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Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competition


Date: 04/02/2010

Time: 8:45 AM - 7:00 AM

Location: Mariucci Arena and Williams Arena

Cost: Free


More than 100 high school robotics teams from Minnesota and surrounding states will gather at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci and Williams arenas, April 1-3 to compete in the Minnesota Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

This year’s game, called “Breakaway,” is a game played on a 54-by-27-foot field. Two robot alliances, one red and one blue, composed of three teams each, compete in each match of two minutes and 15 seconds. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent by shooting soccer balls into a goal, climbing on the tower or platform, or by lifting a robot from the same alliance off the playing surface.

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

View the game animation:

Schedule for Friday, April 2
8 a.m.: Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:45 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Seeding Matches
12:30-1:30 p.m.:  Lunch Break
1:30-5:30 p.m.: Seeding Matches
5:45 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
7 p.m.: Pits and Machine Shop close.


  • Name: Rhonda Zurn
  • E-mail: rzurn@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-7959
  • Sponsored by: Institute of Technology


Nearest parking available in the 4th Street Ramp or the University Avenue Ramp.

Reservation Information:  

No tickets needed.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Mark Lawrence at markl56821@aol.com or Ken Rosen at kr71@aol.com.

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