A robotics competition is coming to town, thanks in part to the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association (HMATA).
Huntsville High School’s Hoya Robotics team has gotten $9,000 of seed money to organize a FIRST Robotics competition early next year. Officials say it would bring upwards of 20 youth robotics teams from across the province to Huntsville.
The Hoyas had previously won first place in the provincial competition. The season starts on Jan. 6, and the team will then have eight weeks to design and build a robot to compete.
They’re also working to form a robotics team at Georgian College’s Bracebridge Campus. “The goal is to build a [robotics] corridor all the way from north of Toronto to North Bay and beyond,” says team founder Ian McTavish.