Andorra Telecom World Robot Olympiad (WRO)
The WRO is a challenge-based global educational competition for children and teens, who must demonstrate their problem-solving ability through the construction and programming of a robot entrusted with a specific mission.
Among the fundamental goals of this competition are the promotion of creativity, initiative and the ability to solve problems through an educational challenge; better communication, cooperation and teamwork skills; a broader vision of science and technology; and stirring interest in professions related to science, innovation and technology.
The Andorra Telecom WRO is the Andorran event of this prestigious international competition that promotes the knowledge of robotics in a playful format of among children and teens between 7 and 15 years with the desire to awaken their interest in technology and engineering. The Andorran event is part of the WRO's international calendar. Andorra Telecom has been holding this competition since 2015.
The top finishers in each category of the competition organised by Andorra Telecom win a place at the Spanish final, which is the gateway to the world final.
In 2016, the Recrorobot team, formed by Nil Tomàs and Ares Rovira, took part in the world final in India. They competed in the Elementary division, between seven and twelve years old, and won first place in the Andorra Telecom WRO tournament, held in Andorra and which gave them the right to participate in the Spanish final held in Logroño. In this competition they confirmed their great level with a second place finish, which brought them to the world finals in New Delhi.
Andorra Telecom has made a firm commitment to robotics with the organisation of local events for two major international competitions such as the World Robotic Olympiad and the First Lego League.