The Regular Category
The Regular Category is a challenge-based competition. Students must design, construct and program their robots to solve specific challenges on a field. Points are scored for completed tasks.
The WeDo Regular Challenge designed for younger children. The goal is for each team to build and program a WeDo robot that can complete a series of tasks within a Game Table.
WeDo (up to 10 years old)
Elementary (up to 12 years old)
Junior (13-15 years old)
Senior (16-19 years old)
WeDo: The controller, motors and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Any combination of controllers, motors, and sensors are allowed. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.
Elementary, Junior & Senior: The controller, motors, and sensors used to assemble robots must be from LEGO® MINDSTORMS® sets (NXT or EV3). The HiTechnic Color Sensor is the only third-party element that can be added to this configuration. Only LEGO branded elements may be used to construct the remaining parts of the robot.
Software / Remote-Control
WeDo: The robot can be controlled by any compatible device or with a remote controller built from WeDo 2.0 elements. The teams can use any software.
Elementary, Junior & Senior: The teams can use any software and any firmware on NXT/EV3 controllers.
Maximum Robot Size
All Age Groups: 25cm x 25cm x 25cm
All Age Groups: A team consists of 1 coach and 2 or 3 team members.
Elementary, Junior & Senior: A surprise rule will be announced when the competition starts, to test the teams’ ability to adapt their hardware or programming. (Note: some member countries have a slightly different approach to the surprise rule.)
Elementary, Junior & Senior: The teams bring their robot completely disassembled. In the first part of the competition they will have 150 minutes to assemble their robots from loose parts without instructions.