NEW ZEALAND ROBOT OLYMPIAD 2022

July 11 – 21, 2022

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

Competition Division

    Junior A (Lower Primary School): Year 1 – 4

    Junior B (Upper Primary School): Year 5 – 6

    Challenge A (Intermediate School): Year 7 – 9

    Challenge B (High School): Year 10 – 13

  

Competition Dates 

    Day 1 (July 11, Mon): Junior Individuals (Battle Cube/Battle Soccer & Line Tracer)

    Day 2 (July 12, Tue): Senior Individuals (Battle Cube/Battle Soccer & Line Tracer)

    Day 3 (July 13, Wed): Junior/Senior Creative Robot

    Day 4 (July 14, Thu)Junior/Senior Cyber Robot & Physical Computing

    Day 5 (July 15, Fri)Junior/Senior Robot in Movie

    Day 6 (July 19, Tue): Robot Soccer

    Day 7 (July 21, Thu): Award Ceremony (5pm at B405-470)

    * No internet allowed during the competition. Will be disqualified if you use the internet without permission. 

    * Allowed to use ROBOROBO kit for individual categories.

    * All categories are onsite competition, which means you cannot use prebuilt robot and code (except Robot Soccer Mirosot).

    * Can be disqualified if you have saved code on your computer or try to use them during the competition.

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

    * Junior A can select only Battle Cube, 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 Soccer is a team game. 

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

    * Participants can select ONLY one of Cyber Robot and Physical Computing (cannot select both of them).
       The category, which does not have enough students, can be cancelled
.

    * No Physical Computing for Challenge B.

    * For Creative Robot, Robot in Movie, Cyber Robot, and Physical Computing, one team can have max 3 members. 

    * For Robot Soccer Mirosot, 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 and 4 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. No food will be provided from the competition with dietary issue.  

 

Competition Schedule 

   
    8:00 – 8:30: Registration / Entry check (405-470)

    8:30 – 9:00: Safety induction / Kit & computer inspection

    9:00 – 13:00: Developing round

    13:00 – 13:30: Lunch

    13:30 – ? : Competition round (usually takes 2-4 hours, but it is different from the number of finalists)

    Award ceremony is scheduled on Thursday of the next week of the competition (4:30pm). 

 

Competition Category and Rule

 
    Battle Cube

      – Make robots can be controlled wired/wireless on site. Cannot use commercial kit specialized for Battle Cube. 
      – Size limit: 22cm x 18cm (no height limit)
      – Weight limit: 3Kg
      – Competition ground and object types will be announced in the competition. 
      – Move different objects on the competition ground to the goal position within a minute.
      – Junior students can push the objects, but Challenge students should grab and lift the objects to put them into the basket. 
      – One robot can carry max 3 objects at once, otherwise get penalty. 
      – Can use wireless as well as wired control, which should be long enough not to pull the robot, otherwise get penalty.
      – Penalty is stopping for 10 seconds and restarting from the starting point.
      – Scores are different from object types, which will be announced in the competition.
      – The team who get more scores within 1 minute will be the winner. 
      – It is a tournament game.
      – Can select one of single (1 vs. 1) and pair (2 vs. 2). Cannot do both. 

  Battle Soccer

      – Make robots can be controlled wired/wireless on site. Cannot use commercial kit specialized for Battle Soccer.
      – Size limit: A4 paper size within 20cm height
      – Weight limit: 3Kg
      – Competition ground and ball type will be announced in the competition.
      – Play a soccer game to make goals and keep the ball for 1 minute.
      – Can break the opposite robots as well as your robots can be broken, but cannot use sharp weapons (can be disqualified).
      – Robot should have at least 2 sides of cube to open when grabbing the ball, otherwise disqualified. 
      – The team who get more scores within 1 min will be the winner. 
      – It is a tournament game.
      – Can select one of single (1 vs. 1) and pair (2 vs. 2). Cannot do both.

   Line Tracer

      – Make robots to follow the white line over the dark ground autonomously on site. No manual control allowed. 
      – Only allow to use ROBOROBO Robokit (https://eng.roborobo.co.kr/products/robot/robokit/intro).
      – Not allow to use line tracer kits, such as Black line pro.
      – Cannot use any other robot kits (inc. customized materials) that makes the same condition for all participants. 
      – Size limit: 22cm x 18cm (no height/weight limit).
      – Each team has three rounds (1 minute per round).
      – Random order for the 1st round, and reorder from the team who has slowest record from the next round. 
      – Cannot change your turn to run. If you cannot run, you should give up that round. 
      – Can try multiple runs until the time is done.  
      – Select the best lap time among max 3 rounds.
      – Can select one of single (1 robot) and relay (2 robots).
      – Relay should have two robots using buttons to touch physically.
      – If the second robot fails, restart from the first robot at the starting point. 

