Registration for our 2019 event is now closed.
The tenth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 6-14 2019. Georgia Tech’s open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8th.
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 2019 event features demos of new robots and labs, including the Robotarium.
2019 Event Information
Date & Location
- Monday, April 8, 2019
- All participants should check in at the registration area in the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building first-floor atrium, located on the corner of Ferst Drive and Cherry Street at 311 Ferst Drive.
- Exit I-75/85 onto 10th Street, traveling west toward the Georgia Tech campus.
- Turn left onto State Street.
- Follow State Street to Ferst Drive.
- Cross Ferst Drive to enter directly into the parking lot.
- The visitor parking area is to your left.
- After parking, walk east on Ferst Drive to Atlantic Drive.
- Cross the street to the Parker H. Petit Building and follow the sidewalk through the courtyard to the Biotechnology courtyard.
- Once you have entered the courtyard, the Ford ES&T Building is immediately in front of you.
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 (Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building—First-Floor Atrium)
9:30 Tours Depart—Morning Session
11:45 Lunch, including a talk by one or more Georgia Tech professors (Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building—L1 Atrium)
12:45 Check-in for Tours Begins (Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building—First-Floor 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.
- 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, 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
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 since last year 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 posted on this page soon or you may email NRW@robotics.gatech.edu for additional information.
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 Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building—L1 Atrium. 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. 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.
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.