\ About WER \

Introduction

WER is acronym for World Educational Robot Contest. It was founded and organized by World Educational Robotics Society (WERS).
WER is an international robot contest for teenagers from 4 to 18. Annually, more than 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participate in WER contests. With the expansion of influence, winners of WER world championships will bring great honors to their countries, schools as well as to themselves. They will be awarded scholarship and may even be directly admitted to elite universities or their achievement may be deemed as crucial basis for university admission.

Mission

To be the most instructive educational robot contest in the world
To be the largest educational robot contest in the world
To be the educational robot contest with the most advanced and detailed projects in the world
To be the most favored educational robot contest among preteens and teenagers around the world
To be the leader of those who train young people in their technological quality and who teach them science and technology
To be the leader of those who train young people’s success ability (analytic ability+creative ability+practical ability)
To be the leader in cultivating and selecting technical genius

WER Organizing Committee

Prof.Jake Mendelssohn
One of the founders of WERS and WER
Professor of the Hartford Academy of Educational Sciences; Chairman of The Connecticut Robotics Society.

The Connecticut Robotics Society, an institution with a history of 31 years founded by Jake, has been committed to promoting innovation and invention competitions of robots in various schools.

Dr. Yun Weimin
One of the founders of WERS and WER
Chairman of WER Theory Committee

Co-founder of Educational Robotics; Founder of biological robotics GBA theory; Product Construction Master; Winner of the highest honor in Robotics, International Educational Robotics Leadership Award.

Mr. Lan Zhijun
The committee of WER China
The committee of WER Theory

Requirement for Contestants

Students

4-to-18-year-old primary and secondary school students
can sign up for projects they are interested in.

Team

WER contest requires contestant to complete the contest in cooperation. Contestants shall enter for the contest in the form of team. Each team consists of 2 to 3

Development

Origin of World Educational Robot Contest:

In 1994, Professor Jake Mendelssohn, co-founder of Educational Robotics, held the earliest educational robot contest in the world, Global Fire-Fighting Home Robotics Contest.

In 2000, Dr. Yun Weimin, co-founder of Educational Robotics, held the earliest educational robot contest in China. It was named Abilix Cup. It soon expanded into the greatest robotic contest with most contest projects in China. In the same year, Dr. Yun Weimin established the theoretical system for educational robot .

Founding of World Educational Robot Contest (WER)

In 2012, Prof. Jake Mendelssohn and Dr. Yun Weimin initiated and established World Educational Robotics Society.

In 2013, they launched World Educational Robot (WER) contest, willing to popularize the scientific education with educational robots as platform.

Development of WER

2017

Mar.2017 WER League, contestants of 4-18 years old
Mar.2017 HEFEI, WER2017 East China Regional
June 2017 Zagreb, WER2017Croatia Trial with the presence of the president of Croatia
July 2017 Seville, Spain WER2017 European Open
Sydney, Australia WER 2017 Australian Open
Aug.2017 BINZHOU, WER2017 North China Regional
KUNMING, WER2017 Southwest China Regional
Sept.2017 Zagreb, WER2017 Croatia
Oct.2017 CA, WER 2017 U.S. OPEN
FOSHAN, WER 2017 South China Regional
Guanajuato, WER 2017 MEXICO OPEN
Vancouver, WER 2017 CANADA
Nov.2017 SHENYANG, WER2017 Northeast China Regional
SHANGHAI, WER2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 10,000 CONTESTANTS
Dec. 2017 XI’AN, WER 2017 Northwest China Regional
562 CONTESTS

2016

Mar 2016 WER 2016 East China Open Changzhou
Aug 2016 WER 2016 Canada Open Vancouver
Aug 2016 WER 2016 U.S. Open Los Angeles
Oct 2016 WER 2016 South China Open Nanning
Oct 2016 WER 2016 Southwest China Open Chengdu
Nov 2016 WER 2015 World Championship Shanghai 5000 contestants

2015

Mar 2015 WER 2015 South China Open Foshan
Mar 2015 WER 2015 East China Open Yangzhou
July 2015 WER 2015 Canadian Open Vancouver
Nov 2015 WER 2015 China Championship
Beijing (Tsinghua University) 1500 contestants

2014

May 2014 WER 2014 Southwest China Open Chongqing
July 2014 WER 2014 East China Open Nanjing
Aug 2014 WER 2014 U.S. Open Los Angeles
Nov 2014 WER 2014 China Championship Shanghai

2013

Oct 2013 WER 2013 East China Open Shanghai 300 contestants
Nov 2013 WER 2013 China Championship Liuzhou 1000 contestants

SYSTEM

WER World Championship

The contest of highest level held by World Educational Robotics Society annually. Each year students from all over the world come to participate in the contest.

WER National Tournament /Regional Championship

Held by World Educational Robotics Society and undertaken by World Educational Robotics Society National Branches, the WER National/Regional Championships face WER contests of various nations and regions.

Held by World Educational Robotics Society and undertaken by World Educational Robotics Society National Branches, the WER National/Regional Opens face WER contests of various nations and regions. Part of the contests is available to contestants from other countries.

WER Regional Tournament in Various Countries

Held by World Educational Robotics Society and undertaken by World Educational Robotics Society Chinese Organizing Committee, the contests face areas in China. In 2017, WER Chinese Organizing Committee plans to hold East China, South China, Southwest, Central China, Northeast, North China and Northwest Opens.

WER at Provincial / State Level

WER at City Level

To progress to higher contests, students need to pass selection of lower level contests. WER encourages organizers to organize informal inter-school tournaments or cross-city tournaments.

WER Abilix Home League

league under World Educational Robot Contest (WER) tailored for students of Abilix Homes and Abilix Stores. Each year, Spring League and Autumn League are held. In china, the selected teams in Spring League will participate in WER China Championship of the first half year. The selected teams in Autumn League will

Projects

The contest is mainly divided into two segments:

“Pre-set Task” and “additional-site Task” .

Predetermined Task: accounts for 40% of the total score
The “Predetermined Task” refers to the project tasks that contestants know about in advance of the event. These tasks are relatively difficult, since students will have had time to prepare for them.

On-site Task: accounts for 60% of the total score
The “On-site Task” refers to the project tasks that will be revealed on site. There are three projects of different difficulty levels, and students are required to finish the tasks by themselves, on the spot, without coaches’ instruction. This requirement is fundamental to the educational goals of WER because “It is a contest for students, rather than for coaches.”
The projects can be divided into competition items and research items

competition items

Educational Robot
Brick Series Contest

Featured by abound event tasks and large space of mechanical innovation.

Educational Robot
Humanoid Series Contest

Simulating future scene when humanoid robots enter people’s families, featured by large space of control and software innovation.

Educational Robot
Flying Series Contest

Programming flying series robot to complete the tasks on its own. The tasks are cool and exciting, featured by large space of control and software innova

Educational Robot
Mobile Series Contest

Designing algorithm that collects dust most efficiently, featured by large space of software innovation.

Educational Robot
Modular Series Contest

Assembling the robot to complete the task through programming.

Educational Robot
Underwater Series Contest

Programming for underwater series robot to complete the tasks on its own.

Educational Robot
Innovation Series Contest

Utilizing the mechanical and electronic devices and 3D printers to design innovative robot to complete the tasks.

Research Items

Satellite Robot

Space Photography Contest.

Antarctic Scientific Expedition Robot

Ore Finding Contest.

Moon Scientific Expedition Robot

Ore Analysis Contest.

Contact Us
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