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    Sumo Rules


The Tournament Rules.

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FSI-All Japan

The official website for robot sumo and the All Japan Robot-Sumo Tournament, with the basis for all rules.

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DPRG Rules

Dallas Personal Robotics Group MiniSumo Rules.

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Sumo Rules

An Illustrated Guide to American Robot Sumo.

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    Gallery of MiniSumo Around The Web


3Kram Eric Ayers' minisumo, based on a Mark III.

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Aftershock is the successor of Shockwave built by Jeffrey Scholz.

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Aragosta The Lobster is Mario Ferrari's LEGO MiniSumo built around the LEGOTM RCX brick.

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Bill's Bot

Bill Sherman's MiniSumo Robot, employing black felt "stealth" technology.

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Black Marauder

Pete Miles' biped MiniSumo, his personal challenge having been told "biped robot can not compete in sumo".

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner Phil Davis' MiniSumo which was featured in the July and August issues of Nuts & Volts. Our page on Tyres and Molding contains more info on the custom molding of it's wheels.

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David Cook's Sumo bot.

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Cherry Blossom

Larry Barello's MiniSumo bot, with an interesting chop to the servos used to give more space for the wheels.

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Cyclops Cyclops

This is Galen Raben's MiniSumo, based upon the Mark III chassis kit.

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Delta Force

One of Dale Heatherington's MiniSumo robots. Another is ROBOR, an interesting bidirectional 'bot.

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ExSpurt This is Rick Brooks' mini sumo, there are some great build photos and a number of competition video clips. The tyre molding is covered in this page, just note the performance!

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Flat-Spat This great looking mini sumo gets it's looks from a spatula, I guess it's all in the name! Built by Kelly Small and PAReX winner this mini sumo builds on the sucess of Mini-Spat.

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A minisumo also known as Viriato, from the University of Salamanca's Robotic Group.

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Gloom II

Gloom II A modified Solarbotics Sumovore kit built by "Mr Tentacle", Steve Judd.

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Gloomier Steve Judd's scratch built minisumo, following on from his modified kits.

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Dennis Clark's MiniSumo bot.

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This is a comparison of two MiniSumo on the website of Portland Area Robotics Society. Solo was built by Tim Weaver and Goliath by Daryl Sandberg.

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Happy Jr.

Happy Jr Happy Jr. is an interesting twist on the wedge style MiniSumo robot and was built by Byon Garrabrant. His Sumovore Robot kit is called Mr. Happy.

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HULK This is Domenco Mancini programable BEAM minisumo. The circuits are presented here with an explaination of the programable functions.

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Insumountable Insumountable is Peter Waller's UK Champion, so far unbeaten in competition. The circuit found here and is also used for LowBlow.

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JSM Joint Strike MiniSumo is a colaboration between builders on our MiniSumo Forum. An over view is being written on our Wiki with additional detail within the colaboration forum area.

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(Red Devil)

Red Devil This mini sumo, built by Stig Ankjr Pedersen, was the winner of RobotSM in 2007.

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Lego Mini Sumo

A collection of Dave Hylands' Lego MiniSumo, his first non-lego was Marauder which started as a Mark III kit.

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Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson Dafydd Walters' MiniSumo using sonar, vision and line sensors to detect the opponent and the perimeter of the ring.

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Lumberjack Tom Maiden's servo based minisumo using Brandon's Brain board, a standard board from Robotics Club of Missouri. Placed 3rd in their 2005 competition.

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Erwin Meyvaert's servo based minisumo is presented with some simple plans.

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Michael Simpson's "Build a minibot with the Athena" represents a simple guide to building a servo based minisumo.

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This minisumo is based around some low cost right-angle motor gearboxes and was built by Dennis Millard.

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This is Shulga Alexander's minisumo.

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Misubot This is Alexander Wiedekind-Klein's first minisumo, formerly known as Misubot, the new Misubot can be seen here.

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This is the minisumo designed and built by a team of students at San Diego State University.

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MR1 This is the first MiniSumo built by Liviu Budaciu, there are some great pictures here with keys to many of the features.

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Peter Burrows's sleek wedge minisumo. This bot stands out as a personal favorite standing out from all others I found it online. The horns and flop down wedge shape are two of the features that caught my eye.

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Picor Picor

This Turkish competition winner was built by Firat Dede, winning at Bogazici Universtiy Robotics Day.

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Okuri Dashi

Markus Burrer's article on Elektronik Projekt about his minisumo.

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Police V2

Police V2 Tom Elner's BEAM MiniSumo, moving on from Police, with 'bot improvements and to be more compliant with the rules.

