Local Teams Compete in FIRST Robotics Event
Teams from Woodbury, East Ridge and the Math and Science Academy joined students from across the Twin Cities metro area to compete in two regional high school FIRST Robotics tournaments from March 29-31.
Both the 10,000 Lakes Regional Competition and the North Star Regional Competition were held on the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena.
The robotics season begins in January, when FIRST Robotics sends out information about the task the robots must complete in the competitive meets and a kit of parts and electronics for each robot.
The challenge this year is called a “Rebound Rumble.” Each team must design a robot capable of picking up and shooting a basketball. In a tournament setting, the robots play against one another in teams of three, competing to score the most points.