To bring the sport of robotics to more people, we collaborated with a local

television production company, Yellow Flag Productions to produce RoboZone, an

Emmy Award Winning weekly summary television series showcasing Michigan district

and state competitions. Launched in 2015, RoboZone presents robotics as a sport

and helps robotics BEEcome as prominent as football, volleyball, and basketball.

The show airs on Fox Sports Detroit, a statewide sports network. For those who

missed the broadcast or are outside of Michigan, the shows are available on the

Internet. New this year, the students and mentors are creating podcasts on a broad

range of topics from game strategy to BEEcoming a FIRST volunteer. The viewership

has grown to an audience of 1.8 million impressions and has given smaller FRC

teams a spotlight to shine.