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We are all aware that in recent days the situation in Poland has become serious and that many mass events are being cancelled. In the light of the current situation in our country and newest PM's regulations, it is with great regret that we are forced to inform you that Sumo Challenge, planned for 21 March, has been cancelled.
We wish to assure you that we have done everything we could to organise this event. However, we have no influence on external factors. At this point, despite the fact that we are fully prepared, we have to communicate this very sad message to you.

International Robot Competition Sumo Challenge has been taking place since 2008. Each year more and more contestants take part in this tournament, moreover in a record edition number of registered robots exceeded 250. This year we would like to invite you to TUL Sports and Education Centre “Sports Bay” (Zatoka Sportu Politechniki Łodzkiej).

Competitor zone Results



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.



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!


Agenda of an event:

8:00-10:00 Registration of contestants, robots verification
10:00-15:00 Preliminaries, workshops – robots building and programming
15:00-18:00 Finals
18:00 Prize-giving ceremony

The agenda of the competition may change and the end time of an event is given approximately.


Students Robotic Group SKaNeR

Student Robotics Group, that organize Sumo Challenge annually.

Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering

One of the biggest faculties of Lodz University of Technology, where Students Robotic Group SKaNeR belongs.

Lodz University of Technology

Lodz University of Technology - one of the biggest universities in Poland.

Ale Robot

Educational workshops on robotics for children and youth. During the workshops, children will learn the basics of machines and robotics as well as programming techniques.

TUL Sports and Education Centre “Sports Bay”.

Akademickie Centrum Sportowo-Dydaktyczne

Honorary Patronage

Rector of Lodz University of Technology Prof. dr hab. inż. Sławomir Wiak
75 years of Lodz University of Technology
Młodzi w Łodzi

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