The 2006 FIRST Robotics Competition
2006 FIRST Robotics Competition

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. Image Credit: FIRST

Watch Robotics Teams Battle for Championship Trophy April 28-29, 2006
Part rock concert and part sporting event, the excitement of FIRST Robotics competitions is undeniable.

Students Aim High   →
Student-built robots battled it out in a regional robotics competition.

Robots Battle in the Buckeye State
More than 40 robots rallied in Cleveland, Ohio, for an intense tournament.

Students Win Robotics Basketball Tournament
It may not be the final four, but it's definitely an exciting time for some Southern California high school students who won a regional game of robotics basketball.

Students and Robots Invade Orlando
Kennedy Space Center co-sponsored the 2006 FIRST Robotics Florida regional competition.

FIRST Robotics Competition   →
The FIRST 2006 competition will reach more than 28,000 high-school-aged students on over 1125 teams in 33 regional events. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of brainstorming, teamwork, mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines.

Robotics Alliance Project   →
For the past 11 years, the NASA Robotics Education Project has been supporting participation in FIRST by providing grants to high school teams as well as sponsoring FIRST Regional Competitions.

FIRST Regional Webcasts   →
Check out what FIRST Regional Competitions will be available to watch live through webcast or NASA TV.

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.

BEST Robotics Inc.   →
BEST is a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

Botball   →
Botball is a hands-on robotics experience that teaches students the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.

Previous FIRST Competitions
2005 Competition