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Introduction

World Educational Robot Contest (WER) is founded and organized by World Educational Robotics Society (WERS), an Olympic game in educational robot industry and catering to children and teens from 3-18. Annually, more than 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participate in WER contests. With the expansion of influence, winners of WER world championships will bring great honors to their countries, schools as well as to themselves. They will be awarded scholarship and may even be directly admitted to elite universities or their achievement may be deemed as crucial basis for university admission.

Mission

To be the most valuable educational robot contest in the world;
To be the largest educational robot contest in the world;
To be the most advanced educational robot contest with the best projects in the world;
To be the educational robot contest that is favored by children and teens around the world;
To be the ideal platform in the nurturing of technology literacy and the learning of S&T knowledge for children and teens;
To be the ideal platform in the training of successful intelligence (a combination of analytic, creative and practical intelligence) for children and teens;
To be the ideal platform in cultivating and selecting technology talents.

Founders of WER

Prof. Jake Mendelssohn
One of the co-founders of WER and WERS;
Professor of the Hartford Academy of Education Sciences;
Chairman of the Connecticut Robotics Society;

Connecticut Robotics Society, an institution with a history of 34 years founded by Prof. Jake, is committed to promoting robot innovation and invention contests.

Dr. Yun Weimin
The other co-founder of WER and WERS;
Founder of the GBA theory of Biological Robotics;
Co-founder of Educational Robotics;

Awarded with the“International Leadership of educational robots” —the highest honor in the field of educational robotics.

WER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CONTESTANT

Children and teens aged 3-18 are allowed to sign up for contest projects they are interested in WER.

TEAM

WER encourages teamwork, 2 or 3 members are requested in each team.

Development

Origin of World Educational Robot Contest:

In 1994, Professor Jake Mendelssohn, co-founder of Educational Robotics, held the earliest educational robot contest in the world, Global Fire-Fighting Home Robotics Contest.

In 2000, Dr. Yun Weimin, co-founder of Educational Robotics, held the earliest educational robot contest in China. It was named Abilix Cup. It soon expanded into the greatest robotic contest with most contest projects in China. In the same year, Dr. Yun Weimin established the theoretical system for educational robot .

Founding of World Educational Robot Contest (WER)

In 2012, Prof. Jake Mendelssohn and Dr. Yun Weimin initiated and established World Educational Robotics Society.

In 2013, they launched World Educational Robot (WER) contest, willing to popularize the scientific education with educational robots as platform.

Development of WER

2018

2018.3 WER 2018 East China Regional Jiangsu
2018.4 WER 2018 UAE Championship Dubai
2018.5 WER 2018 SRB Championship Belgrade
2018.7 WER 2018 European Open Sheffield, UK
2018.8 WER 2018 U.S. Open Los Angeles
2018.8 WER 2018 South China Regional Fujian
2018.8 WER 2018 Malaysia Open Kuala Lumpur
2018.9 WER 2018 Guadalajara Tournament Mexico
2018.9 WER 2018 Puebla Tournament Mexico
2018.10 WER 2018 Croatia Open Zagreb
2018.10 WER 2018 Bosnai Hercegovina Open Sarajevo
2018.10 WER 2018 Queretaro Tournament Mexico
2018.10 WER 2018 Santa Catarina Tournament Mexico
2018.10 WER 2018 Queensland Tournament Australia
2018.10 WER 2018 Mexico Open Mexico City
2018.10 WER 2018 Macao Invitational Macao
2018.10 WER 2018 Canadian Open Vancouver
2018.11 WER 2018 Hongkong Tournament Hongkong
2018.12 WER 2018 World Championship Shanghai

2017

2017.3 WER League, contestants aged 4-18
2017.3 WER 2017 East China Regional Hefei
2017.6 WER 2017 Croatia Open Zagreb (The president of Croatia presented)
2017.7 WER 2017 Spanish Open  Spain
2017.7 WER 2017 Australian Open Sydney
2017.8 WER 2017 North China Regional Binzhou
2017.8 WER 2017 Southwest China Regional Kunming
2017.9 WER 2017 Croatia Open Zagreb
2017.10 WER 2017 U.S. Open California
2017.10 WER 2017 South China Regional Foshan
2017.10 WER 2017 Mexico Open Guanajuato
2017.10 WER 2017 Canadian Open Vancouver
2017.11 WER 2017 Northeast China Regional Shenyang
2017.11 WER 2017 World Championship Shanghai 10,000 Contestants
2017.11 WER 2017 Northwest China Regional Xi’an

2016

2016.3 WER 2016 East China Regional Changzhou
2016.8 WER 2016 Canadian Open Vancouver
2016.8 WER 2016 U.S. Open Los Angeles
2016.10 WER 2016 South China Regional Nanning
2016.10 WER 2016 Southwest China Regional Chengdu
2016.11 WER 2016 World Championship Shanghai 5000 contestants

2015

2015.3 WER 2015 South China Regional Foshan
2015.3 WER 2015 East China Regional Yangzhou
2015.7 WER 2015 Canadian Open Vancouver
2015.11 WER 2015 China Championship Beijing (Tsinghua University) 1500 contestants

2014

2014.5 WER 2014 Southwest China Regional Chongqing
2014.7 WER 2014 East China Regional Nanjing
2014.8 WER 2014 U.S. Open Los Angeles
2014.11 WER 2014 China Championship Shanghai

2013

2013.10 WER 2013 East China Regional Shanghai 300 contestants
2013.11 WER 2013 China Championship Liuzhou 1000 contestants

SYSTEM

WER World Championship

WER World Championship, as the highest level in WER contests, is held once a year by the World Educational Robotics Society(WERS). Anually, about 10,000 contestants in a global scope participate in this contest.

WER INTERNATIONAL OPEN

Held by WERS and undertaken by the WERS local national branches, WER International Open faces both native contestants and contestants from other countries.

WER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP/REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

Held by WERS and undertaken by the WERS local national branches, WER National Championship/ Regional Tournament faces contestants of each nation/ region.

WER AT PROVINCIAL/STATE LEVEL

Held by WERS and undertaken by the WERS local national branches, WER at provincial or state level faces contestants of each province/ state.

WER AT MUNICIPAL/DISTRICT/COUNTY LEVEL

To participate in WER of higher levels, contestants need to pass selection of WER at municipal/district/county level.

Projects

WER CONTEST STRUCTURE

Preset Tasks

Accounting 40% of the total score.
Refer to the tasks given to contestants in advance.
Preset tasks are relatively more difficult but contestants are given enough time to prepare.

Arena Tasks

Accounting 60% of the total score.
Refer to the tasks released during the contest.
Arena tasks contain easy, medium and difficult tasks. Contestants are required to analyze the tasks on the arena, draw up the plan, write the program and debug the robot, etc., while coaches are forbidden to provide contestants with any instructions. Arena tasks are rather challenging which is accordance with the educational concept of WER—A contest for contestants, not for coaches.

Competition Items (School)

Brick Educational Robot Contest (Pro)
Mobile Educational Robot Contest
Modular Educational Robot Contest
Humanoid Educational Robot Contest
Flying Educational Robot Contest
Underwater Educational Robot Contest
VR Educational Robot Contest
Educational Robot Innovation Contest
Brick Educational Robot Contest (NCET)
Brick Educational Robot Contest (CAST)

competition items (Abilix Home)

Brick Educational Robot Contest
Big Brick Educational Robot Contest
Mobile Educational Robot Contest
Modular Educational Robot Contest
Humanoid Educational Robot Contest

Research Items

Satellite Robot
Antarctic Scientific Expedition Robot
Moon Scientific Expedition Robot
Contact Us
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