Dec. 3 – 11 2020

405-222/236/240/470, City campus, The University of Auckland

Competition Division

    Junior A (Lower Primary School): Year 1 – 3

    Junior B (Upper Primary School): Year 4 – 6

    Challenge A (Intermediate School): Year 7 – 9

    Challenge B (High School): Year 10 – 13

    * Junior students can bring books or notes for the competition.



Competition Dates and Category

    Day 1 (Dec. 3, Thu): Junior Battle Cube/Battle Soccer & Line Tracer

    Day 2 (Dec. 4, Fri): Senior Battle Cube/Battle Soccer & Line Tracer

    Day 3 (Dec. 7, Mon)Junior Creative Robot

    Day 4 (Dec. 8, Tue): Senior Creative Robot

    Day 5 (Dec. 9, Wed): Robot Soccer

    Day 6 (Dec. 10, Thu): Junior/Senior Robot in Movie

    Day 7 (Dec. 11, Fri): Junior/Senior Cyber Robot

    * Allowed to use ROBOROBO kit only except Robot Soccer.

    * Can participate to the pre-registered categories only (cannot register during the competition period).

    * Junior A can select only Battle Cube, but not Battle Soccer

    * Junior B and Challenge A can select ONLY one of Battle Cube and Battle Soccer (cannot select both of them).
       The category, which does not have enough students, can be cancelled. 

    * Challenge B can select both Battle Soccer and Battle Cube, but Battle Cube is a pair game. 

    * Can participate to Line Tracer regardless of participating to Battle Cube and Battle Soccer. 

    * For Creative Robot, Robot in Movie, and Cyber Robot, one team can have max 3 members,
       but Challenge B can have max 2 members as a team. 

    * For Robot Soccer, one team can have max 3 members. 

    * Only the participants who submit their completed robots within the given time can go to the final round.

    * Cannot take your robots back on Day 3, 4 and 6 if you participate to the next day competitions.
       If you take your robot out from the competition venue, you should dismantle it for re-entering and re-make it during the given time.

    * Lunch and drinks should be prepared by students. 



    8:00 – 8:30: Registration / Entry check

    8:30 – 9:00: Safety induction / Kit check

    9:00 – 12:30: First round

    12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

    13:30 – ? : Final round / Award ceremony 


    Certificate to Top 3 of each division & each category

    Certificate to the Finalists of each category

    Top ranked students get the opportunity to compete in the International Robot Olympiad, represent to NZ (if we have it)

    The International Robot Olympiad 2020 will be held in NZ remotely (18-21 January 2021)



    ELIGIBILITY : Open to all students who are officially registered to the schools in NZ


    APPLICATION DEADLINE : 5 August 2020





    NZ Robot Olympiad Association

    CILab (Creative Imagination Laboratory)


Sponsors (TBA)

    The University of Auckland

    CILab (Creative Imagination Laboratory)

    CARES (Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science)

    Sunny Chae, Barfoot&Thompson

    Hi Well Charitable Foundation 

    Future Insurance & Mortgage

    IEEE New Zealand North Chapter

    IEEE New Zealand, Robotics and Automation Joint Society


    IROC (International Robot Olympiad Committee)

Competition rules and schedule (TBA)

    All participants should read and understand the competition rule before the competition days.

    See the brochure includes rules for each game. Also the competition schedule is in the brochure.

    Download rules and schedule here: NZRO_Brochure_A4_2019