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FIRST Robotics Competition Selects National Instruments CompactRIO for Next-Generation Robot Control
05/20/08 — More Than 42,000 Students in the FIRST Robotics Competition Will Develop Advanced Robotics Applications Using the NI Robotics Platform Powered by NI LabVIEW FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, has selected the National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) CompactRIO embedded control platform as its next-generation FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) robot controller. With this platform, high school students will create advanced robots starting in the 2009 FIRST season. Students can program their robots based on CompactRIO in either NI LabVIEW graphical programming software or the ANSI C language.…


Dean Kamen Issues Mentorship Challenge to SolidWorks World 2008 Attendees
02/23/08 — SolidWorks Corporation joins effort, pledging financial support for FIRST Robotics mentorship program Inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology Dean Kamen challenged thousands of product designers and engineers at SolidWorks World 2008 to mentor young robotics competitors and inspire the engineers of tomorrow. “Adults line up in droves to help young athletes develop their skills in pursuit of jobs in professional sports,” Kamen told more than 4,600 attendees of the SolidWorks World 2008 International User Conference & Exposition, the largest annual worldwide 3D CAD event. “We need technology professionals to show kids they have more options – they…



BAE Systems Becomes Largest Corporate Contributor and “Strategic Partner” of FIRST
02/18/08 — BAE Systems is increasing its contribution to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to more than $1 million annually through donations of money, resources and employee volunteering. By increasing its level of support, BAE Systems becomes a “Strategic Partner” of FIRST, and the largest corporate contributor to…

FIRST Announces Rockwell Automation’s Sponsorship of Innovation in Control Award
02/14/07 — FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) today announced Rockwell Automation as sole sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition “Innovation in Control Award” for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Building on the company’s history of supporting FIRST, Rockwell Automation will also increase its sponsorship at multiple levels, including…

National Instruments to Host 12th NIWeek Virtual Instrumentation
04/30/06 — “Every year, thousands of engineers and scientists come to NIWeek to learn from industry experts and fellow users about the most recent products and solutions for virtual instrumentation,” said Dr. James Truchard, NI CEO, president and cofounder. “At NIWeek 2006, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Instruments and…

Franco Harris to Serve as the Pittsburgh FIRST Robotics Advisory Board Chairman
12/06/04 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – December 1, 2004 – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and The Heinz Endowments today announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Hall of Famer and philanthropist, Franco Harris, has been appointed Chairman of the Pittsburgh FIRST Robotics Competition Advisory Board. Founded by Dean…




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