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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’2018 will be organized on 30th September 2018 in the Sfax International Fair. To participate in the WRO 2018 Tunisian qualifications, teams should register by 30 June 2018 at 23:59 Tunis time. Registration to the WRO-Tunisia is FREE. <link>

WRO-Tunisia’2018 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.

   Teams can participate with or without respect to the material requirements.

The judges will select 2 winners in each track:

  • The best team that respect and fulfill the WRO material requirements will be qualified to the finals of 15th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) that will be organized in Chiang Mai (Thailand) on 16-18 November 2018. Each participant of a qualified team for WRO finals in Thailand should plan to pay the registration fees for WRO 2018 and pay his/her travel expenses to Thailand. Qualified teams should look for sponsors. http://wro2018.org/
  • The best team that wasn’t able to use the material requirements

 

Theme: FOOD MATTERS

This year’s WRO theme is Food Matters, it focusses on the way we grow, share and consume food.

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.

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Regular Category (Age < 19)

Track 1.a: Elementary Category (Age<12): Reduce Food Waste

The Elementary Challenge is to make a robot that can sort the fruit products from a farm
according to their quality, or appearance. There are four kinds of qualities: fresh fruit,
unripe fruit, imperfect or “ugly” fruit, and rotten fruit.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Map

 

Track 1.b: Junior High Category (Age 13-15): Precision Farming

The Junior Challenge is to make a robot that can plant different kinds of plants in the fields of three farms depending on the soil quality of the fields.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Map

Track 1.c: Senior High Category (Age 16-19): Food Distribution

The Senior Challenge is to make a robot that can bring different kinds of food from food containers to appropriate ships in the harbor and make sure the food is transported with as little waste as possible.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Map

Qualifications to WRO in Thailand is only for winner teams who fulfill the material requirements. The judges will also recognize the best team that succeeded to reach the goal of the game.

 

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

Open Category (Age < 19)

Food Matters

The mission this year is to build a robot that supports the way we grow, share and consume food. Your project should focus around at least one of the following aspects of the Goal 2 of sustainable development:

  • Promote sustainable agriculture
  • Improve nutrition
  • Achieve food security
  • End hunger

This way, each robot will contribute to a goal of the world-wide UN sustainability goals. More information about this specific goal you find at <link>

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

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.
  • 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

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/

Advanced Robotics Challenge (Age 17-25)

Tetrastack

Tetrastack is a robotic construction challenge. The mission is to gather tetracubes from sources in the Construction Zone and place them into the Stacking Form to complete as many interlocking rows as possible.

At the beginning of a match, each of the following conditions must be met:

  • The robot is parked in the Robot Base
  • There is one tetracube in the Stacking Form, placed by the judge
  • Tetracubes are available at the source locations

General rules

Game Description, Rules and Scoring

Additional files

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

  • Allowed controllers are myRIO and KNR
  • 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/