Team History

The Robonauts is a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition team from League City, Texas. Our team was formed in 1997 through a partnership between NASA's Johnson Space Center and the Clear Creek Independent School District. Over the years, our team has made significant strides in advancing community awareness of robotics education. We have started 25 FLL (FIRST LEGO League) teams, 42 VEX IQ teams, 3 BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) teams, and 17 VEX robotics teams across our community. During the summer the Robonauts also run the Clear Creek ISD "RoboCamp". This camp inspires children from 2nd through 8th grades by using robotics to teach science, mathematics and engineering principles.

When CCISD students reach high school they are able to apply to join the Robonauts. Each year we enjoy team building activities, safety briefings, driver training, and workspace/tool orientation prior to KickOff. Then in January, when the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) game challenge is unveiled, our team jumps in to the mode of brainstorming, prototyping, strategizing, researching, and iterating, with a collective effort to build a competitive robot. At every event we attend, we bring spare parts and dispatch the "Robonauts Robot Rescue," or "R Cubed," crew to ensure every FRC team has the ability to participate on the field. When we're not building, our Robonauts Family meets for ultimate frisbee games, picnics, water balloon fights, movie nights, watching competition live streams, and other activities.


Over the years, we have developed a collection of basic software classes that we frequently use from year to year. We have provided them under "Robots" so other teams can benefit from them.

*Disclaimer: All software is intended to be an example, it comes with no guarantee, warranty, or any other assurance that it will work or even compile on your system. You may use, modify, and distribute any parts of this software that you wish with no restrictions. We do request that any unmodified code retain some recognition of FRC team 118.