The 11th annual Kettering Kickoff robotics contest will feature 39 teams, including one from Israel, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Kettering University in Flint.

Many of Michigan’s best high school FIRST Robotics teams will compete in Kettering’s Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free. 

The Kettering Kickoff is a popular annual robotics competition that matches the 2010 robots from FIRST Robotics with 2011 high school teams.  

During the Kettering Kickoff, a variety of GM and Ford automobiles will be on display.  Dealerships providing cars include Patsy Lou Williamson, Al Serra and Lasco Ford.

Teams competing on Sept. 18 at Kettering are:

Team 27, Team RUSH, Clarkston
33, Killer Bees, Auburn Hills
51, Wings of Fire, Pontiac
66, Flyers, Ypsilanti
70, More Martians, Goodrich
217, ThunderChickens, Sterling Heights
247, Dabears, Berkley
302, Dragons, Lake Orion
314, Megatron Oracles, Flint
322, F.I.R.E., Flint
326, Xtreme Eagles, Romulus
397, Knight Riders, Flint
468, Baker Explorers, Flint
469, Las Guerrillas, Bloomfield Hills
494, Martians, Goodrich
503, Frog Force, Novi
548, Robostangs, Northville
703, Team Phoenix, Saginaw
862, Lightning Robotics, Canton
894, Powers Chargers, Flint
903, Robotroopers, Detroit
910, Foley Freeze, Madison Heights
1189, Gearheads, Grosse Pointe
1243, Dragons, Swartz Creek
1322, G.R.A.Y.T. Leviathons, Fenton
1506, Metal Muscle, Flint
1684, Golden Eagles, Lapeer
1718, The Fighting Pi, Armada
1946, FG – Tamra, Tamra, Israel
2137, The Oxford RoboCats, Oxford
2145, HAZMATs, Lake Fenton
2337, EngiNERDS, Grand Blanc
2604, Metal & Soul, Capac
2612, Waterford Mott Destroyers, Waterford
2619, The Charge, Midland
2832, The Livonia Warriors, Livonia
3096, Finney Highlanders, Detroit
3401, Eagletrons, Orchard Lake
3415, The RAMS, Montrose

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