Building a Sumo robot (summary)

ian – Tue, 2006 – 05 – 30 11:25

Robot Sumo is a competition based on the idea of robots shoving each other out of a ring. It's (nominally) non-destructive, unlike BattleBots and the like. The robots are autonomous, so there's a much greater emphasis on sensors and on-board intelligence.

I'm documenting my Sumo robot build as I go. This is my first robot. I am nominally trained as a software engineer, but I've done a lot of personal study on the electrical side of things as well. My mechanical skills are pretty poor. So I'll be constructing the electronics from scratch and going for a lot of prefab mechanicals where possible.

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