Success Stories - UNB Robotics Competition
The UNB Robotics Foundation hosts an Annual Robotics
Competition in February and the IEEE Student Branch is heavily involved.
This competition brings teams from
across the Atlantic Provinces and beyond, from both the University and
the high school level together for a fun filled, action packed weekend
of construction and competition - and cash prizes. The UNB
Robotics Competition is an opportunity for students to build a robot to
perform a specific task. This task will be revealed to the teams the
night before the competition, making this competition fun and
challenging for the competitors. Only having twelve hours to build a
robot to complete the specified task not only requires the teams to
think quickly on their feet but also encourages teamwork amongst them.
As one of the sponsors, the IEEE Canadian Foundation has funded this event
for three consecutive years - starting in 2005. This is normally the limit
of foundation sponsorship. This event is now well established.