The Kettering Kickoff is an annual off-season robotics competition that puts the previous season’s FIRST Robotics robots against the current season’s high school robots. Since 1999, this kickoff event has been hosted at Kettering University in Flint, MI. There, members of our team were able to practice driving and scouting, experience a real competition environment, and become acquainted with other teams and their respective robots. This competition is an opportunity for the team drivers to understand field operation and rigor. (2021/09/19)