Metrobots Compete!

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Metrobots are a robotics team made up of Metro students who compete in an organization known as FIRST.  Each season, FIRST gives out a challenge that its robotics teams all over the world try to accomplish. Teams build a robot that must be able to complete the task but also has to meet certain requirements.

In March of 2015 the Metrobots will participate in the Greater Pittsburgh Regional competition.  This competition will be held at the California University of Pennsylvania.  Robotics Teams this year were assigned a task called RECYCLE RUSH.  It is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each.  Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

To learn more about Metrobots by following the link below.

http://tran30.wix.com/metrobots

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of 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.

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Students get to:

  • Learn from professional engineers
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design
  • Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $20 million in college scholarships

It’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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