FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


2021 Beta Testing and 2020 Data Usage Reporting

Oct 16, 2020 Written by Kevin O'Connor, Senior Robotics Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

We are looking for beta testers for the 2021 control system! The initial deadline is October 23, however the form will remain open and teams may be admitted on a rolling basis until capacity is reached. Plus check out all the robot data from 2020!

FIRST WPILib Documentation expands to include more languages plus FIRST Game Jam

Oct 15, 2020 Written by Taylor Brown, Program Coordinator, FIRST Robotics Competition.

A Message from the Woodie Flowers Award Winners

Oct 13, 2020 Written by Liz Calef, 1997 WFA, and Lucien Junkin, 2020 WFA.

An important message from the Woodie Flowers Award Winners.

The FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm

Oct 08, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

We are excited to work with Qualcomm, a long-time FIRST Strategic Partner, on our new Innovation Challenge! Plus, exciting changes to the Dean's List nomination process!

Are You In?

Oct 05, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

2021 Team Registration opens Tuesday, October 6 at Noon ET! Please read the important instructions below!

Detailed Information about the 2021 Season

Sep 30, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Even more details about the 2021 season!

2021 Team Grants Update

Sep 29, 2020 Written by Jamee Luce, Team Advocate, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Exciting news about the 2021 grant opportunities for teams!

More Info on the 2021 Season

Sep 24, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Lots more details about the 2021 season!

COVID-19 Safety

Sep 15, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information for teams about creating a safety plan for COVID-19.

Next Generation Control System -- Update

Sep 10, 2020 Written by Kate Pilotte, Senior Kit of Parts Manager, FIRST Robotics Competition.

An update about the next generation Control System.