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MONTREAL TO HOST 22ND ROBOCUP INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND SYMPOSIUM

MONTREAL, JUNE 16, 2017- The City of Montreal will host the 22nd RoboCup International Competition and Symposium  one year from now, June 15 to 22, 2018.

English Montreal School Board Science and Technology Consultant Sara Iatauro RoboCup 2018 Canada Chair.

The RoboCup Federation, a distinguished non-profit research and development organization, annually hosts an international event with intelligent and autonomous cutting-edge robots developed by students world-wide. This federation is backed by industries, professionals and researchers from 35 countries who pioneer innovative new autonomous robotic and AI technologies. The Canadian RoboCup delegation is pleased to have been awarded their bid to host this prestigious event at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. This further  supports Canada’s position as a leader in AI and reinforces the government mandate to advance scientific research and innovations.

The RoboCup Federation takes pride in delivering its world-class robotics research, publication and knowledge from the laboratory to real world implementations. The organization’s mission is to invent, design and develop prototype robots. The participants and researchers from age 11 to post-doctoral students, aim to create the next generation of machine learning and AI innovations that will impact our everyday lives in a positive way.

Canadian teams have been participating at RoboCup International events for the past 15 years. RoboCup takes pride in being the world’s largest event for intelligent and autonomous robots. It  attracts global media coverage through its 4,000 participants from around the world.

At  the RoboCup International 2018 Montreal Canada Launch, several schools and universities will be showcasing their robot prototypes three of which will be competing in the RoboCup International 2017 event in Nagoya, Japan this summer. The EMSB qualifying schools in their RoboCup Leagues are:  Merton Elementary, Rescue JUNIOR League; Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, OnStage JUNIOR League; and Royal West Academy, Soccer JUNIOR League.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau will be participating this summer in Nagoya, Japan.
The Universities represented in the MAJOR leagues and participating in RoboCup International 2017 Nagoya Japan are: Université de Laval (Québec), Small Size MAJOR League ; and  École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), @HOME MAJOR League



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca