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

  • Robofest at Troy_Bethany, Bethany Christian School

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at Troy_Bethany website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    2601 John R. Road
    Troy, MI 48083

    Robofest  at Troy_Bethany logo
  • Robofest at Canton_CCA, Canton Charter Academy

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at Canton_CCA website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    49100 Ford Rd.
    Canton, MI 48188

    Robofest at Canton_CCA logo
  • FIM District - East Kentwood Event, East Kentwood High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - East Kentwood Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    6230 Kalamazoo Avenue
    Kentwood, MI 49508

    FIM District - East Kentwood Event logo
  • FIM District - Howell Event, Parker Middle School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Howell Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    400 Wright Road
    Howell, MI 48843

    FIM District - Howell Event logo
  • FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event , Lake Superior State University

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    650 Meridian Street
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

    FIM District- Lake Superior State University Event  logo
  • FIM District - Troy Event , Troy Athens High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Troy Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    4333 John R Road
    Troy, MI 48085

    FIM District - Troy Event  logo
  • Arduino Day at Pillar, Pillar

    We'll be building fun embedded computer projects throughout the day. Come join us and learn how easy it is to build projects with these simple but powerful computers. We'll build projects with radios, motors and other devices. - See more at: http://www.pillartechnology.com/events#sthash.ZZlrZi9v.dpuf

    Visit the Arduino Day at Pillar website

    Hosted by Pillar

    When:

    • April 1, 2017
      10:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    301 East Liberty Street, Suite 700
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Arduino Day at Pillar logo
  • FIM District - Livonia Event, Churchill High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Livonia Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    8900 Newburgh Road
    Livonia, MI 48150

    FIM District - Livonia Event logo
  • FIM District - Marysville Event, Marysville High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Marysville Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    555 E. Huron Blvd.
    Marysville, MI 48040

    FIM District - Marysville Event logo
  • FIM District - Shepherd Event, Shepherd High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Shepherd Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    100 E Hall Street
    Shepherd, MI 48883

    FIM District - Shepherd Event logo
  • FIM District - Traverse City Event, Traverse City High School

    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 2017 challenge entitled FIRST STEAMWORKS. How does it work? Each January, high school teams receive a Kit of Parts comprised of donated items and components worth tens of thousands of dollars. With limited instructions and working with adult Mentors, students have just six (6) weeks to collaboratively design, build, program and test their robots to meet each season's new engineering challenge. Once these young investors build their robot, the team competes in regional/district events that measure the effectiveness of the robot, the power of collaboration and the determination of students. Teams vie for awards and a spot at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO where the best-of-the-best come together in late April. College scholarships top some $30+ million annually.

    Visit the FIM District - Traverse City Event website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1150 Miliken Drive
    Traverse City, MI 49686

    FIM District - Traverse City Event logo
  • Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD, Western Campus, Wayne County Community College District

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    9555 Haggerty Rd.
    Belleville, MI 48111

    Robofestat Belleville_WCCCD logo
  • Robofest at SterlingHts_Parkway, Parkway Christian School

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at SterlingHts_Parkway website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    14500 Metropolitan Parkway
    Sterling Heights, MI 48312

    Robofest  at SterlingHts_Parkway logo
  • Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo, Midland Center for the Arts

    Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, hop like a frog into the FIRST LEGO League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives. In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom. What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?

    Visit the Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo website

    Hosted by FIRST LEGO League Jr.

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    1801 St. Andrews Street
    Midland, MI 48640

    Nexteer Ready, Set, LEGO Expo logo
  • National Robotics Week Demo, Kent District Library

    That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the team's supervision. There will also be Tetrix and LEGO built robots to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.

    Visit the National Robotics Week Demo website

    Hosted by That ONE Team - Our Next Engineers

    When:

    • April 10, 2017
      6:30pm - 7:30pm
    • April 10, 2017
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    2650 5 Mile Rd NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    National Robotics Week Demo logo
  • Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI, University of Michigan

    Michigan Robotics Day 2017 is organized by National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) at U of M in Building 18, North Campus Research Complex. Robofest is a program and registered trademark of Lawrence Technological University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Math and Computer Science.

