Semia STEM Outreach Inc. is the Massachusetts and Connecticut regional partner for the World Robot Olympiad whose mission is to inspire young people's interest in science, technology, enginering and mathemathics, while cultivation their hands-on and teamwork skills. Our goal is to support robot enthusiasts to think and solve problems in teams of 2 or 3 and expand their love of all things robots. Semia STEM Outreach Inc. is dedicated to bringing robotics teams together to compete in Massachusetts and Connecticut and have the opportunity to compete nationally and globally and to promote STEM Education.

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World Robot Olympiad (WRO) is an event for science, technology and education which brings together young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions. China, Japan, Korea and Singapore were the founding member countries of the WRO Organizing Committee in 2004, which since has grown to 60+ member countries. The WRO finals take place in a different location every year and has featured Singapore, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Russia and Qatar.

Groups are invited to enter a team of two to three students to participate in this competition. Participating teams need to create, design and build a robot models that look s or behave like a human athlete. The competition starts from preliminary to the final judging. WRO has been growing since 2004, changing from 12 countries and 4000 teams in 2004 to over 70 countries and 23,000 teams from around the world taking part in WRO activities in local, regional, and national competitions in 2017.

Highlights from 2017 Costa Rica Global Competition

For more information please visit the World Robot Olympiad Association website or the WRO USA website.

WRO Competition

Teams can participate in four different categories with different age groups. This allows the participants to develop their robotic skills from a very young age up to being a college or university student.

A team consists of two or three students and a coach. Participating teams need to design, build and program a robot model that is capable to perform a challenge, play soccer or demonstrate a solution for a real-life problem.

Take a look at our four competition categories and get started!