PTC to Sponsor Global Design Competition, “Robots to the Rescue”
FIRST Teams Worldwide Invited to Compete, Use Onshape to Solve a World Problem
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PTC is inviting FIRST teams around the world to compete virtually in FIRST's design competition, Robots to the Rescue, in which teams will be challenged to design a robot that can solve a current real-world problem, using PTC's Onshape SaaS software. (Graphic: Business Wire)
FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future. Each year, the global non-profit organization offers a suite of robotics competitions for students in grades PreK-12. These competitions provide participants with a sense of accomplishment and the understanding that they can do anything with their collective skills, leadership, and confidence. The experience they gain can positively impact their future and take them further than any other sport can. In mid-March, amid school closures and expanded travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, FIRST announced the suspension of its current FIRST season.
Students are invited to design and compete virtually in Robots to the Rescue using
“This competition is an opportunity for FIRST students around the world to engage their interest in STEM and collaborate with one another virtually,” said
“We’re thrilled that PTC has made the Robots to the Rescue competition exclusively available to FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST
The competition launches on
Rockwell Automation, also a proud sponsor of FIRST, and with which PTC has a robust strategic alliance, is also supporting the competition.
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