Robo Expo Ramp Up
Robo Expo is a robotics exposition that has been held annually in New York City since 2005. It was established with the goal of creating an event for students that emphasized exhibition, meeting challenges, and collaboration, and was more relaxed than competitive robotics contests. Robo Expo offers an avenue for students to share their physical computing creations in a friendly and supportive environment.
This workshop will help you prepare your students to participate in the upcoming Robo Expo on April 8, 2017 at the Marymount School in New York City. You will have an opportunity to design and program robots to meet the Challenges that students will be presented with: following a line, getting out of a box, and more. You will also get an overview of the kinds of projects that students have presented over the years in the Exhibition portion of Robo-Expo — an open ended space for students to express their creative design imaginations in cybernetic projects of all sorts.
Preparation for Robo Expo can serve as a framework for a robotics course or afterschool program with the April 8 event as the culminating activity.
- The Robo Expo website has information about the upcoming Robo Expo 2017 and archives of challenges, photos, and videos from past events.
- Robo Expo – A Soft Approach to Robotics Teaching and Learning is a paper some of wrote about the rationale and history of Robo Expo
- Here's an Eagle News TV news segment about Robo Expo 2016