This year was Robowar 2015 and I won 2nd place with my new sumo robot. I don’t event have a real picture yet… Here are the CAD image.
Has you can see it does not have a front or a back! It can go forward or backward at any time! It makes it very competitive.
I did this because the rules of robowars has change! The robot is place anywhere in the arena! Plus the orientation of the robot was selected at random!! I could be in #3 pointing up while the opponent is in #6 pointing up! So the opponent simply goes in a straight line and beat me!
Also new rules gave more points if you stay in the ring after you push the opponents! 2 points!! if you fall with him, you only have 1 points! I did not have white line detection, so I was always falling out! That is why I am second place!
I do have plenty of video and did not have time to edit. Here is nice and short video of the event in general. (The dude in yellow is me) You can also see my robot kick some butt
The name of my new robot is el-mayo, the new drug lord after el-chapo. BTW, el-chapo was able to escape from max prison again this month. So he is on the loose!