Hi! My name is Anika Mehrotra, and this is my fifth season on the FIRST Lego League team #PandaPower. Of the last 4 seasons with this team, we’ve been selected to go to the International World Championships 2 times.
is a robotics league for 9-16-year-old kids. Around 30,000 teams compete around the world in this competition. The competition consists of two primary sections: a (semi-autonomous) robot competition and a "project," which is similar to a science fair competition.
The competition is famous for the autonomous robot game. As an example, here’s what a run of our robot looked like last year.
As you can see in the video, there is a mat with about 15 tasks made solely from legos. A few key notes:
Your robot must be built entirely from Lego parts
You can only touch the robot while it is in the semi-circle (”Home”), after that it must be autonomous
You have two and a half minutes of playing time where you have to score as many points as possible