FIRST Tech Challenge to come to Lyon and Paris

Categorie(s) : Education, News

Published : 2 February 2015

On May 6 and 7 young people aged 12 to 18 will flock to the Grenoble area for the fourth edition of the international robotics competition, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). The number of teams registered is up to 20 from 17 last year. This year’s cohort includes ten teams from the Lyon and Paris areas—a first. Up until now, the FTC had only attracted participants from Grenoble and Valence. This is a particularly encouraging development for the organizers, who are hoping to see the competition catch on across France.

The teams are tasked with building robots that go head-to-head during the competition. The event is sponsored by PTC and National Instruments and is backed by the Rhône-Ales Regional Council, the Greater Grenoble Intermunicipal Authority, and the Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation.

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