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NEWS x MUSE recently talked with FIRST CEO Chris Moore from More Than Robots which premieres on Disney+ this Friday, March 18.

“More Than Robots” follows four teams of teenagers from around the world as they prepare for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. Get to know teams from Los Angeles, Mexico City and Chiba, Japan as they work towards the goal of taking their unique designs all the way to the highly competitive global championships. Although they are faced with overcoming challenges along the way, such as having limited resources within their community or putting everything on hold because of a world-wide pandemic, the kids persevere and learn that there is a lot more to the competition than just robots.

FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through hands-on, PreK-12 classroom and after school STEM programs.

“More Than Robots” is directed by Gillian Jacobs in her feature-length documentary directorial debut. Award-winning Supper Club founders Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn, and David Gelb are the producers. Lucasfilm’s Michael Garcia and Christine Beebe serve as executive producers, with Jacqui Lopez as co-executive producer.

MORE THAN ROBOTS will premiere exclusively on Disney+ March 18, 2022.  Learn more about FIRST at