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Robot Sumo
Monday, March 22, 2004

Our most recent Robot Sumo match was held Monday, March 22, 2004 from 10 a.m to noon. The pint-sized machines battled head-to-head outside Creative World's Tech Revue Theater. Watch this page for announcements of future robot sumo competitions at the Science Center.

In international robot sumo wrestling, shoebox-sized robots rule the ring! To see an intense sumo battle from a past competition, click here or on the image above.

   
The crowd awaits...
Ready to rumble!
   

The robots compete in two categories: autonomous and radio-controlled. The autonomous robots have sensors that take in information about their surroundings, allowing them to react automatically to the things going on around them. The radio-controlled robots respond to commands from their human designers. The robot version of the popular sport has been a favorite in Japan for over 10 years.

 
Robots and their Fantastic Feats
Testing a robot's sensors
Challenging the law of gravity
   
Robots Up Close
 

For more information on robots or the International Robot Sumo Wrestling Competition, please visit the following Web sites:
International Robot Sumo Tournament

Robotics Society of Southern California

Robotics.com

For the latest news in robotics, click here.

 
Technology Showcase, presented by the California Science Center, is designed to share current science and technology with the public.
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