Mechanics

Line-Following and Slalom Enhanced

Fig. 1: Line-Follower "Arrow"

Arrow is a Line Follower and participated in 2009 at the RobotChallenge in Vienna. It uses both motor ports, one to direct and one to actuate the robot. In the front of the robot is a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with five infrared sensors to detect the black line. This board is connected to the digital inputs.


Robot Sumo

Just like the traditional Japanese sport, the robot sumo competition it divided into various weigth classes:


Mini-Sumo

Fig. 2: Mini-Sumo "Dark Knight"

Dark Knight is a Mini Sumo robot and participated in 2010 at the RobotChallenge in Vienna. It uses both motor ports to drive the robot. In the front of the robot are four infrared sensors to detect the opponent robot. These sensors are connected to the digital inputs. A DIP switch is placed on the robot to choose different start scenarios.


Every round in Mega, Mini and Micro Sumo class is started by the referee sending a start signal with an IR transmitter. As soon as the robot receives the signal the round will start.
Information: Robot Startmodule, MiniSumo Forum