From Chemnitz into Outer Space
World Robot Olympiad 2014: the regional competition takes place at the end of May at TU Chemnitz - beforehand the university and ARC Solutions GmbH support pupils from Chemnitz, Leipzig and Schneeberg
The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) will start this year under the motto `Space´. For the first time Technische Universität Chemnitz is among 15 German venues of this international competition. The objective of this training program is to facilitate the access of young people to natural sciences and to motivate them for professions in the fields of engineering and information technologies. The WRO is aimed at young people aged between 8 and 19. They build, design and program robots. This year`s emphasis will be on rockets, satellites and space stations. Whether Elementary (8-12 years), Junior (13-15 years) or Senior (16-19 years): the participants of all ages gain practical experience working with robots. The WRO will be held this year for the eleventh time. The task for all space missions of the regional competitions around the globe have been developed this year by Russian partners. Organizers of the World Robot Olympiad 2014 expect a high appeal in the competition. Last year over 20.000 teams have participated in 40 countries worldwide.
Only a few weeks remain for the teams that have registered to prepare their robots for simulated space mission. The regional competition begins on 24th May 2014 in the Lecture Hall Building of TU Chemnitz. The winners of each age group will qualify for the German Finals in June in Dortmund, where the tickets for the worldwide finals will be released. Since December, a total of around 200 teams have applied in Germany at the association of `Technik Begeistert´. Among them are two teams supported by TU Chemnitz and ARC Solutions GmbH that meet now weekly to fiddle around at the University. Six pupils from Chemnitz, Leipzig and Schneeberg are supervised by three team coaches from the faculty of Computer Science and from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Homepage of the World Robot Olympiad: http://www.worldrobotolympiad.de
For further information, please contact Maja Riedel, phone +49 371 531-32783, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Author: Mario Steinebach, Translation: Nataliia Boiko)