Terminators Robotics Team 6839 was founded by students from the 1st High School of Karditsa during the previous school year (2016 – 2017), with the intention of covering that gap that existed regarding students’ participation in activities related to educational robotics and STEM in general. During the previous season, our team took part in the educational robotics competition “FIRST LEGO League (FLL)” which was crowned with success, ranking 9th in the Robot Game. Furthermore, we received nominations for several awards, such as Team Spirit, Coopertition, Gracious Professionalism in Core Values, Problem Identification, Problem Analysis, Team Solution, Innovation, Sharing and Creativity in Project and Mission Strategy, Programming Quality, Programming Efficiency, Automation/Navigation, Mechanization and Mechanical Efficiency in Robot Design.

Terminators Robotics competes as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1992 by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

In FRC, students have 6 weeks to design, build and improve a robot. This short time period flies by so quickly with so many tasks to be done. The process of going from a kit of parts and a blank sheet of paper to a completed robot participating in competitions is long and stressful, yet the benefits from FRC go far beyond just a robot. FRC gives students exposure to engineering, technical design, business management, marketing and many more skills that can be used throughout their lives.

 

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