World Robot Olympiad is an International Robotic Competition for school students conducted by Lego, United States and recognized by countries worldwide. The World Robot Olympiad committee conducts preliminary competitions at Regional and National Levels in more than 56 counties across the world. The national winners from these countries then compete against each other in a common venue. WRO 2012 was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov 9, 10 and 11, 2012 with participants from more than 56 countriesThe Indian leg of the World Robot Olympiad, The Indian Robot Olympiad was conducted at New Delhi on Oct 11th and 12th. In this competition, the winners of the regional rounds conducted at 7 different locations across India including Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Chennai came together to showcase their mettle, and competed against teams from across the country for the National Title. B.D. Ashwin, Sathwik Krishna, Shiva Manickam and Sindu Meenakshi of D.A.V. public school have represented the Chennai region in this competition at New Delhi.library library library library library library library libraryThe competition comprised students from Class I to Class XII. It was conducted in two categories - regular and open, and across three different age groups - Elementary, Junior high and Senior high. In the regular category, students are expected to build a model for a specific task whereas in the open category, students build a robot of their choice on the theme 'Robots - Connecting People' along with a project report and presentation.After four months of classroom learning, model building and programming, their hard work has paid off and Shiva Manickam of Class VII was selected to represent India at the World Robot Olympiad conducted at Malaysia. Shiva, along with his coach and parents has travelled to Malaysia and exhibited his robot at the international venue and has won great laurels. It is a great opportunity for him to participate in an international competition like this one and represent the home country.
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