Three important events related to robotics have allowed or will allow teams from 9 to 18 years old from Quebec to shine these days: the Robotics Festival, the Educational robotics final and the Mini educational robotics show.
At the end of last week, the 4e Robotics Festival revealed the six teams aged 14-18 who will represent Quebec at the Robotics FIRST international final, sponsored by NASA, to be held in Saint-Louis, Missouri, from April 22 to 25.
Of the 81 schools participating in the LEGO robotics challenge for 9-14 year olds, again during the Robotics Festival, the Polyvalente de Charlesbourg team in Quebec City, the Huskies, won first place thanks to the solution she presented to better support students with ADD with or without hyperactivity. She will represent Quebec in World Championship at LEGOLAND in California next May.
According to the organizers, the Robotics Festival this year welcomed more than 5,000 young people from nine regions of Quebec, the United States, Ontario and France, from 170 primary and secondary schools.
Thursday and Friday this week, it's the turn of Robotics Zone01 to hold his 8e final in educational robotics at ToHu de Montéral. At the end of the competition, 6 teams will be selected to represent Canada at the international grand final of the World Robot Olympiad which will take place in Doha, Qatar, in November 2015. In order to meet the growing demand for its robotics programs, Zone01 will also organize competitions in 2015 in Toronto on April 18 and in Quebec City on April 23.
Next week the company Brault & Bouthillier will hold a mini educational robotics fair on the occasion of the next AQUOPS conference, from March 31 to April 2 in Quebec. We will then be able to meet actors from the world of robotics and attend demonstrations of students who carry out challenges and learn by building robots and by programming them and discuss with pedagogues who have adopted this platform for their teaching.