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FIRST Global Robotics Challenge 2020

A message from FIRST Global's president, Dean KAMEN

Students, mentors, volunteers, and supporters,

We write to you during this difficult time to address the extraordinary challenges facing the health and wellness of our global community.  To mitigate the risk associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the decision has been made to refrain from hosting a global gathering in 2020. 

FIRST Global is developing a plan to keep our teams and our extended community of sponsors, supporters and volunteers engaged and connected until we can safely gather together.  And, following our tradition of doing more each year, that future gathering will be larger than any previous gathering of FIRST Global!

 It is now more important than ever to focus our energy on inspiring students world-wide to pursue education and careers in science, engineering and technology.  In doing so, your collective efforts will inspire others, deliver a message of hope and illustrate the potential for international cooperation. With each nation’s individual efforts, as a unified body we continue FIRST Global’s mission.  Through our collective actions we transform these challenges into opportunities to share the great work we have all done, and continue to do.  

 While we each have a personal responsibility to lessen the spread and impact of COVID-19, we should all take comfort in knowing that we will soon refocus our collective efforts on our unwavering, long-term commitment to accelerate the spread of the FIRST Global vision and impact around the globe.  We hope to soon be announcing the details of that inspiring and fun process as we plan for the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge.

 Stay healthy and inspired,

Dean Kamen & FIRST Global

FIRST Global Challenge 2021

Welcome to the FIRST Global Challenge 2021. This competition will select a team of 5 youngsters plus 1 mentor who will run the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge (FGC) in 2021 representing Luxembourg. The selection process will be done individually, so each team member competing will have a chance in getting selected for Team Luxembourg.

The 2021 Luxembourg selection competition on LYRC will have the topic of particle collection and sorting.

Registered teams


The main target of the FIRST Global Challenge 2021 is to retrieve and sort polluted particles represented by coloured balls (8cm diameter) and bringing them towards their respective collection points. The playfield is divided by a river which can only be crossed by a bridge or by building a dam to stop the river from flowing (team effort).

The more the game progresses, the complexer it becomes by adding different tasks to the main goal.

Overview : Game
Overview : Awards

Rules version 002_v1.2 (Feb2020)

Competition field

FIRST Global Challenge competition field (example)

Many Thanks to Cédric for the video of the competition field and rules!