Tue. Nov 28th, 2023
    New Robotics Competition Challenges Teams to Push Their Limits

    In a thrilling display of skill and innovation, three NKN Robotics teams recently went head-to-head with 12 other talented teams from Northwest Oregon in Silicon Forest’s Meet 0 of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition. This international robotics competition embraces the spirit of collaboration and ingenuity as teams create, build, and program their own robots to score points during intense 2:30 minute rounds of competition.

    Unlike traditional robotics competitions, the FIRST Tech Challenge introduces an exciting twist by pairing teams with another alliance, consisting of two teams. The objective? To outscore the opposing alliance by strategically executing various missions on the competition field. With each task completed successfully, teams earn valuable points, bringing them closer to victory.

    Utilizing their expertise in design, engineering, and programming, participating teams embrace the challenge of creating robots capable of performing a wide range of tasks. From navigating obstacle courses to launching projectiles, the possibilities are seemingly endless. The teams’ ability to work together and adapt their strategies in real-time is what sets this competition apart from others.

    Through their hard work and determination, the NKN Robotics teams showcased their skills and showcased the potential for a future generation of innovators. With each Meet representing a new opportunity for growth and discovery, these young engineers are constantly defying expectations and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of robotics.


    Q: What is the FIRST Tech Challenge?
    A: The FIRST Tech Challenge is an international robotics competition where teams design, build, and program robots to score points within a set time limit.

    Q: How does the competition work?
    A: Teams are paired with another alliance, and the goal is to score more points than the opposing alliance by completing various missions on the competition field.

    Q: What skills are important for participating teams?
    A: Design, engineering, and programming skills are vital for teams to create successful robots and develop effective strategies for the competition.

    Q: How does this competition differ from others?
    A: The unique aspect of the FIRST Tech Challenge is the alliance system, where teams work together to outscore their opponents.

    Q: What is the significance of Silicon Forest’s Meet 0?
    A: Meet 0 is an initial competitive gathering where teams have the opportunity to showcase their abilities and learn from other talented participants.