Showcase your creative and technical skills at the world innovative technology challenge.

Students apply their problem-solving skills in a variety of robotics challenges from software programming to robot racing to compete with other teams. No prior programming experience required to participate.

The WIT Challenge aims to provide students (k-12, tertiary and postgraduate levels), academics (teachers and lecturers) and researchers with:

  • A forum to share skills and knowledge in computer programming and robotic technologies;
  • Information on emerging technologies through workshops and newsletters;
  • Opportunities to collaborate in teaching and research nationally and internationally;
  • Opportunities to jointly approach funds from companies and/or the government; and
  • Promotion and organisation of national and international events. ­

Workshop details

Details to be announced.

Categories

Innovative Technology Challenge (Max 4 players per team): Each team will build a technological solution (robot, UAV, smart house etc.) that demonstrates innovative design and application for a problem related to COVID-19 or one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Your team must make and upload a (max 2min) YouTube video about your invention by Friday November 6. The video should explain the software and hardware components of your invention, and demonstrate how it works.
  • The submission link will be announced on this page by October 31.
  • During the WIT2020 event, you will have to answer questions about your invention from referees. Your presentation schedule will be announced Thursday November 12.
  • The challenge will be judged based on the level of innovation, use of technology and how well the solution meets the needs of the problem.
  • Assessment Criteria: Creativity of the Concept (30%), Significance of the Technology (30%), Completeness (20%), and Presentation (20%)

Student Symposium (Max 4 per team): Prior to the competition, each team will research and develop a technological solution that solves a problem related to COVID-19 or one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Students will have to make and upload a YouTube video that contains a verbal presentation, and submit a research paper for publication.  This challenge may or may not have to demonstrate a physical model or prototype.
  • Teams present their research through a series of slides and a talk that details their research into the problem, the problem-solving process and the final results.  It is essential that teams identify references to any published research, critique the research and explain how they integrated it into their proposed idea or solution. To participate in this category
  • Your team must make and upload (max 7min) your presentation video in YouTube by Friday November 6.
  • The submission link will be announced on this page by October 31.
  • During the WIT2020 event, you will have to answer questions about your invention from referees. Your presentation schedule will be announced Thursday November 12.
  • Assessment Criteria: Research Issues (10%), Literature Study (30%), Experiment and Analysis (40%), Presentation (20%)

Innovative Design Challenge (Max 4 players per team): Each team will create an Augmented Reality (AR) video that demonstrates innovative visual design for a problem related to COVID-19 or one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Your team must make and upload a (max 2min) Youtube video about your AR design by Friday November 6. The video should include a short demo and the explanation about the movie.
  • The submission link will be announced in this page by October 31.
  • During the WIT2020 event, you will have to answer questions about your AR video from referees. Your presentation schedule will be announced Thursday November 12.
  • The challenge will be judged based on the level of innovation, use of technology and how well the solution meets the needs of the problem.
  • Assessment Criteria: Visual Design (40%), Informativeness (40%) and Presentation (20%)

FAQ’s

What are the age groups? Junior group (13 years or younger) and Senior group (14 years or older)


How many categories can I participate in?  Up to 3 categories.

Event chairs and national leaders

Domestic participants, please contact Professor Jun Jo or call +61 7 5552 8266 if you have any queries.

International participants, please reach out to your national leader.

For more information about the 7th WIT2020, visit here.

Any questions?

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