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FIRST Robotics Regionals

Date: 03/29/2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Mariucci Arena, Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion

Cost: Free

Description:

More than 100 high school robotics teams from Minnesota and surrounding states will gather at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci and Williams arenas, March 27-29 to compete in the 2014 Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competitions.

This year’s game, AERIAL ASSIST, is played by two Alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete by trying to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two-minute and 30-second match. Additional points are earned by robots working together to score goals, and by throwing and catching balls over a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor as they move the ball down the field.

Those attending are also allowed into the pits area where they can talk to teams and see robot repairs in action.

The event is free and open to the public.

View the game animation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zWzICG5to&list=PLZT9pIgNOV6ZXH3WmbXEK4bwDuPZcMFF3

Schedule for Saturday, March 29, 2014:
8 a.m.: Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30-9 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
9 a.m.-12:15 p.m..: Qualification Matches
12:15-12:30 p.m.: Alliance Selections
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Final Rounds
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m.: Pits close.

Contact:

  • Name: Mark Lawrence
  • E-mail: markl56821@aol.com
  • Sponsored by: College of Science and Engineering

Parking:

Convenient parking is located at the University Avenue Ramp.

More information: http://mnfirst.org/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the event sponsor.

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