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

  • Mid-Atlantic Robotics District - Westtown Event, Westtown School

    Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, this is the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. Watch as student-built-robots compete in the 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD. In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

    Visit the Mid-Atlantic Robotics District - Westtown Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Mid-Atlantic

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      9:00am - 7:00pm

    Where:

    957 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382

    Mid-Atlantic Robotics District - Westtown Event logo
  • Line Labyrinth - LEGO Robotics Line-Following Tournament, Washington Crown Center

    Washington Robotics Society and Titanium Titans Robotics want to invite families to learn about FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and watch local FLL teams kick-off National Robotics Week. Spectators can watch children from around Washington County, PA use their LEGO robots to line-follow through a taped maze.

    Visit the Line Labyrinth - LEGO Robotics Line-Following Tournament website

    Hosted by Washington Robotics Society and Titanium Titans Robotics

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      10:30am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1500 W Chestnut St
    Washington , PA 15301

    Line Labyrinth - LEGO Robotics Line-Following Tournament logo
  • International Arduino Day, TechShop Pittsburgh

    Come and learn about microcontrollers and celebrate International Arduino Day at TechShop Pittsburgh!

    Visit the International Arduino Day website

    Hosted by TechShop Pittsburgh

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    192 Bakery Square Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    International Arduino Day logo
  • Explore the Sport of the Mind - Robotics for K-12, Droids Robotics

    Pittsburgh is well-known for robotics - Carnegie Mellon University, Astrobotics, RedZone Robotics, and more. There are lots of opportunities available for kids in grades K-12 to be involved in robotics. This session will focus on robotics programs from FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). FIRST programs are a great way to learn STEAM skills including effective presentation skills, mathematics, programming and engineering. You will learn about FIRST LEGO League Junior, FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC). This is a hands-on workshop and kids will be able to interact with small and large robots. This event is hosted by three award-winning FIRST teams (FLL Not the Droids You Are Looking For, FTC BrainSTEM Robotics and FRC FRobotics)

    Visit the Explore the Sport of the Mind - Robotics for K-12 website

    Hosted by Droids Robotics

    When:

    • April 2, 2016
      2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    403 Fox Chapel Road
    Fox Chapel, PA 15238

    Explore the Sport of the Mind - Robotics for K-12 logo
  • Robotics Demos at TechShop, TechShop Pittsburgh

    Ever wanted to know more about how robots work? Then come to this FREE event filled with demonstrations of different types of robots. Featuring BrainS.T.E.M. Learning, ZegoBeast, and TechShop member projects. This event is free and open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

    Visit the Robotics Demos at TechShop website

    Hosted by TechShop Pittsburgh

    When:

    • April 7, 2016
      6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    192 Bakery Square Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Robotics Demos at TechShop logo
  • Bots IQ, CAL U Convocation Center

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

    Visit the Bots IQ website

    Hosted by BotsIQ

    When:

    • April 8, 2016 - April 9, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    250 University Ave,
    California, PA 15419

    Bots IQ logo
  • NREC Industry Day, National Robotics Engineering Center

    http://www.nrec.ri.cmu.edu/industryday2016/ Industry representatives and individuals are invited to visit our facility to view demonstrations of technologies that we have developed and to learn how our staff can assist in applying cutting edge robotic capabilities to your areas of need. What Demonstration of NREC's latest robotics technology and systems Where NREC facilities, 10 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 When Saturday April 9, 2016 - from 1:00PM to 5:00PM Tours will last approximately 1 hour with a new group starting every 10 minutes Who Should Attend Engineering or R&D technical leads and managers who want to apply robotics to create a competitive advantage for their company or organization. Operations managers who want to explore whether robotics can solve some of their most difficult operations problems. Engineers and scientists interested in robotics in general. Registration Space is limited so register early to ensure access! Free Parking! Registration closes April 5, 2016

    Visit the NREC Industry Day website

    Hosted by NREC

    When:

    • April 9, 2016
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    10 40th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201

    NREC Industry Day logo
  • Bot-All Royale, TechShop

    An unsuspecting group of high school students will be introduced to BotsIQ, build and battle Sumo-bots at TechShop, and tour the Human Engineering Robotics Lab at PITT and lunch with the roboticists.

    Visit the Bot-All Royale website

    Hosted by Innovation Works and TechShop

    When:

    • April 11, 2016
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    192 Bakery Square Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    Bot-All Royale logo
  • FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship, Stabler Arena

    In FIRST STRONGHOLDSM, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it. - See more at: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc#sthash.OB5oca5T.dpuf

    Visit the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST Mid-Atlantic

    When:

    • April 13, 2016 - April 16, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethlehem, PA  18015

    FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship logo
  • Robot Ex Machina, Carnegie Mellon University

    A meet & greet for Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics students and local robotics organizations.

