The 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition
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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. Image Credit: FIRST

Robotics Teams Wrap Up Spring With Demonstrations, Competition
Four high school robotics teams that competed in the FIRST Robotics Competitions this spring, including several that were sponsored or supported by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, wrapped up their season.

Local High Schools Compete in Robotics
The Lancaster and Antelope Valley High School robotics teams participated in the regional FIRST robotics competition March 20-22 in Los Angeles.

NASA Ames and Girl Scouts Make Building Robots 'A Piece of Cake'
Sugar and spice and everything nice - that's what robots are made of.

High School Teams Put It In "Overdrive" at Robotics Competition
High school teams compete in the FIRST Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition "FIRST Overdrive" at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center on March 20-22.

NASA Dryden Sponsoring Several Prep Robotics Teams
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has sponsored several high school robotics teams, beginning with the Lancaster High School team in 2000.

Dryden-Sponsored Prep Robotics Teams Unveil 2008 Robots
NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is sponsoring two high school teams and assisting a third entered in the 2008 robotics competition sponsored by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST.

High School Teams Readying Robots for Competition in March
High school teams will battle it out at the annual FIRST Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center on March 20-22.

NASA to Help Spread Robotics Frenzy
Join the excitement as NASA broadcasts the FIRST Robotics Kickoff event on Jan. 5, 2008, starting at 10 a.m. EST. View the event live on NASA TV.

NASA Will Broadcast 2008 Robotics Competition Kickoff Live
A NASA-televised kickoff of the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) international student robot design competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.
Watch a video of the January 5, 2008 Kickoff Event
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More than 300 students, coaches and mentors from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida converged on NASA's Stennis Space Center on Saturday, Jan. 5, to kick off the 2008 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season.

Buckeye Regional FIRST Competition   →
The annual Buckeye Regional FIRST Competition will be held at the Wolstein Center March 20-22, 2008, in Cleveland, Ohio.

FIRST Robotics Competition   →
In 2008, the FIRST competition will reach more than 37,000 high school-aged students on nearly 1,500 teams. The competitions are high-tech, spectator sporting events, the result of lots of brainstorming, teamwork, mentoring, project timelines and deadlines.

Robotics Alliance Project   →
The ultimate objective of NASA's Robotics Alliance Project is to expand the national resource of experienced, talented robotics experts that are available to develop future robotics systems needed by NASA and support the national investment in the robotics market.

Previous FIRST Competitions
2007 Competition
2006 Competition
2005 Competition