the field. The field is approximately 4 feet in diameter. All Sumobots must run autonomously and have a 5 second delay before they 'attack or try to find their opponent'. For complete rules for the mini LEGO SumoBot format click here.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Techno Chaos

    When:

    • April 10, 2015
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    7320 Hwy 90A
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Robot Rumble logo
  • Robofest Site: Pearl City, HI, Leeward Community College - HI FusionEd

    Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots. Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.

    Visit the Robofest Site: Pearl City, HI website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      7:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    96-045 Ala Ike Street
    Pearl City, HI 96782

    Robofest Site: Pearl City, HI logo
  • Mini-Urban Challenge Ohio Regional, Wright State University

    The Mini-Urban Challenge is a national competition sponsored by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and the Doolittle Institute that challenges high school students to design and operate a robotic car to autonomously navigate a model city. The cars are developed using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education kits that are provided to high school teams free of charge.

    Visit the Mini-Urban Challenge Ohio Regional website

    Hosted by Mini Urban Challenge

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      8:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
    Dayton, OH 45435

    Mini-Urban Challenge Ohio Regional logo
  • Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR), Texas Tech University

    GEAR (Get Excited About Robotics) is a 6-8 week LEGO robotics challenge for elementary and middle school students during which student teams build and program LEGO robots (using the MINDSTORMS EV3 and NXT kits) to perform specified tasks. To solve the challenge, students learn engineering skills through a teaming exercise in designing, building, programming, testing, and troubleshooting wheeled LEGO robots that perform and compete on an eight foot by eight foot field. GEAR itself (www.gearrobotics.org) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 volunteer organization, which was created to foster interest among today's youth in a career in engineering, science or technology. It provides the game rules for the annual competition together with instructions on how to build game tables and piece. GEAR also maintains Question and Answer and Frequently Asked Questions sections on their website. GEAR tournaments are held at various locations; for more information regarding GEAR tournaments outside of Lubbock, TX, please check the GEAR Website: http://www.gearrobotics.org/ For more information about GEAR at Texas Tech University please check out http://www.coe.ttu.edu/stem/gear/

    Visit the Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) website

    Hosted by Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      8:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    TTU Campus
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) logo
  • RoboFest, Friends of Hawaii Robotics

    Robotics Tournament

    Visit the RoboFest website

    Hosted by Friends of Hawaii Robotics

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1460 Hoolaulea Street
    Pearl City, HI 96782

    RoboFest logo
  • 2015 Robot and Technology Expo, Mineral Area College

    The 2015 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming. This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Skyrise Competition, a Robot Challenge Course, Robot Exhibition, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. There will also be hands-on activities for families to enjoy and demos by Boeing, a robot hobby club, the Army engineering robots, and Arch Reactor hackerspace. Mini-workshops on Scratch programming, Makey Makey, Arduino microcontrollers, and the Raspberry Pi will be offered.

    Visit the 2015 Robot and Technology Expo website

    Hosted by Lab:Revolution the 4-H Technology Playground and Makerspace

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      8:45am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    5270 Flat River Rd.
    Park Hills, MO 63601

    2015 Robot and Technology Expo logo
  • Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE, Griffiths Middle School

    Griffiths Middle School is proud to host our First Annual VEX Skyrise SCRIMMAGE. The event is open to middle and/or high school VEX teams. For those teams that will not be competing in the World Championships, we would like to offer one last competition for students to participate in. This event will not qualify teams for anything

    Visit the Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE website

    Hosted by Griffiths Middle School

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    9633 Tweedy Lane
    Downey, CA 90240

    Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE logo
  • Robot Building Workshop, National Electronics Museum

    As part of National Robotics Week the National Electronics Museum is offering our annual Robot Building Workshop. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 11th from 9am to 1pm, and is available for anyone 12 years or older. Participants will learn how to solder while building and programming their own robot. The cost of the workshop is $75 with limited space available and advanced registration required.

