Our first week of ROBOTICON Live Online! wrapped up with some great presentations and a 2nd terrific youth robotics teams Showcase, with high energy tournament play by our amazing FIRST LEGO League teams – this is their year to shine! – and interviews with FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams, and some entertaining FRC Skills Challenges.
Presentations this Week
Tuesday Nov 17 at 6pm
Hands-on STEM Learning & Skill Development in Varied Learning Environments
Presented by Libby Simpson, Education Director, FIRST
Learn more about how our global robotics community is continuing to provide education opportunities and create pathways to success for students in this time of uncertainty and explore the resources FIRST has developed to ensure each participant has a valuable, enjoyable experience, regardless of learning environment.
Tuesday Nov 17 at 7pm
Florida Resources: Who can Help?
Presented by FIRST AmeriCorps VISTAs & FIRST Senior Mentors of Florida
Are you a FIRST team in need of help? Learn about who in your area can help and what resources VISTA and FIRST Senior Mentors provide in Florida.
Wednesday Nov 18 at 6pm
Innovation in Robotics Education and Competition – VAIC, RAD and VRAD
Presented by Robotics Education and Competition Foundation
This year we’re excited to partner with the Robotics Education Competition (REC) Foundation, who will join us to discuss some of their newest program offerings, VEX AI Competition, RECF Aerial Drones Competition and Virtual Drones. Links: https://www.roboticseducation.org/rad/
Wednesday Nov 18 at 7pm
Virtual Tours from the Bay Area Manufacturing Association
Check out some great manufacturing plant tours by ROBOTICON sponsor Bay Area Manufacturing Association, to explore all the different ways we make things!
Thursday Nov 19 at 6:00 pm
Robotic Lawn Mowers by Scott Parker, of Mowbots Tampa
Mowbot the next generation electric lawnmower – lightweight, autonomous and using state-of-the-art safety features, including sensors and alarms. Join us to discover another application of robotics.
Thursday Nov 19 at 7pm
Curiosity, Creativity and Courage, or What It Takes to Become an Inventor
Presented by Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Find out about the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and some of our amazing inventors; learn about cool inventions patented by young people (Gerbil Vest, anyone?); and discover what it takes to become an inventor (hint: you probably already are one). Attached with this Team Guide is a word seek puzzle and a youth Inventors Notebook. If your students come up with some inventions of their own during the course of ROBOTICON, we hope you’ll share them back with us!
Game Night! – Friday November 20 at 8pm
Friday, November 20, at 8pm, we’re having a ROBOTICON 2020 Online Game Night, hosted by RESO ! Students can join us on Discord for family friendly online game time. We’ll send out information to all coaches closer to the event night
Closing and Awards Ceremony – November 21 at 2pm
Join us to celebrate the winners of our remote robot tournaments and non-robot challenges!
It’s still not too late to join in our other ROBOTICON participation opportunities, including our ROBOTICON Scavenger Hunt, ROBOTICON Challenge, Virtual Dance Party, NEXT Challenge for Alumni and an opportunity to win a FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Team Grant!
Thank you to all our amazing event sponsors and partners including title sponsor Lockheed Martin, and the Florida High Tech Corridor, Bay Area Manufacturing Association, SOFWERX, Sensible Micro, Digital Ocean, PLUGHITZ Corporation, SOLIDWORKS , AFCEA and all our great program partners!