National Robotics Week 2018 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2017! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The ninth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 7-15, 2018 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

 
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Event List

  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • NERVE Center Open House, UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    Come check out the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center! We invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to bring their robots and see what the NERVE Center has to offer, while socializing with one another. See new testing apparatuses in development and get a look at our facility. Light refreshments will be served. Robots will be demoing throughout the NERVE Center, roaming the hallways, or within a test course. Be sure to come check them out! Full demo list TBA. If you have a robot you'd like to demo during the event, please send an e-mail to nerve[at]cs.uml.edu While attendance is free, please register at the URL listed in this entry so we can maintain a proper headcount for food.

    Visit the NERVE Center Open House website

    Hosted by UMass Lowell NERVE Center

    When:

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

    Where:

    1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
    Lowell, MA 01854

    NERVE Center Open House logo
  • New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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

    Visit the New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship website

    Hosted by NEFIRST

    When:

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

    Where:

    100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609

    New England FIRST Robotics Competition Championship logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Flowers Sprout FIRST, MIT Museum

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

    Visit the Flowers Sprout FIRST website

    Hosted by The Bot Side

    When:

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

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Flowers Sprout FIRST logo
  • First Annual 5k & Robot Race, Vecna Cares

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

    Visit the First Annual 5k & Robot Race website

    Hosted by Vecna Cares

    When:

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

    Where:

    36 Cambridge Park Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02140

    First Annual 5k & Robot Race logo
  • Robotics Week at Spark!Lab, Berkshire Museum

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

    Visit the Robotics Week at Spark!Lab website

    Hosted by Berkshire Museum

    When:

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

    Where:

    39 South Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Robotics Week at Spark!Lab logo
  • Free Robot Battle Workshop, Empow Studios

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

    Visit the Free Robot Battle Workshop website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

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

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Free Robot Battle Workshop logo
  • LEGO™ Robotics & Programming, Gr 3-8, Empow Studios @ Camp West Woods

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

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

    Hosted by Academy of Lego

    When:

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

    Where:

    808 West Street
    Stoughton, MA 02072

    LEGO™ Robotics & Programming, Gr 3-8 logo
  • Intro to Robot Control Systems: Arduino + Simulink (Computer Lab), Artisan's Asylum

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

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

    Hosted by molly@artisansasylum.com

    When:

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

    Where:

    10 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Intro to Robot Control Systems: Arduino + Simulink (Computer Lab) logo
  • Cambridge Science Festival Robot Zoo, Cambridge Science Festival

    Back for its 3rd year! Explore amazing robotics technology and activities from organizations throughout the World. You definitely don’t want to miss this! From Legos to drones to underwater robots to the iRobot Roomba- we'll have it all!

    Visit the Cambridge Science Festival Robot Zoo website

    Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 18, 2015
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    449 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Cambridge Science Festival Robot Zoo logo
  • Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3, Creation Station

    Always wanted to make your own robot but don’t know where to start? Have an EV3 robot at home but want to accelerate your learning and learn advanced concepts, such as using digital and analog sensors, and teaching the robot to make its own decisions.

    Visit the Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3 website

    Hosted by Nandu

    When:

    • April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    Suite 9, Park Drive
    Westford, MA 01886

    Intro to Robot Building and Programming with LEGO EV3 logo
  • Robots and Beyond Mini Tours, MIT Museum

    Does your child seem to know everything about robots? Then explore the MIT Museum’s historic robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator, and learn the back stories about some of the unique collection! Limited to 25 participants per tour; for families with children under age 12 only. Tickets available one half-hour before tour on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost: Free with Museum admission

    Visit the Robots and Beyond Mini Tours website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 20, 2015
      10:15am - 10:45am

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Robots and Beyond Mini Tours logo
  • Robots and Beyond Mini Tours, MIT Museum

    Does your child seem to know everything about robots? Then explore the MIT Museum’s historic robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator, and learn the back stories about some of the unique collection! Limited to 25 participants per tour; for families with children under age 12 only. Tickets available one half-hour before tour on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost: Free with Museum admission

    Visit the Robots and Beyond Mini Tours website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 20, 2015
      11:00am - 11:30am

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Robots and Beyond Mini Tours logo
  • Robotics with VEX IQ (G4-8), Einstein's Workshop

    Runs for 5 classes, Monday - Friday Pre-requesites: Willingness to work in teams of 2-3 and participate in a friendly, low-key competition. These pieces are much harder to assemble and disassemble than LEGO, so if your child is easily frustrated we recommend our Intro to Robotics with Mindstorms class instead. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Try something new with VEX IQ! Einstein's Workshop will be running its very first in-house VEX competition this spring. Students will design and build robots in teams of 2-3, then compete in the "Highrise" challenge on the last day of class. VEX IQ is a new robotics system designed for younger students who want to get started in robotics. Robots can be controlled via a remote control or programmed to use sensors to explore their environment.