    Visit the Robot Ex Machina website

    Hosted by Robotics Institute & the Pittsburgh Robotics Council

    When:

    • April 13, 2016
      5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robot Ex Machina logo
  • PA-TSA MS VEX IQ Competition--National TSA Qualifier, Seven Springs Conference Center

    Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, will build a robot using the VEX IQ robotics platform to solve an engineering challenge that is presented in the form of a game. VEX IQ Challenge teams will work together scoring points in Teamwork Matches, and also display their robot’s skills individually in driver controlled and autonomous Skills Challenges.

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

    Hosted by VEX IQ

    When:

    • April 14, 2016 - April 15, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA MS VEX IQ Competition--National TSA Qualifier logo
  • PA-TSA VEX Competition-National TSA Qualifier, Seven Springs Conference Center

    PA-TSA VEX HS Competition - National TSA Qualifier Nothing But Net - skills only competition National TSA Qualifier Top 3 teams will qualify to attend the National TSA VEX competition

    Visit the PA-TSA VEX Competition-National TSA Qualifier website

    Hosted by VEX Robotics

    When:

    • April 14, 2016 - April 15, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    777 Waterwheel Drive
    Seven Springs, PA 15622

    PA-TSA  VEX Competition-National TSA Qualifier logo
  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

    A School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: Ivan Sutherland, Computer Graphics Pioneer Marc Robert, Co-founder and President of Boston Dynamics Inc.

    Visit the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics website

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

    When:

    • April 14, 2016
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics logo
  • GRASP Special Seminar: Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, "Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar", U Penn GRASP Lab

    To make transfer to applications in everyday domains robots require the ability to cope with novelty, incomplete information, and uncertainty. In this talk I will describe a line of work carried out over ten years that provides methods to tackle this. I will examine two problems: object search and grasping.

    Visit the GRASP Special Seminar: Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, "Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar" website

    Hosted by UPenn GRASP Lab

    When:

    • April 14, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Where:

    3330 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    GRASP Special Seminar: Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, "Robots in Our World: Uncertain, Incomplete and Unfamiliar" logo
  • Spring 2016 GRASP Seminar Series: George Konidaris, Duke University, "Robots, Skills, and Symbols", U Penn GRASP Lab

    Robots are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, from the automated vacuum cleaners in our homes to the rovers exploring Mars. However, while recent years have seen dramatic progress in the development of affordable, general-purpose robot hardware, the capabilities of that hardware far exceed our ability to write software to adequately control.

    Visit the Spring 2016 GRASP Seminar Series: George Konidaris, Duke University, "Robots, Skills, and Symbols" website

    Hosted by UPenn GRASP Lab

    When:

    • April 15, 2016
      11:00am - 11:59pm

    Where:

    3330 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Spring 2016 GRASP Seminar Series: George Konidaris, Duke University, "Robots, Skills, and Symbols" logo
  • Robotics Institute Lab Tours, Carnegie Mellon University

    Lab stops may include: - Ballot: an omnidirectional balancing robot - CoBot and the soccer robots - Quadcopter docking - Amazon Picking Challenge

    Visit the Robotics Institute Lab Tours website

    Hosted by Robotics Institute

    When:

    • April 15, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robotics Institute Lab Tours logo
  • Planetary Robotics Lab Demonstrations, Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

    Demos will include: Snake robots Online modeling and flight adaptation by micro air vehicles to high-speed wind (via fans) Coordinated flight with a team of micro air vehicles ADA (Assistive Dextrous Arm) 3D Printing with Added-in COTS Components Girls of Steel Autonomous flight of a coaxial flying robot

    Visit the Planetary Robotics Lab Demonstrations website

    Hosted by Robotics Institute

    When:

    • April 15, 2016
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Planetary Robotics Lab Demonstrations logo
  • 22ND ANNUAL MOBOT RACES, Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science

    Participants will race autonomous vehicles ("Mobile roBOTs") they have built along a slalom-type course.

    Visit the

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science

    When:

    • April 15, 2016
      12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    22ND ANNUAL MOBOT RACES logo
  • NASA Space Apps Challenge Pittsburgh, Work Hard Pittsburgh

    During the NASA Space Apps Challenge teams will utilize publicly available data to design innovative solutions to a pre-determined series of global challenges focused on space exploration and social needs.The challenges will include software development, open hardware, and data visualization! During the event, participants will organize into projects focused on solving a specific, issued challenge.

    Visit the NASA Space Apps Challenge Pittsburgh website

    Hosted by Space Challenges

    When:

    • April 23, 2016
      9:00am - 11:59pm
    • April 24, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    744 E WARRINGTON AVE
    Pittsburgh, PA 15210

    NASA Space Apps Challenge Pittsburgh logo
  • Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge, Temple University

    SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.

    Visit the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge website

    Hosted by SeaPerch

    When:

    • April 29, 2016 - April 30, 2016
      8:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    1801 N Broad St
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge logo