   Creative Robot 

      – Make robots related to the given theme, which will be given in the competition.
      – No size and weight limit. No limits for kits and materials, but cannot use sharp and dangerous materials (can be disqualified).
      – Should do a documentation of your design and develop.
      – Do presentation with demo within 3 mins plus 2 mins Q&A as a team.

   Cyber Robot

      – Make a graphics-based SW related to the given mission, which will be given in the competition.
      – No size and weight limit. No limits for kits and materials, but cannot use sharp and dangerous materials (can be disqualified).
      – Use graphics-based logic tools, such as Scratch, Coding Story, Entry to make graphics software related to the robot.
      – Should use robots. Can use the robots built from the Creative robot category.
      – Should do a documentation of your design and develop.
      – Do presentation with demo within 3 mins plus 2 mins Q&A as a team.
      – Prepare a laptop with HDMI port for your demo.

  Physical Computing

      – Make a graphics-based SW related to the given mission, which will be given in the competition.
      – No size and weight limit. No limits for kits and materials, but cannot use sharp and dangerous materials (can be disqualified).
      – Make a story with graphics-based logic tools, such as Scratch, Coding Story, Entry.
      – Can use max 2 sensors for Junior B and unlimited sensors for Challenge A, but no sensors allowed for Junior A. 
      – Cannot use outputs including motors for all aged groups.
      – Should do a documentation of your design and develop.
      – Do presentation with demo within 3 mins plus 2 mins Q&A as a team.
      – Prepare a laptop with HDMI port for your demo.

  Robot in Movie

      – Film a story using robots related to the given theme.
      – A video running time should be between 30 seconds and 120 seconds, plus max 1 min interview. 
      – Video should be less than 200MB, but resolution should be higher than 1280 x 720 with only AVI, WMV, MOV and MP4.  
      – Can use the robots built from the Creative robot category.
      – Submit the final video with USB memory stick.
      – Should do a documentation of your design and develop.

  Robot Soccer Mirosot

      – Make a soccer robot system including vision, strategy and robots as a team (max 3 members). 
      – Follow the FIRA Mirosot rule. 

Awards

    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 2022 will be held in Phuket, Thailand (mid-January 2023)

 

Application

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

    Download application here: Application

    Send application or any enquiries: nzroa1@gmail.com  

    APPLICATION DEADLINE : 23 May 2022

    WEB: https://cares.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/education/robot-olympiad 

 

Organizers

    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)

    Coding Lab

    Sunny Chae, Barfoot &Thompson

    Hi Well Charitable Foundation 

    Future Insurance & Mortgage

    IEEE New Zealand North Chapter

    IEEE New Zealand, Robotics and Automation Joint Society

    ROBOROBO

    IROC (International Robot Olympiad Committee)

 

High School Previous Competitions

   NZ Robot Olympiad 2021

   NZ Robot Olympiad 2020

   NZ Robot Olympiad 2019   

   NZ Robot Olympiad 2018

   NZ Robot Olympiad 2017

NZRO 2022 Winners

Line Tracer Single – Lower Primary
– Gold: Haoxuan (Ethan) Wei
– Silver: Luke Yu

Line Tracer Single – Upper Primary
– Gold: Yihan Lu
– 
Silver: Minjong Park / Terrence Yinxiang Wang / Hal Zhenhao Huang
– Bronze: Jeremy Liao / Austin Lin / Eunsol Ahn
– Tech: Oscar Yao / William Kim / Terry Kim

Line Tracer Single – Intermediate
– Gold: Sejong Park
– 
Silver: Hajun Park
– Bronze: Andy Song / Adam Hu / Siyun Moon
– Tech: Zac Stevenson Li / Hyungyoon Kevin Noh / Danny Sangjin Yoon / Natalia Gonzales Taboada / Joowon Hwang / Chris Kumala

Line Tracer Single – High School
– Gold: Brian Wang
– 
Silver: Benny Wang
– Bronze: Beilin Zhang
– Tech: Paul Heon Choi

Line Tracer Relay – Upper Primary
– Gold: Zoe Seohyeon Ahn / Kyorae Lee Kim

Line Tracer Relay – Intermediate
– Gold: 
Ella Jihyeon Ahn / Claire Lee
– Silver: Benjamin Chan / Cody Nguyen

