Current Season

This year’s FIRST Robotics Competition is called FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM. Two alliances, each consisting of three robots, compete by preparing their airships for an adventure. Teams score points by adding fuel to the boiler, delivering gears to the airship, and securing their robots to the airship.

The Robotichauns will attend two regional competitions this year: The Palmetto Regional in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and The Smoky Mountain Regional in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The team’s ultimate goal is to qualify for the FIRST National Championship in Houston, Texas.

The 2017 “Build Season” begins with the FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff event (January 7) and concludes with “Bag and Tag” night (February 21).  During this time the team meets at Knoxville Catholic High School every Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


January 7, 2017 FRC Kickoff Event; Build Season begins
February 21,2017 Bag and Tag Night
March 1 -4, 2017 Palmetto Regional
March 22 – 25, 2017 Smoky Mountain Regional
April 219 – 22, 2017 FIRST National Championship
June 5 – 8, 2017 Lego Robotics Summer Camp (5th -8th graders)