It is Robotics Season and the first FIRST (for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional is this Weekend at NAU

Posted by Communications on 3/7/2018

It is Robotics season, and the first FIRST (for Inspiratiion and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional is this weekend at NAU’s Walkup Skydome.  The Carl Hayden Falcon Robotics team  and Bioscience’s Dragon Robotics will be among a strong field of 60  teams.  This year’s game is called Power Up, where, according to FIRST,  “three-team alliances have three ways to help defeat the boss: tipping the scale or the alliance’s switch in their favor to earn points, exchanging power cubes for power ups (force, boost, and levitate) to gain a temporary advantage during the match, and climbing the scale tower to face the boss.”  The 2 ½ minute matches include 15 seconds of autonomous and then the robot is teleoperated by a driver.