ROULT is a robotics team composed by students from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, a local high school in the city of Torreon, Mexico. Sprouting from the former vocational robotics workshop, in 2012 the workshop was invited to participate in First Robotics Competition, the students and teachers eagerly accepted and formed ROULT, which stands for Respect, Optimism, Unity, Loyalty, Teamwork. After a tremendously lucrative participation in the 2012 regional and FRC championship, the team has decided to pass its legacy to a new generation.
ROULT’s main goal is the vehement diffusion of Robotic technologies through the passing on of applicable knowledge in the spheres of robotics, electronics, mechanics and other engineering sciences. This dissemination of know-how is spread in all the ways that are found possible, as between peers, passed down the chain by mentors, as experience from peers, information gotten through electronic and analogous media. The goal can only be accomplished by sharing technical capacity to the people which are part of ROULT or belong to the community focus for which ROULT strives to enlighten through community activities, but even beyond technical capacity, ROULT empathizes a love for science, engineering, a passion for understanding and changing the world around us for the better.
ROULT sees itself, in the next ten years, as focal point for young men and women in our region who desire to show their skill in mechanical sciences in a competitive way through FRC competitions. It sees itself also as an important helper for the community, standing as a paladin and leader in scientific and technical topics, working as a bridge between the swift technological developments in the modern world and the common people who need to be benefited from these changes. ROULT considers that the changes which have been made in the communities, through its campaign of inserting into young minds the ideas of the benefits of engineering and science, ROULT has developed a young community that will be inclined to following a career in engineering sciences.
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.FIRST's mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.