FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


New President, Q&A Closing, Thanksgiving Closing

Nov 26, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Welcome to our new president, Larry Cohen! Plus, the Q&A will close on Thursday, December 5 at Noon ET and our offices will be close from Wednesday, November 27 at 3pm ET until Monday, December 2 at 8:30am ET.

A New Team Update, FIRST Choice Opening, Safety Animation Due, Wildcards

Nov 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Check out Team Update 5 available in the Q&A System! Plus, FIRST Choice Round 1 opens November 22 at Noon ET and submissions for the Safety Animation Award are due Thursday, December 5, at 3PM ET! And good news! Wildcards will be available at all 2020 Regional Events!

Prep now so you're ready for Kickoff

Nov 18, 2019 Written by FIRST Staff.

Now that event selection is over, it's time to get ready to travel to your event!

Virtual (KOP) is Now Reality

Nov 14, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Senior Kit of Parts Manager

Woodie Celebration, Religious Exemptions to Championship Assignment, Beta Testing

Nov 12, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder about RSVP'ing to Woodie's Celebration of Life, as well as an opportunity for teams to request a FIRST Championship reassignment because of religious reasons. Plus, thanks to our Beta Testing teams!

Q&A Reopening, Inter-District Event Registration Opening, and Payment Due Reminder

Nov 07, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Q&A opening for the Pre-Kickoff Rules. Plus Inter-District Event Registration is now open and it's time to get those registration payments in for the 2020 Season!

Woodie Flowers Celebration of Life

Nov 05, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about Woodie's Celebration of Life.

2020 Motors, Controllers, and Some Other Robot Rules

Oct 31, 2019 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Senior Engineer -- Robotics, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Check out the legal 2020 motors and controllers as well as a few of the 2020 Robot Rules!

Registration Opening, Digital Animation Award, Safety Animation Award

Oct 29, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Additional Event Registration opens Thursday, October 31 at Noon ET! Plus, the animation awards are now open!

2020 Season Judging Updates

Oct 25, 2019 Written by Cindy Stong and Allen Bancroft, Co-Chief Judge Advisors, FIRST Robotics Competition.

2020 update to the Awards!