This little robot.
It’s from the newly released Star Wars Movie: "The Force Awakens". Here's the teaser trailer for it:
Our team decided on this character to be the theme of our team because we feel that it shows a lot of elements of FIRST vision such as Innovation and Creativity (Also because it looks pretty darn cool). We also feel that using a Star Wars character as a mascot rallies the team behind an idea, and promotes enthusiasm and motivation to do our best in the most professional manner possible (While having just a little bit of fun along the way).
The BB-8 robot and name as well as Star Wars are respective trademarks of Disney. We do not claim ownership of this character or name, and are merely using it to disseminate information.