Detroit Named Site of International Robotics Competition



Published:

DETROIT — The city of Detroit has been named as one of two cities to host an international robotics competition for high school students for the years 2018 to 2020.

“We’re excited to show off Michigan’s talented students and the companies and universities that support them through FIRST Robotics,” says Gov. Rick Snyder. “It’s also great that people from around the world will be visiting Detroit, the comeback city, and seeing firsthand the exciting things happening there.”

High school students spend six weeks creating a robot that is no more than 120 pounds that can complete such tasks as balancing on a balance beam, throwing a Frisbee into a goal, and hanging on a bar. Teams from countries such as Israel, Canada, and Australia, among others, compete in the event.

Michigan will send 345 FIRST robotics teams to the 2015 event. The state supports the teams through

About 3,000 teams will compete in the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition, which will be held in St. Louis, Miss. at the end of April.

The event will be held at Ford Field and Cobo Center. Houston will be the other city to host a robotics championship during the three years.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Detroit Tigers Announce Partnership With Uber

With only two days until Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers today announced a partnership with mobile ridesharing company Uber, naming them the team’s official ride-sharing company. This season, there will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone for fans choosing to Uber to and from Comerica Park, located on the northbound side of the I-75 service drive, between John R and Brush Street.

Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System Partner on Training, Rehab, and Sports Medicine Complex  

The Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System today announced plans to build a new 100,000-square-foot training, rehabilitation, and sports medicine complex in Detroit’s New Center area. The site is bordered by Amsterdam Street, Second and Third Avenues, and a set of railroad tracks to the north. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Ford Invests $1B in Argo AI, Works Towards Leading Autonomous Vehicle Market

Dearborn-based automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced a $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI over the next five years, to develop a virtual driver system for the autonomous vehicle Ford has planned for 2021, and for potential licensing opportunities.

Meridian Winter Blast Set to Coincide With North American International Auto Show

The thirteenth annual Meridian Winter Blast, presented by Quicken Loans, has been moved up several weeks and is now scheduled to coincide with the final weekend of the North American International Auto Show — January 20-22.

Detroit Pistons to Move to Downtown in 2017, will Generate Additional $596.2M in Economic Impact

Agreements under which the Pistons will move to downtown Detroit and begin playing next season at the new Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit, a $1.2 billion sports and entertainment development, have been announced today.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Nino Salvaggio to Open Bloomfield Township Location on Dec. 28
    Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace is opening a new location on Friday, Dec. 28 in...
  2. Detroit Neighborhoods Receive $35M in Commitments for Improvements
    Detroit neighborhoods will get $35 million in commitments from seven companies, Mayor Mike Duggan...
  3. Bedrock Breaks Ground on Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Mixed-use Project
    Detroit’s Bedrock today broke ground on its 1.4-million-square-foot Monroe Blocks project,...
  4. DoubleTree by Hilton Opens New Luxury Hotel in Bloomfield Hills
    Metro Detroit’s newest luxury hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton that was redeveloped from the...
  5. Denso in Southfield Invests Nearly $100 Million in Startups to Advance Mobility
    Denso, which operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, says it has invested nearly...
  6. Auburn Hills’ FCA Announces Leadership Changes
    Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today announced three leadership changes: Mark...