World Robot Olympiad regional competition to be held in Decatur

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart May 18, 2017

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Decatur will host World Robot Olympiad USA’s southeast regional competition on July 29.

Located at Atlanta’s 21st Century Stem Academy, elementary, junior and senior-aged youth will compete in small groups of two or three to create a robot that fits the competition guidelines. For this go-round, students will be competing in the soccer game category “to autonomously detect and move an infrared ball into the opponent’s goal.”

The next step after the regional competition in Atlanta are the finals, which will consist of more than 55 countries’ representatives, totaling almost 20,000 teams, competing in Costa Rica at the end of this year.

Registration for the regional competition is still open for the competition, and early rates are offered until the end of May. Registration information can be found at https://www.wro-usa.org/21stcentury.

World Robot Olympiad USA states that their mission is to ignite more excitement around STEM education and the organization is working on building up to 300 plus teams this year. More information about the competition can be found at www.wro-usa.org.

William Wong, national organizer of World Robot Olympiad USA, said in a recent press release, “Through its competitions, World Robot Olympiad brings children from different backgrounds together to discover their passion, and I look forward to bringing that to children in the Atlanta area.”

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