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What is WRO?

World Robot Olympiad™ (WRO) is an event incorporating science, technology,  education and robotics which brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.

There are five provincial competitions, one event each in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape and the Northern Cape, and two in Gauteng. All competing teams are ranked nationally, and from this ranking list, the top 10 to 15 teams are invited to attend and compete in the National event in Gauteng. Teams winning their category stand a chance to be invited to represent South Africa at the WRO international event.

 

How it Works

ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

In the World Robot Olympiad there are 6 Challenge types to choose from!

Each with their own age groups, rules and requirements:

Robo

Mission

Teams must assemble robots that can solve a specific problem. The fastest robot around the course that completes all the tasks successfully will be the winner.

Robo

Sports

Teams design robots that compete against another team. The robots are coded to play the game autonomously. The sport that is played by the robots changes every 2-3 years.

Future

Innovators

Teams must present designs for robots, based on a theme. There will be four judging categories and the team with the most points will be the winner.

Future

Engineers

A brand new engineering challenge for college and university students to build self-driving vehicles.

This challenge is currently a pilot.

International Challenges

By competing in these challenges teams are eligible for entry into the International WRO Final if they have qualified at the official WRO SA National Event.

South Africa Only Challenges

These challenges have no International component and may be run as an inhouse challenge, provincial challenge or national challenge depending on the decision by the WRO SA National Organizer.

Explorer

Category

Teams can arrive with a pre-built robot chassis, but no attachments. Teams can log a maximum of 4 scores and the highest score will be the winner.

Wedo &

Spike Essential

Teams can arrive with a pre-built robot chassis, but no attachments. Teams can log a maximum of 4 scores and the highest score will be the winner.

 

WRO Rules

Robo Mission

Future Innovators

Robo Sports

Future
Engineers

WRO 2022 THEME

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The WRO® theme for 2022 is My Robot My Friend.
The combination of robotics and artificial intelligence can change the world and especially the environment of humans.
The season challenges are connected to the ways that robots can help humans. How can we make robot-human interaction helpful and safe?

 
 

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