    Visit the Robot Building Workshop website

    Hosted by National Electronics Museum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    1745 W Nursery Rd
    Linthicum, MD 21090

    Robot Building Workshop logo
  • Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge, Sea Perch

    The Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition is an annual event at UNH in Durham which includes different challenges for the SeaPerch teams to complet

    Visit the Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge website

    Hosted by Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping UNH

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    145 Main Street
    Durham, NH 03824

    Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge logo
  • Delaware's 4th Annual Robotics Day, Barclays Bank

    On Saturday, April 11th FAME will join other STEM groups around the nation in celebrating the 6th Annual National Robotics Week (NRW). The event will be hosted by Barclays Bank and shall begin with a panel discussion from 9am - 10:30am from top researchers in the field 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 on Eventbrite. FIRST Robotics Teams interested in registering for the “block party” and Robotics and Science related companies interested in sponsorship and/or exhibiting space should request to speak with Crissy Roth, FAME Resource Development Manager. Vouchers will be provided for parking in the Barclays garage (located at 400 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801) at the registration table. Crissy Roth croth@fameinc.org 302.777.3254

    Visit the Delaware's 4th Annual Robotics Day website

    Hosted by FAME, Inc.

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    ?125 S West St?
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Delaware's 4th Annual Robotics Day logo
  • 10th Annual 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 10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge website

    Hosted by Computational Neurobiology Center

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    411 S 6th St
    Columbia, MO 65211

    10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge logo
  • Robofest World Headquarters: Video qualifier email submission deadline, Robofest

    Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots.

    Visit the Robofest World Headquarters: Video qualifier email submission deadline website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    21000 W 10 Mile
    Southfield, MI 48075

    Robofest World Headquarters: Video qualifier email submission deadline logo
  • Robofest Site: Tiffin, OH, Calvert Catholic Schools

    Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots. Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.

    Visit the Robofest Site: Tiffin, OH website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    152 Madison Street
    Tiffin, OH 44883

    Robofest Site: Tiffin, OH logo
  • The Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament, BotBall

    At the Botball® Regional Tournament, students will get the chance to showcase all their hard work by competing in an autonomous robotics tournament. It's a great opportunity for students, team leaders, mentors and parents to network and interact with others who share an interest in educational robotics.

    Visit the The Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by Greater Chicago BotBall

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    5700 S Lake Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL 60637

    The Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament logo
  • The New Mexico Regional Botball® Tournament, BotBall

    At the Botball® Regional Tournament, students will get the chance to showcase all their hard work by competing in an autonomous robotics tournament. It's a great opportunity for students, team leaders, mentors and parents to network and interact with others who share an interest in educational robotics.

    Visit the The New Mexico Regional Botball® Tournament website

    Hosted by New Mexico BotBall

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    1780 East University Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88003

    The New Mexico Regional Botball® Tournament logo
  • Spring 2015 Robot Race Obstacle Course, The University of Advancing Technology

    Each team will have five hours to build and program a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 (31313) robot kit provided by Avnet. The robot is built to complete two different table challenges. First table: A line following course will award points based on the total distance and time achieved by the robot. Second table: A maze course that provides points when the robot performs up to three tasks and/or navigates sections of the course. The robot that completes the two tables with the most points wins.

    Visit the Spring 2015 Robot Race Obstacle Course website

    Hosted by Avnet Tech

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    2625 W Baseline Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85283

    Spring 2015 Robot Race Obstacle Course logo
  • Robofest Site: Brazoria, TX, Brazoria Heritage Foundation

    Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots. Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.

    Visit the Robofest Site: Brazoria, TX website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    205 N Nevada
    Brazoria, TX 77422

    Robofest Site: Brazoria, TX logo
  • Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge, US Naval Academy

    Please join us for the SeaPerch ROV Challenge at USNA. Teams will build their kits at their schools and then come together for these SeaTrials with schools from across Maryland.

    Visit the Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge website

    Hosted by U.S. Naval Academy

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    121 Blake Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402

    Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge logo
  • Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge, Mineral Area 4-H VEX

    The Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge is being held as part of the 2015 Robot Invitational, an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming. The event is open to ALL Youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of the regular VEX Skyrise Competition, Robot Skills Challenge and Programming Challenges for middle and high school teams. A robotics competition for younger students, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO building competition will also take place at the Invitational. It's an invitational where EVERYONE is invited!

    Visit the Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge website

    Hosted by Mineral Area 4-H VEX

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 10:00am

    Where:

    5270 Flat River Rd
    Park Hills, MO 63601

    Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge logo
  • Robot Day at The Works Museum, The Works Museum

    Come learn about robots of all shapes and sizes as we celebrate National Robotics Week. Meet robots used in businesses and universities, see student-built robots in action, and more!

