From November 10 to 12, employees of the Ayb Educational Foundation, coordinators of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Armenia Anna Mkhitaryan and Argishti Stepanyan left for Costa Rica to participate in the international stage of the WRO 2017 as observers.
This year, 392 teams from 53 countries took part in the international stage, competing three days in a row in the Regular, Open, Football and Advanced Robotics Challenge categories. Teams from Malaysia, Russia, Germany, India, Thailand and Chinese Taipei were named winners in various categories and age groups. It is noteworthy that Russia took the 1/3 of all the medals this year, including five gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.
“Armenia is among the 66 WRO member countries, and Armenia’s participation in the international stage, as a country that has been holding the competition since 2016, was highly important, since the experience drawn from various countries and delegations that have been participating in the WRO for many years now can stir the development of the Olympiad in Armenia,” said Anna Mkhitaryan.
It should be reminded that the Ayb Educational Foundation has been carrying out the national stage of the WRO in Armenia since 2016 and the winner of this stage then gets the chance to participate in the international stage.
This year, Ayb School’s Kaizen team was named a winner. To participate in the international stage, the national stage winning team should overcome an additional test and meet certain standards. Kaizen did very well in the test; however, the team’s results were slightly insufficient than the set standards, and thus the team did not participate in the international stage.
Next year, the national stage of the World Robot Olympiad will take place in Yerevan in early July, and the international stage will be hosted by Thailand in November.
Creative Educational Technologies LLC is the exclusive sponsor of the WRO national stage in Armenia.