India STEM Foundation, National Council of Science Museums,
and Union Ministry of Culture will jointly organise ‘World Robotics Olympiad
(WRO) 2017’. The key objectives of this Olympiad are to build scientific
temperament and skills among students. The theme for WRO 2017 is ‘Robots for
Sustainability’ also known as ‘Sustainabots’. Participation is voluntary and is
entirely at the discretion of school and students. Students may be encouraged
to participate in the event to learn and showcase their skills.
Sustainabots are designed to take care of planet, people and
themselves. A Sustainabot is developed to change our world without affecting
it, integrating the 3 pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and
The creation of sustainable robots can help us to have
sustainable regions all around the world. They can help reach the sustainable
development goals. Though not all prizes have been disclosed, the website
flashes a banner claiming ‘Rs 5 lakh cash prize’.