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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!
Lots of great BOT BATTLES!!! The event is free (goodwill donation accepted), open to the public and fun for the entire family.
Xtreme Bots Spring Competition website
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Watch first-year engineering student teams compete to see which team has designed, built and programmed an autonomous robot using creativity and engineering principles to complete specified tasks on a course designed and built by the program’s teaching assistants. First-year engineering students will showcase their cornerstone design projects in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Program (FEH) at Ohio State University.
The single-elimination tournament of the competition will start at 4:15 p.m. Doors will be open for the round robin tournament, which begins at noon. Parking is available at the Neil Avenue Parking Garage or the Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage at an hourly rate.
Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors Robot Competition website
The Ohio State University Department of Engineering Education
337 W 17th Avenue
MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo is a festival of creating with technology. It is suitable for all ages and will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Buckeye Building of the Ohio Expo Center (aka State Fairgrounds).
717 E. 17th Ave.
This camp features our famous BattleBot championship, where student-made robots "battle to the death"
LEGO Robot BattleBot website
565 Metro Place S
FIRST LEGO League Jr.
Wapakoneta FIRST LEGO league Jr. Expo website
1100 Defiance St
MakerX is a public festival for everyone interested in digital design and creation. Robotics is a core part of MakerX. In 2018 we hosted FIRST, VEX, and LEGO teams as well as research and entertainment robots, autonomous vehicles, drones, and other technologies such as 3D printing, VR/AR, game development, digital art, and electronic music. MakerX is an exhibition to share knowledge with the public and not a competition. There is no charge to exhibit at MakerX
MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo website
contact Bill Ball by email
717 E 17th Ave.
Founded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1986 as the Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge under the guidance and inspiration of Tom Meravi and Dr. James Hannemann. Known as the National Robotics Challenge since 2005, this event is the longest continually operating robotics event in the United States and is the premier educational
event for open-platform robotics competition.
National Robotics Challenge website
220 E Fairground St.
In honor of National Robotics Week, the Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory is hosting an open house event at Kent State University. All ages are welcome. During this event, you will experience products of current advanced technology, understand how robots are built from both physically and in software, how virtual reality can change our way of life and how you can start with develop your own affordable robot. We will have live demonstrations and people will have the opportunities to interact with different robots, talk with our researchers and technicians regarding any robotics related topics.
Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory Open House website
Advanced Telerobotics Research Laboratory
800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Kent State Mini Maker Faire website
1125 Risman Drive
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire website
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire
1301 Western Ave
In honor of National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman is hosting educational events at our North American headquarters in Miamisburg, OH on Thursday, April 25. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend. Visits will include a tour of our robotics lab to see and interact with live demonstrations. Students will have the opportunity to talk to engineers and technicians regarding automation and career opportunities. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes with a limit of 100 students per group. Registration is required.
9:00 – 10:30 am
10:30 – 12:00 pm
1:30 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 4:30 pm
More times may be added as required.
Robotics Educational Tours, Yaskawa Motoman website
100 Automation Way
Mansfield SDA School FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo website
1040 W. Cook Rd
LEGO Robot BattleBot Camp website
200 E Campus View Blvd #200
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