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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!
AV Summit will provide attendees an in depth understanding of the current technology and policy landscape for the integration of autonomous vehicles into current transportation models. Speakers include industry representatives, researchers, policy advocates and technology developers.
AV Summit 2018 website
AUVSI New England Chapter
One Hampshire St
FIRST Robotics Competition
NE District Greater Boston Event website
101 School Street
Children in Grade Five will give 20 minute demonstrations of Dash and Dot Robots to your class. Students will show classes how they use block coding to program the robot to dance, light up like a rainbow and even save a toy!
Full STEAM Ahead website
472 NORTH MAIN ST
FIRST LEGO League Jr.
Litttleton Robotics FLL Jr. Expo website
20 Harvard Road
Come Join Us, at "You-do-it" Electronics Center, in celebrating the kickoff of National Robotics Week. Meet & Greet Other Robotic & STEM Enthusiasts, See Robotic Project Demonstrations, Enjoy Raffles, Giveaways & Product Specials from favorite brands like Actobotics, Sparkfun, Pololu, Osepp, Elenco & Velleman. A fun filled event at your favorite electronics store! If interested in showcasing your project at our event email firstname.lastname@example.org
40 Franklin Street
This is a full robotic immersion experience for your budding engineer in celebration of National Robotics Week! This Tech Kitchen experience offers an interactive opportunity to have a hand in helping to build a replica of Amazon’s fulfillment robot and learn how software and hardware engineering come together to make amazing things happen for Amazon’s customers. Join Amazon Robotics employees in this fun and interactive activity!
Build a Bots Kit with Amazon website
308 Congress St
In April, Mass Innovation Nights will be in District Hall with over 10 new Robotics products, sponsored by Dassault Systemes. Don't miss #MIN109 on April 9th! Are you a robotics startup in the Boston area? Submit your product here to showcase at the event: http://mass.innovationnights.com/node/add/product
Mass Innovation Nights #109 website
Mass Innovation Nights
75 Northern Avenue
Collaborative robots is one of the most cutting-edge topics in automation today. That is why we are hosting a collaborative robots workshop @ The Vision Conference! At this two day conference, you will explore a range of current advancements in the collaborative robot field focusing on technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts. Whether you're looking to implement your first ever collaborative application, take your current system past its limitations, grow your understanding of the available technology, or learn more about the market in general, this conference is right for you!
The Vision Show website
Robotics Industry association
360 Newbury Street
See the facilities
Mass Robotics Open Tour website
12 Channel Street
A family and community event showcasing the school district's STEAM initiatives. There will be student and teacher presentations and tables from regional STEAM and Sustainability businesses. Robotics will be featured, with local FIRST robotics teams, drones,and student RC racing teams featured.
Ipswich STEAM Showcase website
134 High Street
New England District Championship website
925 Commonwealth Avenue
The benefits Robot Safety Training are numerous, providing benefits for the employer and most especially the employee - the person most at risk.
Regardless of the size of your business, making sure that all your technicians are safety trained is necessary.
RIA's one-day Robot Safety and Risk Assessment Seminar utilizes a cost-effective format that means less time spent out of the office for your employees. Receiving Robot Safety Training makes your workplace safer. Get your ticket to a safer workplace today!
Robotic Safety Seminar website
360 Newbury Street
After years of hype, robotics and artificial intelligence have seeped into the fabric of everyday life and are hitting home. Cars, trucks, and even lawn mowers are gaining self-driving capabilities. Retail and logistics are becoming more automated. Virtual and robotic assistants can answer questions, make decisions, and recognize human emotions in some cases. Our homes are getting smarter, thanks to networked devices that can sense, control, and map their surroundings. In business, the concept of robots and A.I. has shifted from exotic machines to more mainstream tools and services—a homecoming of sorts.
Join Xconomy for our fourth annual robotics conference, as we convene a who’s who of experts from Boston and beyond at the home of iRobot—a pioneer from which other robotics and A.I. companies have sprung. The program will tackle these cutting-edge topics, and more:
-- Smart homes, IoT, and interfaces
-- Progress in driverless vehicles
-- Retail and logistics automation
-- Investment and startup strategies
-- Evolving human-machine relationships
Xconomy's Robo Madness 2018: Homecoming website
8 Crosby Drive
FIRST Robotics Competition New England District Championship website
Companies and organizations present a wide variety of fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations. All booths should be interactive and highly engaging. In the past, visitors have been invited to hold a brain, control robots, launch rockets, and make liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Robot Zoo website
Cambridge Science Festival
Created as a bridge between the prohibitive costs of new technology and the general public, Hatch Makerspace, by the Watertown Free Public Library, will showcase the equipment available in the space through free hands-on tutorials with 3d printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, electronics, programming, and more. Hatch volunteers will guide visitors through introductions to these tools in a safe and fun environment. Offered 12pm - 3pm Saturday, 4/14 and Sunday, 4/15
Happening at Hatch website
20 Summer St.
Join Brains On! – the podcast for kids and curious adults – for this live show all about robots. Meet some cool bots and hear about the history of robotics. Help Brains On! hosts – Molly, Marc and Sanden – interview top AI researchers and play the Mystery Sound game. Learn more about Brains On! and listen to past shows here. Brains On! is produced by Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. Enjoy this very special live show
Robot-stravaganza! Live Show & Podcast Recording from Brains On! website
459 Broadway St
Drop in to our studio in Lexington to learn more about robots and electronics! You will see special guests like iRobot and local FTC team, Parity Bits, with robots for you to try. Also several Empow Studios club members will be around showing off their advanced robotics projects. We will have some on-hand STEM activities and goodie bags for each child!
