History | Ottawa Robotics Competition

History

The competition started in 2003 with an effort from IEEE Ottawa members. Wanting to promote engineering to the younger generation, the dedicated team of organizers put together the event. Despite the challenges of organizing a competition for the first time, the first IEEE Ottawa Section Robotics Competition took place on April 27th, 2003. Five teams from four different schools competed at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The event was so successful that the following year, on April 25th, 2004, fourteen teams took part in the competition. The third competition in 2005 attracted a total of seventeen schools and the competition has steadily expanded since then, with new schools and challenges being added.

 

 

 

 

 


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      The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition aims to expose grade 5 to 12 students to STEM fields through a multidimensional approach.
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      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], Dancing Robot Challenge [Arduino], and Wildlife Ambulance Challenge [Micro:bit]. Register now: www.orc.ieeeottawa.ca/competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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      The world has changed so much in just one year. With this new year comes another new change for ORC. We will be hosting our first, ever virtual competition!!!While we would have liked to host all our usual challenges, some just could not be adapted to work virtually. So, there will only be 3 challenges this year: da Vinci [Lego], LRT Detour [Arduino], and a new Mix:Tape challenge [Micro:bits].Register now: www.orc.ieeeottawa.ca/competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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