First Robotics And UL
UL became involved with the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program in 2006 as a safety partner by providing UL personnel to act as safety advisors for all robotics competitions held across the U.S. UL also provides e-training for all FIRST participants to become Safety Smart Ambassadors.
The FIRST mission is to inspire young people, of all ages, to be science and technology leaders. It is done by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. This inspires innovation, and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Safety Smart is an initiative aimed at improving the awareness and understanding of children in safety and in managing themselves and their surroundings as safely as possible ? by conscious action, not chance. As Safety Smart Ambassadors, FIRST participants share reassuring, clear and confidence-building messages with children aged 4 ? 14 to live a better life.
The following stories are examples of FIRST and UL working together for a safer world.