FIRST Tech Challenge

Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations

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Grades 4-8

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Grades 7-12

FIRST Robotics Competition

Grades 9-12

About

The excitement of sports + the rigors of science and technology.

 

It’s more than robots.

– FOUNDER, DEAN KAMEN

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE

 

Designed for middle- and high-school age students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an Alliance format against and with other teams.

Robots are built using a TETRIX® or MATRIX® kit of parts that is reusable from year-to-year, usingusing a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams, including Coaches and Mentors develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

2020-2021 CHALLENGE

ULTIMATE GOAL

This year’s game is part of the 2020-2021 FIRST season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

The object of ULTIMATE GOAL is to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance of teams by delivering wobble goals to the correct randomized target zone goal and other marked areas; parking their robot on top of the launch line; launching rings to score power shot targets; collecting and launching Rings to score in their alliance-specific low, medium, or high goal; and scoring Rings on a wobble goal. Teams must program their robots to play in three sections: autonomous, driver-controlled, and the end game. Teams can use advanced artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and machine learning (ML) technologies to improve the performance of their competition robots during play. Points are added throughout game play, and penalties are assigned at the end of the match.

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Calendar

2020-2021 FTC REGIONAL EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA

April 24, 2021

San Diego
FTC Regional Championship

Remote

May 17-24, 2021

SoCal FTC Regional Championship Tournament

Remote

April 17-18, 2021

Northern California
FTC Regional Championship

Remote

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