We encourage you to host a virtual event, or celebrate at home with your family group. Please check the state guidelines before considering a Robotics Week event.
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Build a robot, draw a robot, code a robot with your friends. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your friends, family, or community. Share with us how you will be celebrating!
Online social gathering celebrating robots and roboticists with lots of robot demos! Full list TBC but includes Circuit Launch CoLab who are building Reachy an open source humanoid robot from Pollen Robotics. Do you have a robot demo you'd like to share with us?
Bots & Beverages website
Silicon Valley Robotics
We want to amplify people doing robotics, AI and machine learning on social media the entire month of April. We are asking our followers to post videos and photos on our Twitter and Instagram timeline
Black In Robotics Celebrates National Robotics Week website
Black in Robotics
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web app that equips the next generation of designers and engineers with the foundational skills for innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding! In celebration of National Robotics Week, Tinkercad is encouraging all of our million+ registered teachers to try our robotics-themed lesson plan (developed in partnership with Spark!Lab Smithonian) and Instructables robotics projects made for the classroom. https://blog.tinkercad.com/tinkercad-and-instructables-projects-for-national-robotics-week
Tinkercad and Instructables Projects for National Robotics Week website
The HBRC Challenge is an all Show-and-Tell meeting that we've held for 19 years; only now it is Zoomed online due to covid https://zoom.us/j/92746286436?pwd=ZjJkMnBMdVNHWjdacS95YTdoVnlQZz09. This year's Challenge will feature our new Builders' Page, to be unveiled on April 3. Challenge participants and their robots will be featured. Anyone with a homebrewed robot is invited to give a 5-minute demo. The event will be held on March 31 @ 7pm PST. Get your robot running! Heavy on the Show;light on the Tell. https://www.hbrobotics.org/
Home Brew Robotics Club Challenge website
HomeBrew Robotics Club
Virtual Event: https://zoom.us/j/92746286436?pwd=ZjJkMnBMdVNHWjdacS95YTdoVnlQZz09
We have a full week of over 30 remote sessions for K-12 students of all ages, teachers, and the public created by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center, our community partners, and even some high school students.
University of Southern California Robotics Ed Week website
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
We are excited to host our First National Robotics Week at our new school site. This will be a first for our toddlers and our preschoolers are ready to go. A variety of robots and activities will be available to support children discover answers to questions during their play. "What is a robot?" "What does it look like?" "What does it do?" "How does it do it?" We will be exploring with Roombas, draw bots, mouse bot, ozobots and irobot root. Age appropriate literature about robots will also be available.
Kid Friendly Robotics Exploration website
South of Market Family Resource Center
790 Folsom Street
Robotics researchers increasingly consider the racialized impacts and experiences of communities of color in the burgeoning fields of robotics and robotics technology. The panelists discuss the relevant civil rights implications and offer recommendations on centering equity in technology development and use. Co-sponsored by USC Race and Equity Center.
Race, Robotics and Civil Rights website
10955 W. Pico Blvd
How can we achieve an inclusive robotics industry? Let's have an UNCONFERENCE to talk about challenges and actions.
Robotics can improve the world, but the robotics industry needs improving. First, we need many more people to get involved. Celebrations of robotics like the US National Robotics Week coming up on April 3-12 aim to increase the number of people (particularly women and underrepresented groups) aspiring to careers in robotics. But we lose women and minorities from the field faster than we add them. So until we’ve addressed the underlying reasons why robotics lacks diversity, while other fields have changed significantly, until we’ve developed an actionable agenda, then we won’t have an inclusive robotics industry.
An inclusive robotics industry will be more innovative, but it is harder to achieve. Let’s continue working towards this goal by coming together for an unconference to:
Share our stories
Find common ground
Explore the issues
Relate successes and best practices
See what works in other places
What is an UNCONFERENCE?
An unconference is a participant-driven meeting, organized, structured and led by the people attending it. There are no powerpoints, no speakers, no preset agenda. You have the mic.
Inclusive Robotics Unconference website
NVIDIA GTC is an annual conference for AI and robotics innovators, technologists, educators, and hobbyists! No matter your role or skillset, there are plenty of opportunities to learn, create, and inspire at GTC. Registration is free and provides access to 1400+ sessions from industry pioneers, top scientists, research institutions, community members and more.
NVIDIA GTC 2021 website
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