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Qatar to host global robotics competition; 3,000 participants from 55 countries to take part in 12th World Robot Olympiad

Qatar to host global robotics competition; 3,000 participants from 55 countries to take part in 12th World Robot Olympiad

Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) and College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q), in partnership with the Supreme Education Council (SEC) officially launched the 2015 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) – one of the world’s largest robotics competitions for young people – which will be hosted in Qatar for the first time from 6 – 8th November.

The World Robot Olympiad is an annual competition, designed to develop skills and inspire enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by bringing together teams of young people from all over the world and challenging them to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to build robots capable of completing a range of challenges.

At the World Robot Olympiad, students representing more than 55 countries from around the world will compete head-to-head during the three-day event, which will take place in Doha’s iconic 6,000 square-meter Al Shaqab Indoor Arena.  The theme of this year’s event is ‘Robot Explorers’ and features various challenges that reflect local cultural influences including one for primary school level called ‘Pearl Diving’.

This year’s WRO follows the Qatar National Robot Olympiad finals which will take place at the same venue and will be held on October 30 – 31, 2015. The event is the largest of its kind in Qatar and features 1,200 students from elementary, middle and senior schools aiming to qualify to represent Qatar at the World Robot Olympiad.

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