06 Jan 2012 FIRST® Kicks Off 2012 Robotics Season with NASA-TV Global Broadcast Hookup & Webcast
Dean Kamen and National Luminaries to make worldwide announcement,
Greater Kansas City Webcast to be Held at Garmin® world headquarters this Saturday
FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will be joined by public figures to launch the 2012 season of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) with a worldwide Kickoff event.
The 2012 season will include an estimated 2,355 teams (nearly 60,000 high-school students) participating in 68 Regional and District events. All teams will be shown the 2012 robotics game field and challenge for the first time and will receive an exciting, new Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries, a control system, and a mix of automation components – but no instructions. Teams will have six weeks to design and build robots to meet this year’s engineering challenge, and prepare for competition.
The Greater Kansas City FRC Regional will be held on March 2 – 3 at Hale Arena in Kansas City, Mo. 64 high school teams from eight states will compete for the right to advance to the International FRC Competition in St. Louis, Mo. in late April. Read more