5th Annual FIRST Technology Challenge Robotic Competition

The 5th annual FIRST Technology Challenge robotic competition Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Show Me Center. Forty-six teams from area high schools participated in the competition which serves as a qualifier for the world championship in St. Louis. Each match consists of four teams making up two alliances. The competition consists of a 30 second autonomous period, where the robots operate by themselves, and a two-minute driver controlled period. The teams score points by completing various task such as placing blocks on a pendulum, raising a flag and hanging from a bar.