DORTUMUND (Germany): Saudi Arabia won first-place competition at the 2022 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Championship, held November 17-19 in Dortmund, Germany.
According to officials, the competition was a global event aimed at showcasing the creativity of young people aged 8-19 in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence and STEM programming.
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The Saudi team participating in the tournament was managed by the Saudi Wireless, Remote-Control & Robots Sports Federation in partnership with the Saudi Federation For Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP); Ministry of Education; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology; Prince Sattam University; King Salman Oasis and Thakaa Co. sponsored by SABIC Liquidation Company and Saudi Telecom Company Solutions for the Kingdom teams participation in the finals.
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Officials said the Saudis had participated with eight teams in the WRO global finals – the largest participation in the history of the kingdom’s participation in the finals of the Olympiad – which saw 365 teams from 73 countries around the world compete when the Kingdom won first place in the Future of Innovation category for the primary level at the international level as a new achievement for the kingdom in this tournament, in addition to 7th place in the Robotic Sports category and 11th place in the Future Creators category for the intermediate level, Improve by 7 places compared to his classification in his previous participation.
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Saudia also ranked 14th in the future innovators category for the secondary, 20 places ahead of its previous classification at the Olympiad, 39th in the robotic tasks category for the primary, 33 places ahead of its previous classification, and 42nd. 1st place in the Intermediate Robotic Tasks category, improving 24 places from their previous classification, and 66th place in the Secondary Robotic Tasks category, in addition to the team finishing 15th in the Future Engineers category. place wins.