Registration for our 2020 event is now open.
The eleventh-annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 4-12, 2020. Georgia Tech’s open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.
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 2020 event features demos of new robots and labs, including the Robotarium.
2020 Event Information
Date & Location
- Tuesday, April 7, 2020
- All participants should check in at the registration area in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building first-floor lobby, located on the corner of Ferst Drive and State Street at 345 Ferst Drive NW.
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—First-Floor Lobby)
9:30 Tours Depart—Morning Session
11:30 Tours End
11:45 Lunch, including a talk by one or more Georgia Tech professors (Marcus Nanotechnology Building—Rooms 1116-1118)
12:45 Check-in for Tours Begins (Marcus Nanotechnology Building—First-Floor Lobby)
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.
- 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 must 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, with a four-hour maximum.
- 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
If you will be arriving on campus via a school bus (or another large vehicle), you must indicate this on your registration form. Parking procedures for buses have changed and we must know in advance and request a parking pass for you. The pass must be properly displayed on the bus at all times while on campus. Buses should plan to drop students off at the intersection of Ferst Dr. and Atlantic Dr. Afterward, bus drivers who elect to remain on campus must park in designated areas, which will be specified at check-in.
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 (over one mile from the center of 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 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 immediately after the morning session. Additionally, one of the buildings in the Biotechnology Quad —The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB Building)—has Nectar in the lobby, offering sandwiches, salads, and smoothies, and food trucks are located a short distance away on Atlantic Drive in front of the College of Computing Building. Additional food truck are parked near the student center on Tech Green.
We will have a speaker during lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the Marcus Nanotechnology Building to enjoy the talk.
Special Notice to Groups
Those who register as a group will be contacted by Georgia Tech personnel two weeks prior to the event to confirm registration details. If the reservation is not confirmed, we will not reserve tour space for the group.
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.