Talon Robotics is the FIRST Robotics Competition team for EPHS. Every year, FRC creates a challenge, this years game is Stronghold. Our goal is to build a robot to meet this challenge. In last year's game, Aerial Assist, we had to shoot giant balls into goals.
FRC, which stands for FIRST Robotics Competition, is run by FIRST, a non-profit organization that manages other robotics competitions such as FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge, which are the elementary and middle school equivalents of FRC.
FIRST, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to motivate young people to pursue opportunities in STEM while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST seeks to promote teamwork and collaboration even among competing engineers and encourages rival teams to help each other when necessary. This is termed Gracious Professionalism or Cooperation.
Team members will also be required to register through the FIRST organization.