SHANGHAI, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 World Educational Robot (WER) championship was held at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center, China on November 19 and 20.
More than 2,000 top players from nearly 20 countries, who are selected from different levels of WER competitions, took part in this gala of educational robots to compete for nine awards across four contests (the brick robot contest, extended task contest, creation contest and video contest). Young Robot talents from all over the world showing their abilities in Shanghai WER, initiated and hosted by Federation of World Educational Robot (FWER), is an international robot competition for young people aged from 6 to 18. The annual competition takes place at city, provincial and national levels, with the highest level being the world championship in which Abilix educational robots will be used. The number of players joining in all levels of competitions this year hit more than 500,000, with the winners from these competitions finally gathering in Shanghai to join in the fantastic annual robot gala. In the brick robot contest, the most important of this WER championships, each team will build a robot and program it to achieve four preset missions, which are "controlling weight", "balance game", "far and correct" and "mining ore", fully showing the robot's control ability in the aspects of weight, balance, distance and direction. At the same time, young players will perform three onsite missions in which they analyze tasks, write creative solutions, and carry out programming and debugging, all of which are challenging. The onsite mission release is initiated by WER, the first in the history of the event and a milestone for youth robot competition.