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Robotics is a wonderful platform for learning 21st century skills. Solving robotic challenges encourages innovation and develops creativity and problem solving skills in students. Because robotics crosses multiple curricular subjects, students must learn and apply their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, math, and computer programming.
The most rewarding part of designing robots is that students have fun. They work together as a team, discovering their own solutions. Coaches guide them along the way, then step back to allow them their own victories and losses. Students thrive in this supportive and immersive environment, and learning occurs as naturally as breathing air.
At the end of the day, at the end of a fair competition, students can say they did their best, they learned, and they had fun.

WRO-Tunisia’2019 will be organized on 7th September 2019 in the National Engineering School of Sfax. To participate in the WRO 2019 Tunisian qualifications, teams should register by 30 June 2019 at 23:59 Tunis time. Registration to the WRO-Tunisia is FREE. <link>

WRO-Tunisia’2019 aims to promote the development of robotics in Tunisia through bringing together primary and secondary and university students as well as robotics experts to exchange ideas and share problem solving strategies pertaining to robotics.

The judges will select the best team respecting and fulfilling the WRO material requirements to be qualified to the finals of 16th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), that will be organized in Hungary on 8-10 November 2019. Each participant of a qualified team for WRO finals in Hungary should plan to pay the registration fees for WRO 2019 and pay his/her travel expenses to Thailand. Qualified teams are encouraged to look for sponsors in advance. https://wro2019.org/

 

Theme: SMART Cities

This year’s WRO theme is Smart Cities, it focuses on the way we develop new concepts, new ideas and new technologies that help building the cities of the future.

Team Definition

The WRO is a team‐based challenge. To participate in each category of competition, participants must work in teams.

A team consists of one (1) coach and two (2) or three (3) team members.

One (1) coach and one (1) team member is not considered to be a team and cannot participate.

The minimum age of a coach is age 20. Coaches may work with more than one team; however each team needs to be assisted by a responsible adult.

Coaches may offer students advice and guidance prior to the competition, however during the competition, all work and preparation must be performed by the student members of the team.

Rules

Participants should follow the General Rules of the track according to the team members age.

Competition platforms looks like presented below but NOT exactly equal. Participants should adjust (before the competition) their robots using the proposed platform.

Categories

  1. Regular Category
    1. Elementary (Primary) School (<=12 years)
    2. Junior High (Middle) School (13-15 years)
    3. Senior (Secondary) School (16-19 years)
  2. Open Category
    1. Elementary (Primary) School (<=12 years)
    2. Junior High (Middle) School (13-15 years)
    3. Senior (Secondary) School (16-19 years)
  3. WRO Football (10-19 years)
  4. Advanced Robotics Challenge (17-25 years)

Age = year of the competition – birth year.

Example: If you turn 16 in December (after the international final) you have to register in the
Senior age group.

Note: Students younger than the age group definition may only participate if at least one other team member has the correct age.

WRO Ethics Code

The teams should take part with the Ethics Code in mind and they do not use copies / internet solutions.  The teams need to be able to explain their robot solutions and their programs.

If the Jury identify a robot that is clearly not the work of the team (for example full copy from internet, or clearly built by the coach), the team will be disqualified.

Teams should sign the ethics code letter <link> and present the signed hard copy in the qualification day.

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LEGO Education representative in Tunisia

Contact Promoculture to buy your LEGO kit with special discount for WRO participants!

www.promoculture.com.tn


WeDo (national competition only, age limit 10 years)

Driverless School Bus

Regular Category: 

Open Category:

Regular Category (Age < 19)

Track 1.a: Elementary Category (Age<12): Smart Passenger Transport

The mission is to build a robot that can act as a real autonomous, self-driving taxi that takes passengers from a starting position to a target area.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Printing file for the mat

Measurements of the mat

 

Track 1.b: Junior High Category (Age 13-15): Smart Lighting

The mission is to design a robot that can replace old light bulbs with smart lights. Your robot will take new smart lights from the storage area and bring them into different rooms (red, blue, yellow, and green areas) in the building. In addition, the robot will find old light bulbs and bring them to the trash area. This way, the robot can modernize the lighting system in the building and help save energy.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Printing file for the mat

Measurements of the mat

 

Track 1.c: Senior High Category (Age 16-19): Smart Network

The mission is to create a robot that modernizes the network within a city by installing new wireless node devices and establishing an optical network between them.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Printing file for the mat

Measurements of the mat

Open Category (Age < 19)

Smart Cities

For the WRO Open Category in 2019, teams are asked to come up with innovative ideas
for the areas of governance (1), the workplace (2) and education (3) in which robots play
a role.