    Visit the Robotics with VEX IQ (G4-8) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams St.
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Robotics with VEX IQ (G4-8) logo
  • Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots!, Frisoli Youth Center

    Sometime in the next ten years, “Jeeves, take me home” will be spoken to your car. (No butler required!) Science and math have everything to do with self-driving cars, so what are some challenges posed by driverless vehicles? The workshop uses interactive simulations and animated interactive equations, as well as real-time motion technology to explore motion concepts. Participants create and test models to program the ErgoBot, a small robot vehicle, to drive a test course at prescribed speeds. The final challenge is for participants to create navigation paths so the robot can “solve” mazes set out on the floor with masking tape. Workshops by Ergopedia, Inc. of Cambridge, ergopedia.com. Free, Grades 6 and up April 21 10am at Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow Street, Cambridge April 21 2pm at Gately Youth Center, 70R Rindge Avenue, Cambridge April 22 12pm at Menino Community Center, 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale April 23 2pm at The Work Force Program, Cambridge Housing Authority, 119 Windsor St. Site, Community Center, Basement Level

    Visit the Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! website

    Hosted by Ergopedia

    When:

    • April 21, 2015
      10:00am - 11:30am

    Where:

    61 Willow Street
    Cambridge, MA 02141

    Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! logo
  • Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots!, Ergopedia

    Sometime in the next ten years, “Jeeves, take me home” will be spoken to your car. (No butler required!) Science and math have everything to do with self-driving cars, so what are some challenges posed by driverless vehicles? The workshop uses interactive simulations and animated interactive equations, as well as real-time motion technology to explore motion concepts. Participants create and test models to program the ErgoBot, a small robot vehicle, to drive a test course at prescribed speeds. The final challenge is for participants to create navigation paths so the robot can “solve” mazes set out on the floor with masking tape. Workshops by Ergopedia, Inc. of Cambridge, ergopedia.com. Free, Grades 6 and up April 21 10am at Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow Street, Cambridge April 21 2pm at Gately Youth Center, 70R Rindge Avenue, Cambridge April 22 12pm at Menino Community Center, 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale April 23 2pm at The Work Force Program, Cambridge Housing Authority, 119 Windsor St. Site, Community Center, Basement Level

    Visit the

    Hosted by Ergopedia

    When:

    • April 21, 2015
      2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Where:

    70R Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140

  • Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots!, Ergopedia

    Sometime in the next ten years, “Jeeves, take me home” will be spoken to your car. (No butler required!) Science and math have everything to do with self-driving cars, so what are some challenges posed by driverless vehicles? The workshop uses interactive simulations and animated interactive equations, as well as real-time motion technology to explore motion concepts. Participants create and test models to program the ErgoBot, a small robot vehicle, to drive a test course at prescribed speeds. The final challenge is for participants to create navigation paths so the robot can “solve” mazes set out on the floor with masking tape. Workshops by Ergopedia, Inc. of Cambridge, ergopedia.com. Free, Grades 6 and up April 21 10am at Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow Street, Cambridge April 21 2pm at Gately Youth Center, 70R Rindge Avenue, Cambridge April 22 12pm at Menino Community Center, 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale April 23 2pm at The Work Force Program, Cambridge Housing Authority, 119 Windsor St. Site, Community Center, Basement Level

    Visit the Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! website

    Hosted by Ergopedia

    When:

    • April 22, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    125 Brookway Road
    Roslindale, MA 02131

    Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! logo
  • MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics, MIT Museum

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

    Visit the MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 22, 2015
      1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics logo
  • Introduction to Robotics, MIT Museum

    Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming robots. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. Cost: $10 (includes Museum admission), Ages 12+

    Visit the Introduction to Robotics website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 23, 2015
      11:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Introduction to Robotics logo
  • Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots!, Ergopedia

    Sometime in the next ten years, “Jeeves, take me home” will be spoken to your car. (No butler required!) Science and math have everything to do with self-driving cars, so what are some challenges posed by driverless vehicles? The workshop uses interactive simulations and animated interactive equations, as well as real-time motion technology to explore motion concepts. Participants create and test models to program the ErgoBot, a small robot vehicle, to drive a test course at prescribed speeds. The final challenge is for participants to create navigation paths so the robot can “solve” mazes set out on the floor with masking tape. Workshops by Ergopedia, Inc. of Cambridge, ergopedia.com. Free, Grades 6 and up April 21 10am at Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow Street, Cambridge April 21 2pm at Gately Youth Center, 70R Rindge Avenue, Cambridge April 22 12pm at Menino Community Center, 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale April 23 2pm at The Work Force Program, Cambridge Housing Authority, 119 Windsor St. Site, Community Center, Basement Level

    Visit the Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! website

    Hosted by Ergopedia

    When:

    • April 23, 2015
      2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Where:

    119 Windsor St
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Motion Physics with ErgoBot Robots! logo
  • Medical Simulation @ MGH, PAUL S. RUSSELL MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND INNOVATION

    Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming education and training in the health professions. In this hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to high-fidelity patient simulation, an experiential learning approach that allows health care providers to “practice” medicine in a completely risk-free environment.

    Visit the Medical Simulation @ MGH website

    Hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital

    When:

    • April 24, 2015
      12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Where:

    2 North Grove St.
    Boston, MA 02114

    Medical Simulation @ MGH logo