National Robotics Week 2017 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2016! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The eighth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 8-16, 2017 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

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Remember it can be everything from bringing a robot to the library, to a demo at the science center, to a huge robot carnival! We just want to share the excitement of robotics around the US. If you hosted an event for 2016, thanks for joining us and please tell us about your event here.

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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!
https://www.aldebaran.com/en/naochallengeusa
Hosted by Innovation Center
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When: April 1, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
NAO Challenge logo
Where: 1200 S. Sunset St.
Longmont, CO
80501
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.
http://www.monroe.k12.mi.us/waterloo.cfm
Hosted by Waterloo Robotics
When: April 1, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Waterloo Robotics logo
Where: 1933 South Custer
Monroe, MI
48161
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.
http://www.queencityfirst.org/
Hosted by Queen City FIRST
When: April 1, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Queen City Regional FIRST logo
Where: 1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
45207
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.
http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/15087?ProgramCode=FRC
Hosted by Minnesota FIRST
When: April 1, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Arizona West Regional FIRST logo
Where: 3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ
85017
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!!!!!
http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/Robots4Us
Hosted by DARPA
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When: April 1, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
DARPA Robots4US logo
Where: 675 N. Randolph Street
Arlington, VA
22203
North Carolina Jr FLL Expo, Central Piedmont Community College
Come see what Junior FIRST Lego League is all about
http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/17021?ProgramCode=JFLL
Hosted by NC FIRST Robotics
When: April 1, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
North Carolina Jr FLL Expo logo
Where: 1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC
28240
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.
http://www.bricks4kidz.com/nevada-lasvegas-summerlin/program-events/
Hosted by Bricks4Kidz
When: April 1, 2015
5:15pm - 6:45pm
April 8, 2015
5:15pm - 6:45pm
Lego EV3 Advanced Robotics Program logo
Where: 9600 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV
89117
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.
http://www.ilfirst.org/frc/events/midwest-regional.html
Hosted by Illinois FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Midwest Regional FIRST logo
Where: 525 South Racine Avenue,
chicago, IL
60607
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.
http://www.firstsv.org/
Hosted by FIRST Silcon Valley Regional
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Silicon Valley Regional FIRST logo
Where: One Washington Square
San Jose, CA
95112
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.
http://www.sandiegoregional.com/
Hosted by San Diego FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
San Diego Regional FIRST logo
Where: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA
92110
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.
http://houston.txfirst.org/
Hosted by Texas FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Lone Star Regional FIRST logo
Where: 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX
77010
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.
http://www.mnfirst.org/
Hosted by Minnesota FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional FIRST logo
Where: 1925 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN
55455
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.
http://www.mnfirst.org/
Hosted by Minnesota FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Minnesota North Star Regional FIRST logo
Where: 1901 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN
55455
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.
http://tnfirst.org/events/
Hosted by Tennesee FIRST
When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST logo
Where: 701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN
37902
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.
http://www.indianafirst.org/
Hosted by Indiana FIRST
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Indiana District FIRST logo
Where: 9500 E. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN
46229
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.
http://www.midatlanticrobotics.com/
Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics
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When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
MAR District - North Brunswick FIRST logo
Where: 98 Raider Road
North Brunswick, NJ
08902
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.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/
Hosted by FIRST in Michigan
When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
FIM District - Troy Event FIRST logo
Where: 4333 John R Road
Troy, MI
48085
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.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/
Hosted by FIRST in Michigan
When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
FIM District - Bedford Event FIRST logo
Where: 8285 Jackman Road
Temperance, MI
48182
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.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/
Hosted by FIRST in Michigan
When: April 2, 2015 - April 4, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
FIM District - Lansing Event FIRST logo
Where: 1001 S. Barns Street
Mason, MI
48854
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
http://www.r4k2.com/#welcomewrap
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
Mega Maker Class logo
Where: 182 Main Street 3rd fl
Burlington, VT
05401
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.
http://nwalabamabest.org
Hosted by Shoals Chamber of Commerce & Northwest-Shoals Community College
When: April 2, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
BEST Robotics Open House logo
Where: 800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, AL
35662
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
http://www.mdfirst.org/programs/first-robotics-competition/chesapeake-regional
Hosted by FIRST ROBOTICS
When: April 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION logo
Where: XFINITY CENTER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE PARK, MD
20742
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
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/tsa/re-tsa-15-2487.html
Hosted by Kansas TSA Vex
When: April 3, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Kansas TSA VEX Skyrise logo
Where: 2601 N. Ohio Street
Salina, KS
67401
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.
