University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lots of Robots!


The Mechanical Engineering Robot Showrobot show




Monday, December 10, 2018, 2:40-4:30 PM
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E., Mpls
(on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus)

Directions / Parking:

The University Av Ramp connects to the McNamara building, but fills up quickly. Other close public lots that almost always have space are:

Lot 37
Lot 33
Maroon Lot

For six weeks, the 210 college students in the introductory design course in Mechanical Engineering design and build their own robot. Their task is to create a machine which "does something useful".



The results of their efforts will be on public display at the Robot Show. It is the largest collection of robots assembled in one place in the Twin Cities and is fun for kids of all ages. The show is free and is open to the public. It is run like an open house, so you can come for any or all of it. We invite you to join us for this exciting event.

For information about the project, see the Robot Project web site
For a description of the charge to the students, see the Robot Project Brief

And, if you miss this Robot Show.....
The Robot Show is held every December. Bookmark this page for updates.
For more information, please contact Prof. Tim Kowalewski (612-626-0054, or Prof. Will Durfee (612-625-0099,













Past Robot Show photos can be viewed on the Mechanical Engineering Facebook page, or earlier years can be viewed at the links below:


Photo Gallery

Robot Show 2014  
Robot Show 2012 Robot Show 2011
Robot Show 2010 Robot Show 2009
Robot Show 2008 Robot Show 2007
Robot Show 2006 Robot Show 2005
Robot Show 2004