About the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition

The annual IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition encourages students from Grades 4 to 12 to develop an early interest in science, technology, and engineering. In teams, students will design and build an autonomous robot using LEGO® EV3 or Arduino kits to compete in a full day event filled with exciting challenges. In addition, teams will be judged on a presentation documenting their design process.

News & Updates

ORC 2022 Final Rankings


Thank you everyone for participating in the 19th 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 both report and competition scores. We hope to see you next year!

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ORC2022 Competition Day Schedule


Welcome to our 19th Annual ORC! If you are participating in the live competition, check the following: For LRT Detour, check that your webcam, robot, and obstacle course are ready. For Wildlife Ambulance, have your code prepared to email to the Micro:bit judges. WHO: Everyone is welcome to spectate! WHERE: https://meet.jit.si/moderated/4e6dc9e004884d599df70847147f0259eaa265ad712e33567efec17882e20c76 WHEN: May 28, 2022…

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ORC 2022 Registration is Open!


The world has changed so much over the past 2 years. In light of the new year, we are so proud to announce our second virtual rendition of ORC! This year, we have adapted some of our current challenges, and are presenting the following 3 new challenges in which you can compete: Agility Challenge [Lego],…

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ORC 2021 Final Rankings


Thank you everyone for participating in the 18th 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 both report and competition scores. We hope to see you next year!

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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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