http://www.infamousrobotics.com/programs/summer-camps/
Hosted by Infamous Robotics LLC
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When: April 3, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
NRW National Kick Off event logo
Where: 600 Independence Ave SW,
Washington , DC
20560
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/
http://www.hocm.org
Hosted by Hands On Children
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When: April 3, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotics Activities All Week! logo
Where: 414 Jefferson St. NE
Olympia, WA
98501
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
http://www.tcmupstate.org/calendar-2/
Hosted by The Children's Museum of the Upstate
When: April 3, 2015
11:00am - 2:00pm
NAO Workshop logo
Where: 300 College street
Greenville, SC
29601
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!
http://pnwfirst.org/events/2015-district-championship/
Hosted by PNWFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
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When: April 4, 2015
8:00am - 6:00pm
FIRST Robotics Competition Pacific Northwest District Championship Event 2015 logo
Where: 526 5th St
Cheney, WA
99004
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.
http://spacegrant.colorado.edu/statewideprograms/robotics-challenge
Hosted by Colorado Space Grant Consortium
When: April 4, 2015
8:00am - 12:00pm
Colorado Space Grant Robotics Challenge logo
Where: 11999 Hwy 50
Mosca, CO
81146
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.
http://www.visitinfinity.com/
Hosted by Team Fusion
When: April 4, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
April 11, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
Robots at Infinity logo
Where: 1 Discovery Circle
John C. Stennis Space Center, MS
39529
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
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-15-2855.html
Hosted by Pembroke Academy Robotics
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When: April 4, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
Warm-up for Worlds VEX Robotics Skyrise Challenge logo
Where: 209 Academy Road
Pembroke, NH
03275
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
http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/begin-robotics
Hosted by University of Reading & Future Learn
When: April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Future Learn `Begin Robotics' Free On-line Course logo
Where: Online Only
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.
http://robojobs.org
Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics & Robohub
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When: April 4, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
April 5, 2015 - April 12, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Robojobs Fair logo
Where: Online Only
ServoCity / Actobotics Celebrate National Robotics Week!, ServoCity / Actobotics
http://servocity.com/html/national_robotics_week_2015.html
Hosted by ServoCity / Actobotics
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When: April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
ServoCity / Actobotics Celebrate National Robotics Week! logo
Where: Online Only
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!
http://www.robotc.net/blog/2015/03/30/national-robotics-week/
Hosted by ROBOTC
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When: April 4, 2015 - April 12, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
ROBOTC's VEX IQ Challenge logo
Where: Online Only
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.
http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/events/national-robotics-week/
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
Robot Block Party logo
Where: 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
60637
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.
http://www.imagineupstate.org/festival/
Hosted by iMAGINE Upstate
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When: April 4, 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
iMAGINE Upstate Festival logo
Where: 318 S. Main St
Greenville, SC
29601
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.
http://mosi.org
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
National Robotics Week At The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) logo
Where: 4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL
33617
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!
http://www.imagineupstate.org/
Hosted by Imagine Upstate
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When: April 4, 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
NAO at Imagine Upstate Festival logo
Where: Main Street
Greenville, SC
29601
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 4, 2015
10:00am - 5:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
Jr. Lego League Showcase, Girl Scout Offices
Come see what Jr FIRST Lego League is all about
http://www.usfirst.org/whats-going-on/event/17063?ProgramCode=JFLL
Hosted by Girl Scouts Utah
When: April 4, 2015
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Jr. Lego League Showcase logo
Where: 445 East 4500 South
Salth Lake City, UT
84107
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.
http://anchoragemakerspace.com
Hosted by Anchorage Makerspace
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When: April 4, 2015
12:00pm - 6:00pm
April 11, 2015
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Anchorage Makerspace National Robotics Week logo
Where: 1406 West 33rd
Anchorage, AK
99503
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.
http://robogames.net
Hosted by Robotics SOciety of America
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When: April 4, 2015
12:00pm - 8:00pm
April 5, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Internatinoal RoboGames logo
Where: 1346 Saratoga Dr
San mateo, CA
94403
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.
