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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!
Girls ages 8-13 are invited to attend in teams of 5 to be part of the Western MA Girls Connect event. This cool all-girl introduction to FIRST LEGO League matches teams up with coaches and professional engineers to learn how to build and program LEGO robots to do real-world tasks. Pre-registration required.
CAITE, FIRST, LEGO Education, Girls Incorporated of Holyoke, MGPHCC
140 Governor's Drive
Girls in High School meet with STEM professionals to learn about careers and options in STEM professions, including robotics.
S.E.T. in the City website
Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative
8 St. Mary's Street
Come to see the NERVE Center! At this open house, an iRobot SUGV will be demonstrated on the test courses in the NERVE Center, including the rain area, splash pools and fording basin. UMass Lowell's RASC-AL Robo-Ops team, the Rover Hawks, will also be at the open house to talk about their entry in the competition, which is taking place in June at the Johnson Space Center.
This event is free and open to families, teachers, students, and anyone interested in robotics. Registration is not necessary.
NERVE Center Open House website
UMass Lowell NERVE Center
1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
Robots from iRobot will visit Village School to show all the cool things they do.
93 Village Street
Introducing the Robot Zoo at the Science Carnival
You’ve been to the Franklin Park Zoo and the Roger Williams Zoo, but have you ever visited a Robot Zoo? Come check out amazing robotics technology and activities from:
Aldebaran Robotics Inc.
Boston University College of Engineering
Corindus Vascular Robotics
Harvard Biodesign Lab
Harvard Microrobotics Lab
Kiva Systems McCall Middle School
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
MIT CSAIL Robotic Vision and Sensor Networks
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
MIT Media Lab - The Personal Robots Group
MIT Robot Locomotion Group
MIT Sea Grant
MIT Society of Women Engineers
Mrs. Nic’s Academia
Norwood High School Robotics
Trellis Community Learning
Winchester High School Robotics Team
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) - IPASS
WPI - Cyber Physical Systems
WPI Team Oryx
Robot Zoo presented by: iRobot and MassTLC
Robot Zoo website
Cambridge Science Festival
Located on the Common of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, displays by the US Army and FIRST Robotics teams will highlight this special weekend which is the day before the public holiday, Patriots Day. This event is held in Hopkinton during what they refer to as Marathon Race Week End, April 13-15, the annual Boston Marathon Race starts at Hopkinton and finishes in Copley Square Boston.
New England Community Advisory Board
Center of town
Robots are a favorite of science museum visitors around the world. Tour the MIT Museum's unique collection with Debbie Douglas, curator of science and technology, discover some of back stories and even see an artifact or two not on display!
Recommended for all ages. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available day-of on a first come, first served basis.
MIT Museum Revealed: Robots and Beyond website
MIT Museum/Cambridge Science Festival
265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Dive into our exhibit halls with Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections. Learn about MIT's numerous connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics.
Recommended for older teens and adults. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available day-of on a first come, first served basis.
MIT Museum Revealed: Undersea Robotics website
265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Artisan's Asylum is proud to announce that it is teaming up with the Cambridge Science Festival to bring Battlebots to Boston! If you've ever wanted to design and build your own robot from scratch, this competition is for you.Artisan's Asylum will be hosting a 2-day build-a-thon for up to 8 competing teams. We will provide teams with a kit of parts, access to a decked out set of workshops (including machine shops, welding shops, electronics fabrication areas, and more in one facility), mentorship from world-class robot builders, and 45 hours to build 12-pound Battlebots. The robots will then compete in a public double-elimination tournament at the end of the Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday, April 21st. The winning team will receive major bragging rights and four Artisan's Asylum gift certificates for $100.
Design Challenge: Battlebots website
10 Tyler Street
The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, the competitions also expose students to ocean-related career opportunities and help them to see the pathways to those careers.
MATE New England website
MATE New England
101 Academy drive
Students ages 10 and older will learn to program a LEGO Mindstorms robot and take a tour of the Robots & Beyond exhibition with a Museum educator. See Attila and Pebbles, two of MIT's experimental robots designed for planetary exploration, and think about how you could use artificial intelligence to navigate unfamiliar environments!
$10 per student; advance payment required (opens mid-March), includes Museum admission
Workshop: Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms website
265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
The 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA on April 22-23, 2013. TePRA is aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers.
15 Middlesex Canal Park
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