First Robotics Competition

Ages:High School

Types:Tournament, Performance, Presentation

Categories:engineering, General Knowledge, Robotics, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

Teams are scored on their robot's performance in the robot games as well as on additional program items. See the challenge website for complete scoring rubrics.
First Robotics Competition - Participation

Team Award. $0.

Available to all students successfully completing the requirements for team participation in FRC

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

First Robotics Competition - National Winning Alliance Member

Team Award. $10000.

This recognizes students on any team in the "Winning Alliance" from the FRC.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

First Robotics Competition - National Championship Finalists

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: www.usfirst.org/frc

Managing Organization: First Inc.

Contact:

FIRSTRoboticsCompetition@firstinspires.org
(603) 666-3906

Entry Fee: $6000

Eligibility:
<h2>What does every <em>FIRST </em>Robotics Competition team need?</h2> <ul> <li>2 or more adult Mentors with both technical and non-technical expertise willing and motivated to “coach” the team through the build and competition season (and beyond)</li> <li>10 or more high school-aged students willing to put in time after school (and maybe some weekends) and to do any job the team needs to succeed (lots of important jobs available for all skill levels and interests)</li> <li>A suitable meeting place</li> <li>A suitable space to design and build an industrial-sized robot (about 150 lbs.), that has access to a variety of machine shop power tools</li> <li>A standard kit of parts and a common set of rules issued by <em>FIRST</em></li> <li>A community sponsor(s) that will help fund your efforts and provide other support</li> <li>The desire to learn, explore, strategize, build comradery, share ideas and talents, make new friends, be accepted, and HAVE FUN!</li> </ul>

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Process

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

Criteria

Teams are scored on their robot's performance in the robot games as well as on additional program items. See the challenge website for complete scoring rubrics.

Awards

First Robotics Competition - Participation

Team Award. $0.

Available to all students successfully completing the requirements for team participation in FRC

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

First Robotics Competition - National Winning Alliance Member

Team Award. $10000.

This recognizes students on any team in the "Winning Alliance" from the FRC.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

First Robotics Competition - National Championship Finalists

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: www.usfirst.org/frc

Managing Organization: First Inc.

Contact:

FIRSTRoboticsCompetition@firstinspires.org
(603) 666-3906

Entry Fee: $6000

Eligibility:
<h2>What does every <em>FIRST </em>Robotics Competition team need?</h2> <ul> <li>2 or more adult Mentors with both technical and non-technical expertise willing and motivated to “coach” the team through the build and competition season (and beyond)</li> <li>10 or more high school-aged students willing to put in time after school (and maybe some weekends) and to do any job the team needs to succeed (lots of important jobs available for all skill levels and interests)</li> <li>A suitable meeting place</li> <li>A suitable space to design and build an industrial-sized robot (about 150 lbs.), that has access to a variety of machine shop power tools</li> <li>A standard kit of parts and a common set of rules issued by <em>FIRST</em></li> <li>A community sponsor(s) that will help fund your efforts and provide other support</li> <li>The desire to learn, explore, strategize, build comradery, share ideas and talents, make new friends, be accepted, and HAVE FUN!</li> </ul>

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.