World Robot Olympiad 2015
Date: Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2015
Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi
Reference Link: https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/world-robot-olympiad-2015.aspx
The event brings young people together from all over the world and provides them the opportunity to develop through various robotic challenges and competitions which are a combination of science, technology and education.
Robotics is a wonderful platform for learning 21st century skills. Solving robotic challenges builds inno
vation, 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 in2014 more than 420 teams competed. In 2015, the event looks forward to continuing this growth and developing the capacity of UAE students to participate effectively in robotics competitions.
In the year 2008, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was appointed as the National Organizer of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in the UAE 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 all 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