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 students call it “a life changing experience.” FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of young people and their mentors to solve a common problem 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!