Absolute Robotics competes in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an international competition where teams design and build an industrial-sized robot within 6 weeks to participate in an engineering challenge. Teams compete with robots in their local and international community at competitions around the world, predominantly in Ontario and the US.
Work together with students and teachers to manufacture industrial grade robots using simple tools and materials.
Create new solutions to challenging problems by using a reiterative design philosophy to develop the best solution.
Student and mentors alike teach each other the ways to build, innovate, and finance their team. Inspire students to become the best they can be at any field they wish to be in.
Design creates ideas to solve the problem given by FIRST Robotics through brainstorming, CAD, and prototyping.
Mechanical prototypes, constructes, tests and refines the physical mechanisms of the robot, as well as constructing arena pieces for testing.
Electrical implements electronics, controls, and pneumatics systems for the robot. This includes wiring the robot and troubleshooting issues of the robot.
Programmers use Java to create teleoperated commands for the drivers, and autonomous live updating systems for autonomous periods.
Admin organizes team finances, advertises the team, and is in charge of team media. Activities often include organizing fundraisors, contacting sponsorships and mentors, and creating posters.
Scouting collects data during the competition for better strategic analysis and planning.