We are using robots to teach advanced embedded system programming at the Lucerne University (see “
Sumo Robot Competition“). Students can buy the kit, and we are running out of available hardware. Time to produce a new series of robots :-). It took us a while to get to the next revision of the Zumo Robot, but finally the first one has been produced and assembled, and I think it is looking good :-).
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The Infotronic (INTRO) Spring 2015 course finished at the
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with a Sumo Robot competition with great and funny robots:
Set of Sumo Robots
Students worked hard implementing their robots for the coming Sumo battles. Amazing looking Sumo Robots are the result :-). Have a look yourself:
Happy Sumoing 🙂
Finally, winter with lots of snow arrived in Switzerland. Getting up at 5am this morning to free up my front yard from the 25 cm snow which came down overnight, so I can drive my wife to work. She does not like driving in snow conditions, but it is fun for me :-). But lots of snow, I thought I could use a little helper bot:
Snow Plowing Sumo Bot
As I have received multiple questions about that Darth Vader Santa Claus/Christmas robot in
the Mini-Sumo competition last week, here are the details in case you want to build your own :-)…
Darth Vader Sumo Bot
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Here are the videos and results of the Mini-Sumo competition held on 19-Dec-2014 in Horw, Switzerland:
Winner full-autonomous tournament:
“The:Flash” Winner semi-autonomous tournament:
Infotronic WS2014 Sumo Robots are Ready!” for all the robot portraits.
Watching a Sumo Battle
The Sumo robots are ready to battle today!
The PCB’s for the Sumo robot (see “
New Sumo Robot Assembled, and looking good!“) arrived. It is the ‘production’ version of that shield I have shown in “ Sensor and Communication Shield for Sumo Robot” which adds following to the robot:
I2C I/O Expander for 8 extra I/Os
One general purpose I/O header
One general purpose I2C header
Up to 6 infrared distance sensors
Finally, the new Sumo robot is assembled, and up and moving :-):
Somo Robot Assembled
11 teams with a total of 14 robots participated at the May 2014 Mini-Sumo robot competition this week at the
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Horw/Switzerland.
Sumo, ready to battle