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Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition The 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. Team Mojavaton Mojavaton consists of 6 team members that worked on the design and construction of the robot hardware. The remaining 14 members worked on the software. Developing a Robot for DRC: Use a quadruped robot.

Project 10 to the 100 In 2008, we asked: what would help? And help the most? People from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas in response. From that group, we narrowed down the list to 16 top idea themes addressing important common goals. The public voted for the top five ideas and we reviewed concrete proposals to tackle them. Robotics In both an impressive display of innovative technology and a glimpse of a future in which humans could be redundant, Volvo has shown off its Robot-based Autonomous Refuse handling (ROAR) project. The system uses drones to locate refuse bins and robots to collect and empty them. Read More TSA The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology. TSA was chartered in 1978 and since then over 2,000,000 students have participated in its program. Members learn through challenging competitions, leadership activities and community service. Information is available at www.tsaweb.org. Mission

REC Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities provides numerous scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $100,000. Applicants must have senior level standing in high school with a minimum 2.76 GPA. Scholarships will be given for both financial need and academic merit to full time students planning to attend accredited post-secondary institutions, vocational or technical schools. These scholarships are open to US citizens and permanent residents. Applicants are required to submit a team Mentor/Coach letter of recommendation as well as a personal essay. Students may find more information, including an application link here: RMHC_Scholarship Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2014

Chiron Kairos Autonomi has utilized existing technology as a benchmark for new technology development. Team Chiron began with a quarter scale prototype robot to develop initial software profiles that could be transferred to larger robots. This robot was built using only 3rd party components. Robotics Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[1] as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.

Robotics Platforms 4-H The modules in this track can be used with a variety of commercial kits, including NXT, TETRIX, CEENBoT, and Vex. This track has 3 levels and 11 modules. As participants experience each module in a level, they develop scientific knowledge and technological understanding that enables them to master the challenge presented at the culmination of that level. As they progress, the Robotics Notebook helps youth record their progress and serves as an important learning tool. Each level builds upon the prior level as youth develop a broader and deeper understanding of robotics. As you progress through Robotics Platforms, you will use your robotics kit to build a robot and learn about how it works in Level 1 (Modules 1-5).

The Sanford PROMISE Research Shadowing Program This is an observational program allowing high school and undergraduate students 16 years of age or older to shadow a scientist during part of their routine day in one of our research labs. After shadowing within our research environment, you should have an appreciation for some of the qualities required for a career as a research scientist. Remember that this is not a training program and your goal is to experience what it feels like to work within a biomedical research lab.

MIT Early on, we organized across system aspects: perception, interface, planning & control, network, infrastructure. Now that the Trials are imminent, we are organized around the individual tasks that Atlas must perform. Involvement in Prior DARPA Challenges: Some of our members competed in the 2006-7 DARPA Urban Challenge to develop a self-driving vehicle. Other Interesting Items of Note about the Team: FRC Manual Students must submit their team’s Chairman’s Award submission through the FIRST Student Team Information Members System (STIMS) ( Follow the directions shown on the site to submit your team’s entry. Submission dates are listed in Section 6.3.1. Submitters must enter information, save it, and return to the site to edit the Chairman’s Award submission until they are ready to finalize it for final judging. All entries must be finalized by the deadline listed in Section 6.3.1. No entries will be accepted or altered after this deadline.

Junk Drawer Robotics - 4-H In each module of this track, youth will learn about a different aspect of robotics and design and build a robot using what they have learned. This track emphasizes developing knowledge and developing skills as participating youth design and build their own robots. Youth will use their Robotics Notebook to record their learning experiences, robotic designs and the data from their investigations. The Junk Drawer Robotics curriculum has three books. In Book 1, Give Robots a Hand, you will explore the design and function of robotic arms, hands and grippers and build a robotic arm that really moves! In Book 2, Robots on the Move, you will design and build machines that roll, slide, draw or move underwater and explore robot mobility - movement, power transfer and locomotion.

Youth Activities 2015 – 2017 TGC VP – YOUTH: Shirley Haley As all organizations know, the youth are 100% our future. In TGC we have programs from kinder to high school. In the early grades there are posters and writing contests on an adopted yearly theme.

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