Robotic sumo is a competition where two robots, known as sumo-bots, attempt to push each other out of an arena using sensors, clever programming, and innovative design. The arena for the contest is a 4-foot diameter circle, and the time given for each round is 3 minutes. Your goal is to create a sumo-bot, using entirely Lego made components, that can push its opponent out of the arena before being pushed out of the arena by the competing sumo-bot.
Awards: To the top three
in each category. Categories will be elementary school,
middle school, high school, and adult. Categories may be
combined or extended depending on registration numbers.
The Sumo-Bot: All
participating robots, known as Sumo-Bots, shall be constructed
with unmodified LEGO construction components. They also must
be completely autonomous - that is, acting independently of
Rules of the Watauga Sumo Bot Competition: download here (updated 02/08/14), Note that
EV3 is allowed and initial movement has been altered this year.
must be received by April 17. Each entering team must submit
an entry form along with a check for
$20 per team and mailed to: