The WRO® (World Robot OlympiadTM) is a robotics competition for children and young people. There are different competition categories, but all of them focus on the design and programming of a robot. Children and young people from 6 to 19 years old can participate in the competition in teams of 2 or 3 people and an adult coach. Teamwork, problem solving and computer skills are trained – along with thrills and lots of fun!
The classic form of the WRO competitions is the RoboMission category, in which a robot has to solve tasks independently on a playing field within 2 minutes, e.g. moving objects or sorting them by color. Only Lego robots may be used here.
New in Switzerland is the Future Innovators category, in which the teams work on a research task relating to the theme of the year and invent a robot that can contribute to solving a problem in the real world.
In Switzerland, there is also a Starter Category for children aged 6 to 10 who are making their first attempts at robotics.
The best teams in the RoboMission and Future Innovators categories qualify for the WRO World Finals or a friendly tournament.
Over 70,000 children and teens from more than 90 countries worldwide participate in WRO, giving them the opportunity to improve their problem-solving skills and understanding of technology through this challenging robotics competition – all while having a lot of fun!