Robot by Parallax is a competition-ready robot designed
within the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules. It comes as a
kit that takes you from building to programming your own sumo robot. And
if you think one robot is interesting, wait until you see two of
them battling for control Sumo-style.
little pusher will locate and knock its opponent right out
of the ring while detecting the outside circle should an
escape move be necessary. The electronics consists of a
surface-mounted BASIC Stamp« 2 module and
infrared sensors to detect your opponent and the edge of the
Sumo Ring. The hardware package includes the black anodized
aluminum chassis and scoop, servo motors, wheels, 4AA power
pack (batteries not included) mounting standoffs and screws.
documentation takes you from basic moves to one-on-one
combat. The general topics introduced in the SumoBot
Manual are as follows:
locomotion under program control.
Edge avoidance and
opponent detection based on a variety of sensor
seeking using programmed artificial intelligence.
The company also offers a complete Sumobot Competition
Kit that includes two SumoBot kits, a sumo arena
poster, and everything you need to build and host your
own sumo style wrestling matches.
Sumobot Competition Kit Contains:
Two SumoBot robots
to assemble, with a development board with
surface-mounted BASIC Stamp 2
LEDs, Piezo speakers, resistors, and pushbuttons
SumoBot Manual with
assembly and testing instructions
with the SumoBot Stamps in Class text
USB to Serial (RS-232) Adapter with Cable
Competition Ring poster
Sumo-Bot is made by
Here are a
few videos of the SumoBot.
on display at the
South Florida Science Museum