FIRST®, a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, brought together approximately 50,000 people from around the world as hundreds of student robotics teams put their innovation, teamwork, and robotics skills to the test at the 2023 FIRSTChampionship presented by BAE Systems, which took place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
At FIRST Championship, 974 student robotics teams from 59 countries competed and exhibited across FIRST programs, and many FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition teams earned honors for design excellence, competitive play, research, business plans, creativity, and teamwork.
FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship – FIRST Tech Challenge (ages 12-18) students learn to think like engineers. Teams build robots from a reusable kit of parts, develop strategies, document their progress, and compete head-to-head. In the 2022-2023 game, POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies, teams and their robots must focus on making the right energy decisions and find innovative ways to unlock their robot’s full potential as they race to build and complete circuits, testing the limits of power, performance, energy, and endurance.
Nearly 7,000 FIRST Tech Challenge teams competed during the 2022-2023 season, with 192 teams advancing to this week’s FIRST Championship.