FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®)

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

2016 Season

FRC Teams / Season Management

FRC Season Calendar

2016 Game: FIRST STRONGHOLD

In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final seconds of the, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

Game & Season Materials

2016 Events

Los Angeles Regional

Orange County Regional

San Diego Regional

Ventura Regional

FIRST Championship


2015 FRC Season - RECYCLE RUSH

2014 FRC Season - Aerial Assist

2013 FRC Season - UltimAte Ascent

2012 FRC Season - Rebound Rumble

2011 FRC Season - Logo Motion

2010 FRC Season - Breakaway

 

Additional Information

David Berggren, Southern California Regional Director, dberggren@usfirst.org,
619-993-1507

Ric Roberts, Los Angeles Regional FRC Organizing Committee Chairman, RTRoberts@raytheon.com

Dona Sisk, Inland Empire Regional Planning Committee Chair, inlandempirerobotics@gmail.com

Members of Los Angeles Regional FRC Organizing Committee

Eileen Kahn, Los Angeles FIRST Senior Mentor, ekahn@usfirst.org

Richard Sisk, Southern California FIRST Senior Mentor, rsisk@usfirst.org

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