World Robot Olympiad

Hungary will be the first country in Europe to host the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) for young people, in 2019, the human resources ministry said on Friday. 

The Olympiad will be held in Győr, in north-western Hungary, from November 8 to 10 with over 3,000 participants from 65 countries competing in four age groups below 19 in the categories of maths, sciences, technology and IT, Zoltán Szögi, head of Edutus College, the organiser of the event, said.

Judit Bertalan Czunyi, the government commissioner for digital content development, called it a “huge success” in the history of Hungarian education that the country has won the right to host one of the leading and most prestigious world competitions.

As we wrote before, Sophia, the world’s first robot who’s been granted a citizenship (in Saudi-Arabia) comes to Budapest in 2018 as a guest at the Brain Bar festival. Read more HERE.

Also we wrote on July, Hungarian students won the First Global Challenge competition in Washington. Students between the ages of 15 and 18 entered the challenge from 162 countries to compete in robotics and work together with the representatives of other nations.

Overview of all WRO Categories

Regular Open Football Advanced
Age Elementary: < 12
Junior: 13-15
Senior: 16-19
Elementary: < 12
Junior: 13-15
Senior: 16-19
10-19 17-25
Hardware Only LEGO® + HiTechnic Color Sensor LEGO® controlled + no restriction for other materials Only LEGO® + HiTechnic equipment for ball and sensors Only MATRIX and TETRIX® + only NI myRIO or KNR (myRIO based) controllers (in 2017 also EV3) + any brand motors, sensors and batteries
Software Elementary and Junior: only RoboLab, NXT or EV3 Senior: free choice Free choice Only RoboLab, NXT or EV3 software NI LabVIEW or any text-based language (like C, C++, Java etc.)
Maximum size Max. 25 x 25 x 25 cm Booth of 2 x 2 x 2 meters Two robots, max. 22cm diameter, max. 22cm high and <= 1kg each Max. 45 x 45 x 45 cm
Characteristics Surprise Rule and assembly of the robot on competition day It is so open that you can enjoy your creativity! Assembly of the robot on the competition day Basix game is football, small modifications in rules each year. Same challenge for two years.
At WRO since 2004 2004 2010 2015


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