National Robotics Week @ Discovery World

Kevin Kolodziej- Automation Educator, Discovery World

"Good morning everyone,

THANK YOU! Your participation in the first ever National Robotics Week celebration at Discovery World was a huge success and the event would not have been possible without your dedication. In all we had nearly 6300 people visit Discovery World during the week and the vast majority spent some time checking out your robots and products. Many people were asking at the front desk where the robots could be found as they purchased their tickets. Visitors were thrilled to see FLL, FTC, and FRC robots, get to operate FTC and Vex robots, to see the really neat innovations, inventions, and programs being offered by Meeper Technologies, Marquette’s Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics Lab, and Bricks4Kidz, and to meet Rockwell Automation Engineers. This event was made possible by Rockwell Automation who has been one of Discovery World’s largest and longest partners and is currently helping us to renew our automation and robotics based classes and exhibits. We are very excited about what is on the horizon and National Robotics Week was just the first step in creating new interest and appreciation for robotics and automation in Milwaukee’s youth.

National Robotics Week received a lot of press coverage:



Business Journal:

WTMJ620 and 88.9 Radio Milwaukee also conducted interviews to be broadcast as part of community stories.

Much of the community is still unaware of the amazing things YOU are doing with robotics and automation – this event was a big way to introduce new students and families to your programs and products and we hope it was as successful an event for you as it was for us. The leadership here at Discovery World was very impressed with your creations and the professionalism the STUDENTS displayed when talking with guests and visitors. We can’t wait for the next opportunity to work with you all again!

I will be putting together a photo gallery from the week very shortly and will share that with everyone once it is online.

Again, thank you to ALL of the groups who participated in this amazing event:

FLL1821 Golda Gear Geeks from Golda Meir School

FLL9830 Supreme Bots from Lumen Christi Catholic

FLL5459 Zero Gravity and FLL5465 Master Builders from St. Paul’s Cudahy

FLL2245 The Very Aggressive Rabit Kings from Bethlehem Lutheran

FLL10854 G-Force from Davis Boys and Girls Club

FTC3547 Pixel Warriors from Eastbrook Academy

FTC4605 RoboHackerz from Beaver Dam

FTC6914 Charging Chaos and FTC8823 Mariner Mayhem from St. Francis

FTC5972 Patronum Bots from East Troy

FRC2077 Laser Robotics from Kettle Moraine

FRC3596 Rocket Robotics from South Milwaukee

FRC1675 Ultimate Protection Squad from Bradley Tech

FRC2202 B’EAST Robotics from Brookfield

FRC4247 CougerBots from Obama SCTE

Dr. Andrew Williams and the Marquette University Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab

St. Francis MATE (Underwater ROV) Team


Meeper Technologies

And our Rockwell Automation volunteers and sponsors"

Kevin Kolodziej

Automation Educator

Discovery World

500 N. Harbor Dr.

Milwaukee, WI 53202


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