    Visit the Robot Day at The Works Museum website

    Hosted by The Works Museum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    9740 Grand Avenue
    Bloomington, MN 55420

    Robot Day at The Works Museum logo
  • How to Build a Girls Robotics Team for FTC Exit 5 Robotics, Newark Museum

    Exit 5 Robotics will host a booth on all the steps required to get a girls robotics team up and running for FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge, grades 8-12) robotics competitions. The team will demo their FTC robot. The booth will be part of the Newark Mini MakerFaire event.

    Visit the How to Build a Girls Robotics Team for FTC Exit 5 Robotics website

    Hosted by Newark Museum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    49 Washington St
    Newark, NJ 07102

    How to Build a Girls Robotics Team for FTC Exit 5 Robotics logo
  • Robotics at Exploreum, El Paso Exploreum

    El Paso Exploreum is proud to be part of National Robotics Week with the event Robotics at Exploreum. The event will be held at El Paso Exploreum on April 11 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fun display of the uses of robots, local engineer students and professional will be available to talk to the public, see the life size robot from the Border Patrol and much more!

    Visit the Robotics at Exploreum website

    Hosted by El Paso Exploreum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    300 W San Antonio
    El Paso, TX 79901

    Robotics at Exploreum logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Robotics Day , Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia

    Do you love robots? Celebrate National Robotics Week at the CDMWV! Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) will be at the museum with some of their robots. There will also be robot related crafts, a robot obstacle course and more. Admission to this special event is free.

    Visit the Robotics Day website

    Hosted by Children's Discovery Museum of West Virginia

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Greenbag Road, St. G-12
    Morgantown, WV 26501

    Robotics Day  logo
  • Jr. FLL Celebration, Raupp Museum

    Join us for the third annual celebration of creativity! Teams will set up their displays in the museum gallery, present their work, win a participation medal, and have a chance to tour the museum

    Visit the Jr. FLL Celebration website

    Hosted by Raupp Museum

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    901 Dunham Lane
    Buffalo Grove , IL 60089

    Jr. FLL Celebration logo
  • Alabama Robotics Contest, University of Alabama

    The Alabama Robotics Competition is an event where students write programs that navigate their robot across a series of obstacle courses. Awards will be given out in several categories across multiple grade levels (elementary school, middle school, and high school). Dr. David Shepherd from ABB Corporate Research will be the keynote speaker for the event

    Visit the Alabama Robotics Contest website

    Hosted by Jeff Gray

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    240 Paul W Bryant Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

    Alabama Robotics Contest logo
  • Family Science Day-BotBrawl 2015, 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. Each year, we also host the BotBrawl tournament in collaboration with the Central Illinois Robotics Club.

    Visit the Family Science Day-BotBrawl 2015 website

    Hosted by CeMaST

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      11:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    Campus Box 2260
    Normal, IL 61790

    Family Science Day-BotBrawl 2015 logo
  • Rhode Island Robot Block Party, Pizzitola Center at Brown University, Pizzitola Center at Brown University

    See how robots are used in research, manufacturing, healthcare and education in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Robot Block Party is a project of Rhode Island Students of the Future, a non-profit organization that promotes youth robotics, and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University. Participants include: Yushin America, Nordson EFD, igus, inc., 3D Printing Providence, URI, RISD, 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 Noon - 4 PM. Sponsored by National Grid, Brown University SSERVI-SEED, Yushin America, IEEE and igus, inc. Info at: https://www.facebook.com/RIRobotBlockParty

    Visit the Rhode Island Robot Block Party, Pizzitola Center at Brown University website

    Hosted by Rhode Island Students of the Future & Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative @ Brown University

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    235 Hope Street
    Providence, RI 02906

    Rhode Island Robot Block Party, Pizzitola Center at Brown University logo
  • Jr. Lego League Expo, St. Rita Parish Center

    Join us for our 2nd Annual Jr. Lego League Expo at St. Rita School! See what Jr. FIRST Lego League is all about

    Visit the Jr. Lego League Expo website

    Hosted by St Rita Parish Center

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1008 Maple Dr
    Webster, NY 14580

    Jr. Lego League Expo logo
  • Build-a-Robot Challenge, Case Western Reserve University

    Ever wanted to try your hand at building and programming a robot? Already a master at it? Join us in some friendly competition ranging from beginner challenges to the hard stuff. Our members will be on hand to help the beginners build the robot step by step and in case anyone else gets stuck. We provide the materials, then you have 3 hours to build and program your creation. Gift card prizes for best performing robots! Beginner: line folowing bot | Intermediate: maze bot | Advanced: box collecting bot

