International Final categories


The Regular Category is a challenge based competition. Students must design, construct and program their robots to solve specific challenges on a field. Points are scored for completed tasks.

General rules


Transportation is a fast growing and changing industry in the 21st century. Communication and information technology solutions to transportation challenges appear every day. These changes lead to increasing automation in transport.

One part of automation in transport is self-driving cars. A self-driving car is able to sense the environment and navigate without human input. Due to robotic control, it can reduce the risk of accidents, avoid traffic jams, and require less driving and parking space. Self-driving cars could replace taxis and public transportation in the future.

Since 2015, Hungary has been actively involved in the development of self-driving vehicles, and in the near future, a modern test track will be finished and ready to start testing advanced technology in a road environment.

This year, it is the mission to build a robot that can act as a real autonomous, self-driving taxi that takes passengers from a starting position to a target area.

Regular Elementary rules


Engineers and developers have been working for a long time to help us live in a healthier environment with as few harmful emissions as possible and with economical energy consumption. The aim is to minimize our ecological footprint and live in comfort and safety. This has led the scientists to develop the automated operation of various systems in our buildings.

During long years of work, industries have been creating solutions for smart systems that work without human intervention. As a result of the developers' work, "smart homes" have been created to regulate the operation of various equipment and systems in a building.

In the future, smart homes will be maintained and operated by autonomous moving robots. The robots will follow pre-programmed instructions.

This year, the mission is to design a robot that can replace old light bulbs with smart lights. Your robot will take new smart lights from the storage area and bring them into different rooms (red, blue, yellow, and green areas) in the building. In addition, the robot will find old light bulbs and bring them to the trash area. This way, the robot can modernize the lighting system in the building and help save energy.

Regular Junior rules


Future IT networks face challenges such as holographic video conferencing, driverless cars, and interactive robots, just to name a few of the options that are expected to occur in the near future.

In IT data transfer, not only is the goal to increase the speed, but also to create complex systems that can intelligently adapt to the needs of users so that technology remains hidden from the everyday user. Hardware and software solutions will work together to run the future networks.

Creating these future networks involves adapting the current technology, developing new devices, and strengthening wireless technologies. Only a fast, reliable, and secure system can serve as the base for the smart city of the future. It is necessary to create a system that does not require specific IT knowledge from the user. By hiding the technology, only the benefits and the convenience are presented to users. Hungary is one of the centers of 5G research, which can provide a foundation for intelligent networks.

This year, it is the mission to create a robot that modernizes the network within a city by installing new wireless node devices and establishing an optical network between them.

Regular Senior rules


For the WRO Open Category in 2019, teams are asked to come up with innovate ideas for the areas of governance, the worklpace and educations in which robots play a role.

General rules    Open category rules

Smart Governance

The base of a more intelligent and futuristic city is a system of modern government processes that are supported by modern technologies. Smart Governance is about using technology to facilitate and support better planning and decision making. It is about greater efficiency, community leadership, mobile working, and continuous improvement through innovation. It includes e-government, the efficiency agenda, and mobile working.

Smart Workplace

Future workplaces like factories, offices and shops will most likely be very different from today. Computers and robots are already taking over a lot of repetitive tasks that were done by humans for a long time. The future of a modern workplace is about finding new ways of collaboration and communication and self-regulation in the 21st century. Smart Workplace is about policies, digital services, and incentives that help and support innovative and exciting new ideas for the workplace.

Smart Education

Education is also changing rapidly. Some of the things children need to learn to be able to participate successfully in modern society are very different than in the past. But the way we learn and the tools we use for learning are also changing. There is a need for ideas that empower students and engage them in education and society. Smart Education is about creating optimal education environments in schools, universities and other education centers.


WRO Football aims, where possible, to reflect the game of human soccer. Teams of two on two autonomous robots chase an infra-red transmitting ball around a WRO size table top field with the aim to kick more goals than the opposition.

Football category rules   Field Setup Document

Advanced Robotics

The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the autonomous operation of gardening in a green house. This year the team must design and program robot that can do localization and mapping for the playground that simulate different environment of a green house in order to garden the green house.

General rules   ARC category rules