FIRST Robotics FRC season is coming up with kickoff on January 9th. There will be 3 competitions that are mostly possible with remote-only work. Our Captain Nia Yick leads the team again this year with the following projects and subteam leaders:
FRC Game Design: Eric Andrade leads this group to design a new FRC competition game. The Game Design Challenge will allow registered teams to design their own FIRST Robotics Competition game using real-world, virtual, or hybrid design elements, and compete for judged awards. Winning concepts will be considered for use in future official games.
Innovation Challenge: Lead by Vasilisa Ponomarenko. In the Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm, registered teams will identify a real-world problem related to this season’s theme, FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change, design a solution, build a business model, and deliver a pitch to compete with other FIRST Robotics Competition teams for judged awards. This new challenge will have an advancement track, culminating in the Global Innovation Awards, a multi-day experience where students showcase their innovations, participate in workshops and receive mentorship from experts, and compete for awards.
Robot reboot: Lead by Avneat Ghotra INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home brings components of events to you in two ways:
- Teams show off what their robots and drivers can do in a skills challenge based on the 2020 INFINITE RECHARGE game. Scores are posted, and teams virtually compete against each other for the Skills Challenge Awards
- Teams illustrate their robot’s technical qualities by sharing information with judges remotely in competition for traditional robot-based awards. Teams can participate with or without access to their robot.