20th AWS - MiniSumo Competition
The 20th Antweight World Series, 24th June 2006, saw their first autonumous MiniSumo competition. Proceedings where quite informal, with four scratch built minisumo and one Sumovore competing on a league basis.
Each game consisted of three matches, with the first to win two matches wining the game. Every 'bot had the opportunity to compete against the other competitors, and the starting positions adopted was "Head to Head" from the starting lines.
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The competitors where:-
Bannana3, built by James Carter and weighing in at 480g.
Artifical Stupidity, built by Andrew Hibberd, weighed in at 336g.
Origami, built by Gary Aylward, weighed in at 506g!!!
Insumountable, built by Peter Waller, weighed in at 450g A single ultrasonic sensor was used for opponent detection at a distance, with two IR sensors used at short range. Controlled by an Atmel processor with a lithium polymer battery. Drive came from 35mm Fast Component motors via tracks with defluffing "lint" tyres.
Last but not least, Kill It 3000, a solarbotics kit built by Tom and
weighing in at 429g. Honerable mention to Tom's weight and tyre
modifications to push a post competition rematch with "Insumountable" to
three matches in a hottly fought round.
All games where won 2 matches to nil but where closely fought in most cases. Closest matches probably "Insumountable" vs. "Bannana3" and "Bannana3" vs. "Origami". Unfortunately Artificial Stupidity took to running away from the opponents in many of the matchs, putting up a fight in the remainder - tho' it not have seen the opponent coming!
Pictured here we have matches from :-
Bannana3 vs Insumountable
Artificial Stupidity v Insumountable
Bannana3 v Origami
The Results Table on games won:-
Last thing of the day I saw in action was "BUMP". While radio controlled, this Antweight made good use of edge detection and opponent detection for it's semi and automatic operation modes. Terrific low profile as can be seen from the pictures, with a ballast weight to bring it up from antweight to minisumo fighting weight.
The super thin steel edge is renewed for every competition and helps it get under most opponents.