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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!
The Wellesley STEM Expo is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase – transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day. In addition to the Expo itself, there are a series of events leading up to the big day, and several exciting events afterwards.
Wellesley STEM Expo website
Wellesley Ed Foundation
50 Rice St
Come share the excitement of robotics and celebrate National Robotics Week with us! Meet & Greet Other Robotic & STEM Enthusiasts. See Robotic Project Demonstrations. Enjoy Raffles, Giveaways, Product Specials and more. Featured exhibitors: Empow Studios, iRobot and Windsor Wildbots! Featured Vendors: Pololu Robotics and Electronics, Velleman, elenco, Actobotics & Osepp
RoboDay @ You-do-it Electronics website
You-do-it Electronics Center
40 Franklin St
New to LEGO robotics? Then this is the class for you! Students will investigate motorized models with Lego WeDo and learn about gears, belts, and motors. After building each model, students will solve challenges that will exercise their creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving their understanding of how the machines work! The class will culminate in a project of the student's own design and integrates Lego and motor power. PreRegistration and fee required
Learning Robotics with LEGO website
25 Adams Street
Take Lego robotics to the next level with WeDo 2.0. Students will learn how to build simple machines with motorized parts such as winches, pulleys, drive trains and more! Add sensors and program your creations to respond to their environment. Then work together to design a machine to meet the challenge of the day! No previous Lego experience is necessary for this class. Pre-registration and fee required
LEGO Junior Engineers website
Let's explore simple machines and robotics by using our hands and learning through experience! Students will be introduced to beginner mechanics and motion using everyday materials, crafts, powered motors, human power and more. Each week students will learn a new components, designs and building techniques. This class focuses on engineering, teamwork, creativity and problem solving. PreRegistration and fee required
Handmade Robots and Simple Machines website
Watch students from the VEX IQ Robotics class participate in an exhibition. These 4th to 6th grade students have been working for 8 weeks and will "compete" on the 2019 Next Level board. Come check out an easy to use robotics system that might be interesting for your student.
25 Adams Street
Kindergarten and first grade students will be introduced to Cubetto the coding robot through a maze of different landforms to celebrate Earth Day!
Coding with Cubetto website
120 Taunton Street
Tours at iRobot are about an hour and focus on our Cool Stuff Museum. You will learn what our robots do, why they have those tasks, and who works on robots. We talk about our evolution here and our history. We will also try to have a robot demo for you.
You will not see labs, workspaces or test areas on the tour, however, we do visit our Family Innovation Lab - a public space used by our engineers as a makerspace.
MA Robotics Open House: iRobot website
8 Crosby Drive
FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems is the world’s leading provider of battle-tested Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). We partner with U.S. and international military, law enforcement and industrial users to design and build technologically advanced robots that support a wide range of missions. Whether it’s a roadside bomb on the battlefield, a suspicious package on the subway, or a potential hazmat situation, our robots help keep troops, first responders, and the public safe.
MA Robotics Open House: FLIR(formerly Endeavor Robotics) website
19 Alpha Rd. Ste 101
Artaic uses robotic technology and innovative design tools to customize, design and fabricate award-winning mosaic installations. By combining modern technologies with this historic art form, the Artaic team is passionate about the creation of architecturally significant mosaics for any size project.
MA Robotics Open House: Artaic website
1 Design Center Place, Ste 644
We are hosting an Open House in our brand new facility. Stop by to interact with our robots, and experience the latest research at Northeastern University's Robotics Labs.
Northeastern University Robotics Labs Open House website
805 Columbus Avenue
We are an independent, non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices. Through our programming and events, we help bring together innovative startups and existing technology organizations to nurture the next generation of talent and promote economic growth and innovation. By working with diverse local talent, we are helping to bring about the next global evolution of robotics.
MA Robotics Open House: MassRobotics website
12 Channel Street, Ste 502
Our showcase will feature over 50 hands-on exhibitor/demonstrations featuring Ipswich
PreK- Gr.12 Students,Teachers, and local STEAM Businesses highlighting the power of
STEAM EDUCATION and STEM Career Pathways! Last year, over 400 attendees
experienced how the power of STEAM Education engages students to use critical thinking
and creativity in our classrooms, as well as problem-solving and innovation in business and industry.
Ipswich STEAM Showcase website
134 High Street
FIRST Robotics Competition
New England District Championship website
100 Institute Road
As part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Center for Marine Robotics, DunkWorks is a rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing facility with an intentional focus towards accelerating the path of technology to the ocean. As a member-based facility in the heart of Woods Hole, internal technical and scientific staff along with external innovators, inventors, and small companies can utilize the tools in DunkWorks. Membership also provides access to inside WHOI and to the expert marine technologists and machinists therein. Learn more at www.whoi.edu/marinerobotics.
MA Robotics Open House: DunkWorks website
86 Water St.
Students will demonstrate how to use block coding to program Dash the robot. Families will participate in an robotic engineering project to create a robotic hand.
