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Sumo Challenge 2016

International Robot Competition Sumo Challenge is held since 2008. Over last few years we had the opportunity to admire battles of hundreds of robots built by students, high school students, and many robotics enthusiasts from Poland and abroad. Our event is considered as unique due to the friendly atmosphere and a huge amount of audience which can actively participate in the event and even build and program robots during the workshops. Sumo Challenge provides you wealth of attractions this year - as always! The main part of the event is of course the robotic contest in several categories in which they fight (Sumo), race (Line Follower), run (Humanoid Sprint), looking for a way out of the maze (Micromouse) or surprise by any other function (Freestyle). Competitions are diverse - certainly everyone will find something interesting! The event will also ensure something for kids - AleRobot company will conduct workshops on robotics for kids (using Lego Mindstorms). Sumo Challenge consists of two main parts - eliminations and final, which, as always, will provide the show. For viewers will also include competitions with prizes! We want to invite you to the shopping centre in Manufaktura - for the only one robotic contest in such original and unique scenery!

Sumo Challenge 2016: Lodz, 19 November 2016


Ericsson 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!

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.


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.

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.

Husarion 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.

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.


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

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!
Centrum Handlowe
Drewnowska 58
91-002 Łódź



9.00 - start of the registration (ID issues)
10.30 - end of the registration, distribution of robots in the group round, official start of event
11.00 - eliminations in all competitions and robotic workshops
16.00 - demonstrations on the main stage (Freestyle robots, educational robots, additional attractions)
17.30 - finals in all categories
20.00 - awards ceremony
20.30 - end of the finals

Precise schedule (including order of competitions) will be announced after the end of online registration.


Studenckie Koło Naukowe Robotyki SKaNeR
Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering

Honorary Patronage

Rector of Lodz University of Technology <br>
Prof. Stanisław Bielecki
Marshal of the Lodzkie region
Hanna Zdanowska<br>
Mayor of Lodz

Sponsors and partners

Kompania Elektroniczna
Transfer Multisort Elektronik
Młodzi w Łodzi

Media patronage
Pomiary Automatyka Robotyka
Radio Eska
TVP Łódź
Rabbit Form
Elektronika dla Wszystkich
Elektronika Praktyczna
Automatyka Podzespoły Aplikacje
Dobre Bo Łódzkie
Students Robotic Group SKaNeR

Lodz University of Technology
Institute of Automatic Control


Academic Tutor
Grzegorz Granosik, PhD

Phone us:
+48 506 231 781 (Iza)
+48 663 077 046 (Tomek)