FIRST Robotics

The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. The teams are challenged to design and build robots using a standard "kit of parts" and compete within a common set of rules to play sophisticated field games in limited time.  The robot “game” changes every season and over 4000 teams and 100,000 participants from 35 countries take part of the FIRST Robotics Competition every year.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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Student Tutorials and Videos

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, deploy code, and speed up software development for your projects.

Video Tutorials for Your Team

Interactive Online Tutorials

Learn by doing! Our two-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

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Code Generation Video Tutorials

Learn how to convert MATLAB functions and Simulink models to C/C++ code.

Mobile Robotics Training Videos

Learn to design and test autonomous robot algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink with these free training materials.

Computer Vision Video Tutorials

Learn to design and deploy computer vision algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink with these free training materials.