Battle Cube Single – Lower Primary
– Gold: Joshua Zhai
– 
Silver: Haoxuan (Ethan) Wei
– Bronze: Euan Park
– Tech: Yoonhoo Lee / Tyler Guan

Battle Cube Single – Upper Primary
– Gold: Terrence Yinxiang Wang
– 
Silver: Jinwoo Lee
– Bronze: Minjong Park / Austin Chen
– Tech: Dohyun Kim / Matthew Baird / Angela Baird / Alex Li

Battle Cube Single – Intermediate
– Gold: Claire Lee
– 
Silver: Natalia Gonzales Taboada
– Bronze: Owen Guo / Sejong Park
– Tech: Keen Leung / Ethan Wu

Battle Cube Single – High School
– Gold: Seung Min (Max) Lee
– 
Silver: Paul Heon Choi
– Bronze: Benny Wang / Brian Wang
– Tech: Zion Wang / Beilin Zhang

Battle Cube Pair – Lower Primary
– Gold: Siyoung Park / Jisung Kim
– Silver: Hugo Zhang / Steven Chen
– Bronze: Luke Yu / Elvis Chung
– Tech: Alston Cai / Darin Dong

Battle Cube Pair – Upper Primary
– Gold:
Lewis Liu / Ohnyu Cho
– Silver: Zoe Seohyeon Ahn / Kyorae Lee Kim
– Bronze: Ryan Tam / Ethan Tam / Oscar Yao / Ethan Chen
– Tech: Arthur Zhai / Issac Jianghao Zhou / Connor Wang / Antony Li / Cyrus Tong / Ran Wang / William Kim / Aiden Bae

Battle Cube Pair – Intermediate
– Gold: Jerry Lin / Andy Song
– Silver: Ella Jihyeon Ahn / Siyun Moon

Battle Soccer Single – Upper Primary
– Gold: Terry Kim / Jisoo Yoon
– Bronze: John Back / Arielle Minhee Kim
– Tech: Daniel Yantong Wu / Justin Deng / Jun Chen Jiang / Sunny Wang

Battle Soccer Single – Intermediate
– Gold: Chris Kumala
– 
Silver: Joowon Hwang
– Bronze: Zac Stevenson Li / Zachary Dong
– Tech: Lucas Qian / Danny Sangjin Yoon / Allen Zhengzhe Xie / Adam Hu

Battle Soccer Pair – Upper Primary
– Gold: 
Austin Lin / Peter Tan / Jimmy Wang / Lewis Zhang
– Bronze: Zidong Oscar Zhao / Lucas Jinyu Ling / Ethan Yang / Jeremy Liao
– Tech: Wilson Liu / Ethan Tai / Yuto Han / Jayden Kim

Battle Soccer Pair – Intermediate
– Gold: Jamie Ye / Sihoon Stephen Choi
– Silver: Seong Beom Leon Kwak / Hyungyoon Kevin Noh
– Bronze: Ryan Liu / Joshua Zhang / Borris Pei / Jinkyu Lee
– Tech: Samuel Zhan / Samuel Sohn / Benjamin Chan / Cody Nguyen / Jayen Long / Sherly Liu / Collin Jung / Hajun Park

Battle Soccer Team – High School
– Gold: Beilin Zhang / Paul Heon Choi / Seung Min (Max) Lee
– Silver: Brian Wang / Zion Wang

Creative Robot – Lower Primary
– Gold: Haoxuan (Ethan) Wei / Luke Yu / Elvis Chung
– Silver: Siyoung Park / Jisung Kim / Yoonhoo Lee
– Bronze: Tyler Guan / Hugo Zhang / Steven Chen
– Bronze:  Alston Cai / Darin Dong

Creative Robot – Upper Primary
– Gold: Zoe Seohyeon Ahn / Kyorae Lee Kim / Minjong Park
– Silver: Eunsol Ahn / Yihan Lu / Sitong Luna Chen
– Silver: Yuto Han / Jayden Kim / Terry Kim
– Bronze: Arielle Minhee Kim / Ethan Yang / Jeremy Liao
– Bronze: Wilson Liu / Ethan Tai / Monica Qian
– Bronze: Cyrus Tong / Ran Wang / Austin Chen
– Bronze: Sunny Wang / Arthur Zhai / John Back
– Tech: Matthew Baird / Angela Baird
– Tech: Issac Jianghao Zhou / Lewis Liu

