More than 1,000 hours of designing, fabricating, assembling, and programming went into each robot at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Utah Regional Competition.
Teams from Granger High School, Hunter High School, Skyline High School, and the Granite Technical Institute participated in the two-day event, which brought together robot fanatics from Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and even as far away as Hawaii and Canada.
This year’s event had robot teams face off in a game called aerial assist – a combination of volleyball, basketball and soccer with three robots teams working in tandem to outscore their opponents.
Team 3191 from the Granite Technical Institute was part of a three-team alliance that took first place in the competition. The team will now compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 23.