    Visit the Build-a-Robot Challenge website

    Hosted by CWRU Robotics Club

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    2123 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    Cleveland, OH 44106

    Build-a-Robot Challenge logo
  • Ohio State's 21st Annual Robotics Competition, The Ohio State University

    Open to public. Teams of three to four Ohio State engineering students will set their robots in motion around a student-built 12-square-foot course that simulates a base of operations in a desolate Arctic area. The fully autonomous robots have just two minutes to perform specific tasks, including restoring the main power by raising a utility pole, delivering supplies to a maintenance building, communicating the outside weather conditions to the base and restarting an oil pumping station. The robots are limited in size to a 9-square-inch footprint and constructed of various materials, including sheet metal, PVC, acrylic, plywood and Erector set components. https://engineering.osu.edu/news/2015/04/competition-best-performing-robot-held-april-11

    Visit the Ohio State's 21st Annual Robotics Competition website

    Hosted by College of Engineering

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    337 W. 17th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210

    Ohio State's 21st Annual Robotics Competition logo
  • 3rd Quad Cities Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo , Riverdale Heights Robotics and Quad City Engineering and Science Council

    Jr First Lego League and other Quad City area FIRST FRC and FTC teams will show their work during an expo at the Putnam Museum. Jr. FLL Expo from 12:00-2:00 FIRST Demonstration from 1:00-4:00 (FLL, FTC, FRC)

    Visit the 3rd Quad Cities Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo website

    Hosted by Riverdale Heights Robotics and Quad City Engineering and Science Council

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1717 W 12th St
    Davenport, IA 52804

     3rd Quad Cities Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo  logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Camp National Robotics Week, Bricks4Kidz

    How would you like to turn your next LEGO? creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz? new Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO? bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed wee

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Camp National Robotics Week website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
    Rogers, AR 72758

    Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Camp National Robotics Week logo
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Advanced Robotics Camp National Robotics Week, Bricks4Kidz

    How would you like to turn your next LEGO? creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? The Bricks 4 Kidz? new Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO? bricks, PLUS the challenge of computer programming! Using drag-and-drop icon-based software, WeDo software provides an introduction into the world of computer-programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. This fun, action-packed wee

    Visit the Bricks 4 Kidz Advanced Robotics Camp National Robotics Week website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
    Rogers, AR 72758

    Bricks 4 Kidz Advanced Robotics Camp National Robotics Week logo
  • Robofest Site: 2nd Annual RoboParade, Jefferson City, MO, Robofest

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Since 2000, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa. http://extension.missouri.edu/WebSite/DisplayPage.aspx?PID=3531&P=Y&WebSite=cole

    Visit the Robofest Site: 2nd Annual RoboParade, Jefferson City, MO website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3600 Country Club Dr
    Jefferson City, MO 65109

    Robofest Site: 2nd Annual RoboParade, Jefferson City, MO logo
  • Humanoid Robotics- History, Programming, and Demonstration, Barnes & Noble Bayshore

    Speaker, Dr Andrew B Williams, Director of Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab at Marquette University. Dr Williams will trace the roots of humanoid robots, or robots with human-like features, from past science fiction to the current Space Station. He will provide a brief tutorial and demonstration on how to program a two-foot tall humanoid robot, Rosie, and talk about how one can pursue learning more about humanoid robots and programming.

    Visit the Humanoid Robotics- History, Programming, and Demonstration website

    Hosted by barnes & Noble

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    5755 N Bayshore Dr
    Glendale, WI 53217

    Humanoid Robotics- History, Programming,  and Demonstration logo
  • LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12, Sacramento Public Library - Pocket branch

    This event is already full (with a long waitlist!), but we will be teaching simple computer programming to elementary students using LEGO WeDo kits.

    Visit the LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12 website

    Hosted by Sacramento Public Library

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    7335 Gloria Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95831

    LEGO(R) Robotics for ages 7-12 logo
  • Robot Day, San Diego Public Library

    It’s National Robotics Week. Learn how robotics technology impact society and inspire students of all ages to study robotics, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Bring a robot to show others who you made it and what it can don. Dress up like a robot to show your support and we'll even provide a free workshops and materials for you to make a simple robot to take home!

    Visit the Robot Day website

    Hosted by San Diego Public Library

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    330 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Robot Day logo
  • Flowers Sprout FIRST, MIT Museum

    Get up close and personal with robots built by high school students! Meet local teams involved in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and find out how you can get involved in robotics too. Check out the event Facebook page, The Bot Side, for consistent updates!

