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  • FIRST Chesapeake District Championship, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, University of Maryland

    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.

    Visit the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton website

    Hosted by FIRST


    • April 6, 2016 - April 9, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    2001 Paint Branch Drive
    College Park, MD 20740

    FIRST Chesapeake District Championship, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton logo
  • Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore City Community College

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    Visit the Baltimore City Community College website

    Hosted by Baltimore City Community College


    • April 7, 2016
      7:00pm - 7:30pm


    2901 Liberty Road
    Baltimore, MD 21215

    Baltimore City Community College logo
  • DC Regional Mini Urban Challenge , Northwestern High School

    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.

    Visit the DC Regional Mini Urban Challenge website

    Hosted by Mini Urban Challenge


    • April 9, 2016
      8:00am - 5:00pm


    7000 Adelphi
    Hyattsville, MD 20782

    DC Regional Mini Urban Challenge  logo
  • UTRC CDS Seminar: Joao Hespanha, "Control systems in ubiquitous computation and communication", Maryland Robotics Center

    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.

    Visit the UTRC CDS Seminar: Joao Hespanha, "Control systems in ubiquitous computation and communication" website

    Hosted by Maryland Robotics Center


    • April 15, 2016
      2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Campus Drive
    College Park, MD 20742

    UTRC CDS Seminar: Joao Hespanha, "Control systems in ubiquitous computation and communication" logo
  • The IEEE Robot Challenge, Baltimore Museum of Industry

    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.

    Visit the The IEEE Robot Challenge website

    Hosted by IEEE Baltimore Section


    • April 16, 2016 - April 17, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    1415 Key Highway
    Baltimore , MD 21230

    The IEEE Robot Challenge logo
  • CSM LEGO ROBOTICS CHAMPIONSHIP, College of Southern Maryland

    This division uses the LEGO Mindstorm/EV3 Robotics Systems as the competition platform.


    Hosted by College of Souther Maryland


    • April 16, 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm


    8730 Mitchell Road
    La Plata, MD 20646

  • Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament, Botball

    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

    Visit the Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament website

    Hosted by Botball


    • April 23, 2016
      8:00am - 5:30pm


    2100 Baltimore Rd
    Rockville, MD 20851

    Greater DC Regional Botball Tournament logo
  • National Electronics Museum Robotics Workshop, National Electronics Museum

    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 http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/events-calendar.shtml

    Visit the National Electronics Museum Robotics Workshop website

    Hosted by NEM Education


    • April 23, 2016
      9:00am - 1:00pm


    1745 W Nursery Rd
    Linthicum, MD 21090

    National Electronics Museum Robotics Workshop logo
  • RobotFest 2016, National Electronics Museum

    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!

    Visit the RobotFest 2016 website

    Hosted by Gary Mauler


    • April 30, 2016
      10:00am - 4:00pm


    1745 West Nursery Road
    Linthicum, MD 21090

    RobotFest 2016 logo