The best 18 teams will move on to the WRO, which will be held from November 25-27 in India.
The battle for the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) began on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec).
This year, 1,500 students, grouped in 375 teams, from public and private schools across the country are participating in the UAE National Robotics Challenge. The best 18 teams will move on to the WRO, which will be held from November 25-27 in India.
“Despite announcing registration for the WRO UAE National Robotics Competition as little as a month ago, we received more than 1,000 student submissions from both public and private schools, which is a great sign,” said Dr Najla Alraway Al Naqbi, e-Learning manager at Adec’s P-12.
The competition began on Sunday morning with the regular category. All participating teams had to create a robot able of performing a specific task in a certain amount of time. The top three teams from each age group – elementary school, junior high and senior high schools – that got their robot to complete the challenge in the fastest time won.