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Awards

Awards

In addition to matches, different awards can be awarded to the teams, such as the quality award, the creativity award, the safety award, the innovation in control (programming) award, etc. These awards are prepared in advance by the teams and are awarded by the judges who observe the teams before and during the competition by talking to the students. Only three awards qualify for the championship: The Chairman’s award (translated “president’s award” in Quebec). It is the most prestigious award…

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Unfolding of a regional

Unfolding of a regional

he FRC Regional teams bring together around fifty teams and take place over the course of three days. The first day is devoted to training matches. The teams make the final adjustments to the robot, the pilots train and scooting can start (observation of the other robots for the strategy). The robot must also pass the compulsory inspection where everything will be scrutinized: the robot’s weight, size, electronics, tires … Inspectors are sometimes very picky! Qualifying matches begin on the…

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FRC Match

FRC Match

In a match, the red alliance and the blue alliance compete against each other. Each alliance consists of three robots. Each robot belongs to a team and is accompanied by the drive team which remains behind the alliance station. The drive team is made up the driver, the co-driver, the team captain, the field technician and the human player who interacts directly with the robots during matches (e.g. in 2018, he had to fill chests with cubes given by the…

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FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) stands out from other competitions because everything is bigger: events, playing fields, robots, budgets… Today there are more than 4000 teams all over the world. In short: on kick-off day, which is in January, there is a video explaining the challenge of the season that is broadcast live to all the teams, as well as a specification with precise rules. From this moment, teams have a very limited time (6 to 9 weeks) to build…

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