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

The 'runner' for the Mojave High School Robotics team sprints back for another plastic gamepiece.
Robots' Work Extends Beyond Physical Tasks in Las Vegas
Student teams compete.
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FIRST Robotics Is Back!
Robots from around the world are getting ready for this spring's FIRST Robotics Competition.
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Jordan Greene, right, a ninth-grader at New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, Ala., and member of the school's FIRST Robotics Team, is interviewed by writer Grant Thompson.
Machines and a Mission
Rookie member of FIRST Robotics team graduates from tinkering to technology.
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KSC Center Director James Kennedy discusses a robotic entry with its creators.
Putting Teamwork 'FIRST' in Robotics Competition
Future engineers and NASA work together to pit robot against robot.
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Students at robotics competitions.
FIRST Robotics Program - Grades 6-12
Middle and High schools in Engineering and robotics competitions.
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Robotics Teams Meet at FIRST Kickoff
Robotics teams from Mississippi and Louisiana got a taste of battle at their 2005 regional competition.
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04.06.05 - Regional Winners Named in Robot Competition
Students from all over North America took part in the FIRST Southern California Regional Competition held April 1-2.
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04.04.05 - High School Students Ready for Action at the Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition
NASA Glenn and 42 teams of high school students are ready for the fast-moving, action-packed Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition to begin on March 24.
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03.15.05 - Third Annual FIRST Robotics Chesapeake Regional
This event is organized to inspire curiosity and create interest in science and mathematics among today's youth.
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FIRST Robotics Finals
See the robots in action at this year's national competition.
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FIRST in 2005
April 1st and 2nd found 52 teams competing in this year's robotics competition.
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FIRST Robotics Competition
The FIRST 2005 competition will reach more than 36,000 high-school-aged students on almost 1000 teams in 30 competitions. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of brainstorming, teamwork, mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines.
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NASA's FIRST Robotics Participation
Learn more about NASA's participation in the US FIRST Robotics worldwide competition.
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Robotics Curriculum Clearinghouse
NASA offers educators an online collection of featured robotics curricula ranging from full courses to single lesson plans that can be readily incorporated into classroom activities.
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Putting Teamwork 'First' 
Robotic teams are bringing teamwork and finesse to Kennedy Space Center.
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