Creative Robot – Intermediate
– Gold: 
Ella Jihyeon Ahn / Claire Lee / Siyun Moon
– Silver: Sejong Park / Adam Hu
– Silver: Hyungyoon Kevin Noh / Seong Beom Leon Kwak / Keen Leung
– Bronze: Sherly Liu / Jayen Long
– Bronze: Benjamin Chan / Cody Nguyen
– Bronze: Samuel Sohn / Natalia Gonzales Taboada
– Bronze: Jerry Lin / Andy Song / Samuel Zhan
– Tech: Sihoon Stephen Choi / Jamie Ye / Zachary Dong
– Tech: Ethan Wu / Eugene Yi

Creative Robot – High School
– Gold:
Brian Wang / Zion Wang
– Silver: Hayden (HyunMin) Chung
– Bronze: Hyun Seo Lee / Young Min Ko
– Tech: Seung Min (Max) Lee / Paul Heon Choi / Beilin Zhang / Yubin Cathy Shin

Robot in Movie – Lower Primary
– Gold: Yoonhoo Lee / Jisung Kim / Siyoung Park

Robot in Movie – Upper Primary
– Gold: Zoe Seohyeon Ahn / Kyorae Lee Kim / Minjong Park
– Silver: Monica Qian / Wilson Liu / Ethan Tai
– Bronze: Terry Kim / Jayden Kim / Yuto Han
– Tech: Jeremy Liao / Ethan Yang / Arielle Minhee Kim

Robot in Movie – Intermediate
– Gold: 
Sejong Park / Adam Hu
– Silver: Ella Jihyeon Ahn / Siyun Moon / Claire Lee
– Bronze: Seong Beom Leon Kwak / Hyungyoon Kevin Noh / Keen Leung
– Bronze: Joshua Zhang / Zidong Oscar Zhao
– Bronze: Zac Stevenson Li / Owen Guo
– Tech: Zachary Dong / Jamie Ye / Sihoon Stephen Choi
– Tech: Borris Pei / Jinkyu Lee
– Tech: Andy Song / Samuel Zhan / Jerry Lin

Robot in Movie – Challenge B
– Gold: 
Hyun Seo Lee / Young Min Ko
– Silver: Brian Wang / Zion Wang
– Bronze: Beilin Zhang / Paul Heon Choi / Seung Min (Max) Lee

Cyber Robot – Upper Primary
– Gold: Zoe Seohyeon Ahn /
Kyorae Lee Kim / Minjong Park
– Tech: Ethan Yang / Jeremy Liao / Arielle Minhee Kim
– Tech: Peter Tan / Austin Lin / Jisoo Yoon

Cyber Robot – Intermediate
– Gold: 
Claire Lee / Siyun Moon / Ella Jihyeon Ahn
– Silver: Natalia Gonzales Taboada / Samuel Sohn
– Bronze: Bobin Zhang / Allen Zhengzhe Xie / Chris Kumala
– Tech: Jamie Ye / Zachary Dong / Sihoon Stephen Choi
– Tech: Eugene Yi / Ethan Wu

Cyber Robot – High School
– Gold:
Young Min Ko / Hyun Seo Lee
– Tech: Zion Wang / Brian Wang / Yubin Cathy Shin / Hayden (HyunMin) Chung

Physical ComputingLower Primary
– Gold: Jacob Lee
– 
Silver: Jimin Lim

Physical Computing – Upper Primary
– Gold: 
Jayden Kim / Terry Kim / Yuto Han
– Silver: Jimmy Wang / Lewis Zhang / Darnell Jia
– Bronze: Sitong Luna Chen / Yihan Lu / Eunsol Ahn
– Tech: Issac Jianghao Zhou / Lewis Liu / Jeongmin Park / Jane Won

Physical Computing – Intermediate
– Gold: 
Keen Leung / Seong Beom Leon Kwak / Hyungyoon Kevin Noh
– Silver: Daniel Wang / Adam Hu / Sejong Park
– Silver: Zidong Oscar Zhao / Joshua Zhang
– Bronze: Owen Guo / Zac Stevenson Li
– Bronze: Jinkyu Lee / Borris Pei
– Tech: Samuel Zhan / Jerry Lin / Andy Song / Joseph Ryu

Robot Soccer – open
– Gold: Hyun Seo Lee /
Young Min Ko
– Silver: Hyungyoon Kevin Noh / Paul Heon Choi /  Seong Beom Leon Kwak

IRO 2022 Winners

Creative Robot – Junior
– Gold: 

Creative RobotChallenge 
– Gold:  

Robot in Movie – Junior
– Gold: 

Robot in Movie – Challenge 
– Gold:  

Physical Computing – Junior
– Gold: 

Physical Computing – Challenge 
– Gold: