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October 30, 2018

FIRST Global brings Iceland, Zimbabwe, Nepal and many others together in World Robot Showdown

Watch as 193 robotics teams from almost every corner of the world converge on Mexico City for FIRST Global, an international robotics and technology event like no other.

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June 29, 2018

From Robots to IT: How One FIRST Mentor Got a New Job at FedEx

When a FIRST Mentor saw FedEx robots in action at FIRST Championship, he was intrigued...and before long he found himself with a new job as a FedEx software developer.

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April 24, 2018

FedEx Innovation Challenge

The FedEx Innovation Challenge is a social media-based competition for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teams at 2018 FIRST Championship in Houston and Detroit. Your Team Can Win Big! This contest is open to all FRC and FTC teams, from the U.S. and abroad, present and competing at the 2018 FIRST World Championship.

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July 24, 2017

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana. This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming. Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world. FedEx

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April 6, 2017

Programming the Future

In 1989, Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, generated new opportunities for students ages 6 to 18 years-old with this forward-thinking idea: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Putting young people

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June 14, 2016

Clark Kent and Superman: FIRST Robotics in a Nutshell

We have grown up knowing about Clark Kent and Superman, where Clark Kent is hidden in plain sight among us, but when extraordinary things need to take place, he turns into Superman.  I’d like to share a story with you about just one example of how those two exist within FedEx every day in the

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April 4, 2016

How a Rookie Team from Quebec Took FIRST Robotics by Storm

The lovely little town of Trois Riveres, Quebec lies on the northwest banks of the famed St. Lawrence River, about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City in Canada. Although it was founded over 400 years ago, this city certainly doesn’t live in the past. Trois Riveres is the home of Ultime’, FIRST Robotics Team 5528.

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February 4, 2016

#OMGRobots! FIRST® and the FedEx Innovation Challenge

If you hear unusual buzzing and whirring coming from a nearby school or garage in the next few months, open the door and you just might find yourself face to face with a robot. Teams all over the world are building robots right now for the FIRST® Robotics Competition. From the Pi-Rho Maniacs in Austin

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