500 Chinese students participate in 2018 World Educational Robot
The 2018 World Educational Robot (WER) China district contest was held in Xiamen in Fujian province on August 5. Over 500 high school students from more than 10 provinces across China participated in the contest, reports Chinanews.com.
An aerial view of the ongoing contest of World Educational Robot contest in Xiamen on August 5.[Photo: Chinanews.com]
The WER was founded in 1994, and the first official contest was held in 2013. The contest is for students aged from 4 to 18 to complete assigned missions by using robots. Every year, 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participate in the WER trials.
Two students cooperate together during a World Educational Robot contest on August 5. [Photo: Chinanews.com]
The theme of this year's competition was "Information Era." By playing the role of a software engineer, telecommunications expert and data analyst, contestants learned how to use information to provide better services for people.
A group of high school students walk to an upcoming World Educational Robot contest held in Xiamen on August 5.[Photo: Chinanews.com]
The WER has gained in popularity in China with more and more parents realizing the contest can help their kids develop their mental skills in logical thinking and self-improvement.