FTC kickoff is an event where Bay Area robotics teams gather to find out information about the new season’s challenge and discuss its rules. It is also a great chance for new members to experience the excitement of a robotics event. It is also a great chance for new members to meet other local robotics teams.
FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.