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!
Do hands-on activities to learn real-life engineering disciplines including civil, materials, electrical, chemical, mechanical and more! Talk with engineers and learn about their jobs. Find out what engineers do for our community and how it affects you today and tomorrow. Design and build prototypes using high-tech fabrication equipment in Idea Zone. Discover the amazing things you can do as an engineer! Included with MOSI admission. Sponsored by the Tampa Bay E-Week Committee.
National Robotics Week At The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) website
The Museum of Science & Industry
4801 East Fowler Avenue
What goes into the mechanical design of a robot? Learn about how robots move during this drop-off program during National Robotics week. Program is for students in grades 2-4 and is from 3:30 – 5 PM. Registration required.
Robots Unplugged website
Pensacola MESS Hall
116 N Tarragona St
To celebrate National Robotics Week, IHMC's Robotics researchers will welcome the public on April 9th to an Open House event in hopes of inspiring young people to seek out careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The family-friendly event encouraged scientific discovery through hands-on activities, challenges, and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about robots from IHMC's researchers and educators. Last year, roughly 900 people from the local community walked through the lab during the open house, including 475 children. Visitors touring the lab had a chance to operate the Atlas robot through Dynamixel arms that scooped candy down a chute to them, as well as run down the street alongside the HexRunner fast-running prototypes. NASA-IHMC’s X1 Exoskeleton was on display, giving visitors a look into a mobility assistance device for rehabilitation and exercise. The MicroAirVehicle team also had their quadcopters flying. This year will include a new and improved Atlas robot, NASA-IHMC's X1, Grasshopper, MAVs, and others for a fun-filled night of hands-on robot demos.
IHMC Robotics Lab Open House website
201 E Wright St
Robofest is a festival of competitions with autonomous robots to master principles of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computer science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and problem solving skills while designing, constructing, and programming the robots.
Since 1999, over 16,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, and Singapore.
Robofest Site: Ocala, FL website
Marion Technical Institute
1614 East Fort King Street
The Robotics Club at UCF will be hosting a small event at our Lab in Partnership II near the UCF Campus displaying and demoing our autonomous robots. Not all are built, and none are finished and polished, however you can see how we test and operate our vehicles and experience our competing robots first hand.
Robotics Club at UCF DEMO website
Robotics Club at UCF
3100 Technology Pwky
Gulf Coast MakerCon is a community festival celebrating the DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventive Spirit, held each spring, in Tampa Bay, Florida. The event provides a wide variety of creative and interactive vendors, exhibitors, and entertainment that includes everything from robotics and metalsmithing, to recycled instruments, ham radio, automotive tech, gaming, inventions, innovations, future tech and much more. Our 2015 event will feature FIRST robotics exhibits, and National Robotics League competitions, as well as hobby and industrial robotics displays.
Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 website
4802 U.S. 301 N
The Mini-Urban Challenge is a national competition sponsored by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and the Doolittle Institute that challenges high school students to design and operate a robotic car to autonomously navigate a model city. The cars are developed using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education kits that are provided to high school teams free of charge.
Mini-Urban Challenge Florida Regional website
Mini Urban Challenge
100 College Blvd
The MATE ROV competition is about student learning. It is designed to be an event that challenges students to apply the physics, math, electronics, and engineering skills they are learning in the classroom to solving problems from the marine workplace. Mentors (teachers, parents, working professionals) are expected to limit their input to educational and inspirational roles and encouraged to focus on the benefits of the learning process and not simply on “winning” the competition.
2015 Florida REGIONAL ROV Competition website
Marine Advanced Technology Education
2331 60th St N
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