National Robotics Week

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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!

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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.
Schedule

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 Details

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Event Parking

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.

Attire

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

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. 

Additional Questions

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.

Registration Form

 
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Registration Category
Please answer this question first. The subsequent registration components displayed will change based upon your response to this initial question.

If you are submitting a registration on behalf of a school sponsoring an official field trip, please select option one. If you are submitting a registration for an individual student, please select option two. (Option two provides a space to designate if more than one student is attending the event together—e.g., a group of home-schooled students.)

Official School Trip Group Registration

Preliminary Information
Groups attending both the morning and afternoon sessions will tour different robotics labs; the sessions are not duplicates.
Lunch Options

A lunch period is scheduled for 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Students may bring a brown-bag lunch or visit the Georgia Tech Student Center, which offers a full-range of items in the food court, as well as additional options in the commons area.

Contact Information

Please provide the name of an adult who will accompany students at the event. This person will serve as the primary contact for follow-up communications about your registration and will also be the person who will check in the group onsite on April 8.

Please provide a mobile number so that we may reach you on the day of the event, if necessary.
Please provide an alternate phone number at which you may be contacted. This number may be the school's main office number.
School Information
Grade Levels Attending

Please select the grade level that represents the composition of your group. You may select more than one option. PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate students enrolled in pre-K or K-5 programs, or children who have not yet reached pre-K age.

Student Information

Please provide the first and last names of each student attending. You may type—or cut and paste a list—in the text area below. Alternatively, you may upload an Excel or csv file containing the first and last names of each student attending.​ 

PLEASE NOTE: Every student who attends the National Robotics Week event at Georgia Tech must have a parent or legal guardian complete and sign a copy of the Parental Release Form. Additionally, because photographs and videos are often captured during the event, every student must also have a parent or legal guardian complete and sign a copy of the Model Release Form.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: xls xlsx csv.
Special Accommodations

Individual Student Registration

Preliminary Information
Students attending both the morning and afternoon sessions will tour different robotics labs; the sessions are not duplicates.
Lunch Options

A lunch period is scheduled for 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Students may bring a brown-bag lunch or visit the Georgia Tech Student Center, which offers a full-range of items in the food court, as well as additional options in the commons area.

Contact Information

Please provide the name of an adult (parent/guardian/chaperone) who will accompany the student at the event. This person will serve as the primary contact for follow-up communications about your registration and will also be the person who will check in the student onsite on April 8.

Please provide a mobile number so that we may reach you on the day of the event, if necessary.
Student Information

PLEASE NOTE: Every student who attends the National Robotics Week event at Georgia Tech must have a parent or legal guardian complete and sign a copy of the Parental Release Form. Additionally, because photographs and videos are often captured during the event, every student must also have a parent or legal guardian complete and sign a copy of the Model Release Form.

School Information

If you selected “yes” to the previous question, please complete the following information about the participating student’s school:

Grade Level

Please select the grade level that best describes the student attending. PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate students enrolled in pre-K or K-5 programs, or children who have not yet reached pre-K age.

Additional Students

If other students will attend the event together with this student, you will be asked to create a nickname for your group so that we may plan ahead to keep the students together during the laboratory tours. Please use the same nickname when registering additional students who will attend together—e.g., if several students from Destiny Home School consortium plan to attend, then all parents should use “Destiny Home School” (or similar) in the nickname field when submitting a registration. 

PLEASE NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep groups in the same tour sessions. All members of the group must arrive at the same time in order to be kept together. Also, large groups may need to be separated into two or more tour sessions. 

Please use the same nickname when registering additional students who will attend together—e.g, if several students from Destiny Home School consortium plan to attend, then all parents should use “Destiny Home School” (or similar) in the nickname field when submitting a registration.
Special Accommodations