BetaBots is an exclusive Robotique FIRST Québec’s program as an introduction and training program for teams of students eager for science and technology. Students are exposed to robotics through a strategic challenge about engineering and programming. BetaBots technology uses components from the FIRST Robotics Competition program. BetaBots therefore aims to prepare students and their mentors for the regular FIRST season. The BetaBots program culminates with a BetaBots tournament: an original game proposed to teams where they can compete with their robot for awards, but above all learn while having fun.
In 2020-2021, the BetaBots formula is adapted to meet the COVID-19 pandemic constraints. The competitions will take place in each participating school, without having to travel. The presentations – the interviews with the judges – will take place remotely.
This year’s game is a tribute to the caracter and contribution of legendary Dr Woodie Flowers, who passed away in 2019. Our game is inspired by an activity that Woodie created for his engineering students at MIT in the 80ies…