World Adolescent Robot Contest 2019 (WARC 2019)

World Adolescent Robot Contest (WARC) is a grand festival for youths across the world to showcase their talent and skills in designing and building robots. By bringing these future engineers and technology experts together through engaging and collaborative competitions, WARC wishes to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics among these young people, and inspire them to learn skills that they will need to face new challenges of tomorrow.

Back to 2015, China Association for Science and Technology initiated the first edition of World Adolescent Robot Contest (WARC 2015) during World Robot Conference 2015 in Beijing. In 2018, WARC became a parallel event to China Adolescent Robotics Competition (CARC), the largest robot contest for pre-college students in China, with over 400 students and coaches from more than 20 countries and regions competing in the contest in Guizhou.

This year, WARC 2019 welcomes teams all over the world to Chongqing to participate in this week-long event from August 12-16. Games of WARC 2019 includes:

WRO Regular Category

Theme: SMART Cities

Age Group: Elementary, Junior High

MakeX Challenge

Theme: Courageous Travelers

Age Group: 11-18

VEX IQ Challenge

Theme: Next Level

Age Group: 8-14

Each team is composed of up to 3 students and 1 adult coach. The accommodations, meals and local transportation of the team (1 adult coach and 3 students at the most) during the contest will be covered by the host committee. Travel costs to Chongqing and insurances need to be borne by the teams.


Chongqing International Convention & Exhibition Center (CQCEC)

Address: 2 Jiangnan Ave., Nan’an District, Chongqing

(30 minutes’ drive from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport)

Website: (Chinese only)


All teams will be allocated at Kempinski Hotel, the best choice of accommodations around the area. Teams can get to CQCEC through a connecting corridor on the 4th floor.

Address: 2 Jiangnan Ave., Nan’an District, Chongqing



Registration is done on a first come, first serve base. Pre-registration is required and needs to be done before March 31, 2019. The online registration will open from May 5 to June 5. All teams pre-registered will get an authorization code to access the online registration.


For eligibility and participation questions about WARC 2019, please contact:

WRO Regular Category: