WRO Regular Category

WRO Regular Category

The Regular Category is a challenge-based competition. Students must design, build and program their robots to solve specific challenges on a field within a set amount of time. Points are scored for completing tasks. Teams are ranked by their points and by the time they took to score them.

Regular Category Characteristics

Age Groups

 WeDo (up to 10y) Elementary (up to 12y)  Junior (13-15y)  Senior (16-19y) 
  • Hardware: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® Education Robotics platforms NXT,EV3 or SPIKE PRIME. The HiTechnic Color Sensor is the only third-party element that can be added to this configuration. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to build the remaining parts of the robot.
  • Software: Control software for all age groups (Elementary, Junior, Senior) is open to any software and any firmware on NXT / EV3 controllers.
  • Maximum robot size: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Surprise Rule: A surprise rule will be announced when the competition starts, to test the team’s ability to adapt their hardware and programming.
  • Assembly: Teams bring their robot completely disassembled. In the first part of the competition they will have 150 minutes to assemble their robots from loose parts without instructions.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

WeDo Regular Characteristics

  • Age group: up to 10 years.
  • Hardware: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Any combination of controllers, motors and sensors are allowed. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to build the remaining parts of the robot.
  • Software / Remote-Control: The robot can be controlled by any compatible device or with a remote controller built from WeDo 2.0 elements. The teams can use any software.
  • Maximum robot size: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

Rules for Regular Category

  • WeDo age group – Climate Squad: FOREST FIRE RESCUE (national competition only)
  • Elementary / Junior / Senior age group
  • Elementary age group - Climate Squad: WINDSTORM
  • Junior age group - Climate Squad: SNOWSTORM
  • Senior age group - Climate Squad: RISING WATER