Robotic sports: What is going on?

FIRST Robotics district competition, Logo Motion, will be at Central High with 40 teams, March 4 and 5, in a competition designed to inspire young people to choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

02/02/2011


This is FIRST Robotics 20th year and it continues to grow in popularity as a sport. FIRST is the biggest of the 108 robotic competitions designed to inspire young people to choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As pointed out in the State Of The Union address recently, we as a nation are being out flanked by other nations in educating the next generation. This is this a Sputnik moment.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 66 web siteOn March 4 & 5, 2011 Central High School will host “Logo Motion,” the 2011 FIRST Robotics District Competition in which 40 high school teams will participate. Admission is free so consider attending one near you to find out what great fun it is. Here is team line up:

(Note: Teams that have been around longer have lower numbers.)

 

FIRST Robotics Team 66 

Ypsilanti, MI

USA General Motors Powertrain Corp / Zingermans / ITT Technical Institute / Washtenaw Community College & Willow Run High School http://web.me.com/heister02/Team_66/Team_66.html

 

FIRST Robotics Team 74 

Holland, MI

USA Haworth Inc./PTC/MAGNA Exteriors and Interiors Sealing and Glass Systems/TIARA Yachts & Holland High School http://www.hollandchaos.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 85

Zeeland, MI

USA Herman Miller Foundation/Trans-matic/ITW Drawform/Request Foods/Mead Johnson Nutritionals/Gentex/ODL, INC./Midway Machine Techlologies/Town & Country Group/Plascore/Consumers Energy & Zeeland West High School & Zeeland East High School  http://www.bob85.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 123

Hamtramck, MI

USA General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly / Southfield Machining Inc. / RAUK Enterprises / Stitch in Time / Coffey Machining Services / Ford Foundation / ITT Tech & Hamtramck High School http://www.teamfordfirst.org/team123/index.html

 

FIRST Robotics Team 141

Holland, MI

USA JR Automation Technologies, Inc./Engineered Automation Systems, Inc./Magna Sealing and Glass Systems/Johnson Controls/Bradford Company/Holland Town Center/Request Foods/Buhler Prince & West Ottawa High School http://team141.net

 

FIRST Robotics Team 201

Rochester Hills, MI

USA General Motors Research and Development/AVL/American Compounding Specialties & Rochester High School http://feds201.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 247

Berkley, MI

USA Team Ford First/Terminal Supply/Production Tool Supply/Durst Lumber & Berkley High School http://247dabears.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 815

Allen Park, MI

USA Ford Motor Company/Dan's Robotic Team/ITT Technical Institute/e-Merging Market Technologies LLC/3M & Allen Park High School & St Frances Cabrini High School http://apps.schoolspan.com/1VGNDL

 

FIRST Robotics Team 830

Ann Arbor, MI

USA Washtenaw Community College/University of Michigan/Toyota Technical Center/BAE Systems & Ann Arbor Huron High School http://www.ratpackrobotics.org/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 835

Beverly Hills, MI

USA DENSO & Detroit Country Day School

http://bluegold.dcds.edu/Upper%20School/US%20Club%20pages/Robotics.htm

 

FIRST Robotics Team 857

Houghton, MI

USA BAE SYSTEMS/General Motors/Michigan Technological University/The Chrysler Foundation & Houghton High School http://www.team857.com/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 904

Grand Rapids, MI

USA Gill Industries/GM - Grand Rapids Metal Center & Creston High School http://www.Creston904.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 910

Madison Heights, MI

USA General Motors/AVL & Bishop Foley Catholic High School http://www.team910.com/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 1076

Ann Arbor, MI

USA SRT & Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 1596

Sault Sainte Marie, MI

USA Lake Superior State University & Sault Ste. Marie Instigators & Sault Area High School and Career Center http://www.instigators1596.com/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 1711

