Sumo Bots

What is SumoBots?

In SumoBots competitions, students make autonomous LEGO robots with the goal of pushing their opponents off a round SumoBots ring. Robots are equipped with tools such as the color sensor, ultrasonic sensor, and innovative attachments that help to outsmart and out maneuver its opponent. Teams can push, flip, and dismantle the other robot to get an edge on the competition. Teams are comprised of 1-3 students that build 1 autonomous robot. Teams meet 1-2 times a week to practice, test, and battle.

When is it run?

LeXT Robo Academy is taking part in two Sumobots competitions. One is hosted through WRO – Sumobots league and the other is the USEF Robo Tourney.

WRO SumoBots League

Regional WRO competitions begin in January and host competitions every 2-3 months. Regional championships are hosted in July and National championships are hosted in October.

USEF Robo Tourney

Training starts in November and the tournament is hosted in February

LeXT Robo

LeXT Robo Academy also does SumoBot Holiday Camps as an outreach to get kids involved in competitive robotics. Contact your local academy to find out about our Holiday Camps

What is SumoBots?

In the SumoBots League, students make autonomous LEGO robots with the goal of pushing their opponents off a round SumoBots ring. Robots are equipped with sensors and innovative attachments that help your bot outsmart and out maneuver your opponent. Teams are 1-3 students and build 1 autonomous robot. Teams meet 1-2 times a week.

Specifications

Robots will be checked before competition to see if they fit in a designated space and weight. Robots must fit in a 12x12x12in cube. Robots cannot exceed a weight of 3lbs. Robots can expand after the beginning of the match. All robots can be coded with any language but, currently, must use the EV3 system.

When is it run?

Lext Robo Academy are currently taking part in the Upland USEL SumoBots League. The league starts at the beginning of the year and tournaments happen every 2-3 months. The regional championships happen in June-July and the national championship is TBD. 

LeXT Robo Academy is also hosting a local SumoBots camp and will be hosting a tournament for campers and other local schools.

How can I sign up?

Sign ups for the regional tournaments are open now!

Competition interest form!