2023 Season

Season Theme: Connecting the World

The New Zealand Final hosted only the following categories:

Future Innovators | Future Engineers

Future Innovators

Age: Elementary: 8-12 | Junior: 11-15 | Senior: 14-19
Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach
Hardware: Free choice*
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Must fit in 2x2x2m booth
Characteristics: Develop a robot project that helps solve real world problems.

(*) Teams at WRO International Final have the option to win the LEGO Education creativity award if they mainly LEGO branded controllers.

Future Engineers

Age: 14-19
Team size: 2-3 students guided by a coach
Hardware: Free choice
Software: Free choice
Maximum size: Max. 30 x 20 x 30cm
Characteristics: Advanced robotics following current research trends.

WRO Guidelines

  • A team may participate in only one category per season. Any student may participate in one team only.
  • The age group defines the maximum age of the student in the calendar year of the competition. (Not their age at the date of a competition.)
  • The minimum age of a coach at an international WRO® event is age 18.
  • Coaches may work with more than one team.

If you have more queries, please contact any one of the national organizers.

National Organizers

Dr. Minas Liarokapis
Associate Professor
Director of the New Dexterity research group
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
The University of Auckland
Dr. Ho Seok Ahn
Senior Lecturer (Above the Bar)
Deputy Director of the Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science (CARES)
Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering