Keen youth take part in Acadia robotics competition  

Wendy Elliott
Published on February 14, 2016

WOLFVILLE - Over 400 enthusiastic participants, 100 volunteers, parents and friends turned out for the Provincial Robot Programming Championship at Acadia University on Feb. 13.

This was the 11th year for the competitions and the 10-year anniversary for the Lego League (ages 9-14 years) in Nova Scotia.  

Both junior and senior competitors all had a time crunch – less than three minutes to complete tabletop missions or present their robots.

Dr. Dan Silver, who is director of the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics, said the focus is on building digital technologies and teamwork.

This year the Acadia Robotics team, in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Community College, engaged over 60 FLL teams and 24 high school Robofest teams and on Feb. 13, 52 of the best of these teams came to Acadia to compete.