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About World Robot Olympiad 2017

WRO Costa Rica 2017, World Robot Olympiad Costa Rica 2017 is one of the largest Robotics Competition going to held in Costa Rica for students between the age group of 9 to 25 years.  The participating teams need to create, design and build a robot model that look or behave like a human athlete. The competition is held since the year 2006, WRO India 2017 has four competitive categories:

  • Regular Category
  • Open Category
  • WRO Football
  • Advanced Robotics Challenge (ARC)

The key objectives of this Olympiad are to build scientific temperament and 21st-century skills in students, foster an eco-system of tinkering aimed at promoting innovative and creative thinking. The theme for WRO 2017 is “Robots for Sustainability”. This year the International Championships are gooing to be held in Costa Rica.

WRO India

WRO India 2017 will be a team-based challenge. To participate in the contest participants must apply as a team, consisting of one coach and one or two team members. Candidates must note that one coach and one member will not be regarded as a team. 

  • Schools are also invited to enter a team of three students to participate in this competition. Teams will compete first at the Regional and National Level, then winners of National Level World Robotic Olympiad India 2017 will represent India at the International Level.

About World Robot Olympiad 2017

The World Robot Olympiad is a competition for science, technology, and education which brings together the young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.

  • World Robotic Challenge 2017 will be hosted by India in 2017 and is organised by India STEM Foundation and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM).

World Robotic Olympiad Schedule 2017



WRO Registration Ends

5 August 2017

Regional Competitions

29 July to 5 August 2017

National Championship

9-10 September 2017

International Championship

10-12 November 2017

WRO Result

To be declared

Qualifying teams across India will be assessed and selected teams will be representing India at International championships to be held at Costa Rica.

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World Robot Olympiad 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any 
Region India
Class/ Age 9 to 25 years
Details Age Criteria for Team Members: (In the year of Competition)
  • Regular/ Open Elementary Category Age: 9 to 12 years.
  • Regular/ Open Junior High Category Age:  13 - 15 years 
  • Regular/ Open Senior High Category Age: 16-19 years
  • WRO Football Category: 10-19 years.
  •  Advanced Robotics Challenge:17- 25 years.
  • Open Advanced Robotics Challenge: 17-25 years.

Age Criteria for the Coach: At the time of registration, the minimum age of the coach must not be less than 20 years. 

World Robot Olympiad 2017 Reward

The winners of National Level World Robotic Olympiad 2017 will represent India at the International Level i.e. The World Robotic Challenge 2017. The rewards for the International level will be disclosed soon on the official website.

World Robot Olympiad 2017 Application form and Process

Participants who wish to participate in the World Robotic Olympiad 2017 must fill the application form online only. The details of coaches and team members are to be filled in the application form. Follow the link given below to apply online.

Click Here to Apply

Rules for WRO Registration

  • Name of the team must be correctly given at the time of registration, the team name cannot be changed once registered.
  • At the time of submission of the applications, the teams must also submit a small video( maximum of 2 minutes) demonstrating their Robot. 
  • Minimum age of Coach must be 20 years. There can be one coach for two or more teams but participants must be different in each team. No participant can switch between the teams.
  • It is highly recommended that only the team coach should enter the complete and correct information of the participating team.
  • All the important information and updates would be sent to the registered email ID of the coach only.

Submission of WRO Application form

WRO 2017 application forms are to be submitted Online Only. The participant and the coaches must ensure that they read the detailed application rules carefully and it is the responsibility of coach and the team to ensure the eligibility of participants.

