What is a Sumo Robot?

Have you ever watched a sumo wrestling match? How about robots doing sumo wrestling? Yes, there is such a thing called Sumo robot which is also considered a sport too! This is a sport where two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle, typically just like the actual sumo wrestling match. To make it more challenging, competitors need to program the robots in such a way that it will find its opponent (usually accomplished with infrared or ultra-sonic sensors) and to push it out of the flat arena. A robot should also avoid leaving the arena, usually by means of a sensor that detects the edge.

Sumo Robot

How to program a Sumo Robot?

These tips and tricks can all be done through sumo robot programming. You can create powerful and innovative sumo robots by programming it through Arduino. Programming strategies for robotic combat are possible by using robot sumo for Arduino – This will allow you to program and download C code onto your Rokit Smart sumo kit which is another component that you need in building your sumo robot. The Rokit smart sumo kit can be purchased from Robolink. By setting up Arduino to Rokit Smart, you will be able to create programming strategies ready for robotic combat. Setting up the smart inventor USB driver is also a requirement in building this super robot. Just by connecting the smart inventor USB driver to your computer and the Rokit Smart main board, you are all set!

Sumo Robot

Sumo Robot with Ultrasonic Sensor

Sumo robot Arduino codes and other steps in Arduino sumo robot design can be found in Robolink’s website (https://learn.robolink.com/lesson/sumo-bot-with-ultrasonic-sensor/) where you can have step-by-step procedure on how to program your ultrasonic sensors and also give you a library (set of functions and variables) that will help and orient users with improved functionality when coding. They also provide video tutorials that will transfer knowledge on coding components and demonstrate on how to make your sumo robot work.

This is indeed a fun way to acquire basic and fundamental technological skills and also helps stimulate creativity through fun and exciting ways of creating sumo robots. Happy building and see you in the next competition.