Sumo Robot Battle Tips

The INTRO course is progressing fast, with a lot of information passed on how to build a successful mini Sumo robot based on the Freescale FRDM-KL25Z and a modified Pololu Zumo chassis. The PID control loop implementation for speed and position finally starts to work properly with the help of FreeMaster. Things are not perfect yet, but the robots get better from day-to-day.

Zumo Test Battle

Zumo Test Battle

Here are tips to survive in the Sumo ring:

  1. Stay inside the ring. Properly recognize the ring border and keep away of it.
  2. There is no room for failing software and hardware. Bad to be stuck in an endless loop. Use timeout and watchdogs to get things going.
  3. Move fast to have enough kinetic energy to push the other robot. Moving fast makes it harder for the other robot to detect you.

Happy Fighting 🙂

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