World Robot Olympiad Attracts 463 Teams from 51 Countries

World Robot Olympiad
World Robot Olympiad

The 13th World Robot Olympiad, jointly organized by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF), commenced at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida in India today.

The two-day (November 26 – 27) event was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Rap the Scrap.’ Over 2000 students from 51 countries are participating in this international championship and will showcase solutions using robotics technology to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

The competition is being held for students in the 9-25 years age group in the following four categories – Regular category (Elementary, Junior High, Senior High), WRO Football, Open category and Advanced Robotics Challenge.

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Prior to this, regional competitions were held at Delhi, Lucknow, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati, Bangalore, Surat, Mumbai, Bhopal and Chandigarh during August-October 2016.

About 245 teams qualified for the National Championship held at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata (22-23 October 2016) and 27 teams from India qualified for WRO International Championship in different categories.

From other countries also, students qualified in respective National Championship will represent their countries in this International Championship where more than 463 teams from 51 countries are expected to participate. The event is supported by Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

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