The competition Sumo Challange 2018 will begin


Main sponsors

Main organizers

ABB
ABB
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems.
The ABB Software Development Center (SDC) provides industry-leading software and deep domain expertise to help the world’s most asset-intensive industries such as energy, utilities and mining solve their greatest challenges, from the plant level to the regional network scale, all the way up to global fleet-wide operations.
IEEE
IEEE
A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity
Studenckie Koło Naukowe Robotyki SKaNeR
Studenckie Koło Naukowe Robotyki SKaNeR
Student Robotics Group, that organize Sumo Challenge annually.
Rector of Lodz University of Technology
<br>Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Wiak
Lodz University of Technology
Lodz University of Technology - one of the biggest universities in Poland

Sumo Challenge 2017

The Sumo Challenge robotic contest has been held since 2008. Over the years, more and more contestants have participated in the event. Last year we exceeded the number of 200 submitted robots. Huge interest in the event led us to a groundbreaking decision to move the competitions to a new and larger location!

Sumo Challenge 2017 will take place in The Zatoka Sportu - a newly built Sports and Teaching Center of The Lodz University of Technology.


Despite all the changes, one remains unchanged - Sumo Challenge will always provide many attractions! The main part of the event is, of course, the struggles of the robots in several competitions where they fight (the Sumo categories), race (the categories Line Follower), run (Humanoid Sprint), seek out the labyrinth (Micromouse) or surprise with any other application (Freestyle). The competition is startling but satisfactory for everybody - certainly everyone will find something for themselves! There will also be something for the little ones - AleRobot will conduct a robotics workshop for children (using Lego Mindstorms bricks). The competition itself consists of two main parts - the elimination and the final gala, which is going to be dynamic and full of surprises, as each year.

Categories

Sumo

This is the most famous and typical robotic competition. The purpose of sumo robots, as well as the real sumo competitors, is to push an opponent out of the ring. Competition takes place in several classes with different size and weight - from large, powerful robots in MegaSumo class to the tiny NanoSumo Robots, that not exceed size of a matchbox!
Regulations

Line Follower

Truly a Formula 1 race in the world of robots. The rules are simple - the machine which covers the given track first is the winner. In the Turbo class robots use turbines for getting higher speeds and in Enhanced class there are obstacles on the track that robots have to pass.
Regulations

MicroMouse

In this category special robot (called "mouse") has to find the quickest or shortest possible route through the maze. This task is a special challenge for programmers and the key factor here is a good algorithm.
Regulations

Humanoid Sprint

This is one of two (as well as Humanoid Sumo) categories for human-shape walking robots. Because of the complex mechanical design, the task here is considered some as one of the most difficult and challenging in the world of robots.
Regulations

Freestyle

No matter of its size or purpose, every construction can take part in this competition. The winner here is chosen by jury and the audience, so the aim here is to arouse their interest with some original concept of robot.
Regulations

Bear Rescue

Save polish bears! The task in this category is to find a teddy bear in a simple labirynth and keep him to safety place.
Regulations

Roborace

Line follower bores you? What if you face a real race where no holds barred and several robots races simultaneously?
Regulations

Ketchup House

We invite you to participate in this category, where two robots compete in order to quickly find cans of ketchup in the simple labirynth! Bon Appetit!
Regulations

Attention! New location

Zatoka Sportu
Al. Politechniki 10
93-590 Łódź

Schedule

DRAFT SCHEDULE OF THE EVENT:

8:00-10:00 - competitors check-in at the event,
10:00-15:00 - first phase of all competitions, robotic workshops,
15:00-18:00 - final phase of all competitions,
18:00 End of the event.

* The event schedule is subject to change, end time of event is approximate.

Organizers

Studenckie Koło Naukowe Robotyki SKaNeR
Studenckie Koło Naukowe Robotyki SKaNeR
Student Robotics Group, that organize Sumo Challenge annually.
Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering
Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering
One of the biggest faculties of Lodz University of Technology, where Students Robotic Group SKaNeR belongs.
AleRobot
AleRobot
Company that conducts educational workshops for kids, co-organizers of Sumo Challenge.
Aserio
Aserio
The company is involved in the design, production and adaptation of software for robots used in education, entertainment, service and intelligent automation devices.
Klub Fotograficzny Politechniki Łódzkiej
Klub Fotograficzny Politechniki Łódzkiej
.NET WEEIA
.NET WEEIA

Honorary Patronage

Rector of Lodz University of Technology
<br>Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Wiak
Rector of Lodz University of Technology
Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Wiak

Lodz University of Technology - one of the biggest universities in Poland
Marshal of the Lodzkie region
Marshal of the Lodzkie region
The Marshal's Office is an auxiliary board of the Lodzkie region which enable the performance of its statutory duties. It also provides full support for the committee and the executive legislative bodies.
Hanna Zdanowska
Mayor of LodzHanna Zdanowska Mayor of Lodz
Lodz is the third-largest city in Poland by population (and fourth by area). It is located in the central part of the country. The city is a strong cultural and academic center - City authorities regularly support our event.

Sponsors and partners

ABB
ABB
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems.
The ABB Software Development Center (SDC) provides industry-leading software and deep domain expertise to help the world’s most asset-intensive industries such as energy, utilities and mining solve their greatest challenges, from the plant level to the regional network scale, all the way up to global fleet-wide operations.
IEEE
IEEE
A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity
IEEE Control Systems Society
IEEE Control Systems Society
Transfer Multisort Elektronik
Transfer Multisort Elektronik
Transfer Multisort Elektronik, is one of the biggest distributors of electronic, electromechanical, industrial automatic components as well as workplace equipment in Europe. The company offers 200,000 products from over 850 leading manufacturers. For over 27 years, the company has been intensively developed and modernized, continuously improving and adjusting not only products offer, but also purchasing system functionality.
Encon-Koester
Encon-Koester
GEO-UAV
GEO-UAV

Media patronage

Młodzi w ŁodziMłodzi w Łodzi
Project, which was created in order to encourage young people to bind their future with Lodz.
Radio Eska
Radio Eska
A radio station, that you do not need to introduce - one of the most popular radio stations in Poland.
FORBOT.plFORBOT.pl
Biggest wortal about amatory robotics in Poland.
Pomiary Automatyka Robotyka
Pomiary Automatyka Robotyka
Trade magazine about automation and robotics.
Studenckie Radio ŻAK
 Politechniki Łódzkiej
Studenckie Radio ŻAK Politechniki Łódzkiej
Students Robotic Group SKaNeR

Lodz University of Technology
Institute of Automatic Control

e-mail: skaner@info.p.lodz.pl
website: http://www.skaner.p.lodz.pl

Academic Tutor
Grzegorz Granosik, PhD
granosik@.p.lodz.pl

Phone us:
+48 609 62 66 86 (Małgorzata)
+48 663 28 09 28 (Paweł)