US FIRST Robotics 2016

Students working on robot

Students working on robot

January marks the start of another US FIRST Robotics competition. ABCO will once again be hosting multiple high school robotics teams in the afternoon on Sunday, January 10 and on Saturday, January 16. We had well over 50 students participate last year and was a great success!

The teams only have 6 weeks to design, build, test, and ship their robots. ABCO will help the students strategize and conceptualize robot designs to meet the 2016 challenge unveiled just the day before.  ABCO personnel, especially our engineers, will help the students during the brainstorming sessions. We'll also provide additional design assistance and support for prototyping and robot part manufacturing.

ABCO is uniquely qualified to support the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST continues to grow and is the most effective program for stimulating interest in STEM education and careers. Our support has made a real difference helping the local teams to grow and do well in the competition. This year for the first time there will be a district competition in Greensboro, providing an opportunity to see results from our local teams. Check out www.usfirst.org for more information.