Festival – FIRST Robotics Competition


2023 Regional Event

Colisée Vidéotron
6000 rue du Colisée, Trois-Rivières, QC G9B 0Y7

Free access to public (see details below).
This event complies with safety and health measures in force.

Raphaël Thibodeau 2017

A Robotique FIRST Québec event in collaboration with Youth Fusion

14-18 year-old students compete at events combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Click here to learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition.

The FIRST Robotics Competition program brings together 39 high school based teams in the province of Quebec.
This year, the Quebec’s event welcomes some 47 teams from Quebec, China, Chinese Taipei, France, Turkey and the USA.

For the 2022-2023 season, Robotique FIRST Québec is organizing in person events while ensuring safe conditions in conformity to sanitary standards in force. See the Instructions to participants section below.
Participants should be aware and accept that photos / videos may be taken during this event in the context of the webcasting of the event, training, documentation and promotion of Robotique FIRST Québec and FIRST programs and activities.

From the machines that give us access to food to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays a vital role in how our world works. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE presented by Qualcomm, FIRST teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy. To empower students to be leaders and innovators, this year’s energy theme addresses global challenges linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #7 – focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. It’s time to motivate yourself to innovate.

In CHARGED UP presented by Haas, two competing alliances are invited to process game pieces to bring energy to their community. Each alliance brings energy to their community by retrieving their game pieces from substations and scoring it into the grid. Human players provide the game pieces to the robots from the substations. In the final moments of each match, alliance robots race to dock or engage with their charge station!

Teams hope to stand out for the playoff rounds by performing in qualifying matches. All teams are also evaluated by a panel of judges and can earn awards, including some that qualify them for the FIRST World Championship in Houston, at the end of April.

Philanthropy Award Olivier Marcil
Volunteer of the Year Award Danielle Cormier
Dean’s List Finalist Award 2626-Zacharie Roy (Sherbrooke, Qc)
Dean’s List Finalist Award 3975-Sophiane Diakité (Montréal, Qc)
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award 3986-Andy Chang (Montréal, Qc)
FIRST Impact Award * 5553-Robo’Lyon (Neuville-sur-Saône, France)
Engineering Inspiration Award * 2220-Blue Twilight (Eagan, MN USA)
Winners Award * 3990-Tech for Kids (Montréal, Qc)
Winners Award * 3996-RIKITIK (Rimouski, Qc)
Winners Award * 5618-PLS (Plessisville, Qc)
Finalists Award 3117-Harfangs (Sherbrooke, Qc)
Finalists Award 5528-Ultime (Trois-Rivières, Qc)
Finalists Award 8152-Escouade (Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Qc)
Wildcard * 9076-Villaceraptors (Montréal, Qc)
Industrial Design Award, sponsored by General Motors 3996-RIKITIK (Rimouski, Qc)
Highest Rookie Seed 9102-CyborgBulls (Saint-Christol-les-Alès, France)
Judges’ Award 8264-ATA ROBOTICS (İzmit, Turquie)
Rookie All Star 9076-Villaceraptors (Montréal, Qc)
Rookie Inspiration Award 9102-CyborgBulls (Saint-Christol-les-Alès, France)
Team Sustainability Award 6869-Gladiateurs (Saint-Jérôme, Qc)
Team Spirit Award 5528-Ultime (Trois-Rivières, Qc)
Excellence in engineering Award 3990-Tech for Kids (Montréal, Qc)
Gracious Professionalism Award 3975-Les Dragons (Montréal, Qc)
Creativity Award, sponsored by Rockwell Automation 5910-Supertronix (Matane, Qc)
Quality Award 3117-Harfangs (Sherbrooke, Qc)
Innovation in control Award 3986-Express-O (Montréal, Qc)
Autonomous Award, sponsored by Ford 3360-Hyperion (Sherbrooke, Qc)
Imagery Award, in honor of Jack Kamen 6929-Cuivre & Or (Rouyn-Noranda, Qc)


Note: Media repr. are welcome from Friday 8AM to Saturday 5:30PM

Wednesday, March 29

6PM-8PM Team Load-in (5 max per team)

Thursday, March 30

(open to public and school groups in PM)
7:45-8:30 Team Load-in (5 max per team)
8:30 Doors open, Check-in at Pit Admin
8:30-6PM Machine shop, Partner row
8:30-8PM Robot Inspection, Radio tuning, Practice Field
9:00-9:30 Driver’s and Safety Captains’ meetings (Field)
9:30-11AM Measures and calibration on the field
11AM-noon Break
Noon-6:30PM Scheduled Practice matches + filler line
8PM Venue closes

Friday, March 31

(open to public and school groups)
8AM Doors open
8AM-5:30PM Machine shop, Partner row, Practice field
8:30 Opening Ceremonies
9AM-noon Qualification matches, judged interviews
Noon-1PM Lunch break
1PM-5:45PM Qualification matches, judged interviews
5:45PM Award ceremonies
6:30PM Venue closes

Saturday, April 1

(open to public)
8AM Doors open
8AM-5PM Machine shop, Partner row, Practice field
8:30AM Opening Ceremonies
9AM-noon Qualification matches
Noon-12:30 Alliance Selection
12:30-1:30PM Lunch break
1:30PM-4:30PM Playoffs
1:30PM-4:30PM Awards
5:15PM Closing Ceremonies
6:30PM Venue closes

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