What is FIRST Robotics Competition?
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting robotics-based competition that teams engineering professionals and high-school students to solve real-world engineering problems in fun, rewarding, and inspiring ways.
We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “a life changing experience.” FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week time frame using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules.Teams explore possible career paths as they work together to design, build, and program robots in competitions designed by engineering professionals.
It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get!