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National Robotics Week 2017

Are you ready for National Robotics Week 2017? The eighth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 8-16, 2017. RoboWeek 2016 was awesome and 2017 promises to be even better! Activities can be small, large, and everything in between. Check out our activity ideas below, think about what your group might like to do and help make 2017 our best year ever.

The Purpose of National Robotics Week is to:

  • Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development
  • Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
  • Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
  • Inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related fields

Robot Trading Cards

Check out the 2017 National Robot Trading Cards here! iRobot teamed up with IEEE Spectrum and Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to create a set of robot trading cards so you can see many of the cool robots out there.

This deck features ten famous robots developed by companies and researchers in the U.S. along with fun facts about each. Don't forget about IEEE Spectrum's award winning, internationally acclaimed Robots for iPad app, where you can learn about even more robots.

Discover the robots, coaches, stats, and fun facts for the coolest robot teams around.

Instructables Contest

Robots are the future and the future is now! We’re running this year’s Robotics Contest in partnership with iRobot, the creators and sponsors of National Robotics Week. Prizes include a Braava Jet, Create 2, and Create 2 Special Edition. Do you need a bot that saves you time, helps you finish tasks, or fills a need of some kind? Any and all robotics projects are eligible for this contest. Get those gears turning and create something awesome for a chance to win!

Robotics Contest


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