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2014-04-17 08:32:54

Tableau Helps Not-For-Profit Organization Draw Awareness to Benefits of Data Analysis in Robotics SEATTLE, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of high-school students are proving that the ability to see and understand data is not only important in the business world, but in the world of robotics competitions as well. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is exposing students in its FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) program to Tableau Software...

2014-04-07 08:37:22

Company Continues to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education RESTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is continuing its longstanding commitment with FIRST(®) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, 38 of which are FIRST(®) Robotics...

2014-04-03 08:39:31

A record 225 robot events taking place in all 50 states BEDFORD, Mass., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year full of robot news and advancements, the fifth annual National Robotics Week is being held April 5-13. Established by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about robots and their important role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy, National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology....

High School Robotics Teams Head To World Championships
2014-03-26 14:47:56

Stephanie L. Smith, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Soaring strains of the American and Chilean national anthems kicked off the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional Qualifier. Cheers from students of both nations erupted during the event's closing ceremonies, when it was revealed they would move on in competition. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored 10 teams from Southern California...

2014-01-22 23:28:31

Any FIRST team in the United States can apply for a grant from Intertech Foundation. St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Organizations sponsoring high school FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC) ® teams are invited to apply for grants from the Intertech Foundation for help in defraying team costs. Intertech Foundation was created in late 2003 to provide financial support to families with terminally ill children. Intertech Foundation recently expanded its giving scope to...

2014-01-15 23:26:41

Sixclear, an Austin-based technology company, increases free access to LabVIEW learning resources for FRC participants and mentors. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Sixclear, an Austin-based technology company, increases free access to LabVIEW learning resources for FRC participants and mentors. For 22 years, the FIRST Robotics Competition has been an effective tool in getting middle and high school students worldwide interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)...

2014-01-02 16:20:05

Grants will help students to ready robots for run at FIRST Robotics Championship AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chrysler Foundation today announced grants totaling $229,000 to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams and organizations in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will enable more than 1,000 middle and high school students to discover the rewards of science and technology...

Japanese Robot Scores Big, Wins DARPA Robotics Challenge
2013-12-23 11:33:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest phase of the DARPA Robotics Challenge came to a conclusion this weekend, with the winning robot scoring 27 out of a possible 32 points. Schaft, a Japanese-built robot, was the winner of this weekend’s contest, which included a series of trials designed to see how humanoid robots could perform in disaster relief scenarios. The bipedal robot, which is based on the existing SCHAFT HPR-2 robot, stands at 5-feet tall and weighs...

2013-12-12 23:22:10

League Championship to Be Held at Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center on Saturday, December 14th Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The West Michigan VEX Robotics League will cap its 2013 season with the League Championship this Saturday, December 14th, at Grandville Public School’s Robotics & Engineering Center. The West Michigan VEX Robotics League, in its second year, is one of the first leagues in the country to successfully build inter-school robotics competition...

2013-11-04 16:31:58

Challenge based on NI LabVIEW software puts real-world engineering tools in the hands of students worldwide AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) and World Robot Olympiad (WRO) announced a collegiate-level competition to inspire innovation among students around the world. The pilot for the competition will take place at this year's WRO world championship held in Jakarta, Indonesia from November 15 to 17. Since the robotics competition was...