    Visit the Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI website

    Hosted by Robofest

    When:

    • April 11, 2017
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    2800 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    Robofest AnnArbor_UofM_MI logo
  • Robofest at AnnArbor, Michigan Robotics Day 2017 at U of M

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at AnnArbor website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 11, 2017
      8:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    2800 Plymouth Rd
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    Robofest at AnnArbor logo
  • Michigan Robotics Day, 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 collegiate levels. The day will be filled with keynotes, demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.

    Visit the Michigan Robotics Day website

    Hosted by National Center for Mfg Sciences

    When:

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

    Where:

    2800 Plymouth Road
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105

    Michigan Robotics Day logo
  • Michigan State FIRST Championship, Saginaw Valley State University

    The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help high school students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. Remote-controlled robots, piloted by students and cheered on by thousands of screaming fans, go head-to-head in short games on the floor of a sports arena, battling it out to earn points during a two-minute round.

    Visit the Michigan State FIRST Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST in Michigan

    When:

    • April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    7400 Bay Road
    University Center, MI 48604

    Michigan State FIRST Championship logo
  • FIRST Michigan State Championship, Saginaw Valley State University

    FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championship. 160 FRC teams compete 4/12/17 thru 4/15/17

    Visit the FIRST Michigan State Championship website

    Hosted by FIRST

    When:

    • April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    7400 Bay Rd.
    Saginaw, MI 48710

    FIRST Michigan State Championship logo
  • Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour, Michigan Technological University

    Join robotics researchers and undergraduate students in the NAS Lab at Michigan Tech for a live tour. Watch as students navigate their mini car robots through a microgrid obstacle simulation. Which design will do the best? Find out by joining in through Facebook Live and Twitter #mtulive.

    Visit the Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour website

    Hosted by NAS Lab

    When:

    • April 12, 2017
      11:15am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    1400 Townsend Dr
    Houghton, MI 49931

    Microgrid Obstacles Lab Live Tour logo
  • Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition, Alpena High School and Alpena County Plaza Pool

    The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to tackle missions based on scenarios from the workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate and advanced complements the educational pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks. The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students prepare technical reports, poster displays, and presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. The MATE competition encourages students to work together, network, and learn from technical professionals and each other. MATE’s philosophy is that collaborative learning experiences best simulate the real world and will serve students - and their future employers - well in the workplace.

    Visit the Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition website

    Hosted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

    When:

    • April 22, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • April 22, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    3303 S 3rd Ave
    Alpena, MI 49707

    Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition logo
  • Robofest at Canton, Gallimore Elementary School

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at Canton website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 22, 2017
      9:00am - 1:00pm

    Where:

    8375 N. Sheldon Rd
    Canton, MI 48187

    Robofest  at Canton logo
  • Robofest at WestBloomfield, West Bloomfield High School

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at WestBloomfield website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 22, 2017
      11:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    4925 Orchard Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48322

    Robofest  at WestBloomfield logo
  • Robofest USA_Video_Qualifier, LTU Robofest

    If there is no qualifying site near the team location or for special circumstances, the teams may register on-line for the Video Submission site. Video submission teams are required to pay the same registration fee. The coach must submit the signed Robofest Video Submission Form to include a link to the video (YouTube, Vimeo etc) to Robofest@ltu.edu. It must be received by 11pm EDT April 23, 2017. The following is the suggested video contents: Start with the team and team member introduction, around 5 seconds for each member. Introduce features of the robots, around 5 seconds for each robot. Demonstrate the games or exhibitions; the video should not be edited, once the demo started. Rolling credit and/or acknowledgement (recommended). Adults may help produce the video. If students were involved in the video production work, it should be acknowledged in the rolling credit.

    Visit the Robofest USA_Video_Qualifier website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 23, 2017
      11:00pm - 11:30pm

    Where:

    21000 West 10 Mile Road
    Southfield , MI 48075

    Robofest  USA_Video_Qualifier logo
  • Robofest at Detroit, Emerson School

    Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

    Visit the Robofest at Detroit website

    Hosted by RoboFest

    When:

    • April 28, 2017
      1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Where:

    18240 Huntington Rd
    Detroit, MI 48219

    Robofest at Detroit logo
  • West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase, West Bloomfield High School

    Open to West Bloomfield teams

    Visit the West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase website

    Hosted by West Bloomfield High

    When:

    • April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 12:00pm

    Where:

    4925 Orchard Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323

    West Bloomfield FLL Jr Showcase logo