WRO is proud to be supported by leading technological companies that share our mission of bringing robotics to as many children and young people as possible.
National Instruments (NI) transforms the way engineers and scientists around the world design, prototype, and deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications.
Using NI open graphical programming software and modular hardware for testing next-generation gaming systems to creating breakthrough medical devices, NI customers at more than 30,000 companies continuously develop innovative technologies that impact millions of people. Similarly, NI is committed to enhancing engineering and science education worldwide by providing educators and students with powerful graphical system design software and modular hardware to connect the curriculum with the real world.
Professors, teachers and students benefit from powerful, professional tools such as NI LabVIEW™ graphical development software, which helps students visualize and implement engineering and science concepts. The integration of LabVIEW in the classroom creates an effective, dynamic learning environment - from LEGO® WeDo and LEGO MINDSTORMS™ NXT in primary - secondary schools to research laboratories in universities. For more information about NI academic products and curriculum resources, please visit www.ni.com/academic.
Introduced in 2008, TETRIX® is the only metal building system endorsed by the LEGO Group for use with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Developed in close collaboration with LEGO Education, TETRIX is an excellent add-on for high school and higher education, and is also available for use in FIRST Tech Challenge and WRO.
The TETRIX platform includes a wide variety of aluminum structural and motion elements, many types and sizes of metal gears, durable and powerful DC and servo motors, and the patented Hard Point Connector that enables the connection of TETRIX elements to LEGO Technic. Visit TETRIXrobotics.com for more information or to find a local distributor in your area.
MATRIX Robotics was created in 2011 by a group of experienced robotics enthusiasts who have spent the past 15 years working and playing with robots. The people at MATRIX set out to design the robotics system they’ve always wanted and the result was the MATRIX Robotics System; a high quality, affordable, 3D build system.
The people at MATRIX Robotics created this innovative system because they believe that hands on robotics is a great way to learn science, technology, engineering and math and are committed to making robotics accessible to more students worldwide.
MATRIX products can be purchased through local distributors. Visit us at: http://matrixrobotics.com
Cogmation Robotics develops software for the virtual design, control, and simulation of robots. Its mission is to take the rocket science out of robotics and bring practical applications to educators, consumers, gamers, and programmers around the world. Supported by strong practical experience, Cogmation is committed to the development of easy-to-use tools for the design, programming and development of robotic systems.
Cogmation’s software - The Virtual Robotics Toolkit - is a computer program that enables students to master their LEGO® robotics skills before they use the physical robot. The command console is identical to the physical robots’ and the graphics are of superior quality, making the simulator an excellent learning tool. Just like pilots use flight simulators for cost-effective and learning purposes, now robotics students and educators can enjoy similar benefits.
You can find more information on Cogmation Robotics and the Virtual Robotics Toolkit at virtualroboticstoolkit.com