Event Details
January
05
2019
10
30
AM
to
January
05
2019
12
00
PM

Launch of the 2019 challenge for FIRST® Robotics Competition

January 5, 2019

Launch of the 2019 challenge for FIRST® Robotics Competition
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET, Live Broadcast
Click here for the live broadcast: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff-broadcast

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will be joined by public figures to launch the 2019 season of the FIRST® Robotics Competition – DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company – with a worldwide Kickoff event powered by Rockwell Automation originating from Manchester, N.H.

  • The 2019 season will include 3,940 teams from more than 30 countries (nearly 100,000 high school students) in grades 9-12 participating in 173 Regional and District events.
  • At Kickoff, teams will be shown the DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE game field and challenge details for the first time.
  • Teams will receive a Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries, control system components, construction materials and a mix of additional automation components – with limited instructions.
  • Teams will have limited time to design and build a robot to meet this year’s engineering challenge.

Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that challenges high school students – working alongside professional mentors – to construct a robot and compete in tournaments that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of teamwork and collaboration, and each team’s display of Gracious Professionalism®. Through their participation in the only sport where every kid can ‘go pro,’ students experience the excitement of science, engineering, technology, and innovation; build well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership; and qualify for more than $80 million in college scholarships.