WRO Open Category

WRO Open Category

The Open Category is a project-based competition. Students create their own innovative intelligent robotics solution relating to the current theme of the season. Teams present their project and robot to a group of judges on the competition day.

Open Category Characteristics

Age Groups

 WeDo (up to 10y) Elementary (up to 12y)  Junior (13-15y)  Senior (16-19y) 
  • Hardware: 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 NXT / EV3 (LEGO) controllers.Software: Free choice of programming language / software.
  • Maximum size: Teams present the idea in a 2m x 2m x 2m booth on the competition day.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

WeDo Open

The WeDo Open Challenge uses the same challenge as the other age groups. The goal is for each team to make an exhibition that shows how automated machinery and robots can help solve a problem related to the theme of the season.

  • Age group: up to 10 years
  • Hardware: The controllers, motors and sensors used to assemble the robots must be from the LEGO Education WeDo 1.0/2.0 Core Sets. Any number and combination of controllers, motors, and sensors is allowed. Any LEGO branded non-electrical/non-digital elements can be used in the construction of the car/robot and the environment.
  • Software / Remote-Control: The robot can be controlled by any compatible device or with a remote controller built from WeDo 1.0/2.0 elements. The teams can use any software.
  • Maximum size: Teams present the idea in a 2m x 2m x 2m booth on the competition day.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

Rules for Open Category

WeDo (national competition only), Elementary, Junior, Senior age group