An autonomous mini-sumo robot designed & built by
electrical & computer engineering undergraduates at
San Diego State University.
Mini sumo is a competition where two robots compete in a head-to-head match following the basic system of traditional human sumo matches. A match is fought between two completely autonomous robots on a "dohyo." Robots are allowed no weapons, and are not allowed to flip each other. The sole purpose is a pushing match between the two robots to force the other from the dohyo. The engineering challenges in this competition are for the robot to track opponents and push them out of the dohyo while also avoiding the edges of the dohyo.