http://www.r4k2.com/#welcomewrap
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
Robo Capture the Flag class logo
Where: 182 Main Street 3rd fl
Burlington, VT
05401
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 5, 2015
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
"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.
http:// http://grasp.ticketleap.com/underwaterdreams/
Hosted by University of Pennsylvania GRASP LAB
When: April 6, 2015
9:00am - 11:30am
 "Underwater Dreams" Film Screening logo
Where: 3205 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
19104
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.
http://whatdoesjackiesee.com
Hosted by Eight Six Ninety-One Technologies
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When: April 6, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Kickstarter launch - Flying security camera! logo
Where: Online Only
Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms, EV3 Lessons
Learn to program your EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Robot using free, open source tutorials from EV3Lessons.com.
http://www.ev3lessons.com
Hosted by Droids Robotics
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When: April 6, 2015 - April 12, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms logo
Where: Online Only
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!
http://www.discoveryworld.org/events/national-robotics-week/
Hosted by Discovery World
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When: April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm
April 11, 2015
10:00am - 5:00pm
Robotics Week at Discovery World logo
Where: 500 N Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee , WI
53202
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.
http://serendipity-academy.com
Hosted by Serendipity Academy
When: April 6, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Robotics at the Academy logo
Where: 4315 Tumwater Valley Drive
Tumwater, WA
98501
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.
https://www.adams12.org/programs/independence_academy
Hosted by Lori Clark
When: April 6, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
IA Robotics Week logo
Where: 550 E 124th Ave
Thornton, CO
80241
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 6, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
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
http://www.goddardschool.com/greenville/simpsonville-five-forks-plaza-court-sc
Hosted by The Goddard School
When: April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Goddard Challenge logo
Where: 8 Five Forks Plaza Court
Simpsonville, SC
29681
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.
http://www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com
Hosted by Mississippi Children
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When: April 6, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm
April 7, 2015 - April 8, 2015
3:15pm - 4:30pm
Tech Time with the Jackson Preparatory School Robotics Team logo
Where: 2145 Museum Blvd
Jackson, MS
39202
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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/461832940633307/
Hosted by CWRU Robotics Club
When: April 6, 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Robotics Expo logo
Where: 11038 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, OH
44106
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.
http://www.bricks4kidz.com/oklahoma-tulsa-brokenarrow/
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
Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics 5th-6th grades logo
Where: 3933 E 91st
Tulsa, OK
74137
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.
http://cse.unl.edu/colloquium/2014-2015/stephen-nuske
Hosted by Nimbus Lab and CSE Department
When: April 6, 2015
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Robotics Seminar logo
Where: Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE
68588
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.
http://www.stormingrobots.com
Hosted by Storming Robots
When: April 6, 2015
4:00pm - 6:45pm
Introduce the coolness of programming self-awareness for the robot! logo
Where: 3322 Rt. 22 West
Branchburg, NJ
08876
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
http://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=212
Hosted by Bricks4Kidz
When: April 6, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class logo
Where: 5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
Rogers, AR
72758
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.
http://bricks4kidz.com/provo
Hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz Utah County
When: April 6, 2015
5:00pm - 8:45pm
Robotics Week FREE Family Night logo
Where: 1675 N Freedom Bvld 5A
Provo, UT
84604
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
http://orgs.tntech.edu/arc
Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club
When: April 6, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Robotics Talk logo
Where: 1 William L Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN
38505
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.
http://rasc.usc.edu/roboticsopenhouse/index.html
Hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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When: April 7, 2015
8:30am - 5:00pm
USC Viterbi Robotics Open House logo
Where: 3710 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90089
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.
http://www.uctv.tv/thinkabit/
Hosted by Qualcomm
When: April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab - Robocrafting logo
Where: 5880 Oberlin Dr
San Diego, CA
92121
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
http://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/epix-original-documentary-underwater-dreams-140000220.html
Hosted by Epix and the White House
When: April 7, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Underwater Dreams Screening logo
Where: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC
20500
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
http://orgs.tntech.edu/arc
Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club
When: April 7, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Great Robot Race logo
Where: 1 William L Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN
38505
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.
http://cruser.nps.edu
Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)
When: April 7, 2015 - April 8, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm
CRUSER TechCon 2015 logo
Where: 1 University Circle
Monterey, CA
93943
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.
