FIRST Robotics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en FIRST Robotics International Championship Will Stay In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-robotics-international-championship-will-stay-st-louis <p>Kids with robots will continue coming to St. Louis for the next few years.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usfirst.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">FIRST</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announced today that the world finals of its robotics competition will take place in St. Louis from 2015 to 2017.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:27:37 +0000 Kate Essig & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 30291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org FIRST Robotics International Championship Will Stay In St. Louis Robot Competition Powers Up In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/robot-competition-powers-st-louis <p></p><p>Ready...Set... Go build a robot that can go play a game that looks a little like disc golf meets American Gladiators!&nbsp;</p><p>Oh, we're going to need a website with that, too, and you have around two months to get everything ready to go.&nbsp;</p><p>Sound daunting?</p><p>That’s the challenge that was set before nearly 40 teams of high school students from across the region that assembled at the St. Louis Science Center on Saturday for the <a href="http://stlouisfirst.org/">FIRST</a> (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 18:50:21 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8059 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Robot Competition Powers Up In St. Louis "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/final-four-smarts-robotics-competition-takes-over-chaifetz-arena <p>Forty-three teams of teens from Missouri and four surrounding states be competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics&nbsp;Competition regional this weekend at Chaifetz&nbsp;Arena in St. Louis.</p><p><em>(You can see <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome">a full feature on last year&#39;s FIRST competition here</a>, too).</em></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:27:12 +0000 Alex King 3330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome! http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3</a></p><p>This week in St. Louis, close to 9,000 high school students from five countries will compete in the <a href="http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/content.aspx?id=4190">FIRST Robotics Championship</a>.</p><p>Teams of student-built, remote-control robots will take to the field at the Edward Jones Dome. Organizers hope the competition will draw more than 20,000 spectators and generate at least $18 million in local spending.</p><p>Véronique LaCapra was at the <a href="http://www.stlouisfirst.org/">St. Louis Regional event in March</a> and has this inside look at the competition.</p><p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:35:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome!