Tag: FIRST Robotics

FIRST kicks off 2014 season, unveils “Aerial Assist” game

The 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off over the weekend, and high school students around the world (nearly 70,000, according to organizers) got their first look at this year’s arena and game. Each year, the basic structure of the FIRST Robotics Competition remains the same, but the specific game that students must design their robots

Chrysler Foundation pledges $229K for FIRST Robotics teams

The Chrysler Foundation reported today that it will award $229,000 in grants to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams and organizations during 2014. The money will primarily be used to fund FIRST teams in the group’s home state of Michigan, with additional support for teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana,

FIRST Robotics teams to open Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Before Snoopy, SpongeBob, and, of course, Santa ride down 6th Avenue in New York as part of the the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, some budding roboticists and their creations will actually kick things off. That’s because this year, teams from the FIRST Robotics Competition have the honor of leading the parade to its