http://www.motoman.com
Hosted by Yaskawa Motoman
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When: April 7, 2015
9:00am - 2:00pm
Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman logo
Where: 100 Automation Way
Miamisburg, OH
45342
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 7, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
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!
http://www.xconomyforum74.eventbrite.com
Hosted by Xconomy
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When: April 7, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West logo
Where: 333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA
94025
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.
http://www.bakersfieldrobotics.com
Hosted by Bakersfield Robotics
When: April 7, 2015
4:30pm - 6:30pm
3rd Annual Robot Block Party logo
Where: 8301 Ming Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
93311
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.
http://www.edventures.com/
Hosted by Caitlin Basel
When: April 7, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
PCS EdventuresLab Open House! logo
Where: 94 N Fisher Park Way
Eagle, ID
83616
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).
http://www.eng.mu.edu/abwilliams/heirlab
Hosted by Marquette University HEIR Lab
When: April 7, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Girls Who Code Co-Robots (Humanoids) logo
Where: 1637 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
53201
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.
http://www.thatoneteam.org
Hosted by That ONE Team
When: April 7, 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm
That ONE Team Demonstration  logo
Where: 2650 5 Mile Rd. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
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.
http://www.meetup.com/DC-Robotics-Group/events/220972647/
Hosted by DC Robotics Group
When: April 7, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm
DC Robotics Group Bots and Brews logo
Where: 3520 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC
20007
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.
http://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/computer-science/robotic-programming-contest-guidelines.cfm
Hosted by University of South Dakota Computer Science Dept
When: April 8, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
USD Robotic Programming Contest for High School Teams logo
Where: 414 E Clark St,
Vermillion, SD
57069
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.
http://robotics.gatech.edu/outreach/NRW
Hosted by Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech
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When: April 8, 2015
9:00am - 3:00pm
Georgia Tech Robotics Open House and Tours logo
Where: 801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA
30332
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.
http://www.firstinmichigan.org/
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
FIRST in Michigan District Championship logo
Where: 2500 Turner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
48544
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.
http://www.midatlanticrobotics.com/
Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Robotics
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When: April 8, 2015 - April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Mid-Atlantic Robotics FIRST District Championships logo
Where: 124 Goodman Drive
Bethleham, PA
18015
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.
http://www.uta.edu/utari/outreach/Roboweek-2015.php
Hosted by UT Arlington Research Institute
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When: April 8, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
UTARI National Robotics Week Showcase logo
Where: 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S.
Fort Worth, TX
76118
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 8, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
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.
http://svrobo.org/calendar/robot-block-party
Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics
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When: April 8, 2015
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Silicon Valley Robot Block Party logo
Where: 950 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA
94304
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.
http://pensacolamesshall.org
Hosted by Pensacola MESS Hall
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When: April 8, 2015
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robots Unplugged logo
Where: 116 N Tarragona St
Pensacola, FL
32502
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
http://www.LaramieRoboticsClub.org
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
Laramie Robotics Club logo
Where: 1000 E. University
Laramie, WY
82071
LEGO WeDo Robots, Library Barrington Area
LEGOs come to life when you build and program robots in this introductory class.
http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org/library-events.html
Hosted by Library Barrington Area
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When: April 8, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
LEGO WeDo Robots logo
Where: 505 n. northwest highway
Barrington , IL
60010
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
http://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=212
Hosted by Bricks4Kidz
When: April 8, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. and Advanced Robotics Class logo
Where: 5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
Rogers, AR
72758
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.
http://www.edventures.com/
Hosted by Caitlin Basel
When: April 8, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
PCS EdventuresLab Robotics Week Open House logo
Where: 345 Bob White Ct
Eagle, ID
83616
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.
http://nerve-nrw-2015.eventbrite.com
Hosted by UMass Lowell NERVE Center
When: April 8, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
NERVE Center Open House logo
Where: 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA
01854
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!
http://orgs.tntech.edu/arc
Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club
When: April 8, 2015
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Big Hero 6 Movie Showing logo
Where: 1 William L Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN
38505
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
http://nimrodconference.com
Hosted by Nimrod 1.0
When: April 9, 2015
7:00am - 7:00pm
NIMROD 1.0 logo
Where: 333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA
94025
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
http://www.nefirst.org/portfolio/nedcmp/
Hosted by NEFIRST
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When: April 9, 2015
8:00am - 8:00pm
April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
8:00am - 6:00pm
New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship logo
Where: 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA
01609
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.
