The Power of STEM


Together AUVSI and RoboNation inspire achievement for STEM. RoboNation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a pathway of hands-on educational experiences that empower students to find innovative solutions to global challenges.

Join us at the Growing the Industry Hub in the XPO Hall to see exactly how we are working together to develop tomorrow’s problem solvers, risk takers, critical thinkers and innovators. And during each break in the show program, we will host candid dialogues between highly-skilled young professionals (to share what you look for in an employer) and leading industry professionals (to share what you look for in new hires).


RoboNation will feature:

Student Showcase

  • Student teams from each of our RoboNation competitions exhibit their vehicles, technical knowledge and skills. Don’t miss the chance to speak with these impressive young innovators and future leaders in robotics.

STEM Demos

  • SeaPerch and SeaGlide demonstrations will be up and running, displaying two of our hands-on robotics programs for K-12 students. Stop by and test-drive an underwater SeaPerch ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) or race a SeaGlide and watch it fly underwater. Click here for more information on our STEM Programs.


  • During XPONENTIAL, RoboNation will host RoboTour, a one-day free event on May 2, 2019, that introduces future generations of scientists and engineers to the exciting world of unmanned systems. Students in grades 5-12 will have an opportunity to tour displays and robotic hardware in AUVSI's XPONENTIAL exhibit hall to learn about contributions to the unmanned systems community. Adult chaperones and advance registration are required.

XPONENTIAL Exhibitors: Learn how you can support RoboTour!

RoboNation Teams: Learn how you can connect with industry at XPONENTIAL!