    Visit the Flowers Sprout FIRST website

    Hosted by The Bot Side

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Flowers Sprout FIRST logo
  • Make It/Take It Mini Robots, CNSE CMOST

    earn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects. Children will be able to engage in a hands-on engineering challenge and will make Brush Bots.

    Visit the Make It/Take It Mini Robots website

    Hosted by CNSE CMOST

    When:

    • April 11, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    250 Jordan Road
    Troy, NY 12180

    Make It/Take It Mini Robots logo
  • First Annual 5k & Robot Race, Vecna Cares

    The Human 5K is a family-friendly 5K race for individuals, families and teams. Dress up as a robot or bring your unique gadgets and enhancements for special prizes. OR register a robot for the Robot Race. Must have a driver (out of line-of-sight for part of the challenge) and a chaperone for the course. Drivers will be seated at the control center. Autonomous or teleoperated robots will complete an L-shaped course as quickly as possible. Robots will be required to receive a “Dixie” cup of confetti at the corner water stop. Robot categories and waves may be established based on the qualities of the entrants.

    Visit the First Annual 5k & Robot Race website

    Hosted by Vecna Cares

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      7:00am - 11:00am

    Where:

    36 Cambridge Park Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02140

    First Annual 5k & Robot Race logo
  • North Pacific Regional Robotics Challenge, Walla Walla University

    The Adventist Robotics League (ARL) (www.adventistroboticsleague.net) also partners with FIRST, operating robotics challenges nationwide for Adventist schools and organizations. Walla Walla University hosts the North Pacific Regional Robotics Challenge every spring for ARL teams.

    Visit the North Pacific Regional Robotics Challenge website

    Hosted by Walla Walla University

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    SW 4th Street and Davis Ave
    College Place, WA 99324

    North Pacific Regional Robotics Challenge logo
  • Naval STEM Expo, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

    Students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., will have an opportunity to engage in all things STEM — short for science, technology, engineering and math — at the Naval STEM Exposition, held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on April 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in advance of the 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The expo, co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Navy League STEM Institute, is free and geared to students in grades six through twelve. It will provide middle and high school students an introduction to naval STEM careers and applications through guest speakers and hands-on activities. Some of the activities include driving a robot from the Marine Corps, touring the R/V Sperry Star III and experiencing a flight simulator.

    Visit the Naval STEM Expo website

    Hosted by Office of Naval Research

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    201 Water Street
    Oxon Hill, MD 20745

    Naval STEM Expo logo
  • Eden Prairie RoboFest 2015, Eden Prairie Center Mall

    Celebrate National Robotics Week at Eden Prairie Center Mall, in Eden Prairie MN from 11am to 4pm on Sunday April 12th 2015. Come play "Krazy Kubes" and see robotics demonstrations by several 2014 FTC, FRC, and FLL robotics teams from around Minnesota. Stop by and get information on how YOU can start or join a robotics team in your area! This is a FREE event, but we encourage you to bring a canned food item for our PROP food drive! The LazyBotts would like to extend an invitation to all MN FTC teams to bring their robots to EP center for this event. They can have one table per team set up if teams want to come “show off” their robots, outreach activities, trophies, etc. and let people drive their bots via Bluetooth . Please contact Lazybotts@gmail.com to RSVP or more information.

    Visit the Eden Prairie RoboFest 2015 website

    Hosted by The Lazybotts FTC Robotics Team

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    8251 Flying Cloud Dr
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    Eden Prairie RoboFest 2015 logo
  • Robotics at the Hanger, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

    Wings Over the Rockies and Colorado’s robotics community invite you to experience and explore this fast growing technology market. Channel your inner ventriloquist by controlling an animatronic puppet. Build a LEGO® NXT® robot and learn how to program its every movement. Cut out a papercraft WALL-E model that you can assemble yourself and take home. Learn more about how the robotics industry impacts our day-to-day lives and its exciting future possibilities.

    Visit the Robotics at the Hanger website

    Hosted by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    7711 E Academy Blvd #1
    Denver, CO 80230

    Robotics at the Hanger logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

    Berkshire Museum's Spark!Lab will host a robotics-themed week of activities. Program a Friend, manipulate a remote control robot through a maze, create working electrical circuits, and even build your own robot prototype to take home!

