FIRST Robotics Competition

by Joey deVilla on March 27, 2009

This article originally appeared in Canadian Developer Connection.

FIRST Robotics Competition

I’m going to be at the FIRST Robotics Greater Toronto Regional Competition tomorrow, where I’ll be watching robots built by high school students compete in “high intensity robo-sports”. The robots are six feet tall, weigh 120 pounds and were all built from scratch by the students in only six weeks. I’ll take notes and photos and post my report next week.

The competition started yesterday and runs through tomorrow at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. If you can’t make it there in person, you can catch the live webcast.

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1 Senor Flamingo March 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

Cool! I was impressed with the promo on Discovery of robots playing soccer.

2 David March 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

This competion is amazing. I’m sorry that I missed it. Checkout some videos of Kansas City Competition at, a friend of mine that interviewed and recorded quite a bit of the action.

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