Principles & Code of Ethics

Principles & Code of Ethics

World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Guiding Principles

The WRO competition is not about winning. It is about the experience, making friends and learning.

While many people are driven by the desire to win and competition is healthy, the following guiding principles remain intact:

  • Teams are encouraged to learn and master new skills while having fun together;
  • Coaches, mentors and parents are there to guide the teams, not to do the work for them; and
  • Participating and learning are more important than winning.

World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Code of Ethics

All teams participating in WRO should follow this Code of Ethics:

  • "It is not whether you win or lose, but how much you learn that counts.”
  • We are participating in a competition.
  • We like to win. We want to learn.
  • And we also want to have fun.
  • We want to play fair.
  • We design our own robot and we write our own software.
  • It is not fair if someone else does that for us.
  • We can only learn if we try things ourselves.
  • Our coach can teach us things and guide us.
  • And we can also get inspired by others.
  • But our coach should not do the work for us.
  • And we do not simply copy a robot or software from someone else.
  • We use the examples we find to design our own robot and programming.
  • Sometimes we fail and that is OK.
  • Original ideas come from failing.
  • Winning is nice but failing is part of our journey.

For further information on code of ethics, please visit: World Robot Olympiad website