The FIRST Robotics Competition is The Ultimate Sport for the MindTM
Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of high school 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.
In the FIRST Robotics Competition, students realize more than ever that FIRST is all about teamwork, sharing, helping others, and respect. Students develop a sense of accomplishment and confidence while they:
- collaborate and share ideas,
- design and build custom robots,
- engage with cutting edge technology,
- creatively solve problems,
- and have fun.
Season Update Regarding In-person Game Play
For in-person 2021 INFINITE RECHARGE game play, we recognize that even with event scaling adjustments, there are many areas where it will likely be difficult, if not impossible, to hold in-person events this season with anticipated social distancing requirements. We’ve made the difficult decision to open FIRST Robotics Competition registration built around a season experience that does not include in-person game play. If conditions change, we will evaluate the possibility of adding in-person game play events later this season.