Robotics News

The FIRST LEGO League team 'Portland Gophers' from Dartmouth, NS had the opportunity to showcase their CITY SHAPER robot and innovative project solution at the Discovery Centre on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The team brought their competition robot, and challenge mat along with their project presentation to share with visitors at the centre. While at the event, CTV  Atlantic interviewed the team. Check out the new footage staring at the 8:52 mark in the provided link. Good luck to the team as they prepare for the championship event being held at Acadia University on February 15th, 2020. To learn more about FIRST LEGO League in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island check out our information page.

CTV Atlantic new segment:  start at time stamp 8:52 to see the team in action.



Acadia Robotics hosted 15 high schools teams from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The event was to launch the GolfBowl Robofest Senior Game competition for 2020. Teams were able to see the competition table and review the game rules and ask questions. Resources were provided to help teams start coding their robots for this year's challenge. We look forward to seeing these teams compete on February 16th, 2020 at the Robofest championship. Robot runs are open to the public and will be in the morning at the Acadia Athletics Complex main gym.


New Brunswick FIRST LEGO League teams had the opportunity to compete in their home province for the first time as Rothesay Netherwood School hosted the first New Brunswick qualifying event on November 29th. Teams that qualified from this event will be travelling to Acadia University to compete against teams from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island at the Robot Programming Competition on February 15th, 2020.

Acadia Robotics as the regional partner for FIRST LEGO League has been working with Mary-Ellen Wilcox and Tammy Earle from Rothesay Netherwood School over the past two years to ensure New Brunswick teams could compete in their own province. Big plans for New Brunswick as this event was a huge success and we look forward to supporting New Brunswick as they grow.