The 2020-21 season of the Innopolis Open Robotics (IOR) Olympiad is as follows:

1) September - October 2020 START OF THE SEASON

We will announce the conditions for the Olympiad on this website, in particular:

  • The final of the Olympiad is open to participants from all over the world and will be held in English

  • Participants perform in teams and prepare under the guidance of their mentor

  • Teams develop a robot for the proposed task during the season

We will publish a description of the tasks, the rules for their implementation and evaluation of the results of execution on this site so that teams can already start developing their robots. Tasks are formulated by Scientific and Methodological Committee of the appropriate profile, consisting of experts from the educational robotics community.

Teams can take part in one profile and in the corresponding age group:

Can't decide on the profile of the Olympiad? Explore our Overview of the Olympiad profiles


To get to the international final, participants must pass the next stage:


We have prepared information for you so that you can understand the intricacies of the selection:

Direct selection for the international final

What is the difference between conducting?



  • project-based

  • team-based

  • on-site

What language?


Who can participate


Children according to age group:

  • junior (13-15 years)

  • senior (16-18 years)

Form of participation

  • Team participation Directly qualified teams participate in the international final with the same line-up

Requirements for the robot model

  • Equipment: any safe

  • Materials: any safe

  • Software: any

  • Size of the real model: according to the assignment, as a rule, no more than 50x50x50 cm

Specificity of tasks

Team tasks

At the beginning of the season, the team learns the description of the task, the rules for completing the task (including the rules for formulating previously unknown task conditions), evaluation criteria, terms of reference for the manufacture of the robot's environment (polygon, props)

The task involves the development of a design and a program for a real robot so that it can solve the assigned tasks autonomously in a limited period of time.

At the Olympiad, teams are given several attempts to demonstrate their robot. The teams take turns demonstrating the performance of the task at a special training ground with the props described in the task. Assessment of the performance of the task is carried out by the judges in accordance with the criteria. At the Olympiad, teams will be given time to debug the robot

The final conditions of the task are announced at the Olympiad immediately before the test. Thus, the robot must be intelligent enough to complete the task, given previously unknown conditions.

How is the winner identified?

All profiles except "IRS Projects"

The winner is the team whose robot solves the maximum number of problems with the maximum quality in the minimum time.

Profile "IRS Projects"

The winner is the team whose project will be recognized as the best based on the results of the defense based on the criteria for evaluating the project. Assignments of different age groups differ in complexity, type of training ground and props, and a set of developed competencies

What do you need to participate?


  • Computer (laptop)

  • Equipment for the robot (controllers, motors, sensors, etc.)


  • Robot programming environment


  • Robot structural elements

  • Field, table

  • Competitive props


  • According to the profile (see on the website)

3) July 2-4, 2021 - INTERNATIONAL FINAL

The international final will be held in Innopolis, in English. The best direct selection teams are invited to participate.

The final will be held in several rounds, each of which will offer new conditions (according to the rules and regulations of the corresponding Olympiad). Teams must demonstrate high-quality performance of tasks with their robots, developed during the season in accordance with the rules announced at the beginning of the season.