Working with NASA, First Robotics will provide a live stream of this coming weekends finals at the America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. Here’s the page you should check to get the details.
The NES boxing robot reminds us of Rockem’ Sockem’ Robots, the Christmas gift we had to have as a kid and were bored with about 10 minutes later. The robot is controlled via wifi, using a Nintendo Wii controller is guaranteed to best one of those FIRST Frisbee flinging metal heads in a ten round [...]
Involvement in US FIRST robotics competition creates “winners” well beyond those who triumph in the robotics events. This year, over 300,000 participants will be eligible for awards of scholarships in excess of $16 million.
The anacronym FIRST, used by the nonprofit organization that runs the nations premier scientific competition for high school students stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” The name fits and they wear it well. FIRST’s 2013 robotic competition is is full swing and the national championship is later this spring.
Can’t make it to a regional competition, but you still want to know what’s going on? Now you don’t have to wait on the newspapers to publish a recap, and you can watch it live. US First will be streaming the regional competitions in Wisconsin and Israel. Click here for the links. Robottape.com is your source [...]
US First teams Horsepower and Bionic Tigers suffered a big set back when their robots were damaged in a car crash while on the way to a competition at the University of Central Florida. The teams worked overnight and used salvage parts to get the damaged robots “competition ready”. No word as to whether or [...]
Two teams worked feverishly to rebuild their robots after car crashes on the way to Orlando’s regional competition. By staying up all night and refining the robot in between sessions, and with a little help from mentors, the teams were able to salvage six weeks worth of work and make it to the quarterfinals. Read [...]
We can add a new name to the list of FIRST’s corporate sponsors: Go Daddy. Go Daddy Chief Scientist David Koopman said: “Go Daddy has a responsibility to equip the next generation of technologists with the education and tools they need to advance in a technological society. Participating in a FIRST Robotics Competition gives students a [...]
As we venture further into the sci-fi inspired world of Artificial Intelligence, a novel new idea is coming to the surface: an internet developed exclusively for robots. The idea is that instead of each individual robot building a catalog of experiences and behaviors, they can share and access a collective database of robot knowledge. The [...]