2013 FIRST Robotics

    Three flying discs next to the words Ultimate Ascent
    The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition is underway! The kickoff event on Jan. 5, 2013, marked the beginning of a six-week design and building frenzy for more than 2,500 teams. FIRST founder Dean Kamen and designers of the annual challenge revealed the competition scenario for 2013 called Ultimate Ascent. Teams are challenged to build a robot that can toss flying discs into goals and then climb a 90-inch pyramid.

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The 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition

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    FIRST is a spirited competition using sophisticated robotics technology. Image Credit: FIRST

    The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, nationwide competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.

    For many years, the NASA Robotics Alliance Project has been supporting participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition by providing grants to high school teams as well as sponsoring FIRST regional competitions.

    Providing support to competitions like FIRST Robotics is one way the NASA Robotics Alliance Project strives to create a human, technical and programmatic resource of robotics capabilities to aid future robotic space exploration missions.

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