The ninth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 7-18, 2018. Georgia Tech’s open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th.
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 2018 event features demos of new robots and labs, including the Robotarium.
2018 Event Information
Date & Location
- Thursday, April 12, 2018
- All participants should check in at the registration area in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building atrium, located at 345 Ferst Drive on the corner of Ferst and Atlantic.
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 (Marcus Nanotechnology Building—Atrium)
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 large groups of students enrolled in pre-K or K-5 programs or children who have not yet reached pre-K age. Younger students may register to attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. (Please use the “Individual Student Registration” form below.)
- Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students—as well as adult members of the community—are welcome to attend. Please visit this page to register. These 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 debit or credit card.
- The Area 5 Lot fee rate varies by total hours parked, from $2.00 for 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. Afterward, 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 without warning. Transportation will be provided to some of the more remote tour locations on campus.
Lunch will be held in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building in rooms 1116-1118. Guests have the option of bringing a brown bag lunch or visiting the Georgia Tech student center to select from a variety of options. The student center includes a food court and a commons area, and is centrally located on campus. Bottled water will be available to all guests.
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.