SumoBot Tournament

WHEN
Sat, February 2
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WHAT

Design and build your own Sumobot, and compete to win prizes in a Sumo Tournament.

The goal of the Sumobot match is to push another robot out of the ring while not falling out or being pushed off yourself. Your robot can start anywhere on your side of the ring marked by the red lines. Robots usually use a light/color sensor to recognize the white line at the margin of the ring and then backup and turn. Some robots use other sensors (e.g. ultrasonic or infrared distance sensors) to try to detect the other robot, others move randomly. It can be helpful to try to create a wedge that can lift the other robot enough to reduce friction and make it easier to push them off. Some robots use shields to block being picked up by wedges.

There will be a LEGO Mindstorms class and non-LEGO robot classes. Build your own robot at home or join us on January 19 and 26 to build a Mindstorms Sumobot at our lab.

Prize Sponsors

Robot Classes

LEGO Class

Robots built completely from LEGO Mindstorms EV3, NXT, or other LEGO brand parts. Must have a starting size of less than 9 cubic inches, but may expand after the match starts.

Small Class

Robots may be built from any material as long as it complies with all other rules. Must have a starting size of less than 6 cubic inches and weight less than 0.5 pounds. The robot may expand after the match starts.

Large Class

Robots may be built from any material as long as it complies with all other rules. Must have a starting size of less than 9 cubic inches and weight less than 1 pound. The robot may expand after the match starts.

Join us!

Adults and kids of all ages are welcome to compete!  Please make sure you have read all the rules before the tournament.

Please arrive at 10:00 for inspections. We anticipate that the tournament will be finished before 3:00 but it depends on how many Sumobots enter the tournament.

Register below to let us know you are coming! If you’re interested in helping with the tournament, please let us know.

Sponsor a Prize

Your company will be recognized before, during, and after the competition.

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WHO
Ages: All ages

WHERE
MGHPCC

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