Introduction: Simplest Automated RoboSumo

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Robot-sumo, is a sport in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo). The robots used in this competition are called sumobots.

Step 1: Introduction

The engineering challenges are for the robot to 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. The most common "weapon" used in a sumobot competition is an angled blade at the front of the robot, usually tilted at about a 45-degree angle towards the back of the robot. This blade has an adjustable height for different tactics.

Step 2: Hardwares Required

  • Robot chassis (As per design)
  • Ultrasonic Sensor (1)
  • IR sensors (2-4)
  • L298 Motor Driver (1)
  • Side-Shaft motor (2)
  • S-S Motor clamp (2)
  • Wheels (2)
  • Arduino Uno with Cable (1)
  • 12V Battery
  • Jumper Wires (As required)
  • Nut-Bolts (As required)

Step 3: Ckt. Connections & Code

All circuit connections should be made as per the given Arduino code.

In case of modification in Hardwares IDE code should be changed.

Step 4: Video (RoboSumo in Action)