Future RoboRAVE Internationals:
- 2016 – Albuquerque, NM, US
- 2017 – Medellín, ANT, Colombia
- 2018 – Albuquerque, NM, US
- 2019 – Beijing, China
- 2020 – Albuquerque, NM, US
- 2021 – El Paso, TX, US
In the years of 2017, 2019, and 2021, Albuquerque will host the RoboRAVE – US event as a qualifier to the International event.
2015 – Canada, India, Argentina, Nigera, Zambia
RoboRAVE International is working with all the above countries to expand and enhance programs.
- Canada Youth Robotics group has signed on to hold RoboRAVE Canada on Dec. 11-12, 2015 in Vancouver.
- India is be recruited by our partner at Minvera Learning, Chendra who is currently in India for the month of July. Chendra has already secured one Big Kids team to do Fire Fighting in 2016. BRAVO.
- Gustavo Cierra, director of robotics at Tecnoteca located in Villa María, Argentina, is working to hold a small introductory RoboRAVE inspired event mid-September.
- Nigeria’s Kingsley Imade attended our 2nd Annual Robotics Academy in May, 2015 where he became convinced that RoboRAVE Nigeria must begin. He’s planning on an introductory event sometime in January, 2016.
- Through our Sister Cities of Albuquerque, Zambian Chair Patrick Mapalo, recruited 1 teacher and 6 High School students to attend the 2015 Robot Academy. In June, Sister Cities of Albuquerque visited Lusaka, Zambia where among other duties held 2 RoboRAVE playshops. Their excitement lead to the announcement that they will try to send up to 16 students to RoboRAVE International in May, 2016.
2014 – France, Spain, Colombia, China, México, Japan:
- RoboRAVE International staff has been travelling to build partnerships and other RoboRAVE events globally. The team has established a joint project, FATE, between two middles school teams (in New Mexico,US & Lyon, FR) to build their idea of a solution for a desert robot rover. They are currently in Belgium presenting their independent designs. Testing of their rovers is planned for 2017 at White Sands National Monument.
- Our team visited Badajoz Spain to work with Juan Jose Otrega, director of Robótica Educativa, to organize the 1st RoboRAVE playshop as a kickoff for RoboRAVE Iberica in March, 2015.
- Colombia, a rapidly growing force in the RoboRAVE community, held it’s 2nd Annual RoboRAVE Latinoamerica with over 165 teams from many communities around Colombia. Our staff was on hand to assist with the wildly successful event as they saw a 65% growth in participation from 2013.
- China moves forward promoting RoboRAVE Asia around the country through our partners at ITCCC, an international organization that promotes high quality competitions and conference for Chinese students to attend. RoboRAVE Asia 2014 had 90 students attend the 1st event in Zhuhai, Southern China. The 2015 event is planned for February in Beijing and the anticipated crowd should be over 400 students.
- México grows on two fronts; Juárez and Guadalajara with the help of Edurobótica and Clúster Robótica, respectively.
- Finally, Japan! RoboRAVE staff held the first playshop in Kaga (due west of Toyko on the coast) with approximately 100 students. The event caught the attention of the Mayor, Superintendent, and businesses as far away as Osaka. The event prompted the Mayor to embrace the program to have Kaga now become the site of RoboRAVE Japan beginning Nov. 21-23, 2015. Mayor Miyamoto and his Superintendent, Mr. Shuhei will attend the 2015 RoboRAVE International.
July 23-25, 2013: RoboRAVE International staff recently held a 2 day workshop in Changsha for 12 groups of students (ES, MS, and HS) and teachers to introduce the event to China. Invited by Dr. Mao Yong, with CEAIE, the workshop was held during the 14th Annual Chinese National Robotics Tournament organized ITCCC, an educational group with the Ministry of Education.
May 24-June 28, 2013:
The New Mexico Public Education Department has released a call for robotic material proposals to all New Mexico public schools. Funding for the materials is from capital outlay (2012 – $322,000; 2013 – $298,357) that Inquiry Facilitators secured through the respective legislative sessions. Funds can be used for robots, related support materials (i.e., computers, spare parts, training) that will be used in either in-school, or after-school programs that compete in the annual international robotics competition held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.