The Acadia Robotics Program, through the Jodrey School of Computer Science, provides two competition based programs. We have a junior program, FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, and a senior program, Robofest.
Outreach provided throughout the season culminates in a Provincial Robot Programming Championship here at Acadia University each February, involving over 400 participants, 150 volunteers, media and many organizations.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to expand their computer science knowledge by competing in annual robot programming competitions and related activities that feature real-world problem solving and teamwork.
We depend heavily on financial support from external organizations and the committed volunteers who annually contribute to the season from late August through to mid-June.
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The 2019/20 Season was the 15th Anniversary of Acadia Robotics Robot Programming Competitions!
New this year: Due to team growth across the Maritimes, the Acadia Robot Programming Competitions is moving to a 2-day event! FIRST LEGO League is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th, 2020. Robofest will take place on Sunday, February 16th, 2020.
See About Us for the history of our program!