FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™ FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of high school students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to go head to head against a field of competitors.
It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get.
2020-21 FRC GAME CHALLENGE
THIS YEAR’S STAR WARS-INSPIRED CHALLENGE
This year’s game, INFINITE RECHARGE, is part of the 2020 FIRST season, FIRST RISE, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.
In INFINITE RECHARGE, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate sections of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city.