Welcome to WRO® 2023
Connecting the World
The WRO® theme for 2023 is Connecting the World.
In 2023 teams will learn about shipping logistics and about the infrastructure for our digital technology. They will investigate how robots can help both shipping and digital technology infrastructure to be more safe, more sustainable and more efficient.
At this page you can find the official international Games & Rules for WRO 2022, the Q&A and more important information about competing.
More information about our international events can be found here.
Rules of the categories
These rules are the official rules for the WRO Online International Final.*
Please be aware that our RoboMission and Future Innovators categories have a General Rules document and in addition a document with the season challenge.
Clarifications and answers to questions about the rules are given on our Questions & Answers page. The answers given there are an official part of the rules!
*We realise that there are big differences between our member countries, for example in educational systems. Our National Organizers have the option to make adaptions to these games & rules, so they fit the situation in their country. Make sure you use the rules provided by your National Organizer if you participate in the WRO competition.
Questions & Answers
We will publish frequently asked and important questions related to the WRO® Games & Rules.
The answers on our Q&A page should be seen as additions to the rules and will be used for the WRO International Final. Please contact your National Organizer first when you have questions relating to the games & rules and you cannot find an answer here. Click on the button to see all Questions and Answers.
The regulations for each category are described in the General Rules for that category.
Additional regulations are:
The WRO® Guiding Principles
We are aware that a competition usually means that those involved are driven to win. This applies to team members, coaches, parents and even to countries. We feel there is nothing wrong with that, as long as the guiding principles of the competition remain intact.
We expect all teams and coaches participating in the competition to respect the WRO® Ethics Code.
The WRO® Guiding Principles are:
WRO® Ethics Code for Teams
“It is not whether you win or lose, but how much you learn that counts.”
We are participating in a competition. We like to win. We want to learn. And we also want to have fun.
We want to play fair. We design our own robot and we write our own software. It is not fair if someone else does that for us.
We can only learn if we try things ourselves. Our coach can teach us things and guide us. And we can also get inspired by others.
But our coach should not do the work for us. And we do not simply copy a robot or software from someone else.
We use the examples we find to design our own robot and programming.
Sometimes we fail and that is OK. Original ideas come from failing.
Winning is nice but failing is part of our journey.
Judging at the WRO® International Final
Note: In national competitions the national organizer is responsible for the judging process.
At the WRO® International Final we have many judges from all over the world that help make the tournament possible.
All judges are experienced judges from our member countries and are selected with help of our National Organizers. They are volunteers and need to follow the Guiding Principles for WRO Judges.
This document explains the judging process at the international final.