“Rebound Rumble": Canada’s Largest High School Robotics Competition

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, March 9-10, 2012
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, March 23-24, 2012
Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, March 30-31, 2012

TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 6, 2012 — Over the course of the next several weeks, students from 94 high schools (78 from Ontario, 8 from Quebec, 2 from Alberta, 4 from the United States and 2 from Mexico) will take part in the FIRST Robotics Competition - the largest high school robotics competition in Canada. The events will be held at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology (Main Gymnasium), the University of Waterloo (Physical Activities Complex) the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Students will compete for awards and for spots at the 2011 World Championship event, to be held at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri - April 25 - April 28, 2012.


  • Students have six weeks to design, build, and test a robot that can weigh up to 150 pounds, have up to 22 motors and that fit into strict design guidelines.
  • New for 2012! Judges will be equipped with BlackBerry PlayBook tablets from Research In Motion to aid in their two days of judging.
  • Robots must work both cooperatively and in competition in a game that challenges the limits of the robots and the students.
  • Over $14 million in scholarships available including York University, The University of Waterloo, and The University of Toronto

Members of the media are invited to see the robots competing and meet the students and their teams. The event is open to the public with free admission and parking.

2012 FIRST Robotics Canada Event Sponsors:
Platinum: Research In Motion
Gold: Bruce Power, Hatch Silver: University of Toronto, SYNNEX Corporation, Thales, TMMC Bronze: Google, Bell, General Motors, Ontario Power Generation, Rockwell Automation, University of Waterloo Pit Sponsor: Magna.

Agenda (for all events)

Fri. - Open Competition


Sat. - Open Competition and Playoffs

9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 - 12:00 noon Robotics heats 9:00 - 11:30 noon Robotics heats
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:45 p.m. Robotics heats 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. Robotics heats (Playoffs)
4:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

More information (including directions) can be found at www.firstroboticscanada.org .

1 | 2  Next Page »

Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer for Kiewit at lenexa, Kansas
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
Director of Process Engineering. for Tekni-Plex at Toledo, Ohio
Senior Structural Engineer for Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc at houston, Texas
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
Upcoming Events
ESPRIT World 2018 at Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 350 West Maryland Street Indianapolis IN - Jun 11 - 15, 2018
HxGN LIVE 2018 at The Venetian Las Vegas NV - Jun 12 - 15, 2018
IMTS2018 International Manufacturing Tech Show at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 10 - 15, 2018
4th International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA' 2018) at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre Amsterdam Netherlands - Sep 19 - 21, 2018
Kenesto: 30 day trial

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise