Team "High Voltage" from Gurgaon, India won a silver under the regular Junior High Category in the World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India). Team "High Voltage" outshined in the competition over 450 teams. The World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India) which is one of the largest robotics competitions in India for the students and the competition was conducted on November 26 and 27 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida.
Just before the final competition, regional competition was organised in Delhi, Lucknow, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Surat, Mumbai, Bhopal and Chandigarh earlier this year.
Team Member of High Voltage was Prakhar Mittal, Jainil Ajmera and Abhimanyu Dev Singh and their robot secured 120 points in 1:24 minutes in the international championship.
WRO: Largest Robotic Competition
WRO is a not-for-profit competition jointly organised by India Stem Foundation and National Council of science and Museum and WRO is one of the largest robotics competitions in India for students between the age group of nine and 25 years. The main theme of the competition based on science, technology and education which brings the younger generation from all over the world together. The WRO competition aims to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.
WRO 2016 Theme - 'Rap the Scrap'
"Rap the Scrap" was the main theme this year’s competition and all games in regular and the open category was about reducing, recycling and managing waste. More than 2,000 participants from over 50 countries showcased their innovative solutions using robotics technology to reduce, manage and recycle waste.
"The WRO holds a dear place in our hearts. I wish to point out the important role of robotics in the context of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education," Law King Hui, Chair of the WRO Advisory Committee, said.
"Applying STEM knowledge in forming concrete solutions, all the while thinking creatively and critically, with the ability to communicate and collaborate with others is the essence of WRO," Law noted.