Massachusetts & Connecticut National Qualifier

WRO LOGO First Robotics Association


Semia is please to announce the winners of the First Massachusetts & Connecticut World Robot Olympiad Qualifier was held on August 11, 2018.

Elementary Regular:
    First Place & Juniper Robot Design Award - Sushi Bots
    Second Place - Chicken Bots
    Third Place - LEGO Storm
    Fourth Place - Cosmic Teenager

Junior Regular:
    First Place & Juniper Robot Design Award - Plasma Robotics

WeDo Open:
    First Place - Robot Spiders

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Sushi Bot Winner

Category Information


The latest addition to World Robot Olympiad is a competition format for children up to 10 years old. Note that in 2018 WeDo is not offered at the International final.


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USA Team Registration


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World Robot Olympiad
Competiton Materials


Game Pieces $50

Competition Mats $80

World Robot Olympiad Global Sponsor

 

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Juniper Networks

On June 18, 2018 Juniper Networks became the global technology sponsor of the World Robot Olympiad Association in a multi-year agreement to work closely with WRO to promote, stage and further develop this global competition that attracts tens of thousands of young people worldwide.

As a result of this partnership Juniper Networks Waltham, Massachusetts office participated in this year’s World Robot Olympiad Massachusetts & Connecticut Qualifier, which was held on August 11, 2018 at the James L. McKowen Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, MA. With 15 volunteers generously donating their time to help judge the various categories of competition and present the Juniper Award of Design excellence to the top two teams truly made this day memorable. The World Robot Olympiad Massachusetts and Connecticut chapter is very thankful for all their contributions and look forward to working with Juniper Networks for many years to come.

Engineering Simplicity is the enduring philosophy of Juniper Networks, a leader in automated, scalable and secure networks. In the digital age, networks are the lifeblood of how the world lives, works and communicates – encompassing schools, hospitals, transportation systems, entertainment, internet connectivity, retailers, emergency services, banks and beyond, in every community, in every government and in every economy. Juniper believes that this intelligent, sophisticated, powerful technology can - must - also be simple to be effective, efficient and accessible.

Not least, automation has become a key enabler of such technology, functioning alongside humans to create and operate networks that can scale, flex and protect, dynamically adapting to conditions, developments and challenges in nanoseconds. Therefore, it is imperative that the upcoming generations understand automation - Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, virtualization – in order to take technology forward into their future. Juniper Networks is proud to be the global technology partner of World Robot Olympiad in 2018 and beyond, as it is the perfect nurturing environment for tomorrow’s automation innovators.


 

 

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Juniper Design Award Recipients

 

2018 Exhibitors


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iRobot is committed to building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the United States. Our multi-faceted outreach program is a resource for students, parents and educators to share in our excitement for the robotics industry and get an inside look at what we do here. iRobot has generously donated a Create 2 robot that will be given away to one lucky attendee of this event.


Cogmation Robotics develops simulation software that enables users to design & control robotics systems. This technology has been proven to engage more STEM students with their robotics studies. Cogmation Robotics is the creator of the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, which offers support and learning material for all skill levels and is used by multiple robotic teams and clubs to compete virtually.


Learn more about the Watertown HATCH

Hatch is Watertown's Makerspace, located at 20 Summer Street. It is a public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for the public to use and share skills with each other and give everyone in Watertown the opportunity to become a maker. Becoming a maker is not about talent - it’s about collaboration, creative problem solving, and the development of a curious and tenacious spirit.


Learn More about ChartaCloud | ROBOTTECA

ChartaCloud | ROBOTTECA provides social, collaborative and telepresence robots, robot behavior software and pre-configured robot deployments. ROBOTTECA specializes in the sale, support and deployment of the NAO robot, a product of SoftBank Robotics, for use in STEM educational and robotics curricula, public library ‘makerspace’ and digital learning initiatives initiatives, pediatric health care, autism intervention therapies, senior care social engagement in skilled nursing facilities, retail/hospitality consumer engagement and tradeshow and customer education center presentations. ROBOTTECA is the world’s leading provider of advanced software for programming the NAO robot. ChartaCloud technology partners include SoftBank Robotics, IBM, HP and Verizon. Additional information can be found at www.robotteca.com


Circuit Lab programs give kids the opportunity to create devices by blending technical concepts with hands-on experimentation in a creative environment. We use the latest technologies including Arduino and Raspberry Pi to design smarter flashlights, race cars, musical instruments, games, and more. Each class session begins with a brief conceptual overview before launching into an interactive, hands-on activity.