Robot Sumo

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2012 Summer Program

Sumo Wrestling is an ancient Japanese tradition. Its earliest combatants were thought to wrestle away the demons that might haunt a kingdom. Modern Sumo Wrestling established its customs in the Edo Period…200 years ago. Build and train your Sumo. Construct a wrestler with three reversible motors and wired remote control. Create a traditional apron, belt, and hair style. With the class, construct the Sumo ring and Shinto Temple-like structure. Make the referee and perform the entry ceremony. Then learn how training and engineering have much in common as you prepare your robot to wrestle others. Change speed, power, hand moves and strategy to dominate the ring.

Prepare. Compete. Bow to your comrades. Learn. Repeat

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