World Robot Olympiad Summer Program

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The NASA/WV Robotics Alliance will be using the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) competition platform for this summer’s camp initiative.  For more information directly from the WRO site please go to https://www.wro-usa.org/.

What is World Robot Olympiad?

WRO has over 22,000 teams in 60 countries and serves students from elementary through the university level.   It is an event for science, technology and education which brings together young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.  Teams need to create, design, and build a robot model that can perform tasks on a themed challenge mat.

Why is this awesome?

WRO has partnered with LEGO Education, which means it utilizes the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics platform.  This is exciting for us because the WV Robotics Alliance has been using LEGO robots in summer programs for the last 2 years as an education tool for software programming and robotics engineering.  WRO is one more application we can use to take LEGO NXTs and EV3s to the next level – an International Competition!

How will the summer program work?

We are still working on the time frame for each week of camp and where the summer camps will take place.  Our current plan is to hold 5 competitions in conjunction with the summer camps.  The summer camp is an optional component but a serious face lift as to how we have structured summer camps in the past because the attendees will be competing in a LIVE international robotics tournament.  However, students are NOT required to attend the camp before competing.  The camp will be based on the current 2017 WRO competition, which includes programming and building a robot to compete at the WV WRO competition.  As in the past we will work with our partners to try and touch down on as many parts of the state of WV as we can.

Dates, Times, and Location will be released in the near future on this page.  Bookmark it!

If you have any questions regarding the World Robot Olympiad, please email Jaime Ford at jaime.ford@ivv.nasa.gov.