CIRC 2018 Competition Information

For general information regarding the competition and the organizers, see the page linked below!

About the Canadian International Rover Challenge

CIRC 2018 has finished! Congratulations to OSU Robotics Club for their excellent performance. To see the full scores to go Results and Standings.

Thank you to Protocase for being the Title Sponsor of CIRC 2018


Event Date

August 10 - 13, 2018

Event Location

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

The following agenda is the schedule for the competition weekend. This will be updated with any additional information as the competition date nears.

Detailed Schedule

Please see the linked PDF file for a Detailed Schedule for Each Task. (Version 5)

8/12/2018 1:00 PM: The schedule has been updated to make up for the cancelled Search and Rescue tasks due to the rain on Saturday night.

CIRC Central - Powered by Protocase

We are very excited to announce that Protocase’s support has allowed CIRC to secure the Badlands Community Facility for usage by our participants. This center will be used as a central facility or “CIRC Central” for teams, organizers, and sponsors to be based at during the event. CIRC Central will be accessible to participants for the entire weekend.

CIRC Central - Powered by Protocase will provide teams with the following amenities:

  • A work space and electricity for setting up and performing minor maintenance
  • Wireless internet
  • Air conditioning and shelter from heat, wind, and possible rain
  • Washrooms
  • Cold drinking water
  • Opportunities to meet CIRC sponsors visiting the event

In addition to these above items, CIRC Central will serve as the location for competition briefings and meetings throughout the event. Event organizers will always be accessible at CIRC Central to answer questions teams may have.

This location is a short distance from the Quality Hotel, and will be central to the competition areas. Teams will still be responsible for transportation of their rover between CIRC Central and the competition sites.

Task Sites

Detailed maps of task sites are available on the Rules page.


Task Location Maps Link Notes  
Prospecting 51.470510, -112.752249 Park inside the fenced compound, near the event trailer and tent.  
Resource Extraction 51.453389, -112.714194 Avoid blocking any roads and driveways. Please do not get stuck or drive up the hill.  
Equipment Servicing 51.452806, -112.715750    
Search and Rescue 51.422611, -112.640944 Dead-end road; Use caution in soft dirt when turning trailers around.  

2018 Team Resources

We have arranged the following support for teams participating in CIRC 2018. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information in how to utilize these perks to teams.

  • Discount at the Quality Hotel in Drumheller
  • $2000 of work completed by Protocase

For more details including climate, border, and UAV guidelines, please visit the general Team Resources Page (2018 Archive).


CIRC will be making custom shirts for attendees and supporters at the event. To reserve yours for pickup, please follow the link below to our apparel page:

Reserve Apparel for the Event.

Note: the deadline to order was July 21 2018. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Event information

Rules Archive

Team Overviews

Sponsors and Supporters

News and Updates

Results and Standings

Photos and Videos