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FIRST® reveals medieval theme for its 2016 robotics competition game
The FIRST® Robotics Competition will leverage the medieval theme, FIRST STRONGHOLD, for its 2016 event. More than 3,000 teams, comprised of nearly 80,000 students from around the world, will build, program, and test robots during the competition.
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Current Focus Areas

The Automation Federation has identified several key topic areas, relevant to the manufacturing industry as a whole. These issues span all industries and are vital to the future viability of US manufacturing. Currently we are focusing on these key topics: