Participate in a robot-building extravaganza!

RoboHacks is a robotics hackathon hosted by McGill Robotics at McGill University. 

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Eligibility

We welcome students from CÉGEP to post-graduate! Teams are highly encouraged, but the maximum team size is 6. 

Requirements

You need to build a robot. A robot has the following qualities: 

  • Contains electrical, mechanical, and software components
  • Has some moving parts
  • Collects information about its environment in some way 
  • Responds to its environment in some way 

Judges

Kristen Facciol

Kristen Facciol
Operations engineer, Canadian Space Agency

Dr. James Forbes

Dr. James Forbes
Professor, McGill University Faculty of Engineering

Dr. David Meger

Dr. David Meger
Professor, McGill University Department of Computer Science

Marwan Kanaan

Marwan Kanaan
Lecturer, McGill Faculty of Engineering

Bei Chen Liu

Bei Chen Liu
Electrical technician advisor, McGill Robotics

Simon Silva-Da Cruz

Simon Silva-Da Cruz
Junior member of technical staff, MDA

Duo Qian

Duo Qian
Senior mechanical specialist, McGill Robotics

Paul Albert-Lebrun

Paul Albert-Lebrun
Director and founder, McGill Space Systems Group

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    Was your robot easy to make, with pre-made components, or did you put things together yourself?
  • Functionality
    Does your robot do the job that it is intended to do?
  • Integration of software/hardware/electrical
    Does your robot have an equal mixture of mechanical, electrical, and software components?
  • Originality
    Is your robot innovative, or is the design easy to think of?
  • Aesthetic
    Does your robot look clean and polished?