National Robotics Week Tours


IRIM robotics lab tours and demonstrations conducted during National Robotics Week inspires students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. 



  Kids + Robots = Fun for 2024 National Robotics Week at GT


High School student using a dual hand imitation framework to train a robotic arm


IRIM hosted its annual education outreach event for National Robotics Week on April 9th, 2024. The faculty opened their labs to 124 local students ranging from grades 3rd through 8th, as well as 25 interested parents and teachers, with graduate students running demonstrations and Q&A sessions throughout the day.

Middle School Students petting a Boston Dynamics Spot Robot at Georgia TechThe open house  gave both students and adults the chance to interact with the Humanoid robot Pepper as well as learn about ongoing research with ESTHER the tennis playing robot. They also had the opportunity to see a Boston Dynamics Spot in action, as well as give him well deserved pets for his work. The highlight of the tours, gauged by the exuberant volunteer participation, were the two robot arm “training stations” where the students were able to direct a robot arm to pick up and place different objects using a joystick interface in one station and a body movement mimicking framework in another.



Thanks to the Volunteers that Made this Event Such a Success!


Elementary School student using a joystick interface to train a robotics arm.


National Robotics Week Open House @ the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines 


Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 9:00am – 3:30pm


Check In Area:  Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building, 311 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Room: Atrium 1 ES&T


This event is a walking tour of robotics labs on campus at Georgia Tech. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the predicted weather. 

Lunch is on your own. We have several food options on campus or can store your coolers while you are on tour. 

Morning Session (check in at Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building) 
  • 9:00 am Registration 
  • 9:30-11:30 am Walking Tour 
  • Lunch is on your own (11:45 am - 12:45 pm) 
Afternoon Session (check in at Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building) 
  • 1:00 pm Registration 
  • 1:30-3:30 pm Walking Tour 


Registration ends March 31, 2024 @ 11:59 PM.

Please register your group today!