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After two years of exciting virtual competition, National Robotics Challenge (NRC) is finally coming back on-site! NRC is an exciting game-based robotic competition that provides an opportunity for participants to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way. Join the largest robotics competition in Singapore now!

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NRC 2022 Tournaments

NRC 2022 promises to be filled with many more challenges, excitement and surprises! This year, the competitions (other than CoderZ Coding Challenge) will be held live on-site at Science Centre Singapore from 23 August to 10 September 2022. The theme for this year is “My Robot, My Friend”. The competition will also be opened to International Schools and overseas teams.

Registration (click here!) opens from 01 May 2022 to 31 July 2022. For further enquires, kindly email to NRC@science.edu.sg.

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  • WRO® RoboMission (Regular)

    Age: Primary: 8-12 years old | Secondary: 13-16 years old | Tertiary: 16-19 years old

    Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach/mentor

    Hardware: LEGO® based

    Software: Free choice

    Maximum size: Max. 25 x 25 x 25 cm

    Characteristics: Build and program a robot that solves challenges on a field.

    WRO® RoboMission is a challenge-based competition. Students must design, construct and program an autonomous robot that can solve specific challenges on a field. Because the field is set up randomly each round, the robot needs to be able to make its own decisions during the run.

    All parts of the robot, including controller, motors and sensors must be from LEGO® (MINDSTORMS® NXT or EV3, SPIKE PRIME or Robot Inventor).

    The format of the competition is adapted from the international WRO RoboMission.
    Note: WRO RoboMission was called Regular category until 2021.

    Format and Competition Dates:
    Presentation:

    Qualifiers

    Primary 29th – 30th August 2022
    Secondary 31st August – 1st September 2022
    Tertiary 2nd September 2022

    Finals

    Shortlisted teams will be selected and will be invited for the finals.

    Presentation Finals 3rd September 2022

    Robot Run:

    Qualifiers

    Primary 5th – 6th September 2022
    Secondary 7th – 8th September 2022
    Tertiary 9th September 2022

    Finals

    Shortlisted teams will be selected and will be invited for the finals. Surprise rules may be introduced for the finals.

    Robot Run Finals (Top 10 of each category) 10th September 2022

     

    Details of the scoring mechanism for Qualifiers and Finals can be found in the WRO RoboMission 2022 - General Rules document.

  • WRO® Future Innovators (Open)

    Age: Primary: 8-12 years old | Secondary: 13-16 years old | Tertiary: 16-19 years old

    Team size: 2-3 people guided by a coach/ mentor

    Hardware: Free choice - Teams at WRO International Final have the option to win the LEGO Education creativity award if they mainly LEGO branded controllers.

    Software: Free choice

    Maximum size: Must fit in 2x2x2m booth

    Characteristics: Develop a robot project that helps solve real world problems.

    Our Future Innovators category is a project-based competition. Students create their own innovative intelligent robotics solution relating to the current theme of the season. There is no restriction on the use of materials. This includes free choice of controllers, motors, sensors, etc.

    Teams will present their project and their robot model to a group of judges on the competition day. The judges will not only grade the robot solution but will also look at aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The format of the competition is adapted from the international WRO Future Innovators.

    Note: WRO Future Innovators was called Open category until 2021.

     

    Format and Competition Dates:

    Presentation + Robot Demonstration:

    Primary9th September 2022
    Secondary9th September 2022
    Tertiary9th September 2022

    Details of the scoring mechanism can be found in the WRO Future Innovators 2022 - General Rules document.

  • WRO® Future Engineers

    Age: 14-19 years old

    Team size: 2-3 students guided by a coach/ mentor

    Hardware: Free choice

    Software: Free choice

    Maximum size: Max. 30 x 20 x 30cm

    Characteristics: Advanced robotics following current research trends.

    With WRO® Future Engineers we created an exciting category for older students. With this new format, we want to bring the current research challenge into schools and teach students an engineering workflow by solving real-world-problems. Teams can use any robot, controller and materials that are in line with the regulations.

