WELCOME TO WRO USA 2022

The WRO theme for 2022 is My Robot My Friend.


The combination of robotics and artificial intelligence can change the world and especially the environment of humans.


The season challenges are connected to the ways that robots can help humans. How can we make robot-human interaction helpful and safe?

WRO USA National Competition

Date: August 28, 2022

Location: TBD

Watch the 2022 WRO USA kick-off video

WRO CATEGORIES

WRO offers challenging competitions for students in the age range from 8 up to 19. There are four competition categories, each with their own characteristics.

For 2022, the competition categories have been updated to offer a variety of challenges.

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ROBOMISSION
 

Age: Elementary: 8-12 | Junior: 11-15 | Senior: 14-19
Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach
Hardware: LEGO® based
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Max. 25 x 25 x 25 cm

Characteristics: Build and program a robot that solves challenges on a field.

 

WRO® RoboMission is a challenge-based competition. Students must design, construct and program an autonomous robot that can solve specific challenges on a field. Because the field is set up randomly each round, the robot needs to be able to make its own decisions during the run.

 

All parts of the robot, including controller, motors and sensors must be from LEGO® (MINDSTORMS® NXT or EV3, SPIKE PRIME or Robot Inventor).

 

ROBOSPORTS - Double Tennis


Age: 11-19
Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach
Hardware: LEGO® based
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Max. 20 x 20 x 20 cm
Characteristics: Teams design 2 robots that compete with robots of another team.

With the WRO® RoboSports category we introduce a fun and exciting game where two teams each have two autonomous robots on the field playing a sports game. The robot needs to be built from LEGO® materials, including controller, motors and sensors (MINDSTORMS® NXT or EV3, SPIKE PRIME or Robot Inventor). In addition, teams use a camera of their choice.


The game changes every 3 or 4 years and the current game is Double Tennis. Each year little changes are introduced to motivate the students to keep on developing their robots.

 

FUTURE INNOVATORS

Age: Elementary: 8-12 | Junior: 11-15 | Senior: 14-19
Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach
Hardware: Free choice*
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Must fit in 2x2x2m booth
Characteristics: Develop a robot project that helps solve real world problems.

Our Future Innovators category is a project-based competition. Students create their own innovative intelligent robotics solution relating to the current theme of the season. There is no restriction on the use of materials. This includes free choice of controllers, motors, sensors, etc.

Teams will present their project and their robot model to a group of judges on the competition day. The judges will not only grade the robot solution but will also look at aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship.

(*) Teams at WRO International Final have the option to win the LEGO Education creativity award if they mainly LEGO branded controllers.

 

FUTURE ENGINEERS - Autonomous Driving


Age: 14-19
Team size: 2-3 students guided by a coach
Hardware: Free choice
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Max. 30 x 20 x 30cm
Characteristics: Advanced robotics following current research trends.

With WRO® Future Engineers we created an exciting category for older students. With this new format, we want to bring the current research challenge into schools and teach students an engineering workflow by solving real-world-problems. Teams can use any robot, controller and materials that are in line with the regulations.


The game changes every 3 or 4 years and the current game is all about autonomous driving. The challenge is to build a robot with a steering drive that can drive around a track autonomously. Each year little changes are introduced to motivate the students to keep on developing their robots.

 

RULES OF THE CATEGORIES

 

These rules are the official rules for the WRO USA National Competition and the WRO Online International Final.

Note, the RoboMission and Future Innovators categories have a General Rules document along with a document with the season challenge.

ROBOMISSION

ROBOSPORTS

FUTURE INNOVATORS

FUTURE ENGINEERS

General Guidelines
The regulations for each category are described in the General Rules for that category.
Additional regulations are:

 
  • A team may participate in only one category per season. Any student may participate in one team only.
  • The age group defines the maximum age of the student in the calendar year of the competition. (Not their age at the date of a competition.)
  • The minimum age of a coach at an international WRO® event is age 18.
  • Coaches may work with more than one team.