Rock Star Robotics?
The FIRST Robotics competition takes robot design to rock concert levels of excitement. Each year more than a thousand teams compete to master a new design challenge. During the national finals, thousands of fans gather to cheer their robot to victory.
Inventor Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway and other devices) created the competition in 1992 to promote engineering to high school students. The contest, based on Dr. Woodie Flowers’ Mechanical Engineering course at MIT, has become a national event involving thousands of students of all ages. The Junior FIRST LEGO League involves students age 6 to 9. The FIRST LEGO League is for students 9 to 14. And finally, the first Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition engage high-school age students. Teams are judged not only on their score in the game, but on design excellence, teamwork and ability to overcome obstacles.
Want to get involved? For more information, visit www.ctfirst.org