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • 4th Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week Event (ND-NRW), University of Notre Dame

    Join us in celebrating National Robotics Week! Over 100 Notre Dame faculty, students, and community members will demonstrate interactive robotic exhibits from research labs and classrooms. Dance in the robot disco, play robot-hide-and-go seek, get your picture taken by a robot photographer, and watch arial robots fly around an ice rink. The event is free and open to the public.

    Visit the 4th Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week Event (ND-NRW) website

    Hosted by Laurel Riek

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    100 Compton Family Ice Arena
    Notre Dame, IN 46556

    4th Annual Notre Dame National Robotics Week Event (ND-NRW) logo
  • Free Robot Battle Workshop, Empow Studios

    Come join us for an afternoon of robot construction and competition! Participants will customize robots to be entered in a robot elimination battle. Hardware and software design considerations will be made and the winners will receive awesome prizes. Participation is limited to 20 children. Pre-registration is required. Note: Robot projects will not be taken home. Age 7 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/caregiver at all times. Ages 8 and above are eligible to be dropped off without parent/caregiver.

    Visit the Free Robot Battle Workshop website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Free Robot Battle Workshop logo
  • Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo, Lincoln Land Community College

    ome join us at the 2nd annual Central Illinois Jr. FLL. Expo See what Jr. FIRST Lego League is all about

    Visit the Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo website

    Hosted by Central Illinois Jr. FLL

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      12:30pm - 3:30pm

    Where:

    5250 Shepherd Road
    Springfield , IL 62703

    Central Illinois Jr. FLL Expo logo
  • Connecticut Robotics Society Meeting, CT Robotics Society

    ounded in 1997, the Connecticut Robotics Society seeks to educate and share ideas in the domain of amateur robotics. We strive to increase our knowledge and abilities while meeting new friends and furthering our skills as robot builders. In addition to our monthly meetings we also host a number of annual events and contests where members can show off their creations in a friendly, sometimes competitive atmosphere

    Visit the Connecticut Robotics Society Meeting website

    Hosted by CT Robotics Society

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    30 Arbor Street, B7,
    Hartford, CT 06105

    Connecticut Robotics Society Meeting logo
  • BEST Robotics Open House, Living Faith Church

    Open house for students, teachers, and community to learn about BEST robotics and how they can get involved. Schools can see how the BEST program would fit with their current science and technology offerings. Since schools participate in BEST at no cost, teachers should come check it out!

    Visit the BEST Robotics Open House website

    Hosted by ARCHER robotics

    When:

    • April 12, 2015
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    10101 Lexington Avenue N
    Circle Pines, MN 55014

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  • Ursuline Academy 4th-7th grade EV3 Robotics, Bricks4Kidz

    Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology Lego has ever developed, unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command Robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine.

    Visit the Ursuline Academy 4th-7th grade EV3 Robotics website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 13, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 20, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm
    • April 27, 2015
      4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    2635 State Street
    New Orleans, LA 70118

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  • Looney the Robot- How to Train Your Robot, Gardiner Schools

    Looney is a NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics. Looney is a Developer Program Robot. Loony can walk, talk, hear, balance on one leg. Full Internet access. Looney can be programmed in many languages but for fully autonomous behaviors Looney is programmed in Python and C++. Looney's animation can be done with keyframing very similar to animating a character in a 3D animated movie.

    Visit the Looney the Robot- How to Train Your Robot website

    Hosted by Looney the Robot

    When:

    • April 14, 2015
      1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Where:

    510 Stone Street
    Gardiner, MT 59030

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  • Mindstorm Robotics, Bricks4Kidz

    Students in grades 4-6 will learn how to program and use the Mindstorms to make their own robots

    Visit the Mindstorm Robotics website

    Hosted by Bricks4Kidz

    When:

    • April 14, 2015
      3:30pm - 5:00pm
    • April 21, 2015
      3:30pm - 4:00pm
    • April 28, 2015
      3:15pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    19201 Driftwood Bay Dr
    Eagle River, AK 99577

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  • 2015 VEX Challenge World Championship Middle School and High School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation, VEX

    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 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from over 500 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from June 2014 to March 2015. Teams will play the game Skyrise during the 2014-2015 season.

    Visit the 2015 VEX Challenge World Championship Middle School and High School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation website

    Hosted by VEX

    When:

    • April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    937 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209

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  • 2015 VEX U World Championship Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation, VEX IQ

    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 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from many VEX U tournaments happening in cities around the world from June 2014 to March 2015. Teams will play the game Skyrise during the 2014-2015 season.

