Fort Collins Robot Fire Fighting Challenge

Saturday, March 8, 2008     11AM - 2PM.

The 2008 event is a success!

The FCRFFC event for 2008 is over, and was a big success. Read more about it.

The information below will be kept for future reference, until it's time to gear up for next year. Many thanks to all who participated. See you next year!


The FCRFFC is a regional challenge modeled after the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest. It will take place at the Discovery Science Center in Fort Collins, CO (see map). house image

Each contestant builds a small robot to navigate a model house, like that shown at right. We'll be running two events:

  1. Fire Fighting: Find and extinguish a candle, and for bonus points, return to the starting position. This simulates a robot responding to a fire by fighting it directly.

  2. Robot Hide & Seek: Find and announce a baby doll (a 15W heat source is placed next to the baby to simulate body heat). This simulates locating a frightened child and alerting rescuers.

For details, see the FCRFFC rules and score sheet. Also see our flyer.

Registration for the FRCFFC is now open. If you have questions or comments, please contact Joe Strout.

The FCRFFC is sponsored by the Front Range Robotics Club. We love building robots, and we're eager to help anybody who wants to give it a try.


The FCRFFC is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 11AM - 2PM. Participants should be there no later than 10:45. Non-participant audience members are more than welcome to come and go at any time during the event.


FCRFFC registration is now open! There is no cost to register; just fill out this form to let me know if you plan to attend. All participants must register at least 24 hours before the event, but sooner is better -- you can always contact me if you need to cancel or amend your registration info.

A list of registered participants is available.


We'll be collecting here a number of helpful links for robot builders.

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