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.