Student Robotics Competitions Get Boost From Altair’s Technology

Under the deal, students from more than 3,500 teams will have access to Altair’s robotic design and simulation technology

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

December 11, 2023

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Students from more than 3,500 teams will have access to Altair’s robotic design and simulation technology

Altair, a developer of robotic design tools, is providing its technology for a robotics competition hosted by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

Under the agreement, Altair is granting more than 3,500 high schools access to its technology as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition Kit of Parts. 

Student teams competing in the competition can use Altair’s robotic design technology, including Altair RapidMiner and Altair Inspire, to design and simulate robotic solutions and help them to build robots faster.

Altair said its technologies will expose students to key emerging technologies including digital twins, AI and data collection, helping foster the skills needed for the workforce of the future.

“Furthering our collaboration with FIRST is a perfect example of Altair’s commitment to students and the role they have on technology, both today and in the future,” said James R. Scapa, Altair’s CEO. “Altair and FIRST share the same core values, and we are incredibly proud to team up with an organization that has such a lasting positive impact on tens of thousands of students around the world every year.” 

“The FIRST community is excited to extend its relationship with Altair, and we know their tools, technology, and support will help FIRST deliver on its organizational vision,” said Chris Moore, FIRST’s CEO. “Our goal is for all students to have the STEAM skills they need to succeed.”

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FIRST is a non-profit public charity established with the goal of “preparing young people for the future” through a series of team-based robotics programs. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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