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NAME: FIRST Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Apr 15-17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 21-23, 2005 (National Championship) LOCATION: Atlanta, GA EVENTS: Given a standard kit of parts, a set of rules, and a design workshop, corporate-sponsered teams of high school students assisted by professional engineers design and build robots. CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: Variable - defined in FIRST rules for each competition. AWARDS: Scholorships and other prizes. INFO: http://www.usfirst.org/ http://www.innovationfirst.com/firstrobotics/ OTHER: This competition is geared primarily towards teams of high school students with either coporate or university "sponsers" who work together to design and build the robots. FIRST is an acronym for Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST was previously known as "U.S. FIRST" but is now open to students world-wide.