World Robot Olympiad 2016 to be held on November 26, 27 in Noida

A total of 27 teams from India will be presenting 60 models in the international competition this year.

By: Express Web Desk | Noida | Updated: November 22, 2016 12:42 pm
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The thirteenth World Robot Olympiad (WRO), an annual robotics competition for students where participants will be presenting ideas on problem solving through the use of robots, is going to be held in Greater Noida this month. The competition is being organized jointly by the India STEM Foundation and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the Ministry of Culture.

The theme for the competition is “Rap the Scrap”, where students would showcase solutions to reduce, manage and recycle waste using robotics technology. Over 2,000 participants from 55 countries are taking part in the international championship.

The event is taking place in Greater Noida on November 26 and 27 at the India Expo Centre. A similar competition was held in Kolkata last month where over 1,000 students took part in WRO 2016’s national level championship. A total of 245 teams from India will be presenting 60 models at the international competition.

Last year, Indian students had bagged one gold and two silver medals. In the Elementary Category, Team India Storm Divers and India Thunder Divers, both from Ahmedabad, had stood first and second, respectively. More than 27 Indian teams had taken part in the event. In the Open Category, India Shadow bots had stood second while Path Finders had stood eighth. Both these teams were from Delhi.

Read: World robotic olympiad 2016: 245 student teams present ideas on managing, recycling waste with robots

Spread across four categories, student teams participate in the Regular Category, Open Category, WRO Football and the Advance Robotics Challenge. However, teams are not permitted to participate in more than one category.

The event will be held from 10 am to 5 pm.

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