Vietnamese Talents
World Robot Competition held nationwide
  • | | April 14, 2023 08:39 PM
The World Robot Competition Robotacon-World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2023 in Vietnam was officially launched on April 14 at Phenikaa University in Hanoi.

At the event

The event saw the attendance of representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Embassy of Denmark, Departments of Education and Training in Hanoi and other northern provinces and representatives of public, private and international schools in Hanoi and neighbouring provinces.

Under the theme ‘Connecting the world’, the Robotacon- WRO 2023 competition is co-organised by the Embassy of Denmark and Viet Tinh Anh Joint Stock Company– LEGO® Education.

This year, the teams participating in the contest will be divided into groups with tasks under various topics of current interests around the world and Vietnam such as marine life conservation, underwater infrastructure, port automation.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, the Danish ambassador Nicolai Prytz said he believed that this will be an amazing playground for young Vietnamese people to learn necessary skills needed for the 21st century such as critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, and mastering technology.

"The competition also provides an opportunity for students to innovate and discover and thereby contribute to nurturing a generation who is ready to face and solve problems and challenges of the future,' he said.
At WRO, one of the biggest robot competitions in the world for students aged 6 -19 years, students from different countries will compete and demonstrate their thinking and problem-solving abilities through competitions and challenges in robotics as well as create new projects.

Sharing this view, a LEGO® Education representative added: 'We believe that the ultimate goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to help students develop to their full potential as well as developing team skills through practice and learning in a fun and engaging way. I hope this Robocon -WRO competition in Vietnam will continue to help find the best teams representing Vietnam to compete in the world competition held in Panama in November this year.’

Dang Ngoc, General Director of Viet Tinh Anh Joint Stock Company, which holds the copyright of Robot WRO competition in Vietnam, said he was delighted with this year's contest being held countrywide for the first time.

'Being expanded nationwide this year, this competition will definitely increase the chance to select more talented Vietnamese teams and students in robotics," he said.

This year, the Robocon - WRO competition in Vietnam will have two qualifying rounds: in Ho Chi Minh City with an expected 300 teams from the South and in Hai Phong with an expected 200 teams from the north.

The final round to find the best teams and contestants representing Vietnam in the World Final in Panama will take place in Hanoi in August 2023.

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