Ice Cubed of the local FIRST Team 1305, Near North Student Robotics Initiative is heading to the World Championships in Detroit this week.

Team captain Colton Chaput says, “We were proud to represent our community and Northern Ontario and we look forward to representing them on the world stage.”

The Worlds will take place April 25-27 at the Cobo Centre in Detroit, Michigan.

The team recently returned from the Provincial Championships of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition season, Destination: Deep Space with the Creativity Award for the unique design of its 360-degree rotating tower.

At the provincials held in Mississauga earlier this month, the team’s Robot Kepler was part of the third alliance after the qualification rounds under the guidance of its five-person drive team.

Provincial Championships of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition season,
Destination: Deep Space, in Mississauga. Photo supplied

As part of the third place alliance, they partnered with FIRST Team 1310 Runnymede Robotics from Toronto and FIRST Team 4939 All Spark 9 from Brampton to make it to semifinals.

For more, see the attached video by Patrick Gilbert Productions recapping the North Bay FIRST Robotics Competition in March.