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FTC HK Tournament 2017-18
FIRST RELIC RECOVERY℠

Date: Feb-Mar 2018
Venue: HKUST
Registration deadline: 31st Dec 2017

   
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About FIRST®

FIRST‘s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders through exciting mentor-based programs in a competition setting.  These competitions build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
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About FTC®

FTC 2017-2018 Season Game:
FIRST RELIC RECOVERY℠

FTC is designed for 14-18 year old students in to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages.
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MATRIX ROBOTICS

MATRIX Roborics is Official equipment of FTC Hong Kong.

The MATRIX Robotics System is unique, the QUICK CONNECTOR prototyping system allows students to creatively explore design options in minimal time. MATRIX stays in module with LEGO® Technic™ making it easy to combine the two systems.
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COMPETITION FORMAT

Students that engage in the FTC program develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Tournaments are exciting sporting events with head-to-head competition, judging interviews and awards.

On the tournament day, teams have to complete the following events:


ROBOT GAME

It is divided into qualification matches and elimination matches. Teams are scheduled to compete in a number of qualification matches with their robots. One match is made up of two two-team alliances. These two alliance compete against each other to complete the game challenge and to earn the highest score.

After finishing qualification matches, there would be a ranking. Teams in the top ranks can choose their alliance partner to compete in the elimination matches to decide which alliance is the Winning Alliance.


JUDGES INTERVIEW

Teams have spent a significant time designing, building, programming their robot, and learning what it takes to be part of a team. It is a great chance for judges to know the experiences of the teams.

In addition to an interview, teams need to hand in their engineering notebook, which is a complete documentation of the team. It is also a judging criteria of Inspire Award.


FTC SEASON 2016-17 HIGHLIGHT

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