Backed by TraceParts, the Robo'Lyon team qualifies for the world final in Detroit, USA

For the 27th edition of the FIRST® Robotics Competition, France brilliantly won the Engineering Inspiration Award.

Saint-Romain; April 4, 2018 - The legendary FIRST® Robotics Competition created by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, is one of the most media-exposed and hotly contested competitions among high schools. The event is aimed at students between the ages of 14 and 18 coached by a team of voluntary mentors (teachers, alumni, industry professionals and students).

The FIRST® Robotics Competition is not only a technical challenge, but a process for entrepreneurial high school students who only have a few months to put together a team that is capable of working like a real company, with human resources, project management, marketing, communication, sponsoring, etc.

For the 27th edition of the FRC, over 90,000 high school students around the world accepted the challenge of building a robot in six weeks between January 6 and February 20, 2018.
RoboLyon qualified during the Montreal regional competition, which took place between March 1- 3, 2018, using their robot called Archimedes.

The Lyon-based team brilliantly won the Engineering Inspiration Award. For the second year running, the team will proudly fly the French flag during the world final - the FIRST® Championship - featuring the best 400 international teams. The event will be held from April 25 to 28, 2018 in Detroit.

With its 3D library used by millions of CAD-loving designers and engineers, TraceParts is proud to provide its support to the 25 high school students representing France in Detroit and wishes them a tremendous victory!

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