The 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition
2007 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

Top Robotics Teams Visit White House
President George W. Bush participates in a demonstration of robotic technology developed by one of the 3 national team finalists from the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition held in Atlanta.

Robotics Teams Ready to 'Rack and Roll'
On April 12-14, 2007, 344 of the top FIRST Robotics teams will gather at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to determine the FIRST Champions for 2007.

Machine Shop Keeps Robots Rolling
NASA Glenn mechanics enjoyed the First Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition almost as much as the students did. They ran an on-site machine shop for robots in distress.

2007 FIRST Robotics Regional Competition
Sixty-six teams of high school students invade VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va., for a 2007 FIRST Robotics competition regional event.
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'March Madness' for Robotics
For many people, this time of year brings 'March Madness,' the frenzy of tournaments to determine the best college basketball team in the nation, but for thousands of high school students around the world, the 'madness' involves robots.

NASA Awaits New FIRST Robotics Season
It's that time of the year again, when students around the world will compete against each other to determine who can build the best robot.

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

FIRST Robotics Competition   →
In 2007, the FIRST competition will reach more than 28,000 high school-aged students on nearly 1,300 teams in 37 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 12 years, the NASA Robotics Alliance Project has been supporting participation in FIRST by providing grants to high school teams, as well as sponsoring FIRST regional competitions.

FIRST Webcasts   →
Check out what FIRST 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
2006 Competition
2005 Competition