We are the Pittsford Panthers FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3181. Made up of students from Pittsford Mendon and Sutherland High Schools, we have been a part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) since 2010. Our goal this year is to be the best.

It’s time to POWER UP! This year’s First Robotics Challenge game rules have yet to be released, but a teaser has been shown.


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization dedicated to promote science and technology to future achievers. FIRST offers a variety of programs to have students solve real world problems. They help develop young minds throughout the world, and inspire future generations to strive for the best.

FIRST hosts a yearly competition known as the FIRST Tech Challenge, or FTC. Each year, FIRST gives each team a challenge, and the teams have to build a robot in six weeks that can solve the challenge. The tasks in these challenges range from stacking totes to overcoming obstacles to shooting frisbees into goals, and are presented in the form of a game. At the end of six weeks, robots are sent to storage and stay there until the competition, where they compete to gain the most points by completing the most tasks.

To learn more about FIRST and FRC, click here


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