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-iq-challenge/re-viqc-15-2810.html#tabs-travel
Hosted by CREATE Foundation
When: April 9, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ Division logo
Where: 1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA
51501
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.
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/tsa/re-tsa-15-2502.html
Hosted by Texas TSA VEX
When: April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Texas TSA VEX Qualifying Tournament logo
Where: 100 Washington Ave
Waco, TX
76701
TinkerLab Robotics! , Prospect Sierra
Celebrating National Robotics Week with various activities during lunchtime TinkerLab! Come learn about robots and help build some in TinkerLab.
http://prospectsierra.org/
Hosted by Prospect Sierra
When: April 9, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
TinkerLab Robotics!  logo
Where: 2060 Tapscott Ave
El Cerrito, CA
94530
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.
http://www.mirobotics.org/
Hosted by National Center for Mfg Sciences/University of Michigan
When: April 9, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
2015 Michigan Robotics Day logo
Where: 2800 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI
48105
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.
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-15-1575.html
Hosted by VEX
When: April 9, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
U.S. Open Robotics Champoinship - VEX High School and Middle School Division-  logo
Where: 1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA
51501
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.
http://www.innovationworks.org
Hosted by AlphaLab Gear
When: April 9, 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Robots of Tomorrow logo
Where: 6024 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA
15206
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!
http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/sparklab/
Hosted by Berkshire Museum
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When: April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
Where: 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
01201
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.
http://thenrc.org
Hosted by EduEverything, Inc.
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When: April 9, 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm
April 10, 2015
9:00am - 6:00pm
April 11, 2015
9:00am - 12:00pm
The National Robotics Challenge logo
Where: 220 East Fairground Street
Marion , OH
43302
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!
http://orgs.tntech.edu/arc
Hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club
When: April 9, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm
Robot Demonstration! logo
Where: 1 William L Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN
38505
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.
http://cruser.nps.edu
Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)
When: April 9, 2015
11:00am - 2:00pm
CRUSER Tech Expo 2015 logo
Where: 1 University Circle
Monterey, CA
93943
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.
http://cruser.nps.edu
Hosted by Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)
When: April 9, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm
5th Annual "Robots in the Roses" Research Fair logo
Where: 1 University Circle
Monterey, CA
93943
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
http://www.neshaminy.k12.pa.us/sms
Hosted by CS Middle School
When: April 9, 2015
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Litebot and Ollie logo
Where: 30 Harmony Rod
Levittown, PA
19056
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.
http://robots.ihmc.us/openhouse
Hosted by IHMC
When: April 9, 2015
4:00pm - 7:00pm
IHMC Robotics Lab Open House logo
Where: 201 E Wright St
Pensacola, FL
32502
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.
http://www.goddardschool.com/dallas-fort-worth/keller-ray-white-road-TX
Hosted by The Goddard School of Keller
When: April 10, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
The Goddard School of Keller logo
Where: 8801 Ray White Road
Keller, TX
76248
We Robot 2015, University of Washington School of Law
Fourth annual conference on robotics law and policy.
http://werobot2015.org
Hosted by Ryan Calo
When: April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
We Robot 2015 logo
Where: 4293 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA
98195
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.
http://robofest.net
Hosted by Marion Technical Institute
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When: April 10, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest Site: Ocala, FL logo
Where: 1614 East Fort King Street
Ocala, FL
34471
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.
http://www.everettsd.org/cascade
Hosted by Cascade Bruin Robotics
When: April 10, 2015
9:15am - 12:15pm
Robotics Awareness Week at Cascade High School logo
Where: 801 East Casino Road
Everett, WA
98203
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.
http://robotics.ucf.edu
Hosted by Robotics Club at UCF
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When: April 10, 2015
11:00am - 2:00pm
Robotics Club at UCF DEMO logo
Where: 3100 Technology Pwky
Orlando, FL
32826
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.
http://hci.cs.wisc.edu/
Hosted by Allie Sauppé
When: April 10, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Robotics Lab Open House logo
Where: 1210 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI
53703
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.”
https://robotics.purdue.edu
Hosted by Purdue Robotics Accelerator
When: April 10, 2015
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Robotics Seminar logo
Where: 128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN
47907
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
http://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=212
Hosted by Bricks4Kidz
When: April 10, 2015
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics Class logo
Where: 5208 Village Parkway Suite 5
Rogers, AR
72758
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.
http://mineral.ext.wvu.edu/4_h_youth_development/4-h-science-and-robotics/sugo-robotics
Hosted by West Virginia Extension Service- Mineral County
When: April 10, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
4-H SuGo Robotics Tournament logo
Where: 356 Golden Drive
Ridgeley, WV
26753
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.