    Visit the 2015 VEX U World Championship Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation website

    Hosted by VEX U

    When:

    • April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    937 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209

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  • 2015 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship Elementary School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Kentucky Exposition Center

    The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from many VEX IQ Challenge events happening in cities around the world from June 2014 to March 2015. Teams will play the game Highrise during the 2014-2015 season.

    Visit the 2015 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship Elementary School Division Presented by The Northrop Grumman Foundation website

    Hosted by REC Foundation

    When:

    • April 15, 2015
      12:00pm - 7:00pm
    • April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      7:30am - 7:00pm
    • April 18, 2015
      7:30am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    937 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209

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  • CARL Meetup, CARL Meetup

    The Challenge Arkansas Robotics League returns to the Launch pad at 6:30 pm. Come share what you know and learn from others.

    Visit the CARL Meetup website

    Hosted by Challenge Arkansas Robotics League

    When:

    • April 15, 2015
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    201 East Broadway
    North Little Rock, AR 72114

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  • 3D Print Show, Center548

    In 2015, 3D Printshow is entering a period of rapid expansion. Creating a platform for the entire 3D printing /Additive Manufacturing industry, our shows will feature industrial AM machines, desktop 3D printers and everything in between. From large-scale industrial events to creative and maker-focused shows, we’re looking at where 3D printing is thriving and more importantly, where it is set to grow. With seven shows in seven major cities and a series of 3D Printshow Summits in 2015, we’re creating a truly global presence to match the exponential growth of this incredible industry. 3D Printshow is focused on: Connecting you with key business customers. Connecting you with brands that want to explore / adopt 3D printing. Educating our audience on your latest product developments. Generating global press coverage for your products. Driving business and specialist engagement. Introducing you to potential collaborators. Increasing public awareness of your products. Arranging show social events to help you network & build inter-industry relationships.

    Visit the 3D Print Show website

    Hosted by 3D Printshow Limited

    When:

    • April 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015
      9:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    548 W 22nd St
    New York, NY 10011

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  • PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier, VEX IQ

    PA-TSA MS VEX IQ Competition - TSA National Qualifier VEX IQ Highrise

    Visit the PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier website

    Hosted by VEX IQ

    When:

    • April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA MS and HS VEX IQ Competition - National TSA Qualifier logo
  • PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier, VEX

    PA-TSA MS VEX Competition - TSA National Qualifier Skyrise - skills only competition

    Visit the PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier website

    Hosted by VEX IQ

    When:

    • April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      9:00am - 9:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA MS and HS VEX Competition - National TSA Qualifier logo
  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson Abstract: While the futuristic vision of micro and nanorobotics is of intelligent machines that navigate throughout our bodies searching for and destroying disease, we have a long way to go to get there. Progress is being made, though, and the past decade has seen impressive advances in the fabrication, powering, and control of tiny motile devices. Much of our work focuses on creating systems for controlling micro and nanorobots as well as pursuing applications of these devices. As systems such as these enter clinical trials, and as commercial applications of this new technology are realized, radically new therapies and uses will result that have yet to be envisioned. Bio: Brad Nelson received mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. 1984) and the University of Minnesota (M.S. 1987), and a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University (1995). He has been the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich since 2002 and has received a number of awards for his work in robotics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. He serves on the advisory boards of a number of academic departments and research institutes across North America, Europe, and Asia and is on the editorial boards of several academic journals. Prof. Nelson has been the Department Head of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH, Chairman of the ETH Electron Microscopy Center, and is a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of three Swiss companies. Before moving to Europe, Prof. Nelson worked as an engineer at Honeywell and Motorola and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa. He has also been a professor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Teruko Yata was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute from 2000 until her untimely death in 2002. After graduating from the University of Tsukuba, working under the guidance of Prof. Yuta, she came to the United States. At Carnegie Mellon, she served as a post-doctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute for three years, under Chuck Thorpe. Teruko's accomplishments in the field of ultrasonic sensing were highly regarded and won her the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 1999. It was frequently noted, and we always remember, that "the quality of her work was exceeded only by her kindness and thoughtfulness as a friend." Join us in paying tribute to our extraordinary colleague and friend through this most unique and exciting lecture. A School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture

    Visit the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics website

    Hosted by Debra Tobin

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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  • LEGO™ Robotics & Programming, Gr 3-8, Empow Studios @ Camp West Woods

    Do you like to build? Drive remote control vehicles? Program robots? Then this is the class for you. Students will use LEGO MINDSTORMS™ components to build and program models of machines and devices that operate automatically or by remote control. Working with our expert instructors and detailed building plans, students will complete a different project in each class. Photos of all their creations will be available after the final class. This class runs on Thursdays from 4/16 – 5/14. No class April 23.

