To our National Robotics Week fans

As you are likely aware, many of the events have been postponed of cancelled. We advise you to heed all caution and requirements regarding social gatherings, and check with the event hosts regarding each event.

  • FIRST Robotics events are suspended, with the championships cancelled.
  • RoboFest has left it to the individual event hosts but cancelled the championships.
  • Vex has also cancelled their Championships.
  • MATE ROV competition are all cancelled
  • SeaPerch competitions are all cancelled

This is only a partial list. Please check with the individual hosts as in all likelihood, the event has been cancelled. We do not want to remove them all from the site as a legacy and testament to the strength of robotics and how 2020 would again have been a banner year for National Robotics Week.


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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