UAE is the United Arab Emirates edition of the international World Robot Olympiad. Each year the WRO UAE National Robotics Challenge is held to select the UAE team that will represent the country at the international WRO final.
The World Robot Olympiad is an event that brings young people together from all over the world. It is a combination of science, technology and education. This event will allow certain young people the opportunity to develop their creative and problem-solving skills through various robotic challenges and competitions.
Across all categories, 102 teams from the UAE are taking part. Add in those from Oman, Egypt, Turkey and the Gulf and more than a third of the competitors come from the Middle East.
The World Robot Olympiad has Five competition categories:
WRO GEN II Football
Wedo open and regular
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One should have a passion and interest in robotics and technical skill. The subject is not easy to 'guess' so an applicant must have a foundational knowledge of robotics.
The World Robot Olympiad competition predominately utilizes LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education manufactured by LEGO Education.
The choice of platform is decided by the WRO Advisory Council and the single platform policy is favoured as it provides students with equal opportunities, fair competition and global availability of products.
A number of competition categories require additional equipment. WRO GEN II Football requires sensors and a ball manufactured by HiTechnic.
Participating teams in the regular category also have the option to use a colour sensor also manufactured by HiTechnic.
The student should devote time to learning high-level robotics so that they can distinguish themselves in the competition.
The WRO UAE National Robot Challenge involves multiple competitions across the UAE. Competitions are held close to schools, encouraging greater involvement of students and to raise the profile of the competition in local communities.
In 2011, competitions were held in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Gharbia, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.