The next scheduled mini sumo competition is at the December 2011 monthly meeting. For an overview of mini sumo (including rules) here is a link to the ChiBots webpage. Until we develop a set of our own rules, the ChiBot rules should be acceptable.
The competition is open to any robot that meets the physical requirements for qualifying as a mini sumo robot. See the ChiBot rules for exact descriptions. Any robot (homebuilt, kits, LEGO, etc.) is welcome to compete.
Prizes for the December 2011 competition:
Grand Prize: $50.00 cash, donated by WinfieldMike’s company.
Second Place: VIP ticket package to the Science Center. Includes 4ea VIP tickets to an Omnimax show, free/discounted ticket to the current Special Exhibit, free admission to the Planetarium and Lego Mindstorms, the Discovery Room, and free parking to top it all off.
Third Place: Maxbotix LV ultrasonic sensors. (Maxbotics is a ROBOMO sponsor)
Registration: To register your mini sumo robot, post your info on the forum thread here.
Entrants for the 2011 competition:
1. WinfieldMike’s “Brainless”, a Solarbotics Sumovore