Laval Senior Academy takes part in robotics competition

The 15th annual CRC Robotics Competition took place from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27 in the gymnasium at Laval’s Collège Montmorency Team competed in a field of 24 participating schools


Martin C. Barry

Taking part in the CRC Robotics Competition, a team from Laval Senior Academy won third place in the robot game category of the three-day event held in Laval last weekend.

Collège Montmorency first

The Overall Champion Trophy awarded by Hydro Quebec for best combined score in all categories was won by Collège Montmorency, with Macdonald High School and Marionopolis College placing second and third respectively.

The 15th annual CRC Robotics Competition, which included 24 schools from the Montreal region, took place from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27 in the gymnasium at Collège Montmorency in Laval. The event’s top teams were graded on their overall performance and not just on the robots they build and operated.

More than 500 students

Lake of Two Mountains High and Laval Senior Academy were two Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board schools among the participants which included secondary and post-secondary institutions. More than 500 high school and CEGEP students took part in the 2016 competition.

The CRC Robotics Competition is believed to be the only educational robotics contest where all the work is done exclusively by students. Teachers, engineers and outside specialists are welcome, but for advice only.

Work done by students

Apart from a motor and a control box that each team receives, everything about the robot, the kiosk, the video and the website is conceived and built by the students. Where language is necessary, both French and English must be used. The event was open to all. You can also find out more about the competition by visiting


Photo: Members of the Laval Senior Academy robotics team use their skills to control their robot during the 15th annual CRC Robotics Competition held at Collège Montmorency.