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!
The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) stages
short games played by robots. The robots are designed and built in six weeks (from a common set of parts) by a team of high-school-aged young people and a handful of engineers-Mentors. The students program and remotely control the robots in competition rounds on the field. The FIRST
Robotics Competition Regional events are typically held in university arenas. They involve 40 to 70 teams cheered by thousands of fans over three days (two days for District events).
Midwest FIRST Regional website
Illinois FIRST Robotics
525 S. Racine Ave
Come celebrate National Robotics Week, 2013! This year the Museum is going robot crazy again and we’re inviting you to join the fun! Check back soon for more details!
See many of the Youth Robotics Team Demos on 4/6, 4/7, 4/13 and 4/14
MSI Robot Block Party! website
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Celebrate National Robotics Week at the Riverbender.com Community Center!
-AI Programming with Kodu Game Lab (Kodu bots and the Mars Rover!)
-Robot Building with LEGO MindStorms (RCS 1.0 & Droid Developer Kit)
-Robot Themed Movies and Videos (Transformers - I, Robot - Short Circuit - NOVA: Rise of the Drones - Robot Combat League, Episode 1)
-Robot Design Contest (With Robotic Prizes!)
[National Robotics Week activities are held during the Center's After School Program from 3-6pm. Admission is $5. Contest consists of manipulating a paper cutout, folded to resemble a robot. Winners will be chosen on Friday, April 12. Winners need not be in attendance.]
200 W 3rd Street
Join us on April 13th, as local FIRST Robotics Teams promote FIRST robotics and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Explore various informational booths, including ones on FIRST, FLL, Safety, and Careers in STEM. There, you can participate in selective robotic demonstrations.
Peoria Area FIRST Teams
3001 W Grand Pkwy, Peoria, IL 61615
Family Science Day is a public outreach event to educate and inspire K-8 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual research scientists and science educators. In addition, the event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our society. This year's event will focus on Robotics and will feature the Central Illinois Robotics Club Bot Brawl 2013 tournament.
Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament.
Greater Chicago BotBall Tournament website
57th street and Lakeshore Drive
Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament
Greater St. Louis BotBall Tournament website
1 Hairpin Drive
This statewide event is an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H robotics to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments, and interact with others who share an interest in robotics.
201 East Peabody Drive
MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 22 regional contests that take place across U.S. and in Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Japan, and Egypt. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of three different "classes" that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.
MATE ROV Midwest Regional Competition website
Shedd Aquarium Midwest MATE
700 S Halsted St #2029
A two day celebration of exploring robotics, practice VEX robotics competitions and workshop. The event will be hosted by the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at Northeastern Illinois University in collaboration with the Computer Science department and Academic Affairs.
Robotics Week by TRIO UBMS at NEIU website
TRIO UBMS at NEIU
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Family Science Day is a public outreach event to educate and inspire K-8 students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual research scientists and science educators. In addition, the event helps to raise awareness of the importance of STEM in our society. This year we welcome back the Central Illinois Robotics Club for their BotBrawl 2014!
Family Science Day website
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