More than 11,000 students and their robots recently competed and earned honors for design excellence, competitive play, teamwork and partnerships.
Power tools? Check. Costumes? Check. An arena full of super-excited, engineering-savvy teenagers? Definitely. Sixth-three high school robotics teams competed in the FIRST Robotics Virginia Regional Tournament at Richmond.
About 60 high school teams participate in the "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," or FIRST, competition at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Multiple student teams from across California, and one team from Chile, participated in the 20th annual Los Angeles regional FIRST competition this past weekend.
The NASA Knights, a FIRST Robotics team from Hampton, Va., spent all of February building and programming a robot to participate in the 2011 LogoMotion competition.
A six-week design and build challenge that had high school students across the world busy every day after school and on weekends is wrapping up.
After months of speculation, high school FIRST Robotics teams across the world learned on Saturday Jan. 8 what the engineering challenge for the 2011 competition would entail.
The all-girl "Space Cookies" robotics team is gearing up for its fifth season of FIRST Robotics.
12.08.11 - NASA is challenging student inventors to gear up for the agency's 19th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. Registration is open for the engineering design and racing contest set to culminate in a two-day event in Huntsville, Ala., on April 13-14, 2012.
04.04.11 - Thousands of budding engineers who share a passion for robots will gather in Richmond this week for the Virginia Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
03.25.11 - The Tenth Annual FIRST Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition April 7-9 at Wolstein Center. The event is free and open to the public.
01.07.11 - An international robotics competition that develops the next generation of technology leaders kicks off this weekend.
01.06.11 - Media is invited to the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff.
11.30.10 - NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national robotics technology program to inspire student interest in science, technology and mathematics.
Learn how the NASA Robotics Alliance Project supports the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Learn how NASA uses robotics to explore Earth, the solar system and beyond.
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Innovation, creativity, problem solving -- the world of robotics at NASA is all of these things. See pictures of NASA robots in action.
NASA and General Motors have come together to build the next generation of dexterous humanoid robots capable of working side by side with people.