Wanna win WRO?
Learn WRO Tips&Tricks!
Reach for the WRO stars staying at home!
INNOPOLIS UNIVERSITY
It starts with our WRO Rocket Science online-lessons!
You might think that WRO winners got some secrets and it's a real Rocket Science!
We want to teach you this Rocket Science!
If the world is stuck as your robot sometime, don't pause your mind! Make a new program to create a better version of you!

We've created a good environment for you - this online course is like a Rocket that brings you to WRO stars!

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Alex Kolotov

Teaching assistant at Innopolis University
Not sure if it's suitable for you?
No need to worry, just answer these questions
Does your robot try to move along a black line, but it's losing it constantly?
Are you programming your robot to navigate through a path, but it still fails to turn properly?
Does your robot detect color of objects not reliably?
It's everything OK with your robots on trials, but it fails during an official attempt?
If you said YES, we've got a SOLUTION for you, but …
… you should have some background.
You are ready, if:
you are interested in robotics and want to win in robotic competitions;
you have basic skills of work with Lego Mindstorms EV3;
you operate with variables and arrays easily, so you consider yourself mature enough in programming.
We've gathered relevant topics for you
The course consists of 3 modules
-1-
Precise movements
Drive and turn smoothly and at a given angle or distance, avoiding typical errors and interference
-2-
Reliable navigation
Navigate on the field fast and reliably following lines of different color and thickness without typical errors and interference
-3-
Filters and sensoring
To work effectively with sensors to avoid interference by using multiple types of filters and to identify game objects
Check your skills at a WRO Rocket Science final task!
No robot. No field. Just stay home!
Find a solution for lockdown period:
The participant's task is to program a robot that will help identify citizens with and without special permits and transport cars whose owners do not have a permit for parking
All tasks are performed in the Virtual Robot Toolkit
We've gathered our knowledge and developed a unique system to upgrade young roboticist!
7 September – 4 October
7 September – 4 October
Learn Tips&Tricks
Watch 12 short animated videolectures, which include theory, examples and explanation of algorithm.

The whole stuff is explained in a simple and interesting way! If you want get more detailed info, so read through the textbook with comprehensive explanations.

7 September – 4 October
7 September – 4 October
Put your learning into practice
To keep your knowledge, practise after every lecture.

Use Virtual Robotics Toolkit to solve assignments.
5 October
5 October
Take part at the final task!
All the learners will take a part at the final task to prove their knowledge.

The final task is based on WRO field and going to be held in Virtual Robotics Toolkit.

Communicate and get feedback!
Participate in the discussion of assignments and the final challenge with other. participants of the course and consult with the mentor throughout the training.

Why join?
Learn wherever you are
You can study from anywhere in the world!
Just stay home
Learn whenever you can
Study all staff and do exercises at convenient time
No hardware is needed
You don't to install a lot of fields at your home or gather your robots! Just practise your skills virtually!
Mentors's support
Our experts are ready to answer your questions during the course
First Name
Last Name
Registration e-mail
Contact phone
Date of birth
Country, city
Name of your school/work place
Graduation year
WRO Tips&Tricks
12 interesting animated videolectures
Free chance to prove skills at special WRO Rocket Science final task
What does it cost?
Variety of tasks for practice
Feedback support from our experts
Course attainment certificate from Innopolis University
Course package includes:
$ 95*

*USD Currency Fluctuations may affect the cost of the course
Our team
Alex Kolotov
COURSE DEVELOPER, TUTOR
Expert at:

  • Concept development of robotics competitions (WRO, Olympiad of National Technological Initiative)
  • Leading of judges in ARC at international finals
  • Teaching of students at Innopolis University
Alexey Ovsyannikov
COURSE DEVELOPER, TUTOR
Expert at:

  • Concept development of robotics competitions at national level (WRO)
  • Judging in WRO categories at the national and international finals
  • Coaching of robotics teams – winners of national and international contests
Roman Solovev
COURSE DEVELOPER
Expert at:

  • Concept development of robotics competitions at national level (WRO Regular)
  • Coaching of robotics teams – participants and winners of WRO, WRO FIT and WARC
  • Leading of Regular Category judges at national finals
Irina Lyubina
COURSE DESIGNER
Expert at:

  • Concept development of WRO in Russia
  • Coaching of robotics teams – participants and winners of WRO and WRO FIT
  • Leading of Regular Category judges at national finals
  • Leading of the National team coaches
Rustam Kagapov
COURSE DESIGNER
Expert at:

  • Organizing WRO at national level
  • Leading of WRO judges at national level
  • Judging at WRO international finals
  • Developing Innopolis University robotics contest
Elmira Zakirova
COURSE COORDINATOR
Expert at:

