Team 1716 was founded in 2006 at Ashwaubenon High School as Jaguar Robotics. After a successful rookie season, Ashwaubenon received interest from De Pere High School and Bay Port High School to co-sponsor the team, and the three schools joined forces to found NEWBAR (North East Wisconsin Bay Area Robotics) in 2007. For the 2008 season, all but De Pere High School left the team, and NEWBAR was reformed into Redbird Robotics, originally styled as R². The team has been solely supported by De Pere High School since 2008.
Since its creation, Team 1716 has competed in the Wisconsin Regional, held every March at the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee. Depending on availability, the team sometimes also competes at the Duluth, Minnesota regionals.
A full rundown of Redbird Robotics' past robots can be found here.