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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’2020 will be organized on 6th September 2019 in the National Engineering School of Sfax. To participate in the WRO 2020 Tunisian qualifications, teams should register by 31 August 2020 at 23:59 Tunis time. Registration to the WRO-Tunisia is FREE. <link>

WRO-Tunisia’2020 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 17th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), that will be organized in Montreal on 13-15 November 2020. Each participant of a qualified team for WRO finals in Montreal should plan to pay the registration fees for WRO 2020 and pay his/her travel expenses to Montreal. Qualified teams are encouraged to look for sponsors in advance. http://www.wro2020canada.org/

 

Theme: Climate Squad

This year’s WRO theme is Climate Squad, it focuses on the way we develop new concepts, new ideas and new technologies that help to tackle what affects the climate and to adapt to the new climate conditions.

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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WeDo (national competition only, age limit 10 years)

Regular Category (Age < 19)

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

A village has been hit by a severe windstorm. Electrical power is down and the main street is blocked by a fallen tree. Emergency supplies are required in specific areas of the village. Your help is needed!

This year, it is the Elementary mission to build a robot that helps the village recover from the windstorm by delivering emergency supplies and clearing streets of a fallen tree.

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): Snowstorm

A snowstorm just hit a city that has never encountered winter conditions. Its population is not ready for such an event – Vehicles are stuck on the streets and ice makes the streets slippery. The city authority just called your climate squad to help restore normal conditions.

This year, it is the Junior mission to design a robot that helps to restore normal conditions. Your robot will need to remove snow, two stuck cars and spread abrasive material on some of the streets. Pay attention – do not damage any trees along the way.

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): Rising Water

Rising water is dangerously increasing pressure on the dikes that protect an area below sea level. The warning system just alerted you that water is leaking from two dikes that threaten to collapse. Your robot is parachuted into the area to fix the issues.

This year, it is the Senior mission to design a robot that will need to locate the dikes’ weaknesses, find material to build reinforcement walls, install sandbags to protect houses, and notify their occupants that they have to evacuate.

General rules

Game Description, rules and scoring

Printing file for the mat

Measurements of the mat

Open Category (Age < 19)

Climate Squad

For the WRO Open Category in 2020, teams are asked to come up with innovative ideas for the following sub-topics. Teams may choose one of the two areas (1, 2) to work on, but they can also choose to work on a project focusses on both areas.

1. Manufacture locally to avoid transportation

2. Restoring nature’s ability to regulate the climate

 

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 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 WROthrough 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 WROChallenge 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 withKNR 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

Game Mat File

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