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

  • FIRST Mid-Atlantic Distric Championship Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Lehigh University - Stabler Arena

    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 FIRST Mid-Atlantic Distric Championship Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson website

    Hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition

    When:

    • April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    124 Goodman Drive
    Bethlehem , PA 18015

    FIRST Mid-Atlantic Distric Championship Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson logo
  • Pittsburgh 2017 SeaPerch Regional, California 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 Pittsburgh 2017 SeaPerch Regional website

    Hosted by Navy City Outreach

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      8:00am - 4:30pm

    Where:

    250 University Ave
    California, PA 15419

    Pittsburgh 2017 SeaPerch Regional logo
  • Maze Runner Maze Completion Tournament, Washington Crown Center

    Washington Robotics Society and Titanium Titans Robotics are inviting Washington County LEGO robotics enthusiasts to kick-off National Robotics Week with MAZE Runner at Washington Crown Center. Each team must: consist of 2-4 students Grades 4th to 9th; be student led; have a supervising coach or adult present; bring an EV3 or NXT “task-bot” capable of navigating a maze. One EV3 or NXT ‘brain’ per robot will be allowed. No non-LEGO attachments allowed.

    Visit the Maze Runner Maze Completion Tournament website

    Hosted by Washington Robotics Society and Titanium Titans Robotics

    When:

    • April 8, 2017
      10:00am - 2:00pm

    Where:

    1500 W Chestnut Street
    Washington, PA 15301

    Maze Runner Maze Completion Tournament logo
  • 5x5 Robotics Camp, TechShop Pittsburgh

    Innovation Works and TechShop Pittsburgh are partnering to offer this free, five-day robotics camp, taking place during Pittsburgh Public School's spring break and National Robotics Week. Ten students aged 12-18 will spend each day building a different robotic component, and on the last day these independently functioning robots will be put together to form one big one! Each day students will also get the opportunity to meet a different professional in the field of robotics.

    Visit the 5x5 Robotics Camp website

    Hosted by Innovation Works

    When:

    • April 10, 2017 - April 14, 2017
      10:00am - 3:00pm

    Where:

    192 Bakery Square Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    5x5 Robotics Camp logo
  • RealBotics - Arduino Basics, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill

    Do you what to know how to use an Arduino microcontroller for your projects? No previous programming knowledge required. The RealBotics engineers will explain and demonstration everything you need to start writing your own code and using an Arduino UNO.

    Visit the RealBotics - Arduino Basics website

    Hosted by Eventbrite

    When:

    • April 13, 2017
      5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where:

    5801 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217

    RealBotics - Arduino Basics logo
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge, Villanova University

    Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Teams to Participate in Underwater Robotics Challege ****************************************** Local students develop underwater robots and learn how they help to keep our seaports safe at MATE PA ROV Challenge to be held at Villanova University April 15- Villanova, PA –Thirty teams from NY, PA, NJ, MD, and DC are set to compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Challenge’s 8th Annual Student ROV Competition. Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROV’s are tethered underwater robots used to complete tasks in underwater environments. The teams will compete using an ROV they designed and built during the past school year. MATE’s ROV competition encourages students to learn and apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to complete tasks that simulate real world problems from the ocean workplace. To learn entrepreneurial skills, student teams must form “companies” that produce ROV products to pilot their vehicle to complete tasks such as constructing an underwater “hyperloop” system, sampling sediment for contaminants, and investigating a container that fell from a cargo ship to the seafloor. In addition, teams must prepare technical documentation for their vehicle, make a product presentation to a panel of university and industry judges, and create a marketing display for awards. The top two teams move onto MATE International. For more information contact: V. Vanessa Morris, Regional Coordinator, vmvrobot@gmail.com

    Visit the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge website

    Hosted by Villanova University & PGCP

    When:

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

    Where:

    50 N. Ithan Avenue
    Villanova, PA 19085

    Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) PA Regional ROV Challenge logo
  • Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

    Speaker: Chris Urmson, a School of Science Distinguished Lecture

    Visit the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics website

    Hosted by School of Computer Science

    When:

    • April 20, 2017
      12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics logo
  • Robotics Institute Lab Tours, Carnegie Mellon University

    Tour of several robotic labs.

    Visit the Robotics Institute Lab Tours website

    Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

    When:

    • April 21, 2017
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pttsburgh, PA 15213

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

    Tour robotic labs for demonstrations.

    Visit the Robot Demonstrations website

    Hosted by Debra Tobin

    When:

    • April 21, 2017
      12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Robot Demonstrations logo
  • Annual Mobot Race, Carnegie Mellon University

    This 23rd annual Mobot race is held outdoors yearly during Carnival Week and is open to the public.

    Visit the Annual Mobot Race website

    Hosted by Deb Tobin

    When:

    • April 21, 2017
      12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Where:

    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Annual Mobot Race logo
  • National Robotics Engineering Center 2017 Industry Day, National Robotics Engineering Center

    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.

    Visit the National Robotics Engineering Center 2017 Industry Day website

    Hosted by National Robotics Engineering Center

    When:

    • April 22, 2017
      1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where:

    10 40th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201

    National Robotics Engineering Center 2017 Industry Day logo
  • SeAL Challenge, Freeport HS, Sarver, PA

    The Sea, Air, and Land Challenge is an Office of Naval Research sponsored program that pairs teams of high school students with industry engineering mentors to design and build robotic systems and payloads. These teams meet Navy SEALs and Special Operations Forces personnel to learn about careers and technical opportunities in defense and civilian careers and compete in a timed challenge which mimics missions encountered by the military, national security agencies and first responders.

    Visit the SeAL Challenge website

    Hosted by Penn State University Electro-Optics Center

    When:

    • April 25, 2017
      9:00am - 4:00pm

    Where:

    South Pike Road
    Sarver, PA 16055

    SeAL Challenge logo
  • BotsIQ Finals Competition, California University of Pennsylvania

    BotsIQ is engaging manufacturing's next generation in a full contact innovation competition of 15 pound bots in a head-to-head gladiator-style battle.

    Visit the BotsIQ Finals Competition website

    Hosted by BotsIQ

    When:

    • April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
      9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where:

    250 University Avenue
    California, PA 15419

    BotsIQ Finals Competition logo