what is first robotics COMPETITION?
FIRST Robotics Competition or FRC teams (20+ members, grades 9-12) are challenged during the season and have six weeks to design, build and program an industrial sized robot to compete in this year's game. Teams are also challenged to design a brand for the team. This brand is a way for teams to make their mark on the world of technology. FRC is a great way for teams to hone in on skills like teamwork, sharing ideas, finding talents, and participate in the hardest fun you'll ever have.
About the game
This year's game is positioned around the Planet Primus. The game is played with 2 teams consisting of 3 sub-teams. Teams have only 2 minutes and 30 seconds to prepare there spaceships for lift off before the next sandstorm arrives. At T-minus 2:30 a sandstorm arrives and drivers have to use either a autonomous (where the driver cannot manually control the robot) or the team can use a camera to drive the robot. At T-minus 2:15 the sandstorm lifts and drivers are able to see the field again. At T-minus 0:00 the next sandstorm arrives and the spaceships lift off. There are 2 game pieces. The hatch panel which has to go onto the hatches before the cargo can go it. Each hatch panel is worth 2 points and each cargo is worth 3 points. The team with the most points wins the match.