  • Organizing educational robotics projects and activities at Innopolis University
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the training course
  • Developing partnerships and professional networking
Our partners
Innopolis University is an academic partner of WRO. We formed and prepared the Russian national team. Since 2020, Alexander Kolotov is the first Russian member of the WRO organizing Committee and a developer of concepts and tasks for the new Future Engineers category.
We provide methodological support for 9 international and Russian Olympiads and competitions for schoolchildren in computer science, mathematics, robotics, FINTECH, information security, and engineering and scientific project tasks.
In 2019, we involved over 35,000 students from various countries in our 26 educational camps and contests. 5 of our Olympiads are supported by the Russian Union of School Olympiads, which gives benefits when entering Russian universities.
We are good at WRO
We know how to teach
We like working with students
Why Innopolis University?
Since 2014, we have ben holding our own robotics Olympiad in programming of intelligent robotic systems (mobile robotics, self-driving cars, IoT). Since 2020 this is the main robotic competition at the University.
We regularly conduct advanced training courses for coaches and teachers.
We have our own robotics contest
We work with teachers
FAQ
Who can participate in the course?
Everyone can take part in the course: students and also coaches.
What is the benefit of the course?
The course develops skills that will be useful in preparing for the next popular international robot competitions: World Robot Olympiad Regular Category, RoboCup Line, RoboCup Maze, FIRST Lego League.
What level of participant is the course designed for?
This course is designed for participants who are passionate about robotics, have basic skills in working with Lego Mindstorms EV3, and are able to program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots with usage of variables and arrays in the code.

What will be the schedule of the online course?
Once a week (on Tuesdays), 4 lessons will be opened containing: video materials, accompanying text materials, forum topics and assignments. During the week, participants study materials and complete assignments at their own pace. On Sunday, tasks are sent for review, and on Monday they are inspected. There are no scheduled online calls.

Will any additional software be required?
The course is implemented on the Moodle learning management system (LMS), which can be run in any Internet Browser. You do not need to install additional software to work in the system.

To solve practical assignments, you will need to install the licensed Virtual Robotics Toolkit program. To purchase a license and install the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, click the following link https://www.virtualroboticstoolkit.com/.
Virtual Robotics Toolkit provided a free special code for WRO Rocket Science participants. You will have free access to the simulator for one month.
You can program the robot in any programming language, but solution inspection of practical assignments will only be performed for programs written in LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software (for Windows OS) and Microsoft MakeСode (for MacOS). See the minimum system requirements for your computer on the official websites of the simulator and programming environments.

Will any additional hardware be required?
To complete the course, you will need a laptop or personal computer with the pre-installed software described above. The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 physical robot, a challenge mat, and game elements are not required to complete the course.
How and when will participants get access to the course?
Within a day after paying for the course, you will receive a username and password to access the Moodle LMS. The first course materials will be available on Monday 27 July at 9.00 UTC.
What is included in the course price?
It includes video tutorials and related training materials (without restrictions on access time after the end of the course), feedback from the mentor on solutions for the assignments and answers for the questions related to the course topics on the forum. The price does not include software licenses, a robot, sensors or other hardware.
Is it possible to join the course after it has started?
Yes, you can join the course until August 3, inclusive, in order to have time to study all the topics, complete practical assignments including the final one.
How many hours does it take to study a single lesson? How much time per week is spent on training?
The number of hours required to study the material depends on the student. It is recommended that you spend about 3 hours per single lesson or 12 hours per week for 4 lessons. The access to the course materials is provided without time restrictions.
Can participants take the course on their own?
Participants independently complete the course in the Moodle LMS. The course participant chooses a convenient time to study the material and solve practical assignments. The material of the four new lessons opens to the participant on Tuesdays.
Can I have a demo login to see the Moodle LMS where the course will be provided?
You can get acquainted with the system by using the following username and password: username - wro_rs, password - WRORS2020. You will be able to take free courses at Innopolis University, but all course materials are in Russian. Access to the courses is provided at the following link https://stem.university.innopolis.ru/.
What is the role of the mentor in the course?
The mentor inspects the practical assignments sent by participants and provides feedback on their solutions. The mentors also answer questions related to the course topics on the forum.
In what language are the video tutorials, theoretical material and practical tasks given? Will there be subtitles for video tutorials?
All material and video tutorials are given in English. For your convenience, video tutorials are with subtitles in English. Communication on the forum is also in English.
Is it possible to get a discount when submitting a group application?
For all discounts, please contact the project Manager by email wro-rocketscience@innopolis.ru.
If you have questions
Feel free to contact us
1, Universitetskaya Str., Innopolis,
Tatarstan, Russia, 420500