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ORC2021 is going virtual!


Happy New Year everyone! The world has changed so much in just one year. ORC was cancelled for the first time ever in 17 years! We used digital technologies more than ever to stay connected. With this new year comes another new change for ORC. We will be hosting our first, ever virtual competition!!! While…

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Updates Regarding COVID-19


Hi everyone, We hope you and your families are all well. Over the past month, we have been assessing the interest and feasibility of alternative solutions to host the ORC this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After reviewing survey responses, alternative formats, and public health guidance, we are sad to announce that there will…

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ORC 2020 Registration is Open!


To register for ORC2020, click on the Competition tab under the Registration menu, or click here. This year, we have several new challenges, please check them all out on our website under the Challenge menu! We are introducing Micro:bit challenges this year! Micro:bits are easy-to-use programmable boards perfect for introducing younger students to robotics. Check…

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ORC 2019 Final Competition Rankings


Thank you everyone for participating in the 17th annual IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition! Congratulations for all your hard work and we hope everyone had fun. View your final team rankings here. Final rankings are based on presentation and competition scores, including both tournament and round robin performance. We hope to see you next year!

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Important Rule Updates!


Teams must read the complete rules to ensure they fully understand the rule changes we have made. This page is simply a summary of changes. Questions regarding Lego challenges should be emailed to orclego@gmail.com and Arduino challenges to orcarduino@gmail.com. Green Arm Challenge Once no bins are left to be sorted, teams must ensure their robotic…

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ORC 2019 Registration OPEN


Get your robots ready! Registration for the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition is now open! Sign up your supervisor and team here. This year, the competition will be held on June 2, 2019 at Earl of March Secondary School.

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Competition Rankings for ORC 2018


Congratulations to everyone who participated for all your hard work. Thank you for making this year’s Ottawa Robotics Competition a success. View you team’s final competition ranks here Drag Race score correction We hope you had fun and hope to see you again next year!

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Round Robin Schedules 2018


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IEEE Lunch and Learn August 2017


The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition (ORC) – Ottawa’s largest robotics competition – is proud to invite you to help Ottawa area students explore STEM through a multidimensional approach. Whether you would like to become a volunteer or patron/sponsor, there is a spot for everyone to contribute. Sign up today using the Google Form below before…

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Competition Rankings for ORC 2017


View your team’s final competition rank here. Congratulations to everyone who participated for all your hard work. Thank you for making this year’s Ottawa Robotics Competition a success. We hope you had fun and hope to see you again next year!

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      Hi everyone,We hope you and your families are all well. Over the past month, we have been assessing the interest and feasibility of alternative solutions to host the ORC this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.After reviewing survey responses, alternative formats, and public health guidance, we are sad to announce that there will be no competition this year. While our mission is to expose students to STEM, your health and safety is our number one priority, especially in these uncertain times.While there is no competition this year, we remain dedicated to our mission and still want you to explore STEM while at home. Check out Virtual Ventures (Virtual Ventures Summer Camps and Programs) for some STEM at home experiments. Please also stay tuned on our social media pages, as we develop and post online tutorials.Stay safe, keep practicing physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly! We hope to see you all next year!Public Health ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus Government of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirus Quebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirus Public Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus Mental Health ResourcesKids Help Phone - kidshelpphone.ca/Distress Centre Ottawa - www.dcottawa.on.caWellness Together Canada - ca.portal.gs/ ... See MoreSee Less
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      [Le français suit.]Hi everyone,Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 global health crisis, the ORC committee is reviewing how the competition will be conducted this year in order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure your health and safety. We are considering the interest and feasibility in possible alternate delivery formats for ORC that would allow teams to compete remotely.We will update you as soon as we figure out the best plan moving forward. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe.COVID-19 ResourcesOttawa Public Health – ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirusGovernment of Ontario – ontario.ca/coronavirusQuebec Government – quebec.ca/en/coronavirusPublic Health Agency of Canada – canada.ca/coronavirus-----Salut tout le monde,Étant donné la nature évolutive de la pandémie COVID-19, le comité de la CRO est en train d’examiner d’autres formats pour la compétition cette année afin de suivre les directives de distanciation sociale et de protéger votre santé et sécurité. Nous évaluerions l'intérêt et la faisabilité de formats alternatifs pour la CRO qui permettraient aux équipes de participer à distance.Nous vous informerons dès que nous aurons trouvé le meilleur plan pour aller de l’avant. Merci de votre compréhension, prenez soin.Ressources pour le COVID-19Santé publique d’Ottawa – santepubliqueottawa.ca/coronavirusfrGouvernement d’Ontario – ontario.ca/nouveaucoronavirusGouvernement du Québec – quebec.ca/coronavirusAgence de la santé publique du Canada – canada.ca/le-coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less
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