Teams may choose one of the three areas (1-3) to work on, but they can also choose to work
on a project that focusses on multiple areas. For example, the interaction between new
governance ideas and the workplace of the future.

 

The project should be well supported with all kinds of displays, prototypes, models, videos and presented in their 2m by 2m booth.

3 age groups could participate:

  • Elementary (Primary) School (<12 years)
  • Junior High (Middle) School (13-15 years)
  • High (Secondary) School (16-19 years)

Open Category Rules

Game Rules

 

Materials and regulations for teams who would like to be qualified to the final in Thailand:

  • There is no restriction on the balance between LEGO® elements and other materials.
  • There is no restriction on the use of controllers. Teams at WRO International Final have the option to win the LEGO Education creativity award if they mainly use NXT / EV3 (LEGO) controllers.
  • Robots may be preassembled and software programs may be pre‐made!

WRO football (Age 10-19)

An exciting Robot soccer match that requires students to design and program two robots to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red ball into opposing team’s goal.

General rules

Setup document

Materials and Softwares:

  • Robots are to be constructed using strictly LEGO brand pieces only.
  • The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO®
    MINDSTORMS sets and HiTechnic (One HiTechnic IRSeeker V2 sensor. One
    HiTechnic Colour Sensor and One HiTechnic Compass sensor).
  • WRO recommends use of Education versions of LEGO MINDSTORMS due to
    extended service available from LEGO Education distributors
  • Control programs must be Robolab, LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ EV3 or LEGO®
    MINDSTORMS™ NXT software.

To buy LEGO materials, we recommend to contact the LEGO Education representative in Tunisia: http://www.promoculture.com.tn/

WRO Advanced Robotics Challenge (Age 17-25)

Smart Greenhouse

The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the autonomous operation of gardening in a green house. This year the team must design and program robot that can do localization and mapping for the playground that simulate different environment of a green house in order to garden the green house.

General rules

Game Description, Rules and Scoring

Game Mat File

 

Materials & Software requirements for qualifications to the finals in Thailand:

  • Allowed controllers are myRIO and KNR and PRIZM (Arduino based)
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other System-on-boards are not allowed
  • Robot can only be built using the MATRIX and TETRIX building system
  • Control software must be written in LabVIEW from National Instruments or any text-based language (like C, C++, C#, RobotC, Java, Python etc ). (LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software is not permitted.)

The judges will also recognize the best team that succeeded to reach the goal of the game.

 

NationalInstruments
National Instruments is proud to support WRO through the myRIO platform and LabVIEW. For more information about the myRIO platform, visit ni.com/myrio and ni.com/wro

tetrix
PITSCO is sponsor of WRO and the makers of the TETRIX robotics platform. Purchase a TETRIX WRO Challenge Full Set that includes myRIO at: https://www.tetrixrobotics.com/Competition/WRO/Kit_and_Resources

matrix
MATRIX Robotics is a sponsor of WRO and the makers of the MATRIX robotics kit. Together with KNR Robotics, MATRIX offers a complete kit (MATRIX platform and KNR controller) that enables your teams to compete inWRO Bowling.
For more information, go to http://www.knrrobotics.com/

National Advanced Robotics Challenge (no age limit and no materials requirement)

  This challenge is the same as WRO Advanced Robotics Challenge, but teams can participate without fulfilling the WRO material requirements and age limit.

Smart Greenhouse

The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the autonomous operation of gardening in a green house. This year the team must design and program robot that can do localization and mapping for the playground that simulate different environment of a green house in order to garden the green house.

General rules [ignore all material requirements]

Game Description, Rules and Scoring

Additional files

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