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WRO-Tunisia’2017 will be organized on 23th September 2017 in the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS). To participate in the WRO 2017 qualifications, teams should register by 9 September 2017 at 23:59 Tunis time. Registration to the WRO-Tunisia is FREE. <link>

WRO-Tunisia’2017 aims to qualify Tunisian teams to participate in World Olympiad Robot (WRO) in its 14th edition which will take place in San José (Costa Rica) on 10-12 November 2017. www.wro2017.org

WRO-Tunisia’2017 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.

Theme: Robots for sustainability (Sustainabots)

Sustainabots are designed to care for the planet, the people and themselves.

A Sustainabot is developed to change our world without affecting it, integrating the 3 pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Economical.

The creation of sustainable robots can help us to have sustainable regions all around the world. They can help reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

Can you help us by taking action to preserve our mother earth? It is the home for all of us.

Team Definition

The WRO is a team‐based challenge. To participate in each category of competition,students 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 WRO 2017 <link> and the Specific Rules of the track according to the team members age.

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

Each participant of a qualified team for WRO finals in Costa Rica should pay the registration fees <link> for WRO 2017 and pay his/her travel expenses to Costa Rica. Qualified participants can request for sponsors.

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.

LEGO Education representative in Tunisia

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

www.promoculture.com.tn


Partners

Regular Category (Age'< 19)

Track 1.a: Elementary Category (Age<12): Sustainable Tourist

The mission of the robot is to bring Scientists and Visitors from the Start Area to the Scientist and Visitor Areas (S&V’s). The robot must also move an endangered animal discovered in a S&V to the adjacent rainforest (the green Endangered Species Areas) or to the adjacent ocean (the blue Endangered Species Areas). The mission is completed when the robot is within the Finish Area.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

3D Sketchup File

PDF Sticker

Track 1.b: Junior High Category (Age 13-15): Carbon Neutrality

The mission of the robot is to bring the carbon footprint of one company to zero. The carbon footprint of a company is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the industrial processes of the company. The robot must install solar panels and plant the right kind of trees in the different planting areas to counterbalance the emissions of the company.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

3D Sketchup File

PDF Sticker

Track 1.c: Senior High Category (Age 16-19): Renewable and Clean Energy

The mission of the robot is to build 3 wind generators for a wind farm. The robot must build the generators inside the Turbine Walls in 3 of the 5 different Construction Areas. When the mission is completed the robot must return to the Start Area.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

3D Sketchup File

PDF Sticker

Materials and Software:

The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® MINDSTORMS ™ sets (NXT or EV3). The HiTechnic Color Sensor is the only third-party element that can be added to this configuration. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot. WRO recommends use of Education versions of LEGO MINDSTORMS.

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

Open Category (Age'< 19)

Robots for Sustainability

The mission this year is to build a robot that makes your region more sustainable in one of the following four goals:

  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land.

The mission this year is to build a robot that makes your region more sustainable in one of
the following four goals:

This way, each robot will contribute to the goal of transforming our world into a better place. For more information about the chosen goals, a full description can be found in the Sustainable Development Goals website.

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)

General rules

Open Category Rules

Materials and regulations:

  • There is no restriction on the balance between LEGO® elements and other materials.
  • All robots must be operated by NXT or EV3 controllers and any software.
  • 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

Game Description, rules and scoring

Field Specifications

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, contact the LEGO Education representative in Tunisia: http://www.promoculture.com.tn/

Advanced Robotics Challenge (Age 17-25)

Tetrastack

An engineering challenge for college and university students. The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the Tetris® game called Tetrastack. The robot will locate, identify, and stack interlocking colored shapes called tetracubes within the Stacking Form – a rectangular upright box.

General rules

Robot Bowling – Game Description, Rules and Scoring

CAD

PDF Sticker

Building Instructions

Materials & Software:

  • Allowed controllers are myRIO, KNR and EV3 (will be not allowed next year)
  • 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.)

 

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/