High School Students Partner with Police

July 3, 2009

Making a Difference

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Robotics team joined up with Guelph Police.  

Robotics teacher Kevin Reid and Grade 11 student Eric Larocque have made some significant changes to the Guelph Police Services Tactical Unit Robot over the past few months.

Reid and Larocque updated the robots ‘old technology’ relay electronics system and converted it to a wireless control system and added electronic/proportional speed controllers as well.

They also mounted dual video cameras on the robot along with portable control and video monitor.

The Guelph Police Service are grateful to have partnered with the school on this initiative. Lourdes is a leader in Robotics in the Province of Ontario and their expertise in this area will pay huge dividends to the citizens of this city from a safety perspective.

Last April, they competed in the World Robotic Championships where they finished in the top 20 % of the world.


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