This spring, robotics events will bring together young robotics enthusiasts for competitions celebrating innovation and academic perseverance. Here are two, the 2013 Robotics Festival (Montreal) and the Robot Math Challenge (Quebec).
Robotics is attracting more and more students interested in science and technology, both in elementary and secondary school. Building on this new appeal, two events will take place this spring. First of all, the Robotics Festival 2013 will take place in Montreal from March 14 to 16 at Uniprix Stadium, and, thereafter, the Math robot challenge 2013 will be presented on April 05 at the Musée de la Civilization in Quebec. Students are thus invited to participate in these large gatherings celebrating robotics and academic perseverance.
Robotics Festival 2013: Quebec supports the next generation in science and technology
Our Robotics Festival 2013 is produced in partnership with Bombardier and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation. Its creators aim to equip the next generation with robotics and encourage academic perseverance. The challenge is for elementary and secondary school. Under the theme “Solutions for our seniors”, the challenge for elementary school students (9 to 13 years old) is divided into two stages. First, they have to make a robot using LEGO blocks. This one will have to solve 14 missions on a playmat. Thereafter, the budding roboticists must present in front of a panel of experts their solutions and their innovative findings to help and support our seniors.
For its part, the secondary school challenge (14-18 years old) has as its theme: Ultime Ascension. Participants have six weeks to build a robot capable of throwing a Frisbee and climbing a pyramid. The students are accompanied during this period by robotics specialists, engineers and university experts. It is a great opportunity for them to deepen their scientific knowledge. The festival culminates in a competition between teams, like the robot playoffs!
Robot math challenge 2013: Robotics Association
Our Math robot challenge 2013 de Québec, which is also aimed at elementary and secondary school students, focuses on the transport of maritime containers. It is presented by the Récit local des regions 03-12 (Quebec - Chaudière-Appalaches). The participants will be called upon to produce a robot capable of transporting containers of about 2 kg to specific locations on the surface of the game. Points are awarded to the teams for their achievement and for the quality of their robot programming.
So, budding roboticists, to your workbenches to meet the challenges of robotics!
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