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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!
Come and experience firsthand the excitement of a FIRST® Robotics Competition event! Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, this is the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. Watch as student-built-robots compete in the 2016 challenge, FIRST STRONGHOLD.
In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.
FIRST Chesapeake District Championship, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton website
2001 Paint Branch Drive
Live Twitter Chat
Baltimore City Community College website
Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Road
The Mini-Urban Challenge is a national competition sponsored by Doolittle Institute (DI), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This competition challenges high school students to design and program a robotic vehicle that can autonomously navigate a mini-urban city, using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 kit.
DC Regional Mini Urban Challenge website
Mini Urban Challenge
Advances in VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design and fabrication have resulted in the availability of low-cost, low-power, small-sized devices that have significant computational power and are able to communicate wirelessly. In addition, advances in MEMS (Micro Electric Mechanical Systems) technology have resulted in wide availability of solid-state sensors and actuators. The net result is ubiquitous sensing, communication, and computation that can be incorporated into small low-power devices.
UTRC CDS Seminar: Joao Hespanha, "Control systems in ubiquitous computation and communication" website
Maryland Robotics Center
High school students build walking robots and compete down an obstacle course for time. They also have to submit a written report and make an oral presentation to a group of judges made up of members of the local engineering community.
The IEEE Robot Challenge website
IEEE Baltimore Section
1415 Key Highway
This division uses the LEGO Mindstorm/EV3 Robotics Systems as the competition platform.
CSM LEGO ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP website
College of Souther Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
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
Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament website
2100 Baltimore Rd
Participants will learn to solder and will build their own rover robots from component parts. An overview of robotics is part of the workshop. Open to ages 12 and older.
More information, including a registration, can be found at
National Electronics Museum Robotics Workshop website
1745 W Nursery Rd
Robot Fest is an annual event for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. We welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops!
RobotFest 2016 website
1745 West Nursery Road
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