First Robotics released its first teaser trailer that revealed, in only the most minute way, the theme of this year’s First Robotics Challenge. This year’s challenge is centered around Steam Punk culture, although the details of the challenge will remain a mystery until its official release on January 7, 2017. Steam Punk culture for those who are not familiar is influenced by and often adopts the style of the 19th-century scientific romances of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley. Steampunk's most recognizable features include anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
The release date is a much anticipated date for our FIRST Team 1786 - The Robotics Team at Dublin School. Until then, no one knows the full extent of the challenge. Upon announcement, our students and advisors are on a full bore mission to design, program and fabricate a competitive robot. It takes a team of incredibly gifted and driven students to conceptualize and build the robot in the short six week period before competition begins. Our team is extraordinarily excited to get in the winner’s circle again this year.