FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics

About FIRST Robotics Competition

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, we call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate sport for the mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand", hone teamwork skills, and build/program industrial-sized robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.


FIRST Impact

Students participating
Students participating
Mentors, Coaches, Judges, & Volunteers in 80+ countries
Events in 90+ countries
Volunteer hours served
Participants at annual FIRST Championship