    The game changes every 3 or 4 years and the current game is all about autonomous driving. The challenge is to build a robot with a steering drive that can drive around a track autonomously. Each year little changes are introduced to motivate the students to keep on developing their robots.

    The format of the competition is adapted from the international WRO Future Engineers. 

    Format and Competition Dates:

    Robot Run:

    Future Engineers Robot Run9th September 2022 (PM)

    Details of the scoring mechanism can be found in the WRO Future Engineers 2022 – General Rules document.

  • NRC WeDo

    Age: 6-10 years old

    Team size: 2-3 students guided by a coach/ mentor

    Hardware: LEGO® based

    Software: Free choice

    Maximum size: Max. 30 x 20 x 30cm

    Characteristics: A rules based competition where students design, build and program a robot that will solve missions on a playfield.

    The normal WRO® RoboMission General Rules apply for NRC WeDo competition.

    All parts of the robot, including controller, motors and sensors must be from LEGO® (LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set).

     

    Format and Competition Dates:

    Presentation + Robot Run:

    NRC WeDo30th August 2022

    (Stay tuned for more details!)

  • NRC Preschool (New!)

    Level: K1 - K2 (5-6 years old)

    Team size: Max 5 students guided by max 2 coaches/mentors

    Hardware: KUBO

    Software: KUBO

    Characteristics: A mission-based competition where students code and design a robot to solve missions on a playfield.

    NRC Preschool is our inaugural Preschool National Robotics Challenge. Our theme for this year is My Robot, My Friend. Learn the fundamentals of coding whilst completing missions around our community with Kubo, our robot friend.

     

    Format and Competition Dates:

     Date Location
    Presentation 23rd - 24th August 2022 Online (Zoom)
    Competition 31st August 2022 Science Centre (Marquee)
    Prize Presentation 10th September 2022 Science Centre (Annexe)

    Click here to register and stay tuned for more details!
    Contact us for enquiries at KidsSTOP@science.edu.sg

     

     

  • CoderZ Coding Challenge

    Age: Primary: 8-12 years old | Secondary: 13-16 years old

    Team size: 6 students

    Characteristics: Online points-based competition

    Part of Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, CoderZ teams will log into the portal accessible via a browser and start coding their virtual robot to accomplish tasks. There will be two main Challenges and a series of Missions leading up to the Challenges.

    The competition is a one-day event with no preparations required by teams. Teams will undergo a training session in the morning of the competition day. In the afternoon, teams will be given access to the Challenges and Missions to score as many points as possible.

    Additional self-learning resources

    In partnership with Amazon as part of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, participants can create a free CoderZ account to practice coding on the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge platform in preparation for the competition.

    Account creation (for individuals):

    1) go to gocoderz.com

    2) click on “start now” under Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge

    3) scroll down and click on “create individual student account”

    Account creation with class code (for teachers):

    https://tinyurl.com/CoderZResources

     

    Format and Competition Dates:

    Recap of CoderZ for Primary school 5th September 2022 (AM)
    Competition for Primary category 5th September 2022 (PM)
    Recap of CoderZ for Secondary school 6th September 2022 (AM)
    Competition for Secondary category 6th September 2022 (PM)

    For more information, kindly visit Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge organised by Science Centre Singapore.

    A sneak peak of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge Platform:

About NRC

Since 1999, Science Centre Singapore has been organizing The National Robotics Competition (NRC) with support from the Ministry of Education, various partners and sponsors. To date, the competition has attracted more than 60,000 participants and 240,000 supporters.

NRC spurs interest and innovation offering students an opportunity to apply what they learnt in school and experience STEM hands-on through interactive and meaningful experiences. In the process, students develop skills such as problem solving, entrepreneurial dare, creative thinking and team spirit.

This year, the Centre will be back to launch a hybrid competition with fully on-site robot runs, held from 23 August 2022 to 10 September 2022, at Science Centre Singapore.

Registration (click here!) opens from 01 May 2022 to 31 July 2022. For further enquires, kindly email to NRC@science.edu.sg.