First Robotics Competition Season Kick-Off Celebration and 2020 Game Reveal in Monterey County

First Robotics Competition Season Kick-Off Celebration and 2020 Game Reveal in Monterey County


Monterey, California. – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) global robotics competition season will begin with a local Kick-Off celebration on January 4th, 2020 at Monterey High School, in which the season’s challenge will be revealed to students and team mentors.

Participants are challenged to design, build, and program industrial-sized robots to compete in an alliance format against like-minded competitors. Participants will have six weeks to create a robot that can compete in the Monterey Bay Regional March 25-28 at Seaside High School. The winning robotics alliance will compete at the World Championship in Houston in April.

Monterey County teams will gather together to watch the game reveal and celebrate the upcoming challenges, heart-pounding thrills, and perseverance of the season ahead at Monterey High School. Local participating teams: Septobots (Greenfield High School), Condors (North Monterey County High School), Robodores (Monterey High School), Plus Ultra (Monterey Peninsula community team), Baybots (Seaside High School), BreakerBots (Pacific Grove High School School), Steel Boot (Salinas High School), Deus Ex Machina (York School), Robo Rockin’ Bots (Carmel High School), Deep-Space (Hollister High School), and Trinity Christian High School Robotics.

Students learn to work collaboratively, gain hands-on engineering and coding experience while developing problem-solving, business, critical thinking, and leadership skills. “Monterey High School and the Robodores are honored to host local teams from all around Monterey County to kick-off the 2020 Robotics competition season. This event brings eleven robotics teams together to reveal the new competition and share ideas about how to address the challenge of the game. By hosting the kick-off locally, all of the Monterey Peninsula teams can view the live game reveal and receive their kit of parts kit, and begin their planning much more quickly; they are saved a trip to San Jose. After kick-off teams will be very busy designing, building and testing their prototypes, then finalizing the process in preparation for competition.” ~ Robin Coyne, Robodores mentor and founder.

“Having the kick-off and game reveal at Monterey High School represents the growing presence of robotics and FIRST involvement in the Monterey area. Having the game reveal and competition in March in our own backyard gives local teams the opportunity to collaborate with ideas, resources and build a closer community.” ~ Micaela House, Senior and Robodores Co-captain.

The Robodores seek to inspire students of all ages to take part in STEM education, and to raise public awareness of FIRST and what it does for the students who participate in it. Located at Monterey High School in Monterey, California, we transform the students of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Students put in countless hours each week towards building robots and inspiring others through FIRST.

What: FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Game reveal

Where: Monterey High School, 101 Herrmann Dr, Monterey, CA 93940

When: January 4th, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.

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