U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

I, Robot Olympics

January 11, 2013

Students at a kickoff event for the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition at ORNL's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

Photo credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Last week, students from dozens of local Tennessee high schools gathered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility to participate in a competition. This year, the young engineers' challenges include building robots that can throw discs and climb pyramids. Learn more about the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition.