Questions & Answers2023-03-16T07:53:34+01:00

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.


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Is it allowed that the robot loses parts on the field?2023-05-08T14:42:19+02:00

If there is a LEGO piece on the playing field that is no longer touching the robot, it is no longer counted as part of the robot.

The robot may loose any number of parts on the playing field during a round, except for the controller, sensors and motors.

What kind of “projection” scores for robot end situation?2023-03-16T07:56:13+01:00

In this years rules, it is enough if the projection of the robot is partly inside the finish area.

This could be with any part of the robot. Technically, a situation like with such an arm / beam that is connected to the robot would be enough.




Will the waste in front of the fence score points?2023-02-13T16:57:45+01:00

The question is if a waste object scored like in the photo would score full points.
The answer is: Yes. However, it is very unlikely to place the waste object as this place without moving the fence (which results in less bonus points). Therefore it does make sense to put the waste behind the fence.

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Does the white line belong to the reef area?2023-02-13T16:55:02+01:00

No, the white line does not belong to the reef area.
If a coral touches the white line, it is considered not completely inside.


Is the server object completely in if the loop is not?2023-04-25T15:43:05+02:00

Full points for a server object are awarded if it is completely inside the correct connection slot. Completely is defined by: ““Completely” means that the game object is only touching the corresponding area (not including the black lines).”

If an object only touches the correct area and other parts of the object (in this case the loop) is in the air (and not touching anything), full points will be awarded. One example for such a situation can be seen in the following photo (where the loop is not touching the mat).

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Are points awarded twice if a task object touches two connection slots?2023-03-24T12:59:41+01:00

No, points are only awarded once per game object and per connection slot.
If there are several game objects on one connection slot, points will only be awarded for one of them.
If a task object is on several connection slots at the same time, points are only awarded for one connection slot.
If two different scores could be given for a situation, the higher points will be awarded.

Scoring of Solar Panel – what counts?2023-03-16T07:51:59+01:00

The deciding factor to get points for the solar panel is the fact that the panel itself (the white plates) are up.
It is not important if the lever is pulled partly or completely.
In the following photos, full points for the situation in the middle and right photo are given.

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Do containers score points, if they touch the crane or the wall around the table?2023-05-26T16:04:41+02:00

No. Containers only score points, if they touch the ship only.

If the ship is turned on its side and containers are placed on top of it. Will it count?2023-01-26T07:01:21+01:00

No, turning the ship on its side would be seen as damaging game objects.


How many cameras can be used per robot?2023-05-23T15:37:14+02:00

There is no limit for the number of cameras per robot.

Clarification of rule 6.19 – violation?2023-01-26T07:03:12+01:00

The table at the end of the game document indicates that rule 6.19 can end with a violation. That is correct.

Unfortunately the wording in rule 6.19 says “without any violations”, this has not been updated. So it can end as a violation as described in the table.

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Clarification of driving and steering motors2023-01-29T17:11:18+01:00

In line with the rules in chapter 11 of the Future Engineers general rules the following document explains and clarifies the understand of how many and in which way motors are allowed to be connected for driving and steering the robot:

Download PDF (29.01.2023)