The 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?
The international final in November this year will be hosted by the City of Dortmund, Germany.
Team Registration 2022
Teams are required to register in order to compete in any official World Robot Olympiad Events and to be eligible for the International Final in Germany this year.
A Team consists of 2 to 3 team members and must have a coach in order to register in their age group categories. A team members age group category is determined by the age the team member will be turning in the year of competition not the current age of the team member. For example if a team member was born on the 31st of December 2009 they will be turning 13 in 2022 the year of the competition and are eligible to participate in the Junior age group.
Registration for Provincial Events closes on the 30th of June 2022
Registration for Inhouse Events closes on the 30th of September 2022
Age Groups: RoboMission & Future Innovators
Elementary: students 8-12 years old (in season 2022: born years 2010-2014)
Junior: students 11-15 years old (in season 2022: born years 2007-2011)
Senior: students 14-19 years old (in season 2022: born years 2003-2008)
Age Groups: Future Engineers
Age range eligible to participate 14-19 years (in season 2022: born years 2003-2008)
Age Groups: RoboSports
Age range eligible to participate 11-19 years (in season 2022: born years 2003-2011)
Age Groups: Explorer - No International Component
Explorer Lite: Students 8-12 years old (in season 2022: born years 2010-2014)
Explorer Prime: Students 11-15 years old (in season 2022: born years 2007-2011)
Age Groups: WeDo & Spike Essential
Age range eligible to participate 6-10 years (in season 2022: born years 2012-2016)
Competition Dates & Venues
Competition dates are set by the South African National Organiser and the official Provincial Organisers of each province.
The South African Provincial Competitions normally take place between July and August.
The National Final is normally held in September. Teams that have qualified for the National Final will receive an official invitation to compete at the National Event in Johannesburg Gauteng.
The International Final is set to take place in Dortmund, Germany from the 17th-19th of November 2022. Teams will need to have qualified at the National Final to be eligible for entry into the International Final via the WRO South Africa National Organiser.