Robot Programming Competitions
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Acadia University
Approximately 45 Junior and Senior High School Teams from across Nova Scotia will gather at the Acadia University Athletics Complex on Saturday, February 17 to take part in the Annual Acadia Robot Programming Championships. Youth ages 9 through 18 (grades 4-12) have worked in teams all year to program LEGO® Mindstorms® Robots to complete complex missions.
The day combines two separate competitions, one for middle school youth (FIRST® LEGO® League – FLL) ages 9 through 14, and one for high school youth (ROBOFEST). Over 400 participants are expected and approximately 150 volunteers provide support for the program. Both events are open to the public.
This year, the FLL teams have researched challenges that deal with hydrodynamics, where teams will learn all about how we find, transport, use, or dispose of water.
The high school robot game competition will begin at Acadia’s Main Gymnasium at 10:30am. The junior high robot game competition will start at 1:00pm.
The official welcoming ceremonies will take place shortly after 3:00pm following the completion of the FLL competition in the Main Gymnasium. All teams, coaches, referees, judges, supporters, and family members, along with the general public and our ever-important team of volunteers, will gather to go over the program and the day’s events.
Following this, while the FLL Judges deliberate, a sumo robot competition will take place among the high school teams. This will lead to the final awards ceremony and close out the 2018 season for the FLL and ROBOFEST Teams.
Come and be part of this year’s excitement at Acadia’s Main Gymnasium on Saturday, February 17.
For further information regarding upcoming events, or starting a team, please visit our
website at robots.acadiau.ca