Family Robotics Event website
440 Adam St.
Starting with Chuck, a collaborative mobile robot, 6 River Systems is building fulfillment solutions that power the winning warehouses of tomorrow.
MA Robotics Open House: 6 River Systems website
271 Waverley Oaks Rd
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Mass Innovation Nights, Massachusetts’ leading monthly new product showcase, will launch 10 new products at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Lowell, MA. The event will feature a variety of tech startups across several industries including IoT, AI, and robotics.
Mass Innovation Nights 121 website
UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
110 Canal Street
Simplify material handling from manufacturer to store shelf. By utilizing logic. With the combination of our proprietary software and mathematics we know the optimal way to store, select, pick, pack and ship products all while seamlessly integrating with an existing warehouse management system.
MA Robotics Open House: Symbotic website
200 Research Dr.
Founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward creates lightweight, intelligent mobility solutions for people and goods. Our vision is of a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities. Visitors will get to meet meet gita®, the mobile-carrier that follows people on the go while transporting up to 45 pounds. gita promotes an active lifestyle designed for everyone. gita® is simple, easy to use and share, functional, and fun. It’s the sustainable high-tech solution for heading out into the world without having to reach for the keys to the car.
MA Robotics Open House: Piaggio Fast Foward website
56 Roland St.
Celebrate Robotics Week at Empow Studios with a robotics favorite: a friendly Sumo Competition!
Building off a simple base, students will problem solve for the best combination of wheel type, strategic attachments, optimal programming, and speed of motors to experiment with their unique creations in a Sumo Bot competition. This is a collaborative environment for any skill level!
Students will focus on a variety of build mechanics, which can help their robot lift their opponent and keep their robot stabalized. We start with a brief introduction to LEGO EV3 MINDSTORMS software and programming, and work with the students to explore curriculum in simple machines, engineering, and coding.
LEGO Robotics Sumo Workshop in Lexington, MA website
1776 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Fl
LEGO Robotics Sumo Workshop in Newton, MA website
180 Needham St.
Among the STEM activities the festival includes multiple activities related to robotics, from understanding how they work, build one, and even program the electronics that use robots.
South Shore Science Festival V website
POSITIVE BCS LLP - Gateway to Science:Sports and Games
180 Old Colony Ave
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!
Pioneer Valley Mini Maker Faire website
25A Henshaw Ave
Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
Event will be held 4/13 & 4/14. Locations may vary. See online program.
Cost is included in museum admission.
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub website
265 Massachusetts Ave
Explore over 150 hands-on activities with area scientists and researchers. Make liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a human brain, weld in virtual reality and build robots. Indoors and out at the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and War Memorial.
Science Carnival & Robot Zoo website
Cambridge Science Festival
Launch your mission! You and your teammate will explore living on the moon! You will build and code robots to support your new life on the moon! Cars to cross craters, drills to dig for water and more! You will also learn how to build a mini video game and use your robot as the controller! You can build and code whatever you think you will need to survive life outside planet earth! Come on board!
April Vacation – Robotics WeDo website
125 Turnpike Rd #10,
30-minute tours of the MIT Museum’s historic robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator. Focused on children ages 12 years and younger, attendees learn the backstories about some of the unique objects on display.
Robots and Beyond Mini TOurs website
265 Massachusetts Ave
Learn how to draw and explore in Virtual Reality, discover the art and science of cooking, create your own critter bot, and more! You can browse our offerings by SCHEDULE or by PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, via the tabs above.
Acera’s April Vacation Camp! website
5 Lowell Avenue
The children in grades 2-5 will build fun, playful inventions that give them the lifelong skills necessary to change the world---starting today!
littleBits Change Makers STEAM Program website
200 New Boston Drive
AUVSI New England's ROBOTICA Autonomous Vehicle Summit will explore many facets of the current technology readiness and regulatory policy that can help usher in advanced intelligent transportation systems to our nation's roadways.
Robotica AV Summit website
AUVSI New England
One Hampshire St
Each spring, on Project Presentation Day, student teams, representing all of WPI's academic departments, present the results of their MQPs to their faculty advisors and external sponsors. The public is invited to take part in this annual exhibition of the remarkable outcomes of our students' project work.
WPI Project Presentation Day website
In this activity, we explore the entangled relationship between artificial intelligence and neuroscience. We first explore recent advancements in understanding the computations in neural dynamics of the brain from an artificial intelligence perspective. Then we will explore the relationship between artificial systems research and neuroscience: including the study of artificial agents’ behavior.
Artificial Intelligence Meets Neuroscience website
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
43 Vassar St
MITxMake is a student-led annual festival for enthusiasts and experts alike to connect over their shared passion towards maker culture.
120 Vassar Street
In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.
Cape & Islands VEX Scrimmage website
500 Old Barnstable Rd.
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. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.
New England Region Botball Regional Tournament website
275 Riverside Street
Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire website
Mashpee High School
500 Old Barnstable Road
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