Brampton robotics team heads to Houston for world championships


Published April 7, 2022 at 11:06 am

A team of Brampton-based robot builders are headed to Houston to take on the world at an international robotics championship.

Made up of students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Relatively Quantum is a team of student robotics designers from Brampton.

The team recently beat out more than 100 other Ontario teams to win a provincial robotics championship, qualifying the team for the FIRST world championship in Houston later this month.

“With over 6,000 total teams worldwide, we are thrilled to represent Brampton on the global stage,” Brampton 10th grade student and Relatively Quantum team member Aarya Patel said on Wednesday while speaking with members of Brampton City Council.

Relatively Quantum will compete against 160 of the world’s best robotics teams from around the globe at the FIRST Championships in Huston from April 20 to 23.

Brampton Coun. Rowena Santos applauded the team’s efforts and said the city is proud that Relatively Quantum “are going to be representing Brampton on the world stage, especially with respect to a STEM competition.”

The Brampton team will be one of only four Canadian teams to attend the competition alongside thousands of students at the international event.

“You’re the next generation of tech and innovation in our city,” said Regional Coun. Paul Vicente. “We’re very proud of you, good luck and go get them.”

Relatively Quantum also runs summer camps where students interested in entering the STEM field can learn fundamental robotics and engineering skills.

Building robots is an expensive task, but luckily the team has local sponsors to help them out including the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre and The Brampton Library.

To learn more about Relatively Quantum, join a summer camp or to become a sponsor visit

Brampton is becomnig known in the STEM field, with space tech company MDA annoucning last month it is bringing jobs and a high-tech robotics facility to the city with its new 200,000 square-foot campus.

The company is developing its new global headquarters will be the home for the design, development and manufacture of the iconic Canadarm 3 as part of Canada’s contribution to the next NASA lunar mission.

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