About Us

We Are Ryerson Rams Robotics
Established in 2013, Ryerson Rams Robotics-better known as R3-was created with the intent to promote and enhance robotics education for Ryerson students.  R3 achieves this by not only competing in one event, but rather several robotics competitions with varying difficulties. This is very unique at Ryerson as many design teams compete in a single event, and often will take the name of that event as their team name. In contrast, Ryerson Rams Robotics would partake in multiple competitions allowing students to hone their skills in easier competitions and work their way up to more advanced robotics.

​R3 first made their mark in early 2015 with RamsBot, a basketball 
shooting robot for the Toronto Raptors NBA team. On February 27th, after just six weeks of building, RamsBot made it's debut on the court at the Air Canada Centre in front of a special audience following the Raptors game. RamsBot went on to be featured on the Discovery Channel, has made multiple visits to the Ontario Science Centre, various camps for younger students and continues to be an icon for R3.

Just over a year after RamsBot's debut, the R3 team competed in their first ever VEXU competition. After becoming the highest ranking VEXU team in Canada, R3 was invited as the first ever Canadian university team to the VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

While preparing for the VEX World Championship's, the team was simultaneously working on it's next major project: The Airbus Shop Floor Challenge. This robot was by far the most difficult and unfamiliar to date, however the team still managed to impress judges from all around the world and were selected as one of the top 7 teams internationally to compete for the grand prize of 20 thousand euros in Stockholm, Sweden. 

A few weeks after returning from Sweden, R3 began work on our next major annual competition: The University Rover Challenge. This exciting competition invites universities worldwide to build a Mars Rover and compete in conditions similar to Mars in the Utah desert. This project is by far the biggest and most challenging as it involves multiple disciplines working together, however the team has gotten a head start and is tremendously confident. Click here to learn more about URC.

​-Karan Guglani