World Robotics Olympiad

Innovation Spark is proud to bring the 2016 WRO “RAP THE SCRAP!” Competition to the Houston Area. The event will take place at the George R Brown Convention Center. The event will be held during the Comicpalooza event in the Makerspace area from June 17-19, 2016. For more information about the competition and the rules and to register, please go here WRO-USA

The Competition consists of 4 Main Categories:

  • Regular Category – This categories is broken down into 3 Age groups: Elementary (12 & Under), Junior High (13-15) and Senior High (16-19). Each age group is presented with a challenge that they must overcome by building a robot to perform a predefined set of tasks.


  • Open Category – This category is designed for innovative minds to come up with original and innovative solutions to reduce, manage and recycle waste. All ideas are welcome.


  • Advanced Robotics Challenge – This category challenge for the 17-25 year old age group and requires advance robotics knowledge.


  • WRO Football – This is a soccer match that requires students (Open to 10-19 Year olds) to design and program 2 robots to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red ball into the opposing team’s goal.


About WRO

World Robot Olympiad brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity, design & problem solving skills through challenging & educational robot competitions and activities

World Championships

New Delhi, India

November 11-13, 2016


Over 6 billion people live on planet Earth today, generating an estimated 1.9 billion tons of domestic, industrial, medical, electronic, radioactive, toxic and hazardous waste every year. Experts believe that the waste generated will double by 2025. That is in just 10 years from now!

Can you believe that 30% of the waste generated remains uncollected? And that a large part of the remaining 70% is dumped in oceans, landfills and dumpsites where it is polluting and clogging our ecosystem, causing numerous health and environmental challenges as only 19% is recycled?

We have to find ways to reduce, manage and recycle waste – and solutions to not generate waste in the first place – or we may be surrounded by mountains of waste. Or find ourselves sitting on top of one!

WRO – United States
In 2015, we had great success sending 7 teams to the World Championships to Qatar.

We are growing to new cities and support STEAM awareness throughout the USA.

If you would like to host a WRO competition please reach out to

Will Wong – National Organizer