Empow Studios Robotics Expo website
1776 Massachusetts Ave
Empow's Tech & Design Camp is the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, Music Production, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive.
Tech & Design website
100 Eliot St
Included with Museum admission
Families with children under age 12
Is your child crazy about robots? Come explore the MIT Museum’s robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator, as she introduces you to Kismet, Cog, and others.
Limited to 25 participants per tour. Families with children under age 12 only. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, 15 minutes before tour start times.
Robots and Beyond Mini Tours website
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Design a Lego Mindstorms robot to perform automated farming tasks.
Mindstorm Robotics website
25 Adams Street
Families, Teens, Adults
Learn how to design in three dimensions using Tinkercad, and see how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality. 30-minute sessions available with on-site sign-ups.
Included with Museum admission
3D Printing and Design website
If you are an entry-level scientist or a mid-career professional looking to explore career options in STEM fields, then this event is for you!
This speed-networking event is a unique opportunity to mingle with accomplished scientists from a variety of industries. During 12 minute rounds, attendees will get the chance to chat with a variety of different STEM professionals from the Boston area to learn about their experiences while enjoying a catered dinner.
Come join us for a night of fun and professional development. This is not a career fair! Leave your resumes at home, business cards are encouraged.
Exploring career options in STEM: Speed Networking website
MASS AWIS | Picower Institute
43 Vassar St.
Come play with electronics at Artisan’s Asylum! Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night.
This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE — there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, electronics kits on hand for sale for those who wish to make things, and experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them!
Artisan’s Asylum Circuit Hacking Night & Tour website
10 Tyler St.
Autonomous vehicles are coming. Are you ready? Learn how to program a LEGO vehicle to better understand how researchers are programming self-driving cars, and meet MIT’s Leilani Gilpin, who is actively working on the future of transportation. No programming skills needed.
Self-Driving (LEGO) Vehicles: An Introductory Workshop for Adults website
GRAPE or Grandparent/Grandkid Robot Assistant Programming Extravaganza, is an exciting robot programming event for grandkids between the ages of 10-14 years old, and their grandparents. Northeastern University Robotics Collaborative provides the robots and the tools to be used during the program, however you need to bring your creativity, curiosity, and a grandparent. Learn how to program a robot, identify a problem, and create a solution during this interactive activity.
This year, we are offering 12 pairs of seats for you to participate, so register early to claim one of the 12 spots available.
This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
GRAPE: Grandchildren/Grandparent Robot Assistant Programming Extravaganza website
Robotics Collaborative at Northeastern University
805 Columbus Ave
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An Introduction to Medical Simulation: Ages 7 -10
April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Russell Museum at MGH, 2 North Grove Street Boston USA + Google Map
Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming training in the health professions. In a hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to a medical mannequin. Cost: Free. Sessions are by age. Register online in advance for the appropriate session. This event takes place on Friday, April 20 at the following times: 11am-12pm: Children ages 7 - 10 with their caregivers 12:30pm-1:30pm: Children ages 11 - 15 with their caregivers 2 pm-3pm: Teens 16+ and adults
An Introduction to Medical Simulation: Ages 7 -10 website
MGH Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
2 North Grove Street
Learn how realistic robot simulators are transforming training in the health professions. In a hands-on demonstration by the MGH Learning Laboratory, participants will be introduced to a medical mannequin.
Cost: Free. Sessions are by age. Register online in advance for the appropriate session.
An Introduction to Medical Simulation: Ages 11 – 15 website
Massachusetts General Hospital-Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
MITxMake is a student-organized festival that celebrates the maker culture of MIT and the surrounding community. We showcase the makers who pursue projects with purpose; focused on the hardware hackers, do-it-yourselfers, committed craftsmen, and the first-time fixers who drive society forward with experiential learning and world-shaking innovation.
120 Vassar Street
It’s the 4th Annual South Shore Science Festival at Quincy Innovation Center!
South Shore Science Festival IV will offer some old favorites that past visitors have enjoyed as well as some surprises. From biotechnology and robotics to board games and climate change, and so much more, there is something for everyone of all ages.
Selected students will bring their science fair projects and develop them into interactive opportunities for visitors, as we did last year. To find out more about activities offered visit our website
Drop in or skip the line and pre register online
South Shore Science Festival IV website
Quincy Innovation Center
180 Old Colony Ave
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.
By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
2018 New England BotBall Tournament website
275 Riverside St.
Its robot time Cape Cod, the Robot Beach Party 2018 is coming at the 2018 Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire.
This year the makers have been busy building moving obstacles, so expect a few headaches for your robots!
Robot Beach Party website
Cape Cod Makers
150-A Old Barnstable Road
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire website
Mashpee Middle-High School
500 Old Barnstable Rd
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