Registration fees for the each category are given below:


Application Fee

Regular Category
Elementary, Junior High & Senior High Level

 Rs 6,500

Open Category  
Elementary, Junior High & Senior High-Level

Rs 9,000

WRO Football Category 

Rs 9,000 

Advanced Robotics Category

Rs 36,000

Payment of Registration Fee

  • Demand Draft/Cheque Deposit: Download the HDFC Bank Challan/Deposit Slip from the official website of WRO and fill the payment information in downloaded Challan/Slip.
    • The DD/Cheque should be made in favour of INDIA STEM FOUNDATION, payable at the Gurgaon.
    • Deposit the DD/cheque to nearest HDFC branch.
    • Upload the softcopy of the bank acknowledgement/receipt OR scan copy of Cheque/DD on Next page.
  • Online Debit Card/ Credit Card or Bank Transfer: After filling the application form the participants have to click the pay now button to reach the payment page.
    • Account number and other bank related details must be entered here.
    • After clicking on submit button WRO will contact the participant within 24 hours with information regarding the payment.
  • Cash Deposit: To make payment, download the HDFC Bank Challan/ Deposit Slip. Fill the payment information (including Rs 120 bank charges) in the downloaded Challan/Slip.
    • Deposit the fee along with this Challan/slip into any of HDFC bank branch.
    • Upload the softcopy of the bank acknowledgement/receipt on Next page.

World Robot Olympiad 2017 Selection Process

The selection process for each category is different and unique; there are certain rules and regulations which are to be followed by the jury during selection procedure for each category. Here are the four main categories in WRO and the challenges in each category:

Regular Category Challenges -Topics for Participation

  •  Clean Road to School(Elementary)
  •  Waste Sorting(Junior High)
  •  Recycling Plant(High School)

Open Category:  Innovative solutions using robotics technology to Rap the Scrap i.e. to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

WRO Football: Teams of two on two autonomous robots chase an infra-red transmitting ball around a WRO size table top field with the aim to kick more goals than the opposition.

Advanced Robotics Challenge: Robot Bowling

WRO Selection Steps

Challenges of each category are different from each other and there different criterion of selection which is given in detailed version on the official website www.wroindia.org kindly follow the link.

WRO Regional Tournaments Schedule

Region Date of tournament
Last date of team registration Venue
Chennai 29-30 July 2017



The Velammal International School, Velammal Knowledge Park,
SH 56,Kolkatta High Road, Panchetti,
Tamil Nadu 601204
Hyderabad 29-30 July 2017


To Be Declared
Tirupati 29-30 July 2017 Regional Science Center, Near Alipiri Gate,
Alipiri-Chittoor Bypass Tirupati-517507
Trivandrum 29-30 July 2017 -

Kerala State Science and Technology Museum & Priyadarshini Planetarium,
Vikas Bhavan P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 33
Chandigarh 26-27 August 2017 -

Learning Paths School Site No 66, Plot No 3,
Sec 67, Mohali
Delhi NCR 26-27 August 2017



Genesis Global School, A-12, Sector132, Expressway,
Noida - 201304
Jaipur 19-20 August 2017 -

To Be Declared
Kolkata 19-20 August 2017 -

Science city Kolkata, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata,
West Bengal 700046
Lucknow 19-20 August 2017 - City Montessori School, Lucknow, Sector D, Kanpur Road,
LDA Colony, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226012
Bhopal 12-13 August 2017 -

Regional Science Centre, Banganga Road, Shymala Hills,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002
Guwhati 12-13 August 2017


Hindustani Kendriya Vidyalaya, Dinesh Ojha Road,
Bhangagarh Guwahati- 781005
Varanasi 12-13 August 2017 - Sunbeam School Bhagwanpur, 206, Bhagwanpur,
Lanka, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
Bangalore 5 - 6 August 2017 - Ebenezer International School Singena Agrahara Road,
Via Huskur Road / APMC Yard, Huskur PO , Electronic City,
Mumbai 5 - 6 August 2017 - Chatrabhuj Narsee School Gundecha Solitaire, Western Express Highway,
Kandivali East, Mumbai- 400 101
Surat 5-6 August 2017 - Sanskar Bharti Vidhyalaya, Palanpur Patiya, New Rander Road,

World Robot Olympiad 2017 Contact Details

Mr. Sudhanshu Sharma
Email: wro@indiastemfoundation.org

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