World Robot Olympiad UAE
UAE is the United Arab Emirates edition of the international World Robot Olympiad. Each year the WRO UAE National Robotics Challenge is held to select the UAE team that will represent the country at the international WRO final.
About WRO UAE National Robotics Challenge
The World Robot Olympiad is an event that brings young people together from all over the world. It is a combination of science, technology and education. This event will allow these young people the opportunity to develop through various robotic challenges and competitions.
Robotics is a wonderful platform for learning 21st century skills. Solving robotic challenges builds innovation, creativity and problem solving skills in students, and because robotics crosses multiple curriculum subjects, students must learn and apply their knowledge in science, engineering, math, and computer programming. The most rewarding part of designing robots is that students have fun, work together as a team, and learning occurs naturally.
WRO in the UAE has been growing rapidly. In 2008, 29 teams participated in the Challenge. In 2011, 602 teams participated across the UAE. Over 300 teams competed during 2012 in a competition with a reduced number of categories, while in 2015 more than 450 teams competed. In 2015 we look forward to continuing this growth and developing the capacity of UAE students to participate effectively in robotics competitions.
In 2008, ADEC was appointed National Organizer of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in the United Arab Emirates and during 2009, the program to equip schools with robotics kits was expanded to include all Abu Dhabi public schools catering for Grade 3 upwards. By the end of 2010, junior robotics kits were supplied to public schools catering for Grades 1 - 3. The Emirate’s Private Schools and other significant educational institutions were invited to participate in the program during 2011.
This event will allow these young people the opportunity to develop through various robotic challenges and competitions
Worldwide, robotics is recognized as a popular way to get young children interested in science, math, engineering and technology. Many students are very excited at the thought of building and programming robots.
While some see tinkering with robotics kits as play, robotics offers students a real challenge. It can be used to aid in preparing students for the future requiring them to be active in their learning.
The ADEC Robotics in Education Program had its beginning in 2007, when the concept of participating in robotics competitions was bought to the Council’s attention. The objectives and outcomes of these competitions complemented those of ADEC. The robotics programme targeted improving the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills and knowledge of students, while focusing on the development of their problem solving, creativity, innovation and collaboration skills and aptitudes.
During 2008, ADEC began a pilot project of placing robotics kits into a number of the Emirate’s public schools that catered for students in grades 3 - 12.
WRO UAE National Robotics Challenge Partners
Materials and Requirements
University & College Open Competition
Judges & Stewards
Registration & Competition Dates