The Factory Automation Competition (FAC) is a classroom-based competition that provides students with essential and desirable foundational skills needed for today's advanced manufacturing careers. Students progress from high school to workforce and beyond by engaging in hands-on curriculum using the VEX V5 Workcell.
2021-2022 Factory Automation Competition Delivery Design: High school teams compete to achieve the best Throughput and Run Time at different Competition Phases. Teams design, build and program a manufacturing Workcell to complete the Competition Phase by submitting a video of a Production Run to Robotevents.com, where scores are recorded on a global leader board.
Created to help close the STEM skills gap and provide a unique classroom competition opportunity for high school students, the FAC program allows students to experience manufacturing robotics and develop skills they can bring into the workforce.