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Red's Dream / Blue

Mike Davey's MiniSumo, a custom and standard Mark III Robot kit.

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Joep Suijs' customised Mark III MiniSumo. Winner of the ROBOTMC Open Championship in 2006, gaining second place in 2005.

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Robert's Mini Sumo

Robert Moro's Mini Sumo Tutorial, a neat servo based minisumo with an chassis built from stock aluminium extrusions.

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Robal Robal

This is mini sumo was built by Jakub Szumacher for the Technicon competition in 2006.

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Sayonaro Sucker

This is a bit of a development blog on Craig Limber's minisumo robot, a larger image can be found here.

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Screech Bob Cooks first MiniSumo, based upon the Tamiya Twin Motor Gearbox and useing Sharp GP2D120 sensors for oponent detection. His second, Velox, is a modified Mark III.

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Seeker II

Jon Hylands' "next-generation stealth" mini-sumo, other 'bots include Drone and Seeker.

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Sensory Overload

Steven Easley's custom built MiniSumo.

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Shallow Blue

Shallow Blue This is Tom Benedict's minisumo, based on a Mark III kit this article describes the changes being made.

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Silver Sumo

Nicholas Cogghe's MiniSumo using the IgORE computer board.

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Kristof Stevens' second MiniSumo, winner of the first Belgium Open Sumo Contest. His first 'bot SKSumo II was built on an MDF chasis which is presented in photos here.

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Slider Paul Barton's Mini-Sumo with an interesting idea for wheel - HP printer rollers.

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This is Grant McKee's MiniSumo.

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Dave Hylands' low profile MiniSumo.

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The Thin Man

Thin Man I think Bob Cook gets just a bit lower with his MiniSumo, The Thin Man. Another inspired construction and worth the look... oh and just 3/4" (19mm) tall!

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Uludag Universitesi This is the website of the robotics group at Uludag University in Turkey. Four robots are featured in pictures and video with little detail.

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Wolfgang Geenen's MiniSumo that took part in ROBOTLIGA 2005.

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    MiniSumo Forums

Italian language minisumo forum.

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This is the Mini-Sumo (Мини-Сумо) section of the Russian Language RoboForum. Check out Russian translation here.

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Robotics Club of Missouri

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The Robot Club

Hawaii's big island Robot Club.

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While TomboT is aimed at BEAM it includes Mini Sumo, both in its 'bots and forum.

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    MiniSumo Kits

The Mark III Robot

The Mark III Robot is the successor to the previous robot kits designed and sold by the Portland Area Robotics Society. Sold as an entire kit it's aims to be general-purpose, expandable and accessible for beginners.

This kit contains a controller board, Sharp GP2D12 Distance Measuring sensors (Opponent detection), Fairchild QRB1134 IR Photoreflector sensors (Edge Detection), pre-programmed PIC, chassis, wheels, servo motors, documentation and software.

This 'bot is supported thru' Yahoo!® Groups.

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Thor is pitched as a general purpose programable robot that can fit within the Mini Sumo footprint.

The full kit contains a controller board, Sharp IS1U60 sensors (Opponent detection), Fairchild QRB1134 IR Photoreflector sensors (Edge Detection), chassis, wheels, Tamiya motor/gearbox, documentation and software.

This 'bot is supported thru' Yahoo!® Groups.

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SAM r I Mini Sumo

SAM r I ( Society Autonomous Minisumo Robot, Intelligent: pronounced SAMURI ) is designed as an "easy to build" and comes with SUMO Sensei Application. Without programming experiance this application allows the user to adjuct the behavior of the robot, generate the code, compile and downloader for your robot.

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Stopar Mini Sumo

Stopar Mini Sumo

This kit, from Siliconbrain, is controlled by a PICaxe 18X and uses QRD1114 edge detection, with SFH5110 based IR opponent detection. Drive comes via a pair of GM8 motors with L293D interface to the controller.

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SumoBot ®


SumoBot® is produced by Parallax, Inc. and designed within the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules (these are are based on Official Rules of the FSI All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament).

The kit's controller board has a surface-mounted BASIC Stamp® 2 module, with a bread board area, and 38.5kHz modulated infrared opponent detection and opto-reflector edge detection. Hardware includes the chassis, servo motors and wheels.

The Parallax support is given thru' their forums.

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Solarbotic's Sumovore is modular kit with a discrete controler, options of Basic Stamp or Atmel control boards as an extra. It's driven by GM8 gear motors, with L293D motor driver, and had 38kHz modulated infrared opponent detection and opto-reflector edge detection. Hardware includes steel chassis and front plate/scoop, colour options are available on the front scoop and wheels.

Sumovore is supported thru' Yahoo!® Groups.

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