The Olympiad is held according to the rules of the World Robotics Olympiad WRO, choosing the best robotics of the world in the category of 10-18 years. Kazakhstan has held the second Olympic Games in the country, last year the team won the third place at the World Olympiad in Sochi.
"Children create a variety of prototypes, they are robot rover and oil derrick. I do not even know how they come up with all this. But it means that children improve their imagination. Robotics is an elective course, this year 170 children have chosen the specialty of information technology and robotics, entered different high schools in these areas. So the competition helps more children in professional orientation", Deputy Chairwoman of "Nazarbayev Intellectual School" Svetlana Ispussinova said.
This year the event is held in eight categories: Regular Elementary, Regular Junior High, Regular High School, Open Elementary, Open Junior High, Open High School, Robot Soccer and Student category. In total, according to the organizers, 152 students, united in 90 teams, participate in the competition. At the end of the competition eight winning teams in each category will be identified.
According S.Ispussinova, winning teams will go to defend the honor of Kazakhstan at the World Olympic Games in Qatar in November this year. Before the competition the teams will undergo additional training in NIS in Astana.