Schedule for WRO 2022

Version of 31.10.2022

On this page you find the first key facts for the schedule of the event. We will add more information during the year. Please note, that the event will take place from THURSDAY (17.11.2022) to SATURDAY (19.11.2022).

General Schedule

Wednesday, November 16th
Teams should arrive in Dortmund on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 17th
  • 09:00: Venue Open
  • 09:00-15:00: Free practice / setup time in all categories
  • 15:00-17:00: Welcome activity (see below)
  • 17:00-18:00: Opening ceremony followed by dinner

Please note that on Thursday there are coach meetings to share some information and answer questions.
The coach meetings will take place as followed:

  • RoboMission: Thursday, 11am, on the grandstand in the back of hall 4.
  • Future Innovators: Thursday, 12am, on the grandstand in hall 5.
  • RoboSports: Thursday, 11am, in the RoboSports area.
  • Future Engineers: Thursday, 11am, in the Future Engineers area.

Friday, November 18th
  • 08:30: Venue Open
  • 08:30-18:00: Competition in all categories
  • 18:00-21:00: Friendship Night including dinner
Saturday, November 19th
  • 08:30: Venue Open
  • 09:00-12:00: Competition in all categories
  • 15:00-17:00: Closing & award ceremony
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Welcome activity

We are proud to offer all registrants a special welcome activity on Thursday afternoon. At 15:00 we will all leave the event location together and walk a short distance (about 5min) to the soccer stadium of Borussia Dortmund (SIGNAL IDUNA PARK). There - just for us - a special welcome will take place. Afterwards we will walk together back to the exhibition halls, where the official opening will start at 17:00.

Important notes for this activity:
  • In the period from 15:00-17:00 we will be outside the location in probably wintry temperatures (likely 0-10 degrees) and maybe rainy. Please plan on wearing appropriate clothing for this.
  • All robots, laptops and other materials of the teams should remain in the location. We will have security watching over the materials and we will return to the exhibit halls afterwards for the opening.

Information for each category

Important: Due to the new WRO General Rules, there is no assembly of robots at the WRO International Final 2022. The teams can bring the robots pre-built.

Thursday: Free Practice Time + Official Season Challenge Test Run
Friday: Season Challenge with Surprise Rule and two official Runs
Saturday: 2nd Day Challenge with new Games on the field and two official Runs

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Thursday: Free Practice Time + Official Test Game
Friday: Eight official Games per Team (Round-Robin Tournament-Mode)
Saturday: Two more official Games per Team (Round-Robin Tournament-Mode) + Knockout Tournament-Mode with 4 best Teams to determine the winner

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Thursday: Booth Setup & Inspection by Judges
Friday & Saturday: Four official Judging Rounds for every Team

Saturday, 10:00: Deadline Voting Team Award

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Download cover letters for Future Innovators reports:
Report Cover Letter Elementary
Report Cover Letter Junior
Report Cover Letter Senior

Thursday: Free Practice Time + Official Qualification Test Run
Friday: Official Practice Times + Two official Qualification Runs + One official Final Run for every Team, the Engineering Documentation will be judged in between
Saturday: Official Practice Time + One official Final Run for every Team, Judges provide feedback on Engineering Documentation

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