The Silicon Valley FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Regional (aka SVR)
is gearing up at San Jose State University with competition rounds
starting tomorrow - Friday 3/30.
And Central Valley Regional is next weekend in Madera... [apologies for
not sending a reminder about the Sacramento Valley regional last weekend.]
Websites with more information: Silicon Valley www.firstsv.org and
Central Valley is www.cvregional.com
FIRST High School robotics competitions are loads of fun. Especially
the finals on Saturday after lunch.
*What*: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC)
* *When*: Fri & Sat (practice rounds on Thursday afternoon)
* *Time*: 9am to approx 5pm
For this weekend's Silicon Valley Regional (SVR):
* *Where*: San Jose State University Event Center - map, directions,
and parking info
* Pay Parking available in SJSU garages. Free parking can be found a
long walk from the arena
* *All are welcome *to come and watch high school teams from our area
and beyond compete in this exciting and fast-paced game.
* Special entertainment is listed for Saturday at 1pm - can't wait!
* SVR Webcast is available http://madstream.team1323.com/?sj
* Match Results
Updated as the competition progresses
* Team Standings
<http://www2.usfirst.org/2012comp/Events/SJ/rankings.html> - Updated
as the competition progresses
for the competition
You can come for all or part of the competition, and come and go as you
It's very *similar to a sports event except robots play the game*!
In the qualifying matches, three teams are randomly assigned to play
against three other teams, so there is both cooperation and competition
involved. Each round of games involves a different mix of teams and each
game lasts 2 minutes 15 seconds. This year's game also incorporates
the Kinect interacting with a human player.
You can *watch a video* to find out more about this year's game and how
it will be played: /FIRST/ Robotics Competition 2012 Game Animation
Please share widely! Thanks to Michael for the reminder to get this