Traverse City, MI

USA Electro-Optics Technology / Integrated Controls, Inc. / Team Elmer's / Great Lakes Eye Consultants Peter D. Fedor, M.D. / Salamander Technologies / Grand Traverse Radiologists, PC / ITW Workholding / GTRCF Assisting Children's Education Fund / American Proficiency Institute / BORIDE Engineered Abrasives / TriLink Technical Services / Avanti Engineering & SCI-MA-TECH Traverse City Central High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 1896

Traverse City, MI

USA Grand Traverse Manufacturers' Golf Outing/Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District & Manufacturing Technology Academy of Northwest Michigan High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 1918

Fremont, MI

USA The Fremont Area Community Foundation/The Gerber Foundation/Kaydon Bearings/The people of Newaygo County & Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency http://first.ncresa.org/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2000

Dorr, MI

USA Williams Tooling & Manufacturing/PTC & 4-H Allegan Co MSU Extension Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2145

Lake Fenton, MI

USA Automated Systems, Inc./GM Foundation/MPT Drives, Inc./B & B Tool/Orbit Digital Media/Creative Foam/WebShow Planet/Vic Canever Chevrolet & Lake Fenton Community Schools http://tinyurl.com/hazmats

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2245

Frankfort, MI

USA FHS Engineers & Frankfort High School http://frankfort.k12.mi.us

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2246

Johannesburg, MI

USA Johannesburg High School

Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2474

Niles, MI

USA Lake Michigan College/AEP-American Electric Power/Delta Machining Inc./Niles Precision/Bauer Soft Water & Lake Michigan College Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2586

Calumet, MI

USA BAE SYSTEMS/PTC/Michigan Tech & Calumet High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2611

Jackson, MI

USA South Central Michigan Works/Classic Turning/Advance Turning & Mfg.

Inc./Technique Inc./DASI Solutions/ALRO Steel & Jackson County Intermediate School District http://www.jacktownvectors.org/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2619

Midland, MI

USA The Dow Chemical Company / Dow Corning / Modern Metalcraft / Ackerman Brothers & Midland Public Schools http://www.the-charge.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2767

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI

USA Stryker/PTC & Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency http://strykeforce.org/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2771

Grandville , MI

USA BAE SYSTEMS/Code Red Robotics/PTC/General Motors Foundation/RoMan Manufacturing/Huizenga Group & Grand River Preparatory High School http://www.coderedrobotics.com

 

FIRST Robotics Team 2959

Coloma, MI

USA Edgewater Automation & Coloma High School & Watervliet HIgh School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3357

Grand Rapids, MI

USA SRT/Cascade Engineering/Magna Mirrors/Parametric Technology Corporation/Robert Grooters Development Corporation/Atomic Object & Forest Hills Public Schools http://comets.firstobjective.org/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3458

Holland, MI

USA SRT/Aalderink Electric/Lakeshore Arts Alliance & Holland area Home School FIRST Robotics Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3537

Indian River, MI

USA SRT & Inland Lakes Secondary School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3602

Escanaba, MI

USA Engineered Machined Products Inc/JCPenney/U.P. Machine & Engineering & Escanaba High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3617

Marquette, MI

USA Northern Michigan University/JCPenney & Marquette Senior High School Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3618

Petoskey, MI

USA JCPenney & Petoskey High School

Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3639

Mesick, MI

USA JCPenney & Mesick Consolidated Schools Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3688

Suttons Bay, MI

USA Suttons Bay Public Schools

Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3767

Traverse City, MI

USA JC Penny / JCPenney & Traverse City West Senior High School http://wshrobotics.weebly.com/

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3771

Dollar Bay , MI

USA Michigan Technological University/JCPenney & DBTC Area Schools Website unknown

 

FIRST Robotics Team 3772

Kingsford, MI

USA JCPenney & Dickinson Iron Tech Education Center Website unknown

 

Read about other posts in the AIMing for Automated Vehicles blog and more about team 3767.

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GO ROBOTS !

Paul F. Grayson - Chief Engineer

American Industrial Magic

390 4-Mile Rd. S.

Traverse City, MI 49696

(231) 883-4463

pgrayson(at)aimagic.org

http://aimagic.org



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