2019 First Robotics Competition

We have liftoff!

For the seventh season, SYSTEMATIX is enthusiastically supporting Sir Lancerbot – the First Robotics Team 4917 from Elmira District Secondary School.

The season kick-off was held in early January, and the 2019 theme and format was presented with a fun video animation called Destination: Deep Space.

Kickoff Video Graphic

Competitors have six weeks from kick-off to final submission, and with the help of teachers and SYSTEMATIX mentors, the home team is well under way with this year’s creation. You can follow their progress on the Sir Lancerbot website.

Mark these competition dates on your calendar:

MARCH 22-23 ONT District University of Waterloo Event University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Canada

APRIL 11-13 FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship Hershey Centre Mississauga, ON Canada

The FIRST Championships are being held in Houston, April 17-20, and Detroit, April 24-27.

There are hundreds of events listed on the 2019 Spectator Schedule if you would like to attend something in your local area.


Inspiration & 
Recognition of
Science &

First Robotics is a mash-up of technology, creativity and teamwork presented in a format that is part major sporting event, part rock concert and all fun! With teams from the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and Israel competing in the 2019 season, it’s also a testament to how public, private and international cooperation can enrich the educational experience of thousands of young people.

2018 UW Event

Major corporate sponsors include Boeing, Google, Rockwell Automation, GM, plus many more from large and small companies, schools, foundations and individuals. Also, through the First Alumni Scholarship program, $80 million in scholarships are granted by ~200 post-secondary institutions. This is a truly life changing experience for our next generation of scientists, engineers, innovators and educators.

The home page of the First website says “Prepare to be Inspired”; you won’t be disappointed!

First Robotics Canada Logo

Also see Team 4917's 2018 winning season highlights.

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