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

  • Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional, UMASS Lowell

    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 Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional website

    Hosted by Navy City Outreach

    When:

    • April 2, 2017
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    275 Riverside Street
    Lowell, MA 01854

    Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional logo
  • Wellesley STEM Expo, Wellesley High School

    The EXPO is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day. In addition to the EXPO itself, there are a series of events leading up to the big day, followed by several new, exciting events afterwards.

    Visit the Wellesley STEM Expo website

    Hosted by Wellesley Education Foundation

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      10:00am - 4:00pm
    • April 8, 2017
      10:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    50 Rice Street
    Wellesley , MA 02481

    Wellesley STEM Expo logo
  • MassRobotics Student Open House, MassRobotics

    Students (middle school and higher) are invited to come and be inspired! During National Robotics week, we are opening our doors for students to learn about robotics STEM related platforms. Demonstrations will be provided by robotics companies from our local robotics ecosystem.

    Visit the MassRobotics Student Open House website

    Hosted by MassRobotics

    When:

    • April 10, 2017
      4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where:

    12 Channel Street
    Boston, MA 01740

    MassRobotics Student Open House logo
  • CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017, Naval Postgraduate School CRUSER

    CRUSER's annual NPS TechCon provides NPS Faculty and technical members of the greater CRUSER Community of Interest an opportunity to explore selected concepts in support of our Innovation Thread - “Developing Autonomy to Strengthen Naval Power.”

    Visit the CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017 website

    Hosted by NPS CRUSER

    When:

    • April 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017
      9:00am - 3:30pm

    Where:

    1 University Circle
    Monteray, MA 93943

    CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017 logo
  • NERVE Center Open House, NERVE Center UMass Lowell

    Come check out the University of Massachusetts Lowell's own robot testing facility, NERVE Center! We invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to 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. There will be robot demos including our NASA Valkyrie robot! Registration is free: http://NRWnerve2017.eventbrite.com/

    Visit the NERVE Center Open House website

    Hosted by Adam Norton

    When:

    • April 11, 2017
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
    Lowell, MA 01854

    NERVE Center Open House logo
  • Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch, Design Center Boston

    Mass Innovation Nights is a free monthly product launch and networking event. This event will focus on robotics companies

    Visit the Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch website

    Hosted by Kristen Avini

    When:

    • April 12, 2017
      6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Where:

    25 Drydock Ave
    Boston , MA 02210

    Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch logo
  • Hour of Code, Billerica Memorial High School

    The BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics) is hosting an Hour of Code on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Attendees will be exposed to the world of computer science through interactive and age-appropriate tutorials that are an hour long. These engaging tutorials are led by students on the high school robotics team. All necessary equipment including laptops will be provided. The event is open to students in grades K-12 and will be held within the BMHS School Library. For more information, see the attached flyer. If planning to attend, please RSVP to team4909@gmail.com. Note: We will also have our 2017 Robotics Competition robot on display!

    Visit the Hour of Code website

    Hosted by BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics)

    When:

    • April 15, 2017
      10:30am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    35 River Street
    Billerica, MA 01821

    Hour of Code logo
  • Scratch in the Idea Hub , MIT Museum

    Design a simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.

    Visit the Scratch in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 15, 2017
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Scratch in the Idea Hub  logo
  • Science Carnival & Robot Zoo, Cambridge Science Festival

    Have you ever driven an underwater robot? You can at the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo! Play catch with a robot or play mind games with your friends. Launch rockets, taste a fresh batch of liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a brain in your hands (really!), and chat with scientists. Come early and explore everything!!

    Visit the Science Carnival & Robot Zoo website

    Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival

    When:

    • April 15, 2017
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    449 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Science Carnival & Robot Zoo logo
  • MITxMake , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    MITxMake is MIT’s student-led makerfest to celebrate maker culture. We connect, educate and entertain attendees with a showcase of innovation, creativity and technology from MIT students, regional makers and tech companies. We’re guided by five themes in making: Everyday Imagination, Turning Fiction into Reality, Playing with Elements, Being Kidults and Diversity in Making.

    Visit the MITxMake website

    Hosted by MITxMake

    When:

    • April 16, 2017
      9:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    120 Vassar St
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    MITxMake  logo
  • Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum

    Create a unique moving art object engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.

    Visit the Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 16, 2017
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub logo
  • Maker Mill Robotics Week, The Maker Mill

    During our annual Spring into Making event we deliver robotics workshops for K-8 grade students. Our programs range from MakeBot to LEGO Mindstorms. Our kids learn to design, build and code their robots. Our Friday Battlebot competition will be in full swing again this year.

    Visit the Maker Mill Robotics Week website

    Hosted by The Maker Mill

    When:

    • April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    50 High St.
    North Andover, MA 01845

    Maker Mill Robotics Week logo
  • Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3), Einstein's Workshop

    WeDo 2.0 is an all new Lego Education system which offers new motors and sensors as well as new robot designs and programming challenges. WeDo 2.0 pieces are a little smaller than the standard 1.0 and students will have more time to learn, build and grow on their own once the basic components have been constructed.

    Visit the Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 17, 2017
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3) logo
  • April Vacation Tech Camp, Empow Studios

    Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents. Empow's Tech & Design Camp is the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, DJing, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive. This camp is for students in grades 2-8.

    Visit the April Vacation Tech Camp website

    Hosted by Empow Studios

    When:

    • April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1776 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    April Vacation Tech Camp logo
  • Robots and Beyond Mini Tours, MIT Museum

    Explore our robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator. Limited to 25 participants per tour. Tickets available at 10:00 a.m. for the first tour, and 10:30 a.m. for the second on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with children under age 12 only.

    Visit the Robots and Beyond Mini Tours website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 17, 2017
      10:15am - 10:45am

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Robots and Beyond Mini Tours logo
  • Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5), Einstein's Workshop

    MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors, a gripper, and advanced sensors. In this class we'll use familiar Scratch programming to learn how to command MBot to move, change direction, avoid objects and more.

    Visit the Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 17, 2017
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) logo
  • Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5), Einstein's Workshop

    MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors, a gripper, and advanced sensors. In this class we'll use familiar Scratch programming to learn how to command MBot to move, change direction, avoid objects and more.

    Visit the Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 17, 2017
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) logo
  • Jr. FLL (G 1-3), Einstein's Workshop

    Jr. FLL is an exploration of a theme, research and problem solving. Students will learn about the types of disasters around the world and then explore solutions using LEGO and LEGO Robotics, sensors and programming

    Visit the Jr. FLL (G 1-3) website

    Hosted by Einstein's Workshop

    When:

    • April 17, 2017
      1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Where:

    25 Adams Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Jr. FLL (G 1-3) logo
  • Girl-Powered Smart Devices, MIT Museum

    During this two-hour hands-on workshop, participants will use block programming to build thier own smart device. Walk away with your own high tech accessories developed by MIT graduate student, Larissa Neitner. Come explore, build, and code! No experience is needed during this engineering meets wearable session. This program is intended for young women ages 12-15.

    Visit the Girl-Powered Smart Devices website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 18, 2017
      10:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Girl-Powered Smart Devices logo
  • Meet the Maker, Children's Museum in Easton

    Meet the robots from Norris Labs and learn how Steve Norris makes his robot friends. Steve returns with some old favorites like Huey the Color Changing Robot and Butlerbot (who made his big screen debut in the latest Transformers movie). Steve has worked in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, transportation, chemical, telecommunications and retail software products. He has enjoyed his experience ranging from the design and construction of artificial intelligence systems, process knowledge management, web and graphical user interfaces to digital electronics and robotics.

    Visit the Meet the Maker website

    Hosted by Children's Museum in Easton

    When:

    • April 19, 2017
      12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Where:

    9 Sullivan Avenue
    North Easton, MA 02356

    Meet the Maker logo
  • Undersea Robotics Tour , MIT Museum

    Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections talks about MIT's many connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens and adults only.

    Visit the Undersea Robotics Tour website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 21, 2017
      2:00pm - 2:30pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Undersea Robotics Tour  logo
  • 3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum

    Learn how to design in three dimensions and explore how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality.

    Visit the 3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub website

    Hosted by MIT Museum

    When:

    • April 23, 2017
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    265 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub logo
  • The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day , Charlestown Navy Yard Drydock 2

    The two day "Celebration of Innovation" of the Marine robotic industry and academic innovation is designed to allow marine robotic engineers and innovators to demonstrate the application and efficacy of their designs and products in a real time environment such as the iconic Charlestown Navy Yard and Boston Harbo

    Visit the The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day website

    Hosted by Eastern Marine Innovation

    When:

    • April 25, 2017 - April 26, 2017
      9:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:

    114 16th St
    Charlestown, MA 02129

    The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day  logo
  • Wilmington Public Schools -Family STEM Night, Wilmington Public Schools

    Wilmington Public Schools Event Featuring hands-on STEM activities aligned to NGSS, as well as many community vendors sharing their knowledge and expertise in the STEM field.

    Visit the

    Hosted by STEM Fair Committee

    When:

    • April 27, 2017
      6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Where:

    22 Carter Lane
    Wilmington, MA 01887

    Wilmington Public Schools -Family STEM Night logo
  • New England Botball Tournament, UMass Lowell

    The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.

    Visit the New England Botball Tournament website

    Hosted by BotBall

    When:

    • April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    220 Pawtucket St
    Lowell, MA 01854

    New England Botball Tournament logo