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The Introduction of WER

WER, an acronym for World Educational Robot Contest, 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 participants from 30 countries participate in WER contests.

The Mission of WER

  • To be the most important 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 educational robot contest that is favored by preteens and teenagers around the world

  • To be the leader of those who train young people in technology literacy and teach them about science and technology

  • To be the leader of those who inspire young people to succeed in analysis, creativity and application capabilities

  • To be the leader in cultivating and selecting technical genius

Competition Projects

Competition Items

  • Brick Robot
  • Humanoid Robot
  • Flying Robot
  • Flying Brick Robot
  • Mobile Robot
  • Modular Robot
  • Underwater Robot
  • Creative Robot Design Robot

Research Items

  • Satellite Robot
  • Antarctic Expedition Robot
  • Moon Expedition Robot

The System of WER Contest

  • Official Contest Ⅰ: WER World Championship, which is the final international contest, held annually.

  • Official Contest Ⅱ: WER National Contest

  • Official Contest Ⅲ: WER Provincial (State) Contest

  • Official Contest Ⅳ: WER Municipal Contest

  • Successful competition in a contest allows students to progress to the next higher level event.

  • WER also encourages organizers around the world to arrange informal tournament within and between schools.

  • The members of the winning teams in the World Championship Contest will receive scholarships. In addition, their success will bring back honors to their schools and countries. This accomplishment will also support their college applications.

The History of World Championships

  • Year 1994, Professor Jake MENDELSSOHN, founder of educational Robotics, started Global Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest, which is the earliest global educational robot contest.

  • Year 2000, Dr. YUN Weimin, founder of educational Robotics, started educational robot contest in China.

  • Year 2012, Foundation of WERS.

  • Year 2013, The 1st WER World Championship, China.

  • Year 2014, The 2nd WER World Championship, U.S.

  • Year 2015, The 3rd WER World Championship, Canada.

  • Year 2016, The 4th WER World Championship, China.

  • Year 2017, The 5th WER World Championship, China.

The Organizations and Global Network of WER Contest

  • World Educational Robotics Society is a network distributed all around the world of country organizations, which host their national WER Contest.

  • The WER Contest also has WER National Representatives, who are in charge of organizing municipal, provincial (state) and national contests, and selecting the national teams to attend the WER World Championship.

  • Founder of WERS—Dr. YUN Weimin and Professor Jake Mendelssohn

  • Chairman of The Organising Committee of WER—Mr. LAN Zhijun

  • Chairman of WER Theory Committee—Dr. XIN Yingjie

  • Chairman of WER Network Committee—Dr. LI Minghe

  • Chairman of WER Contest Rules Committee—Professor WANG Shaoping

WER2017 Info

WER2017 Info