The seventh annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 2-10, 2016. Georgia Tech’s open house will be held on Friday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Since the launch of National Robotics Week in 2010, Georgia Tech has participated annually in the event by sponsoring an open house and conducting lab tours and robot demonstrations for middle and high school students and other members of the community.
Sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM), our 2016 event promises to be even more excititng than last year, including demos of new robots that have not been featured in previous years.
Check back in late March to download the 2016 deck of robot trading cards!
2016 Event Information
Date & Location
- Friday, April 1, 2016
- All participants in the morning tours should check in at the registration area, which is located at 801 Atlantic Dr. in front of the College of Computing Building (CCB). (View map)
- In case of rain, the registration area will be moved to the Marcus Nanotechnology Building Atrium. Marcus is located within walking distance of CCB at 345 Ferst Drive. (View map)
- Check in for the afternoon tours is in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building Atrium, regardless of weather.
Guests attending both the morning and afternoon sessions will tour different robotics labs; the sessions are not duplicates.
9:00 Check-in for Tours Begins (Outside College of Computing (CCB) Bldg. on Atlantic Dr.—Marcus Nanotechnology Building Atrium in case of rain)
9:30 Tours Depart—Morning Session
11:45 Lunch (Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118)
12:45 Check-in for Tours Begins (Marcus Nanotechnology Building Atrium)
1:00 Tours Depart—Afternoon Session
3:00 Event Concludes
- Registration is limited and submissions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the registration form early to ensure you, your student, or student group can be accommodated.
- When registration has reached the maximum number of attendees, the registration form will be turned off. At that time, you are welcome to contact us by email at NRW@robotics.gatech.edu to be placed on our waiting list.
- We are unable to accommodate students enrolled in pre-K or K-5 programs, or children who have not yet reached pre-K age.
- Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students—as well as adult members of the community— are welcome to attend. Please email NRW@robotics.gatech.edu to register. GT guests do not need to complete the registration form below; however, they will need to complete the Model Release Form in advance or at the event.
Required Consent Forms
To attend the event, each student must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Parental Release Form, related to liability, and a Model Release Form, related to the use of photographs and video footage taken during the event. Chaperones should also complete the Model Release Form. These forms may be collected, scanned, and emailed in one file to NRW@robotics.gatech.edu prior to the event, or the primary point of contact may present paper copies of the signed forms during check in.
Personal vehicles should park in a campus visitor’s lot. The two closest locations are the Area 4 Lot, located at the intersection of Ferst Dr. and State St., and the Area 5 Lot (W23 Deck), located on State St., close to the intersection of 10th St.
Personal Vehicle Parking Fees
- The Area 4 Lot fee rate is $2.00 per hour, payable in advance by cash or card.
- The Area 5 Lot fee rate varies by total hours parked, from $1.50 for up to one hour to $15.00 for six–24 hours.
- More information about visitor parking is available on the GT Parking & Transportation Services website.
Bus Parking Details
There is no charge to park buses in the designated area on Tech Parkway NW. Buses should plan to drop students off at the intersection of Ferst Dr. and Atlantic Dr. where signs will be posted directing them to the nearby check-in location. Afterwards, bus drivers who elect to remain on campus must park on Tech Parkway NW.
Regardless of whether you are signing up for just one or both tour sessions, walking outdoors is a necessary component of this event. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, which in Atlanta during spring may change with little advanced warning. Transportation will be provided to some of the more remote tour locations on campus.
Lunch will be held in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118. Guests have the option of bringing a brown bag lunch or visiting the Georgia Tech student center to purchase a lunch. The student center offers a full-range of items in the food court, as well as additional options in the commons area, and is located less than a three minute walk from Marcus. Bottled water will be available to all guests.
National Robotics Week T-shirts and Other Products
Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog is the official mascot of National Robotics Week. T-shirts and other Bleeker-branded products will be available for purchase in the “Bleeker Store” on the CafePress website.
If you have questions that are not answered on this page or in the additional details provided during the registration process, please contact NRW@robotics.gatech.edu.