I joined the Ottawa Robotics group to learn more about robotics, automation, computer control and such. They’re a friendly group that meets about once per month at Algonquin College. We usually go for a brew at Chances-R or Darcy’s pub. This is a great way to meet other robot heads and not only get lots of help from new friends but to cheer on other projects.
Here’s a video to get a feel for the meetup. You can see a cool model helicopter, some mini-sumo robots. People usually bring in a robot project to show off and talk about.
Here are a few pictures from the last meetup. We were offered a tour of some of the CNC robotics at the college.