2022 Season

Season Theme: My Robot My Friend

The New Zealand Final will only host 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.

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 (autonomous driving in 2022).

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

Kyla Archer
Manager of the Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science
The University of Auckland
Dr. Minas Liarokapis
Senior Lecturer (Above the Bar)
Director of the New Dexterity research group
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
The University of Auckland
Dr. Ho Seok Ahn
Senior Lecturer
The University of Auckland