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Regular Category

The Regular Category is a challenge based competition. Students must design, construct and program their robots to solve specific challenges on a field. Points are scored for completed tasks.

Regular Category characteristics:

  • Three age groups: Elementary (up to 12y), Junior (13-15y) and Senior (16-19y.)
  • Hardware: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® sets (NXT or EV3). The HiTechnic Color Sensor is the only third-party element that can be added to this configuration. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.
  • Software: The use of programming software depends on the age group:
    • For Elementary and Junior age group only LEGO® RoboLab, NXT and EV3 software are allowed.
    • For Senior age group, any software and any firmware can be run on NXT / EV3 controllers.
  • Maximum robot size: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Surprise Rule: A surprise rule will be announced when the competition starts, to test the team’s ability to adapt their hardware or programming. (Note: some member countries have a slightly different approach to the surprise rule.)
  • Assembly: The teams bring their robot completely disassembled. In the first part of the competition they will have 150 minutes to assemble their robots from loose parts without instructions.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

For all specific rules and regulations refer to the General Rules for Regular Category!

 

New: WeDo Regular

The WeDo Regular Challenge desinged for younger children. The goal is for each team to build and program a WeDo robot that can complete a series of tasks within a Game Table.

  • Age group: up to 10 years 
  • Hardware: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Any combination of controllers, motors and sensors are allowed. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.
  • Software: the WeDo 2.0 software.
  • Maximum robot size: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm.
  • Team: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.

For all specific rules and regulations refer to the rules for WeDo Regular!

 

New: Virtual WRO

The WRO Regular Challenges are now available in the virtual world!

Teams that want to practice and measure their skills in a - non-official - virtual competition can find more information here.