To our National Robotics Week fans

With most of our National Robotics Weeks events postponed or cancelled we strive to offer virtual resources*. RoboWeek is excited to share information about the VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration!  In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it was important to Dan Mantz, CEO of REC Foundation and VEX Robotics to still bring the excitement of the event to the community.

VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration

The first ever Fantasy Robotics Tournament will feature a simulated competition with all the teams that qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship. 

* Please be sure and contact any event as most are cancelled. We have left the events on the map to show the strength of robotics, and the excitement these events would be- and look forward to next year when we can host many of them live again.

Want more remote robot-themed resources? Check out the Resources page where activities are added frequently!

National Robotics Week, April 4-12 2020

National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) is a series of grassroots events and activities during the month of April aimed at increasing public awareness of the strength and importance of the U.S. robotics industry and of the tremendous social and cultural impact that robotics will have on the future. Activities come in all shapes and sizes from a robot block party, university open house, or a robotics competition. The mission of RoboWeek is simple — to inspire students in STEM-related fields and to share the excitement of robotics with audiences of all ages. Celebrate RoboWeek by hosting an event in your community, sponsoring or attending a local event, or spreading the word on social media.

The Purpose of National Robotics Week

  • Celebrate the U.S. 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 (STEM) fields

Robot Trading Cards

iRobot teams up each year with IEEE Spectrum and Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to create a set of robot trading cards so you can learn about some of the coolest current robots.

A 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.

Check out the 2020 deck! 

Get Involved

Just like robots, events can be for all ages, and of all sizes. Here are some ideas from past years, or contact us for help bringing you idea to life!

Show Off Your Team’s Robot

Show off all your hard work and invite other students to see what you’ve done.

Open Your Doors

Companies and Colleges can host open house events of their lab space!

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