WeDo Pilot

WeDo Pilot 2017

In WRO we have an ambition of being relevant to students of different ages and consequently offer competitions on platforms that provide a fun and challenging experience. In 2017 we will test three concepts (Regular, Open and Football concept) with LEGO WeDo 2.0.

If you are interested to learn more about this existing opportunity, please contact our Program Consultant Markus Fleige at mf [at] wroboto.org.

 

Questions & Answers

Participating countries and teams will find frequently asked questions and the answers to these questions at this page. If you have further questions, please contact Markus Fleige as well.  

Last updated: 04.05.2017

 

Q&A General questions

1. Will there be a WeDo competition at the international final in Costa Rica?

No, we will not have a qualification for the international tournament this year. It is only a local pilot in each countries. However, we might see some teams from Costa Rica demonstrating what they have done with WeDo, but no competition.

2. How many participants should be on a WeDo team?

As usual for WRO there should be 2 or 3 participants in one team.


Q&A Regular concept

1. How much time do the teams have to compete in a Regular game?

There is a 2 minute (120 seconds) time limit. Overall we recommend the following setup: 2 minute set up, 2 minute game, 1 minute change over and reset

2. Do the teams need to re-build the robot at the competition day?

In contrast to the normal Regular Category for the WeDo Pilot it is not necessary that teams need to rebuild their model from scractch at the event.

3. Are there any size limits for the robot?

Here we use the normal Regular Category size limit of 25cm x 25cm x 25cm.


Q&A Open concept

1. How much time do the teams have to present their ideas?

Here we will go with the same rules as for the official Open Category: "Teams will be allocated approximately 10 minutes for judgment: 5 minutes to explain and demonstrate the robot, remaining 2‐5 minutes to respond to questions from the judges." (WRO General Rules 2017, Rule 6.4).


Q&A Football concept

1. How much time do the teams have to compete in the Football matches?

There are three rounds of football games, each one running for 45 seconds. This could be run on multiple tables, so there is more than one team active at the same time. We recommend that a football competition runs like this:

  • All teams compete, one after the other, in the penalty kick challenge, 45 seconds per team plus time for change over (maybe 2 minutes per team in total, with set up and reset).
  • All teams then compete in the dribbling challenge, same timing as before.
  • All teams finally compete in the lofted shot challenge, same timing as before.

2. Do the teams need to re-build the robot at the competition day?

In contrast to the normal Football Category for the WeDo Pilot it is not necessary that teams need to rebuild their model from scractch at the event.

3. Can the robot lift the ball by taking it with some manipulator or it should kick it some way just to make it leave the surface?

There is no limit on how the ball should / could be lifted, as long as it leaves the surface.

4. Can the robot throw the ball instead of kicking? If yes, how does it deal with rule 11.1?

Yes, it can. Honestly, rule 11.1 refers to the dribbling challenge, not to the lofted shot and it seems to have copied over. You can ignore rule 11.1.

5. Are there any limitations about goal line crossing of the robot during the lofted shot. Does it mean that the robot can lift the ball and carry it to the goal?

The robot may hold the ball but should not move with the ball/carry it beyond where the ball should be placed to set up the shot. The robot can move any distance up to the ball to create momentum/inertia. It is the intent to have the robot kick, throw or release the ball around the area the ball is placed, and not drive forward towards the goal and carry it into the goal.

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