    Visit the LEGO™ Robotics & Programming, Gr 3-8 website

    Hosted by Academy of Lego

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Where:

    808 West Street
    Stoughton, MA 02072

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  • Lego Mindstorms Challenge, Rolling Robots

    "Bulls In the Ring" Lego Mindstorms Challenge will be held at Rolling Robots Palos Verdes Location. Participants will build and program a Lego Mindstorms robot with the goal to push as many "bulls" out of the ring as possible in two minutes. Top two wining teams will receive robot kits as awards. Every participant will receive a gift from Rolling Robots.

    Visit the Lego Mindstorms Challenge website

    Hosted by Rolling Robots

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Where:

    700 Silver Spur Road
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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  • Intro to Robot Control Systems: Arduino + Simulink (Computer Lab), Artisan's Asylum

    Learn to control your own miniature lunar rover!* This project-based course will teach you how to design control systems with Simulink and deploy them onto a Pololu Zumo robot automated by the Arduino Uno. Taught by employees of MathWorks (makers of MATLAB and Simulink) this course will highlight how simulation of systems can rapidly accelerate controller design. You will incorporate various sensors into your robot (including reflectance sensors, proximity sensors, and a 3-axis accelerometer) to have your robot automatically perform tasks such as: - avoid lunar rocks; - follow tread marks on the lunar surface; - maintain speed over craters * Rocket to the moon not included.

    Visit the Intro to Robot Control Systems: Arduino + Simulink (Computer Lab) website

    Hosted by molly@artisansasylum.com

    When:

    • April 16, 2015
      7:30pm - 10:00pm

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

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  • University of Nebraska Lincoln E Day Open House, University of Nebraska Engineering

    For more than 100 years, the College of Engineering has celebrated the accomplishments of its currents students in their academic and cocurricular endeavors with an Open House in Lincoln. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. We encourage K-12 students to attend to learn more about the exciting fields of engineering, engage in fun activities, and view our senior design/research projects.

    Visit the University of Nebraska Lincoln E Day Open House website

    Hosted by University of Nebraska College of Engineering

    When:

    • April 17, 2015
      8:30am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    2021 Transformation Dr,
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    University of Nebraska Lincoln E Day Open House logo
  • Mansfield Jr. FLL Expo, Mansfield SDA School

    This 2nd annual Jr. FLL Expo is hosted by Mansfield Seventh-Day Adventist School. It is scheduled on a Friday to accommodate school teams, but is open to all Jr. FLL teams able to attend.

    Visit the Mansfield Jr. FLL Expo website

    Hosted by Mansfield Seventh- Day Adventist School

    When:

    • April 17, 2015
      9:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1040 W. Cook Rd
    Mansfield, OH 44906

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  • IEEE Huntsville JRACS Seminar on An [almost] invisible controller for the unexpected unexpected! by By Dr. Farbod Fahimi, Dynetics, Inc.

    Talk Abstract: Model-Free Online Reinforcement Learning (MFORL) controllers learn how to control a system only by interacting with it in real-time, the same way humans learn how to control machines. MFORL controllers have great potentials when it comes to control design for complex nonlinear systems, where the model-based methods fall short due to impracticality of formulating a mathematical model for the system. With availability of the MFORL control, unmodeled complex systems can be automated. Even if a model could be formulated, MFORL control derivation is extremely more economical for two major reasons. First, the need for lengthy process of system modeling, identification, and verification is eliminated. Second, once an MFORL controller is found for a dynamic system, it can be easily used for any system whose governing differential equation resembles that of the original dynamic system. In addition, MFORL controllers can relearn a completely new control law rapidly if the system dynamics suddenly changes due to an "unexpected" component break down. So, MFORL controllers can successfully deal with unexpected unexpected (situations that cannot be foreseen at the design stage) whereas robust/adaptive controllers can only deal with expected unexpected at best (known ranges of change in system parameters). In this talk, the theory behind MFORL controllers is discussed, and some sample benchmark applications are presented.

    Visit the IEEE Huntsville JRACS Seminar on An [almost] invisible controller for the unexpected unexpected! by By Dr. Farbod Fahimi website