•Daniel H. Wilson•
In a SumoBot competition, two robots are placed in a four-foot diameter circle. First robot to push the other out of the ring wins.
In a SweeperBot competition, one robot is placed on a raised field and it must push six lightweight boxes out of the field within two minutes without falling off the field.
The competition will be hosted at Methacton High School on Saturday, April 16th.
|8AM - 9AM||Set up (Methacton only)|
|9AM - 10AM||Registration|
|10AM - Noon||SweeperBot and SumoBot early rounds|
|Noon - 1PM||Lunch|
|1PM - 3PM||SumoBot matches|
|3PM - 3:30PM||Wrapup|
|3:30PM - 4:30PM||Cleanup (Methacton only)|
This contest is based on the SumoBot contest that Penn State IEEE has run the past few years in State College (http://www.engr.psu.edu/ieee/RoboticsCompetition.aspx). Robots should not be designed to harm the other robot. A robot should be designed to autonomously detect the other robots and push it out of the ring.
To the right is the field design. There will be 6 lightweight boxes placed on the field. The thick black lines indicate that there is a 2 inch black border around all edges. There is a 12” by 12” hole on the right side of the field.
|School Name||Number of SumoBots||Number of SweeperBots|
|Bishop Shanahan High School||3||3|
|Methacton High School||4||2|
|Pennridge High School||4||0|
|Plymouth Whitemarsh High School||1||1|
*Actual number of robots subject to change as we approach April 16th.