Despite the game changing each year, several things remain the same. The style of competition is “co-opertition”. Alliances of three robots must work together to outscore the opposition alliance.
Each year the Bishop Grandin Robotics Team competes in the First Robotics Competition. Each team competing is given six weeks to build and program a robot according to the years assigned task. This year's challenge is FIRST STEAMWORKS.
The non-profit organization ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’ creates and coordinates competitions, logistics, scholarships, media and other aspects to manage the events and operations of the organization. They also support teams by providing resources regarding mentorship, fundraising, the robot build, and the team as a whole.