Questions & Answers2024-04-11T19:46:14+02:00

Questions & Answers

At this page we will publish frequently asked and important questions related to the WRO® 2020 games. The answers on this page should be seen as additions to the rules and will be used for the WRO International Final. Be aware that in your country local competitions may follow slightly different rules. Always use the rules provided by your National Organizer.

RoboMission

All age groups

How can a team charge the SPIKE battery during the competition?2024-07-10T13:30:10+02:00

Teams are allowed to use a second controller to charge the battery of the SPIKE robot. The controller has to stay on the team table and visible for the Judges. It cannot be used for a robot.

Elementary

Is it allowed to place the water element in the starting area on the robot?2024-03-01T12:17:32+01:00

Yes, the water element can be placed on the robot. It is important to keep rule 6.6 in mind: The robot together with the water element has to fit in the 250 mm X 250 mm X 250 mm size limit. The water element has to be in the starting area even it is not used.

Junior

What does “Objects must stand upright” mean for lakes and green elements?2024-06-02T18:15:48+02:00

The lakes and green elements have to touch the mat with the full base area of the object to score points. If the object is tilted a little bit, it is not considered in an upright position. The object must not lie on or be supported by other objects.

Does the cable score full points if it touches the robot as well as the playing field?2024-04-09T11:50:30+02:00

No, to get the full 11 points the cable is not allowed to touch anything else except the charing area B.

Is it allowed to place the cable in the starting area on the robot?2024-03-01T12:18:49+01:00

Yes, the cable can be placed on the robot. It is important to keep rule 6.6 in mind: The robot together with the cable has to fit in the 250 mm X 250 mm X 250 mm size limit. The cable has to be in the starting area even it is not used.

When is a green starter set considered as inside the house?2024-02-13T11:52:15+01:00

A green starter set is considered inside the house, if it is only touching the green area inside the house.

Senior

RoboSports

Where are the balls placed when they fall off the table?2024-04-01T10:49:04+02:00

The orange balls are placed on the half where they fell off the table. The purple balls are placed on the opposing team’s side.

Is it allowed to build a drone or another flying robot?2024-04-01T10:47:21+02:00

Flying robots are forbidden.

Is it allowed to show orange or purple content on a display?2024-03-01T12:39:31+01:00

No, it is not allowed to show orange or purple on a display.
Any attempt to distract the opposing robots is considered unsportsmanlike conduct and will result in exclusion from the competition

Is it allowed to use boost converters?2024-03-01T12:39:12+01:00

No, boost converters are not allowed.

What is the control software?2024-03-01T12:38:50+01:00

The control software is all the software that is used to control the robot and its components. Any programming language can be used.

How can the two robots of a team communicate with each other?2024-03-01T12:38:24+01:00

The main controller of each of the two robots are allowed to communicate to each other. This mains, that only the LEGO-Controller or the main Arduino Controller can communicate with each other. It is not allowed to add additional components for communication.
Make sure to choose a controller that has that functionality build in.

Which motors are allowed?2024-03-01T12:37:55+01:00
Only normal DC motors can be used at the competition.
The following motors / components are not allowed:
  • Brushless DC electric motor (BLCD motors)
  • Solenoids
  • Linear motors
Are omni wheels allowed?2024-02-22T12:45:52+01:00

Yes, omni wheels can be used.

Future Innovators

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Future Engineers

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