(INDIANAPOLIS) – Saturday’s kickoff event is the start of a season that matches high school robotics teams against each other for a chance to represent Indiana in national and international competitions.
Participating locally are:
- The Quadrangles from Bloomington High School South
- GalacTech a community team from Columbus
- Hatchet Robotics of Washington High School
This STEM based robotics program is designed to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting sports like mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
This Saturday the kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season. Teams have the opportunity to meet at “local” Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kickoff Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season.
Students from around Indiana and the world will watch a telecast from FIRST® Robotics’ headquarters in Manchester New Hampshire to find out the goal of this season’s competition. Each year a new game is introduced and teams have six weeks to design and build a robot, which will compete at local, regional and national events. There are five kickoff events in Indiana where high school teams will participate.
Currently, 57 registered FRC teams will be competing in the state of Indiana. Teams will compete in five state district events, and then based on their overall success at these events, including awards and competition seeding, the top teams will be selected for the State Championship. Thirty-two of the state’s top FRC teams will earn the chance to compete at the State Championship event. The best qualifying teams from the State Championship will represent Indiana at the 2020 FIRST World Championship in Detroit, MI.
The 2020 game challenge will be announced Saturday, January 4, 2020, during the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff.
Kickoff Location details for the FRC Robotics 2020 Season
FRC Robotics 2020 Season Schedule