Hosted by Techno Chaos
When: April 10, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robot Rumble logo
Where: 7320 Hwy 90A
Sugar Land, TX
77478
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.
http://robofest.net
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2015
7:30am - 3:00pm
Robofest Site: Pearl City, HI logo
Where: 96-045 Ala Ike Street
Pearl City, HI
96782
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.
http://miniurbanchallenge.com
Hosted by Mini Urban Challenge
When: April 11, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
Mini-Urban Challenge Ohio Regional logo
Where: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH
45435
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/
http://www.coe.ttu.edu/stem/gear
Hosted by Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University
When: April 11, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) logo
Where: TTU Campus
Lubbock, TX
79409
RoboFest, Friends of Hawaii Robotics
Robotics Tournament
http://www.friendsofhawaiirobotics.org/event/robofest-competition/
Hosted by Friends of Hawaii Robotics
When: April 11, 2015
8:00am - 4:00pm
RoboFest logo
Where: 1460 Hoolaulea Street
Pearl City, HI
96782
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.
http://sites.google.com/site/robotinvitational2015
Hosted by Lab:Revolution the 4-H Technology Playground and Makerspace
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When: April 11, 2015
8:45am - 4:30pm
2015 Robot and Technology Expo logo
Where: 5270 Flat River Rd.
Park Hills, MO
63601
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
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-15-2838.html
Hosted by Griffiths Middle School
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Griffiths First Annual VEX SCRIMMAGE logo
Where: 9633 Tweedy Lane
Downey, CA
90240
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.
http://conta.cc/18i91fz
Hosted by National Electronics Museum
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robot Building Workshop logo
Where: 1745 W Nursery Rd
Linthicum, MD
21090
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
http://ccom.unh.edu/seaperch
Hosted by Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping UNH
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Seacoast SeaPerch Challenge logo
Where: 145 Main Street
Durham, NH
03824
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
http://DE4RoboticsDay.eventbrite.com
Hosted by FAME, Inc.
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When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware's 4th Annual Robotics Day logo
Where: ?125 S West St?
Wilmington, DE
19801
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.
http://engineering.missouri.edu/neuro/outreach/robotics-design-challenge/
Hosted by Computational Neurobiology Center
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
10th Annual Robotics Design Challenge logo
Where: 411 S 6th St
Columbia, MO
65211
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.
http://robofest.net
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Robofest World Headquarters: Video qualifier email submission deadline logo
Where: 21000 W 10 Mile
Southfield, MI
48075
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.
http://robofest.net
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest Site: Tiffin, OH logo
Where: 152 Madison Street
Tiffin, OH
44883
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.
http://www.botball.org/gc/2015/tournament
Hosted by Greater Chicago BotBall
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
The Greater Chicago Botball® Tournament logo
Where: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
60637
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.
http://www.botball.org/nm/2015/tournament
Hosted by New Mexico BotBall
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
The New Mexico Regional Botball® Tournament logo
Where: 1780 East University Avenue
Las Cruces, NM
88003
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.
http://www.avnettechgames.com/activegame/4791
Hosted by Avnet Tech
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When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Spring 2015 Robot Race Obstacle Course logo
Where: 2625 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ
85283
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.
http://robofest.net
Hosted by Robofest
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When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Robofest Site: Brazoria, TX logo
Where: 205 N Nevada
Brazoria, TX
77422
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.
http://www.usna.edu/STEM/applications.php#stem3
Hosted by U.S. Naval Academy
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 9:00pm
Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge logo
Where: 121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD
21402
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!
http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-15-1839.html
Hosted by Mineral Area 4-H VEX
When: April 11, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
Mineral Area 4-H VEX Challenge logo
Where: 5270 Flat River Rd
Park Hills, MO
63601