World Robot Olympiad (WRO)
WRO is an international non profit organization whose mission is to bring together young people from all over the world for the purpose of competing in challenging and educational robotics competitions.
The organization offers competition in 4 areas in different age groups. We will be participating in the World Robot Olympiad Football competition for children ages 10-19 years.
WRO Football Competition
WRO Football aims, where possible, to reflect the game of human soccer. As such, teams design, build, and program two autonomous soccer-playing robots that chase an infra-red transmitting ball around a WRO size table top field. And, the aim is to kick more goals than the opposition.
One of the unique aspects of this program is that each team must bring their robots disassembled and put them back together as part of the competition.
In addition, unlike the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competitions, WRO is solely focussed on the robot build and programming.
What’s Involved in Joining the Team?
Each team can have 2 to 3 members. We are planning to field 4 teams of 3 members each … thus, there are only 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE.
Therefore, children interested in participating should have a natural interest in tinkering and building as well as be eager to learn new concepts.
Although prior LEGO robotics experience is helpful, it is more important to have children who are genuinely interested in learning, have the patience and determination to do what’s needed to get the job done, and the maturity and consideration to work well with others.
Registration for the Competition Teams is closed. Please check our Development Robotics Team for upcoming Winter and Spring programs.