ONEWORLD ROBOTICS COMPETITION
ONEWORLD ROBOTICS COMPETITION
It is our greatest pleasure to announce the OneWorld Robotics Competition. We would like to invite you, your students, and your school to participate in this unique and exciting international competition. Open to all New Zealand secondary school students in years 8, 9 and 10, the OneWorld Robotics Competition brings together schools from all over the globe.
The OneWorld Robotics Competition offers students the opportunity to develop and apply critical survival skills in pursuit of solving real-world challenges we are facing right now.
The inaugural OneWorld Robotics Competition category for 2019 is
NAVIGATING SMART CITIES
All participants’ efforts will be recognized. Students will be awarded certificates of participation recognising the commitment and teamwork required in the months of preparation leading up to the competition.
The winning OneWorld Global team will receive a monetary prize of USD 5,000. Winning teams in Future Skills categories will receive USD 1,000 for each category. The winning team at each area competition will be awarded a full robotic learning classroom set including 20 robotic starter-kits, including hardware, software and professional development.
Students will have their projects judged based on Future Skills categories utilizing Dr Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills. Assessment will be completed by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts and entrepreneurs.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence
Agility and Adaptability
Initiative and Entrepreneurial
Effective Oral and Written Communication
Accessing and Analyzing Information
Curiosity and Imagination
Each student will use the Practice Kit to collaborate with their team and demonstrate their robotic problem-solving concept. The kit contains the next generation of FlipRobot, the E310, along with a range of additional extensions. With both hardware and software, participants can create original concepts with greater flexibility.
The purpose of the Practice Kit allows team members to learn and master their hardware and coding skills. Access to online projects to learn and apply these skills are provided with the Practice Kit, serving as the base for their competition preparation. We encourage team coaches to use this time to guide their team in project management, teamwork and groom their future skills.
Closer to competition time the Competition Key will be released. The missing piece of the puzzle in the form of additional hardware, software, and/or data to directly assist in your team’s real-world problem solution. (The Competition Key will be supplied to teams at no additional cost).
The competition will start with area competitions held in the following cities:
Running over two days, teams will present their concept portfolio, rationale, and take part in an active scenario demonstration of their robotic solution to one of the competitions theme categories.
Teams will have their project judged by a panel of industry experts, entrepreneurs and educators. The winning team will receive a robotics classroom set, and the top three teams will be invited to the global competition. All attending students will be awarded certificates of participation.
Teams from around the world will compete to be best-in-class for Future Skills categories, and ultimately the title of Global Champion. Over five days students and educators will collaborate with other international teams, presenting their projects to a judging panel of internationally recognized experts. Teams will have the opportunity to experience workshops and speaker events specializing in robotics.
Speaker events from industry leaders
The global competition will take place in Sydney in March 2020. All students and schools are welcome to attend.
Minimum students : 5
Maximum students: 10
Health and safety requires one team coach over the age of 18, for every five students in a team.
Registration fee per team: NZD 55
Practice Kit per student: NZD 195
OneWorld Robotics provides the venue and ground staff for each local competition. Teams are responsible for the costs of their own food, transportation and accommodation if necessary.