2024 Summer Plans

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Summers are typically a busy time for the FIRST® Robotics Competition staff, and summer 2024 is shaping up to be no exception. In addition to our “normal” summer activities, we’re also working through the process of identifying the future robot controller for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge and preparing for the world-wide launch of the new robot radio that was used at the 2024 FIRST® Championship.

We’ve also assembled several task forces to work on specific topics. These task forces are modeled on the Playoff / Timeout Group that developed the Double Elimination Tournament in the summer of 2022. The task forces are comprised of program staff, partners, and community members (coaches, mentors, and volunteers).

The task forces are evaluating the following topics:

  • Bumpers
  • Field Robustness
  • Reducing Robot Speed & Energy
  • Alliance Selection Timing
  • Advancement to the FIRST Championship from Regional Events

Here’s where we want your help!

If you have ideas that you would like to submit to these groups for review, you can do so by using this form. There is an option on the form for you to include contact information in case the group wants to follow up with you. Contact information is optional and not required for your idea to be considered. Please submit feedback by Friday June 7 for consideration.

Thank you to everyone on these task forces for the time that you’re committing to help improve our program!