WRO 2024 Virtual Championship 1 Registration Updates

The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) is an internationally acclaimed robotics competition held annually in over 90 member countries. In India, this prestigious event is organized by the India STEM Foundation (ISF) in collaboration with the National Council of Science Museums, Government of India. Since 2006, ISF has been at the forefront of promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in India. In 2016, they made history by hosting the WRO International Championship in India, bringing together more than 2,500 students, mentors, and parents from all over the world. This remarkable initiative aligns perfectly with India’s National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020, which emphasizes the importance of a holistic education.

The Last Date to Register for WRO India Season 2024 Virtual Championship Event-1 is January 21st 2024

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WRO India Season 2024: What to Expect

The anticipation is building for WRO India Season 2024, which is just around the corner. This year, there will be an exciting change in the format. The NET (National Entrance Test) exam will not be conducted. Instead, there will be qualifier rounds nationwide. This decision aims to make participation more accessible to a broader range of students.

The theme for WRO India Season 2024 is Earth Allies where students will be required to innovate robotics solutions to live in harmony with the nature as well as tackle global issues for a sustainable future. To ensure maximum student participation, the registrations for the Virtual Championship Event is live till January 21, 2024.

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Additionally, an all-new Season 2024 website is LIVE. This website will be a one-stop destination for all the information related to participation, criteria, themes, games, and daily updates. So, aspiring participants and enthusiasts, stay tuned for the launch.

Moreover, there’s great news for Schools. The first team to register for WRO India Season 2024 from each school that registers two or more teams will enjoy a unique advantage – their registration fees will be waived.

Categories of the WRO India

WRO India features several categories to accommodate students of various age groups and skill levels. Here’s a brief overview:

1. Future Innovators

   – Age Groups: Elementary (8-12), Junior (11-15), Senior (14-19)

   – Team Size: 2-3 people guided by a coach

   – Description: In this project-based competition, students create innovative intelligent robotics solutions related to the season’s theme. There’s no restriction on materials, allowing for creativity and freedom of choice.

2. RoboMission

   – Age Groups: Elementary (8-12), Junior (11-15), Senior (14-19)

   – Team Size: 2-3 people guided by a coach

   – Description: In this challenge-based competition, students design, construct, and program autonomous robots to solve specific challenges on a field. All robot parts, including the controller, must be from LEGO®.

3. Future Engineers

   – Age Group: 14-19

   – Team Size: 2-3 students guided by a coach

   – Description: This category introduces students to engineering challenges. Teams tackle real-world problems. The current game involves autonomous driving, challenging students to build a robot capable of autonomously navigating a track.

4. RoboSports

   – Age: 11-19

   – Team Size: 2-3 people guided by a coach

   – Description: In this exciting game, two teams compete with two autonomous robots in a sports game. The robots are built using LEGO® materials, including controllers and sensors. The current game is Double Tennis.

 

Stages of the Competition

The WRO India Season 2024 has several stages:

1. Virtual Championship (Online Submission Only)

   – Future Innovators Category

   – Description: Teams collaborate to create a feasible solution related to the theme. The top teams progress to Regionals hosted in different cities in India.

2. Regional Championship

   – RoboMission Category

   – Description: RoboMission Teams can also directly enter regionals, and the top teams from the Virtual Championship showcase their working robots in the regionals across India.

3. National Championship

   – Future Engineers and RoboSports Categories

   – Description: Teams from all the regionals, along with RoboSports and Future Engineers teams, compete in the grand WRO India National Championship. The winners represent India in the WRO International Championship.

4. International Championship

   – Description: Winning teams from the WRO India National Championship progress to represent India at the WRO International Championship, where they compete against teams from over 90 countries in different categories.

Registration & Fees

Teams can register online on the WRO India website or by filling the application form and posting it to the India STEM Foundation. The registration fees vary depending on the category and stage of the competition. For instance:

For Future Innovators, schools or robotics institutes can participate in the WRO 2024 Virtual Championship by paying a fee of Rs. 6,000 per team.

The first team from each school competes for free if two or teams are registered from the particular school, while subsequent teams require a registration fee.

For teams directly entering in-person regionals in the Future Innovators and RoboMission categories, the registration fee is Rs. 18,000.

The fee payment methods are flexible and can be completed through bank transfer, UPI, or online methods.

India STEM Foundation

India STEM Foundation (ISF) is India’s leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing easy and cost-effective access to research-based, hands-on STEM education programs for schools, educators, and students across India. Their mission is to bridge the gap and make STEM education accessible to students from all social and economic backgrounds.