Triangle SumoBots at Robot Rumble

The Official Website is here:    http://www.trianglesumobots.com/

On May 3rd, 2014 at Robot Rumble at the NC Museum of Life and Science, in Durham, NC. Hosted by Camelot Academy's RoboKnights over 50 teams of around 175 team members competed in three different classesWe had a large crowd of invited teams and museum guests watching through out the day. We set-up two overhead camerasfrom the ceiling to project the robot bouts on the wall for easier viewing from the back of the crowd! It was a great success for the all who participated and the Museum. 

SumoBots is a competition where two robots attempt to push each other out of an arena (Dohyo) using mechanisms, cunning, and brute force.  The goal is to create a SumoBot that can push its opponent out of the Dohyo before being pushed out by the competing SumoBot.  SumoBots must be completely autonomous — that is, acting independently of humans.  NO remote control. 

This was an unofficial FIRST LEGO® League off-season events. Everyone was invited to participate. However, FLL Core Values applied at all times.
 
We would like thank all the coaches for bringing their teams. Without all your hard work there would be no teams... thus no competition.

We would like to thank a couple of people who totally made the event possible... Daniel MacDonald (Head Referee), Dan Oldman (Referee) and volunteer  referees from  FRC Team PyroTech 3459 and FRC Team Zebracorns 900 .  Special thanks to Steve Kibler (Queue Master) who helped us keep the teams organized, Benjamin Downing (MC) and Becky Wilkes (check in and robot inspection table).

Thanks to the Museum and to all those who took part in the Robot Rumble.

Chris Wilkes and Robyn Stephens
SumoBot Fanatics


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