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FIRST Robotics Canada 2023

March 18 to 19, 2023

Humber College – North Campus, Athletic Centre
205 Humber College Blvd.

About the FIRST Robotics Competition

Nearly 30 teams of high school students were at Humber College’s North Campus on March 18 and 19 to take part in the FIRST Robotics District Competition.

The event, which was offered in partnership with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Canada, had the teams and the robots they created competing against each other using skills that combine sport, science and teamwork.

The students built robots to perform prescribed tasks against the field of competitors. The teams worked collaboratively to both build and program the machines.

“The skills you have learned to be here go beyond just robotics,” said Gina Antonacci, senior vice-president, Academic at Humber. “You worked together to solve challenges and prepare for this competition. It is through teamwork and cooperation that you will find success in this competition and beyond this gymnasium into your chosen educational path and career.”

The theme for this year’s competition was CHARGED UP and it addresses challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #7 that’s focused on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy for all.

Teams with the highest rankings moved on to the FIRST Robotics Competition Provincial Championship, which is a qualifier for the World Championships in Houston, Texas.

2023 FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition 2023 Video

Watch the video to see the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition at Humber College North Campus.

Robotic arm

Charged Up logo

FIRST Robotics Canada logo

Competition Details

Under strict rules, with limited time and resources, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams use sophisticated technology to build and program industrial-sized robots to play an action-packed, alliance-based game on a themed field. With professional mentors and sponsors, students learn engineering and problem-solving skills that they can apply to real-world situations today and in the future. Each team creates a team identity, raises funds to meet its goals, and works to promote STEM in their community.

In the CHARGED UP℠ presented by Haas challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition teams will unlock the power of engineering to transform renewable energy and power a better future.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international non-profit organization designed to inspire students to pursue further studies and careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Students develop skills in problem solving, innovation, leadership and teamwork as well as design, manufacturing, programming and testing. FIRST’s programs reach 300,000 students in 70 countries. FIRST Robotics Canada, a Canadian non-profit started in 2002, now reaches 20,000 Canadian students.

Photo Gallery from the FIRST Robotics Competition 2023