At World Robotic Olympiad, it is the company's mission to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to develop their creativity and problem solving skills in a fun and engaging way. Starting in 2004, World Robot Olympiad has developed to a truly global competition, with tournaments in more than 65 countries and the WRO international final in November, which is hosted by a different country each year.
Teams can participate in four different categories (Regular, Open, Football and ARC) with different age groups. This allows the participants to develop their robotic skills from a very young age up to being a college or university student. A team consists of two or three students and is guided by a coach. Participating teams need to design, build and program a robot model that is capable to perform a challenge, play soccer or demonstrate a solution for a real-life problem.
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Up to 5/5
Anyone can participate, but going through to the final is very competitive: 1 in up to 100, 1 in up to 40 or 1 in up 20 teams are selected
Entry fee depends on sponsorship but may be about $20; equipment costs may be additional
Fairly good ability in building and coding required to do well
Teams prepare for about 4-5 months designing, building and programming a robot
Registration depends on country