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World Educational Robot Contest – 2018 Australia International Open
11 August 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12 August 2018 @ 5:30 pm
The World Educational Robot (WER) Contest is an international robotics contest for primary and secondary school-aged children. Annually, more than 500 000 contestants from 30 countries participate in WER events. In 2018, Centre Com with sponsorship from HP is proud to present the WER 2018 Australia International Open in Melbourne at Marymede Catholic College on August 11-12, drawing teams of participants from across Australia, as well as visiting international teams from China and other countries.
Using robots made by Abilix – a world-leading educational robotics company and the exclusive platform of the WER contest – participants will work together in teams of 2-3 to design, build and program a robot to autonomously navigate a game mat and achieve certain tasks centered around the 2018 theme “Information Era”.
A combination of pre-set tasks known ahead of time, and additional on-site tasks revealed on the day, will challenge participants’ abilities in robot design and programming as well as teamwork and innovation, both on the day and during the lead-up to the event. Awards will be handed out to the top three teams in each division (primary, middle and senior) based on their scores in two rounds of competition, and top teams will also be invited to compete in the WER World Championship in Shanghai in November. There will also be other awards for additional creative projects that teams can choose to submit entries for.
While the majority of teams will be school-based, we encourage and welcome the participation of community teams, as well as attendance by the general public. Check out the website or contact us for more details.
- $190 contest registration fee per team (2–3 students). Teams will also need to purchase a competition-endorsed Abilix robot kit and a kit containing the game mat and tasks (see website for details).