By Richard Bammer
Since we are in the first days of the new year, it means the world’s high school robotics season begins anew.
For many Northern California schools, the 2016 season starts at 7 a.m. Saturday with the FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff event at John F. Kennedy High in Sacramento.
The event, which will introduce this year’s competition game, First Stronghold, provides school teams, such Vacaville High’s Robodogs and Vanden High’s RoboVikes, with a kit of parts. It includes motors, batteries, control system gadgetry, and construction materials, among other things.