The CRC


About


First marking its name in racing history in 2001, the CRC Robotics Series Cup is an annual competition founded by young professional racers and their coaches. This riveting competition features new racing talent ranging from high school and CEGEP levels from all around the country, stimulating its competitors engineering skills, as well as their physics, arts and language abilities. Former participants continue to organize the CRC today!
CRC Robotics logo

The Competition Organizers


Jean–Philippe Gélinas

Name: Jean–Philippe Gélinas
Years as a participant: 2006–2008
Volunteer since: 2009

Simon Marcoux

Name: Simon Marcoux
Years as a participant: 2006–2008
Volunteer since: 2009

Natasha Vitale

Name: Natasha Vitale
Years as a participant: 2007–2012
Volunteer since: 2012

Jeremy Webb

Name: Jeremy Webb
Years as a participant: 2010–2014
Volunteer since: 2014

David Martin

Name: David Martin
Years as a participant: 2010–2014
Volunteer since: 2014

The Event


This three-day action-packed multidisciplinary event involves much more than just robotics. Teams must:
  • Design and Construct a Robotic Racer
  • Program a Robotic Racer
  • Design and Build a Pit Area Kiosk
  • Design and Build a Website
  • Write and Produce a Video

Design and Construct a Robotic Racer


Each team must design and build a robotic racing car capable of functioning in the aim of competing against the opposing teams. The twist: the track and its many features vary from year to year. Over the course of three days, the racers and their pit crews are the center of all the attention, with spectators, fans and competitors flooding the grandstands, all in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the next winner of the CRC Robotics Series Cup.
Last year's robot during the competition
Our robot from last year during the competition, Converto 2018!

Program a Robotic Racer


Let's not forget another important aspect behind the robotic racer, the programming factor. The program is often what makes or breaks a CRC Series Cup champion; however, teams also compete in a programming–oriented task where a robotic racer must perform autonomous tasks.
Robot programmer at computer
Our dedicated robot programmer last year.

Design and Build a Pit Area Kiosk


The Pit Area Kiosk is an essential part of the CRC Robotics Series Cup. Each team must be creative when designing and building their pit area kiosk to maximize the 12' × 12' space they have. In addition to being an area to perform tune–ups on the robotic racers, the pit area kiosk gives a space for the pit crew to meet up, strategize, and make their game plan.
Our kiosk from 2017
Our old kiosk from 2017.

Design and Build a Website


In order to properly showcase the abilities of the pit crew and drivers, as well as to create an innovative hub of design, each team is tasked with the creation of a website. This website includes all the essential marketing tools, such as journalism, videos, pictures, etc.
Check out last year's website!
Last year's website landing page
Our website landing page from 2018.

Write and Produce a Video


Lights, camera, action! Each team must write, direct and produce a 5–minute promotional video which presents their racing school, the CRC speedway, the design and construction of their racer, and their creative spin on the competition.
Check out last year's video!
Last year's video
Our main video from last year.

CRC Cup 2019 details


This year, Centennial Verti–goal Speedway has the honor of hosting the CRC Robotics Series Cup at their location in 880 Hudson, Greenfield Park, from February 21st–23rd, 2019.