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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 arm stops.

General Lego Rules

  • Judges must be able to check the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi status of your robot at any time

Carleton University Sumo

  • Teams can only switch programs between matches (i.e. they must use the same program for all bouts of a match)
  • There are no angle restrictions for movement following the initial 3-second delay

Drag Race

  • Interference can now occur anytime beyond the start line

da Vinci

  • Guides can only be placed on the edge of the canvas
  • Robots that die in the middle of canvas must restart from the designated edge

Mini-Golf

  • Any remote wireless device will be permitted
  • Rules surrounding the changing of the team member in control of the robot, scoring when the ball gets stuck, and when time stops have been clarified
  • Breaking of the middle wall in the middle will result in disqualification
  • There is now a 5-minute time limit


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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 Resources
      Ottawa 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

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      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-19
      Santé publique d’Ottawa – santepubliqueottawa.ca/coronavirusfr
      Gouvernement d’Ontario – ontario.ca/nouveaucoronavirus
      Gouvernement du Québec – quebec.ca/coronavirus
      Agence de la santé publique du Canada – canada.ca/le-coronavirus
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