Robotics Competition

Recognized as the largest and fastest-growing educational robotics competition in the world, Robotics Competitions attracts attendance from Ivy-league schools like Harvard and MIT, and attention of global brands like Google, Tesla, and Intel, who act as event sponsors and send representatives to meet and speak with competitors. As an enthralling game-based engineering challenge, attracts nearly 20,000 teams from over 40 countries.

UTG Robotics

UTG Robotics is a Premier Club Robotics team focusing on developing the pre-engineering and robotics skills of young Botsmiths to compete on the international stage. For students interested in design and programming, UTG Robotics fosters learning through a challenging, team-oriented environment where participants collaborate to create an entry for the global Robotics challenge.
UTG Robotics is a rigorous team-oriented extracurricular program that culminates in a memorable experience designed to awaken wonder and unlock opportunities in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing sectors of engineering.
UTG's Robotics program was founded by Todd Ablett. Todd Ablett is a veteran teacher and robotics coach in BC. Todd has taken teams to national and global competitions for over 20 years, with his most recent teams capturing second place at the Robotics World Championships. He founded UTG Robotics this year to provide competitive team robotics to a wider audience across Vancouver. Additionally, in 2019 his student was accepted into Harvard with a Full Academic Scholarship.
Yes, we have rolling enrollment. The price becomes prorated based on the number of sessions remaining. Robotics is not lecture driven, so there isn't specific content that is missed. However, they will miss some of the time that others have spent building their robot.
Teams are made based on students with similar age/ability and complementing personalities.
Primarily students work on building their robot and testing it on “the field”. There is usually a short lecture mid-way through the lesson that focuses on how groups can improve their robots, through the lens of the Vex competition.
No. Robotics is not lecture driven, the bulk of the class is building and practicing in teams. As such, it is difficult to properly make-up for any lost time.
Yes, coding experience is not necessary. There is a coding component to the Vex competition. Students can use drag and drop coding for this. Students with coding experience can code in RobotC.
No. Robotics is done in teams, so it is important that we have students on similar schedules in order to make groups.
Competitive robotics is not recommended for students that cannot regularly attend both days.
All of the Vex equipment and tournament fees are included in registration?
Competitive robotics goes until spring break because our schedule is based off of when Provincials are. After spring break we will have a more fundamental robotics course for beginners.
Yes. On the second page of the registration, you will see the payment is broken into 25% per month, across 4 months.
Yes. Please get in touch with reid@underthegui.com to set up a viewing of the program in action.