The FIRST Robotics Competition Waterloo Regional is held each year at the University of Waterloo in March. In 2015 — the 11th year of the Waterloo Regional — 30 teams will compete at Waterloo for a chance to go to St. Louis and compete in the FIRST World Championships.
This year’s game, Recycle Rush™, is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 27’x 54’ field. Robots are built in six weeks from a common kit of parts, provided by FIRST, and weigh up to 120 lbs. (excluding battery and bumpers).
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)Waterloo Regional is one of a series of five FRC regionals held in Ontario. The competitions are organized by FIRST Robotics Canada, and the Ontario FRC Regionals are sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Bruce Power, Synnex and a number of other leading engineering and technology companies.
The Waterloo Regional competition is a free event that is open to the public. Following a practice day, teams begin competition with the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, March 20th at 8:30 am with the excitement building toward the elimination finals on Saturday afternoon in Waterloo's Physical Activities Complex.