The Acadia Robotics Program, through the Jodrey School of Computer Science, offers two junior competition programs,

and a senior competition program

Our Mission: 

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.

Outreach provided throughout the season culminates in the Maritime Robot Programming Championship here at Acadia University each February, involving over 400 participants, 150 volunteers, media, and many organizations. 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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We offer 3 robot programming competition options:

More information on each of the competition options is provided by choosing the program you are interested in from the menu on the left.

Program Team size Grade level Register
FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE 2-10 4-9 https://www.firstinspires.org/
Robofest Junior GAME 1-5 5-8 https://robofest.net
Robofest Senior GAME 1-5 9-12 https://robofest.net

2022 Robofest Senior Award Winners

1.) Royal Robots

2.) KES-2

3.) KES J2

2022 Robofest Junior Award Winners

1.) RoboAssault

2022 FIRST LEGO League Award Winners

1.) 21st Century Space Guys

2.) Loading...

3.) Scotia Warriors  


The 2021/22 Season is the 16th Anniversary of the Acadia Robot Robot Programming Competitions!
The 2020/21 Season is the 15th Anniversary of FLL Challenge in Nova Scotia!

New this year: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Robot Programming Competitions will be moved to a remote format. The Robofest championship competition will take place in late March. The FLL Challenge championship competition will take place in May with a practice event in February. Exact dates TBD.

See About Us for the history of our program!