Robots@CNE has 19 teams registered, hosted in the CNE Innovation Garage.

Registration Information

Registration will be sent directly to the CNE you will have to fill in the form above to be registered for payment. 

Event Dates: August 17-19 2018

 

Registration cost: $250 Can

Registration Deadline: August 10 2018

Event Location: Canadian National Exhibition Innovation Garage: Enercare Center Hall F


You Should Know

  1. Registration fee includes 30 One Day Passes (enough for 10 people for the event) to the CNE to each team attending the event
    1. If more members are attending the event your team may have to purchase additional tickets through the CNE.
    2. Students may sign up as volunteers for 1-2 hours a day to showcase their outreach experience. (See item 5 for more info)
  2. Registration fee does not include meals for the weekend
    1. There is plenty of time to explore the CNE and purchase food from their concessions.
  3. Registration allows your team to showcase with Robots@CNE in the Innovation Garage.
  4. We have some rule and operational changes below
  5. If you have students interested in signing up to volunteer for 1-2 hours a day for any of our interactive attractions they may sign up on our volunteer form
    1. Students showcasing at our event attractions will not count towards your 30 tickets included in the registration fee
    2. Students showcasing at our event should indicate their team number and desired times / areas they would like to be at an outreach booth 
    3. Students showcasing at our event are requested to wear their team shirts and encouraged to talk about their personal or team experiences with specific areas
    4. Review volunteer opportunities under Interactive Fun on our Event Info page

Fun Fact: about 30 000 people visit the Innovation Garage each year.

Check us out on the CNE's Website.

Coming from away? 

Team 1334 & 1374 has requested a number of hotel rooms booked for teams who are traveling long distance to attend our event. Send us an email for more information!

Coming from HDSB Schools?

Team 1334 & 1374 have been working with the Halton District School Board to request bussing from your school to the CNE for the event. Send us an email for more information!


Competition Rule Changes

  1. Non-standard match flow

    • Matches have breaks between them, and are scheduled in 2-3 hour blocks. This gives students time to explore the CNE and talk to the public!
  2. Three-day OffSeason

    • The event is spread over 3 days, with miniature elimination rounds at the end of each day. 
    • This means we have a full competition each day, you may be in 3 different alliances over the course of the weekend. 
  3. Sudden Death Elims

    • To maintain both the CNE and the audience's schedule, elimination matches for Friday and Saturday will be played as sudden death (best out of 1).
    • Don't worry! Our traditional competition setup will resume on Sunday for the full elimination schedule. 
  4. Grand Champion

    • Due to the three day format, the winning alliance of each mini-elimination bracket is crowned as the "Round X Champion" where Round 1 is Friday, Round 2 is Saturday, and Round 3 is Sunday. 
    • We'll have an awards ceremony to crown the winner of each round at the end of every day.
    • For team ranking, we are using the district points calculation for an event. Each day will be treated as a "separate" event in terms of points. Teams will get awarded points at the end of each day after the mini-elims, and after the full elimination bracket. The Grand Champion will be crowned by the total points accumulated over the weekend. (Normal elimination winner is titled the Round 3 winning alliance)
  5. Robotics Showcase

    • Some of our awards focus on public engagement, having the most engaging pit, being the most mentioned on social media, and talking with the people walking through is important to showcase your team as well as FIRST.
    • The Innovation Garage is filled with interesting businesses and technologies, we're part of that too! 

Event Safety

  1. Machine Shop / Power Tools

    • A machine shop will be available to teams to use
    • Power tools will not be allowed to be used in the pits for public safety 
      • Space will be available in the machine shop for part drilling / other similar tasks
  2. Safety glasses

    • Safety glasses are not required in the pits 
    • Safety glasses are required on the competition field & machine shop 
    • Teams are requested to supply their own safety glasses
  3. Pits

    • Food and beverages is allowed in the pits 
    • Safety glasses are not required in the pits 
    • Pits will have power available 
    • Pits are mainly for robot assembly, code fixes and showcasing your team
    • Power tools are not to be used in the pits 
    • Aisles are not to be crowded 
    • No more than 10 individuals associated with your team in the pit at a time 
    • We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items, we advise having at least one person in your pit at a time
  4. Practice Field

    • Practice field space is used as the public 'demo field' to allow the public to test drive robots
    • Teams are able to utilize the competition field when matches are not in play 

Robots@CNE Awards

Robots@CNE Grand Champion

  • Awarded on Sunday
  • Awarded to the team with the most cumulative points from rounds 1-3 including awards points.
  • Decided by points system based on the district points calculation and will be updated for teams throughout the event.
 

Round 1-3 Winner

  • Awarded each day
  • Awarded to the winning alliance
  • Decided by performance of the day (Friday performance does not impact Saturday qualifications).
  • 15 points total (5 Points quarter finals, 5 points semi finals, 5 points finals)

Round 1-3 Finalist

  • Awarded each day
  • Awarded to the runner up alliance
  • Decided by performance of the day (Friday performance does not impact Saturday qualifications).
  • 10 points total (5 points quarter finals, 5 points semi finals)
 

Social Butterfly 

  • Awarded Sunday by audience vote
  • Awarded to the team with the most mentions or likes of #CNEInnovation in combination with your teams social media
  • Determined performance from Monday, August 13 at 1AM - Sunday August 19 at 1PM
  • Teams must provide a list of social media handles and channels to qualifiy (Eg Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr)
  • 10 points total

Patent Worthy

  • Awarded Sunday by audience vote
  • Awarded to the team voted to have the best use of non traditional materials to build their robot (eg cardboard, tape measures, etc)
  • Determined by audience ballots from Friday at 10AM - Sunday at 1PM
  • 10 points total
 

Pitstop Award

  • Awarded Saturday by team vote
  • Awarded to the team voted to have the most engaging / unique pit who enthusiastically interacts with the audience.
  • 5 points total

Backyard Inventor 

  • Awarded Friday by team vote
  • Awarded to the team voted to have the best use of non traditional materials to build their robot (eg cardboard, tape measures, etc)
  • 5 points total

Auto Awesome

  • Awarded Saturday 
  • Awarded to the with the highest points generated on Saturday during qualification matches.
  • Does not include Friday performance
  • 5 points total

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